We recently sat down with three of our Performance & Events travel experts to find out why music, theatre and dance groups should take their show on the road. Between them, Bryan, David and Shilo have over 40 years of experience in the performance and student travel industries, and they're ready to share their top benefits of performance travel.
Have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? We have! Every year, the team at Brightspark has one goal: find more ways to make travel inspiring and exciting for students. And each year, we look at the top trends in travel from around the world to help you set up engaging, hands-on trips to dozens of destinations across the globe.
Whether you're a pro at planning your school trip every year, or this is your first time as travel group leader, keep reading to see what the experts are predicting for 2019 travel.
From Chicago to Nashville to New York, the U.S. showcases its diverse musical traditions in iconic cities and venues where your band, choir, orchestra, or theatre group can connect with the very best of the professional music world. Click below to download our latest infographic and learn more about each destination.
Michael currently works as an assistant and technical director at a high school theatre department, but he has experience working in Walt Disney World® Resort as a stagehand. After learning about the National Performing Arts Festival, and what it had to offer students, he knew that it was really a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Here are some highlights from his performance travel experience.
Traveling from Hawaii is expensive. Traveling from Hawaii to Florida is really expensive. But that didn’t stop Meagan Olsen’s island-based theatre group from competing in the National Performing Arts Festival in Disney World. We spoke with her about how she made it possible for her students to participate in this event. Here’s some of what she had to say:
The 2016 National Performing Arts Festival at Walt Disney World took place on Friday, Feb. 19 through Monday, Feb. 21. This unique performance event is a three-day festival filled with competition and inspiration. Theatre and dance students from across the country join together to learn from Disney actors, participate in various workshops, compete in performance competitions, and most importantly, make memories that will last a lifetime.
We had the pleasure of speaking with one of newest clients, Kimberly, about her experience planning and fundraising for a Disney dance tour. In addition to teaching seventh-grade language arts, Kimberly leads an after-school dance team and is constantly looking for new ways to inspire her students.
No matter what your group type, a New York City student tour wouldn’t be complete without a Broadway show. We put together a list of the top Broadway 2016 shows for every group type.
We’re constantly inspired by those we work with, and the National Performing Arts Festival’s featured actor Michelle Knight is no exception.
When the crème of the crop gets together, performance magic is bound to happen. Find out why this performance event is more than a competition.