2020 Dance USA Tour

Newsletter #1

September 2019

WELCOME TO OUR GANG

We are thrilled that you will be joining HSPA's USA Dance Tour with Travel Gang. You will be getting excited with the rest of us in the next 7 months leading up to this adventure of a lifetime. We can't wait to get everything organised for you and of course to get on that plane with you next April. 
 
In the meantime, make yourself a cup of tea, kick back and have a read of all the information in this newsletter to ensure you are fully on top of whats involved. If anything doesn't make sense or if you have a question, feel free to reach out to us on hello@travelgang.com.au

THE GANG

Here is a list of the students travelling with the tour.
Allado, Charlize Ann
Austin, Billie-ann
Baxter, Brooke
Brown, Kasey Jayne
Brown, Kaleisha
Burton, Meghann
Button, Jordan
Conway, Tayla
Dodd, Jasmine Rose-Marie
Friend, Hannah
Furney, Ella
Georgalis, Brittany
Kenny, Matilda
Lehman, Kendall
Lemke, Koko
Linstrom, Chloe
Lowe, Jessalyn
Lyall, Anneeka
Marland, Tori
Mckendry, Lily
McMullen, Cailey
Murphy, Montana
Pace, Cassandra
Pepper, Caitlin
Phillips, Ella
Rae, Miah
Reid, Tatjana
Ryner, Tahlia
Smedley, Layla
Smedley, Eve
Stevenson, Lily
Styles, ruby
Sullivan, Monique
Thomas, Billy
Thornton-Walker, Mackenzie
Willis, Gabrielle
+ THREE SUPERVISING TEACHERS

PROVEN SUCCESS

We are proud to be Australia's leading international performing arts groups specialist. With 9 tours booked in the next 12 months we are so thrilled to be opening up a world of opportunities for performing arts students all over Australia. Take a look at some of the feedback we recieved from a recent tour to the USA. 
Thank you Aussie All Stars for a wonderful adventure. We have had the most amazing time. Thank you Travel Gang for been so organised. Everything was easy and went to plan. While Amy was loving the workshops we loved seeing the sights. You guys were amazing!!! Thank you   
Tracey Scobell
A BIG THANK YOU TO TRAVEL GANG !! Had an awesome trip. Thank you for all your hard work, commitment, dedication and passion that goes into this successful trip. You certainly covered all aspects of this journey. We saw a lot of sites and covered a lot of ground. Amelia and I will have very found memories of this trip of a lifetime, met fantastic people and enjoyed the company of our fellow travellers. Truly grateful for this opportunity xxx  
Roe Carpenter
Thank you Travel Gang for a wonderful holiday! It was so well organised. We met so many lovely people, visited so many wonderful places and the opportunities you provided to the performers were amazing! Thank you to everyone x  
Lisa Kerr
Thank you all for a fabulous trip! We have thoroughly enjoyed taking in the sites and experiences and making new friends! Well done Travel Gang for putting together a once in a lifetime experience for us, Austin and I have enjoyed every moment. 
Karen Cooper

ITINERARY

Click this button to download the itinerary and other adventure information.

PASSPORTS

We ask that you obtain your passports no later than October 31.
UPLOAD YOUR PASSPORT ID PAGE PHOTO
​Please go to your payment portal page.
 
Click 'documentation' on the left side menu
 
Click 'File upload' in the passport section.
Follow the prompts and submit.

TRAVEL VISA

Each student is required to obtain a USA travel visa (ESTA). These will cost you only $14 USD.
It is essential that you provide the correct information (especially the correct passport number).
Your ESTA last for two years so if you have been the the USA recently your current ESTA may just need to be updated.
Please follow the following instructions to obtain your ESTA;
1. When you have your passport and credit card, go to this website
 https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta/
2. Click 'New Application'
3. Follow the on-screen instructions
4. Read all questions CAREFULLY and answer HONESTLY
5. Record a copy of your APPLICATION NUMBER. We recommend that you take a photo of the screen when it comes up with you application number.
6. Check the website again in two days for your approval.
 
7. You will then need to provide THE SCHOOL with a printed copy of your approval before October 31st.

FLIGHTS

Our flights have been booked and confirmed with QANTAS. Here is a copy of our flight itinerary.

HOTELS

Each of the hotels booked has a four star rating. They are also situated in some of the best locations to minimise travelling time while on tour.​

New York- Hotel Edison

228 W 47th St, New York

Hollywood- Hilton Universal City

555 Universal Hollywood Dr

Los Angeles- Disney Paradise Pier

Downtown Disney, Anaheim

PAYMENTS

Here is the full payment plan. 
  • Commitment deposit $1000 per participant (April 5, 2019)
  • $1577 (June 30, 2019) 
  • $1577 (September 30, 2019)
  • $1577 (November 30, 2019)
  • $1578 (January 31, 2020)
As per our  terms and conditions, all payments are non-refundable. 

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* Prices indicated on this website are in Australian dollars and are estimates only. Costs are determined by fluctuating exchange rates, groups numbers, ground tour component availability, inclusions and exclusions. All estimates should be taken as just that and understand that we have provided them in good faith as a ball park indication for your convenience..

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