Gone are the days of basic sausage sizzles
and chocolate drives. Put the fun back into fundraising and try some of the
fabulous ideas that have helped hundreds of studios travel overseas with us!
Here are some simple, yet effective ideas to help your studio’s dreams come
true. Great way to meet the other families who will be travelling with you on
Nights: Who doesn’t love a bit of healthy
competition? Plan a fun filled trivia night at your studio or a local hall to
get the ball rolling. Charge admission fees, organise small games to play in
between rounds, sell food and drink, hold some raffles and even add a theme for
a bit of extra fun!
Nights: Everyone loves to dress up. Decorate your
studio for Halloween, Christmas or Easter and charge an entry fee. Get each
family in the fundraising committee to bring a plate of food and show a movie on
the night. Organise fun games and prizes for best dressed!
Competitions: These always seem to entice an
audience, especially those with a sweet tooth. A very simple fundraiser to
organise, with the prize bearing a very small cost on the studio. Charge a
small fee per entry. You could even incorporate this into your trivia or themed
Now that you have some fabulous ideas,
here’s a few tips to help you stay on track:
Organisation: When it comes to
fundraising, organisation is key. Nominate a committee to brainstorm, plan and
oversee different fundraising events.
Advertising: Think about how to
let people know about your fundraising ventures. Social media is a great tool
to use to spread the word about your event. You could even put up flyers at
local companies, shopping centres or see if any parents can advertise the event
at their workplace.
Sponsorships and Donations: Sponsorships
normally come from within your studio through parent’s employers who can assist
by paying for jackets, costumes and cash donations. Be sure to approach local
businesses to see if they can donate any goods or services to be used as raffle
Sail the seas and experience a Carnival or
Royal Caribbean Cruise with Dance Around the World!
Ultimate Relaxation – a short
cruise at the end of an adventure-filled tour is always a great idea. Unpack
once. Time to unwind and relax, or if you’re seeking more adventure there’s
always activities to participate in! The ports always provide an opportunity to
relax, or you could explore the island’s most famous attractions!
Performance Opportunity – an
amazing chance to shine on stage and be part of the onboard entertainment while
on board the cruise ship!
Meet the Performers on board
and participate in a Dance workshop
Tick another country off your
bucket list – Whether it be Mexico or the Bahamas, wouldn’t it be great to tick
one of them off your list? Where to next?
For more information on our Cruise Dance Tours and to view sample itineraries – click here
The top 6 experiences-
Dance Around the World Hong Kong and Macau Tour
Hong Kong Disneyland – Experience the Magic
of Disney in Asia – ride Disney favourites including It’s a Small World, Jungle
River Cruise, Hyperspace Mountain, Orbitron, Toy Soldier Parachute, Slinky Dog
Spin Drop as well as many other amazing rides and shows. Dancers have the
opportunity participate in pre-parade entertainment in an afternoon Main Street
Ocean Park – an opportunity to perform,
then explore one of the most spectacular oceanariums in the world with the
largest marine theatre. It is also an amusement park perched around two
mountain peaks, with an area of 870,000 square meters.
K11 – with your name up in lights, perform
at Hong Kong’s seven-storey shopping centre.
China – Shenzhen Experience Tour including visits to Li Chi Park,
Terracotta Warriors Exhibition, 69 floor Observation Deck and Lo Wu Commercial
Shopping Mall with over 1000 stores!
Stanley and Sightseeing – experience
what this quaint village on Hong Kong’s South Coast has to offer. Shop ‘til you
drop at the markets or stop at one of the many eateries located nearby. Ride a
Sampan at Aberdeen and see the amazing view from Victoria Peak.
Macau – experience the House of Dancing
Water Show, luxury entertainment is world class in Macau! This old Portuguese
colony offers a cultural experience on our sightseeing tour.
For more information on our Hong Kong Dance Tours and to view sample itineraries – click here
When you think of Anaheim, I’m sure Mickey
Mouse comes to mind. However, Anaheim is one of Orange County’s largest cities,
and it’s not just because of Disneyland.
Anaheim has so many attractions to offer, and a tour with Dance Around
the World would allow you to experience these.
Of course, an Anaheim tour would not be
complete without a visit to the Sleeping Beauty Castle, a Breakfast with some
of Disney’s most famous and a walk along Main Street. But with us, your visit
to Disneyland could be so much more. Your studio could have the chance to participate
in a Dancers Parade down Main Street Disneyland and perform at Disneyland or
Disney’s California Adventure Park!
Other performance opportunities may include
dancing on the City Walk Stage at Universal Studios, performing in Hollywood,
Knott’s Berry Farm, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Citadel Shopping Outlet, just
to name a few.
Choose to immerse yourself in Anaheim’s sporting culture, experiencing a Dodgers or Angels baseball game, sightsee in LA and of course, the tour would not be complete without a dance workshop! A class at The Edge Performing Arts Centre, Playground LA, Debbie Reynolds or Millennium Dance Complex!!
For more information on our Disneyland & Anaheim Dance Tours and to view sample itineraries – click here
Want to trade in the West Coast for the
East Coast but still want to experience the magical world of Disney? Well look
no further, Orlando is the place for you!
Here is an insight into some of the endless
opportunities that you can choose from when touring Orlando with us, or better
yet, why not choose them all?
Perform in Walt Disney World – A
performance opportunity with a view! Allow your studio to shine on the
Marketplace Stage in Walt Disney World, which backs onto the beautiful Lake
Buena Vista! A stage purpose built for Disney Performing Arts.
Disney Performing Arts Workshop – experience
the life of a professional Disney Dancer in a fun, upbeat and positive
Character Breakfast – eat breakfast
alongside Disney’s favourite characters. Take some pictures with your favourite
Disney Princess or get Mickey Mouses’ autograph! Spend the rest of the day
walking the streets of Walt Disney World and see how many rides you can tick
off your list. Visit all four Disney Theme Parks situated within Disney World-
Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and EPCOT.
Performance at Universal Studios – A dance
performance at Universal Studios City Walk located between Universal’s 2 Theme
Parks. Dance workshops also available!
A visit to Kennedy Space Centre – a must see attraction when staying in Florida. Gain visitor access
to the historic birthplace of American spaceflight and view artifacts of NASA’s
Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs in the context of exhibits
and attractions that tell the NASA story.
Experience an authentic
American Sporting Event.
Add a New York extension for
the ultimate experience!
Sail the seas with a 4-night
Bahamas Cruise for the ultimate relaxation at the end of your trip and perform
on the Ship!
For more information on our Disneyworld & Orlando Dance Tours and to view sample itineraries – click here