Dance Tour Opportunities in California

Dance Tour opportunities in California – more than ever before!

Dancing in California has always been a favourite for past passengers of Dance Around The World!

You might ask yourself why California? Why Disneyland?

California offers remarkable weather year round, making it a perfect holiday destination for the whole family! For those of you who have travelled in the past and are looking for something new and different, we are always adding opportunities for performances and workshops in California (and around the world!)

Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure and Universal Studios are all going through major developments to include new attractions and new performance opportunities.

Universal Studios has now opened its ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ for all the Hogwarts fans! Development continues with a 5 year plan to expand the theme park and filming locations.

Disneyland Park sees the return of the Main Street Electrical Parade. The return of this attraction has seen visitor numbers increase making it the perfect time to dance down magical Main Street with Dance Around The World.

Disney California Adventure has opened new attractions like Soarin’ and a new World of Colour along with major redevelopment such as Carthay Circle and the popular Cars Land!

In addition to these theme park performances Dance Around The World offers a wide variety of other opportunities and here is a brief look at them:

  • Perform in a Main Street Parade at Disneyland – one of the “wow’ events available
  • Perform at Universal Studios
  • Perform on Hollywood Blvd
  • Shopping Mall performances
  • Dance/Drama/Band/Choir Workshops with Disney Professionals as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program including Dance 101, Dance Master classes, Show Choir and Musical Theatre Workshops.
  • Workshops at The Edge Performing Arts Centre Hollywood one of the finest professional training facilities for commercial dance. They offer classes in Ballet, Tap , Jazz, Modern Fusion, Contemporary, Theatre Dance, Salsa, Hip Hop, Jazz Funk, Turns
  • Workshops at Millennium Dance Complex Hollywood widely referred to as “the place where it happens”. They offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz , Jazz Funk, Breakin, Classic Jazz, Contemporary Jazz and Hip Hop
  • Dance Workshops at Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio and the famous ALDC!!
  • Drama Workshops at Stella Adler Acting Academy Hollywood
  • Showcase Performances at The Disneyland Resort

For more information on Californian Dance Tours click here.

To explore a range of opportunities including those exlusive to Dance Around The World view our sample itineraries here.








Effective from 12 January, 2009, the US Department of Homeland Security have introduced new Immigration procedures for all passengers intending to enter the USA.

Under the new procedures, travellers wishing to visit the USA under the Visa Waiver

Program – which includes passport holders from Australia and New Zealand – will be required to “pre-register” their intention to enter America at least 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure.

This requires all intending travellers (adults and children) to apply online to the Department of Homeland Security for a travel authorisation, prior to boarding an aircraft or vessel to the USA. Travellers who do not apply for and receive a formal travel authorisation ahead of their intended departure date will not be able to board a flight or ship to the USA.

This is not a regulation created by airlines. It is a requirement of the US Government, and unfortunately, where passengers do not have a travel authorisation, airline check in staff or DATW staff will not be able to resolve the problem. Airlines will not be liable for any costs or cancellation penalties or inconvenience where travellers do not have a travel authorisation, and are not permitted to travel. Travel Insurance will also not cover you. This does not take the place of a Visa if you are required to apply for one.

To apply on line for a US Travel Authorisation

Go to our website

Beware of third party websites that offer ESTA! We strongly recommend that all passenger use the link above to avoid SCAMs.

You will need the following to complete your ESTA Application:

  1. Credit Card to pay USD$14 application fee.
  2. Valid Passport that you will use to travel to the USA
  3. Hotel AddressYOU MUST print authorisation key page and any other pages you have completed online and keep with you at all times throughout your trip.

Travelling to the USA? How do the NEW changes affect you?

There are currently no changes to the standard visa waiver program – the changes will  impact only a small number of our passengers.

Passengers who:

  • Hold a dual citizenship with the following countries should contact the United States Embassy for further information:
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Libya
    • Somalia
    • Sudan
    • Syria
    • Yemen


Anyone who is required to apply for a VISA will need to liaise with the United States embassy as normal.

The above information is general and if you are unsure of your requirements please contact the United States Embassy to be certain.

For more information please visit the US Embassy – Australia website:




PO Box 606, Ingleburn NSW 2565
Tel: (+61 2) 9618 6600 | Fax: (+61 2) 9618 6605
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We hope everyone has had a well deserved break over Christmas and New Year!

A great year ahead with lots of new musicals , international choreographers heading our way for some amazing workshops, new competitions……Time to start planning for the next year!

Ever thought about organizing a Dance Tour for your Studio and thought it was all too hard???

We are here to make your life easy and organize an amazing experience for all your Dancers… at Dance Around the World we take care of everything:



We have lots of performance opportunities from a Main Street Parade Disneyland, Madame Tussaud’s Hollywood, Citadel Outlets LA to Universal Studios Florida, Disneyland Hong Kong, Ocean Park, Westfield’s London and Disneyland Paris. Workshops at Broadway Dance Centre, Joffrey Ballet NY, Alvin Ailey, The Edge, ALDC LA, Millennium Dance Complex, Pineapple Studios London and Jean Wong’s Ballet Hong Kong. If you are looking for a professionally organised tour, tailored to your Studio please call us.










  1. Initial meeting with the Studio Director to design your groups itinerary – we are very flexible with the itinerary content.
  2. We organize with you Auditions required by the performance venue
  3. Collect all the payments from Deposits to Final Payment
  4. Meeting with your parents (in most areas)
  5. Special costs available for Dance teachers .We recognise that you put together a fabulous show to take on tour ,organise costumes, rehearsal etc and should be rewarded.
  6. Fundraising Bonus voucher given to you when you deposit to assist with the purchase of your costumes or travelling uniform. We also have lots of Fundraising ideas and are happy to share our 3 page Fundraising flyer with you.
  7. Great office team on hand to answer any of the families queries and also to assist with any additional arrangements after the Dance Tour. They have all travelled on our Dance Tours and can assist with any questions before or during the Tour your families may have.
  8. Workshop registration
  9. Pre-departure meeting at your Studio a few weeks before the Tour – you will also get to meet your Tour Director who will meet you at the Airport and travel with you managing the Tour on behalf of the Studio.


Organising a Tour can increase business to your Studio. Most of the studios who have travelled with us have found dancers take more classes when they return from a tour and they have increased enrolment the year following the tour. The Tour offers your students the opportunity to perform on the world stage and meet other dance students of a similar age from around the world – we have danced with studios from Canada, USA, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, UK, Ireland and France. We currently have costs up to February 2018 for most destinations. APRIL 2018 will be available SOON….

Please contact us if you would like an Information Pack 02 9618 6600 or email us