Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel the world to train and perform with your dance family? With the expertise of TP World Tours, you and your students can tour to destinations in the UK and Europe, Asia, USA and South America, just to name a few. Tours are customised to fit your studio’s preferences for activities and budget with professional planning from start to finish.
Here, Dance Informa speaks with Petrina Heinonen, groups coordinator and mobile travel agent for TP World Tours, to learn more about these fully escorted dance tours.
What are some of the benefits of studio owners and teachers traveling overseas with their dancers?
“International dance tours are beneficial for both the studio owners and dancers. TP World Tours itineraries provide dancers the opportunity to not only travel but experience the feeling of being a professional dancer. This includes learning and character development through commitment to extra rehearsals, learning new routines and onstage performances. Whilst on tour, Dancers are also responsible for their property including costumes, health and well-being. All of this as a whole the dancers are representing their dance studio throughout the overseas venues which is a benefit to the studio owner.”
Where does TP World Tours take tour groups, and how does TP World Tours help teachers choose a destination and itinerary?
“TP World Tours offer dance tours to UK and Europe, Asia, USA and South America. Popular destinations include Los Angeles, Orlando, New York, Singapore, London, Paris, and new to our itineraries include Highland Tours to Scotland and Cultural Tours to Bali. We offer itineraries including both performance and workshop or workshop only. TP World Tours work with the studio owners to select the best tour itinerary to suit their dance requirements and budget.”
What are some tips for a successful and stress-free trip?
“From the initial enquiry, TP World Tours provides the tour quote and all relevant information in a clear and easy-to-read format to ensure the studio and dance families are provided with sufficient tour information from the very beginning. We also recommend booking your studio tour in advance to allow families enough time to budget and pay off their trip. This also allows enough time for studio rehearsals and fundraising. All tours are fully escorted from Australia with a TP World Tour representative who is on hand to assist throughout the entire tour.”
What payment options are there in place for parents interested in their dancer joining his/her studio on a TP World Tours?
“TP World Tours provides a suggested payment plan to all dance families, which include monthly payment dates and amounts based on their specific tour booked. Our payment methods include cash, cheque, bank cheque, direct deposit and credit card.”
How does TP World Tours accommodate dietary restrictions and food allergies during its tours?
“TP World Tours requests further information from all passengers throughout the booking process, including dietary and meal restrictions to ensure this information is provided to our airline and hotel partners.”
What is typical housing like for participants on a TP World Tour?
“We handpick all our partner hotels based on location, price, facilities and quad share rooming, which includes no age restrictions!”
How does TP World Tours handle language translation during travel and class instruction?
“All services booked in foreign destinations include English-speaking drivers, tour guides and dance instructors when required.”
Hear what a couple of studios owners say about their experiences with TP World Tours:
Studio Name: Beverley Margaret School of Dance
Dance Tour Itinerary: 8-night Balinese Cultural Tour
“Our whole experience from start to end with TP World Tours was awesome. Everything was well organised, communication was easy, our tour companion was delightful and, best of all, no price rise at all. Thanks so much, Jodi and Petrina. We had the best time!”
Studio Name: Dance Energy Studios
Dance Tour Itinerary: 3-night VDF Package
“Great company! We would definitely use them again. We had some issues with the postal service in the lead-up to our interstate trip, and the TP team quickly got a new package together and sent to us. We would definitely use them again, hopefully on a bigger trip this time.”
Why Travel with TP World Tours?
- Assistance with designing your Studio Dance Tour
- Competitive tour costs
- Price beat guarantee
- Tour meeting held at your studio at no extra cost (including regional locations)
- Fundraising support, including $1,000 Cash Back Voucher
- No minimum group numbers
- Assistance with auditions
- Disney and Universal Parade opportunities
- Payment plans available
- Quad share rooming (no age restrictions)
- Travel extensions available after dance tours
- Pre-departure documentation meeting at the studio
- Daily schedules for the families whilst on tour
- Expert travel knowledge
- ATAS accredited agency
For more information on TP World Tours, visit www.TPWorldTours.com.
By Emily Yewell Volin of Dance Informa.