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National Performing Arts Festival: Walt Disney World Performance Event

Disney World, FL
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National Performing Arts Festival: Walt Disney World Performance Event

Disney World, FL

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Destination: Disney World, FLType: Dance, Theater / Performance, Festivals / EventsSubject: Theater, Choir

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Join talented actors, dancers and singers from across the country for a three day performing arts festival filled with competition and inspiration. Taking place at Walt Disney World Resort, this student travel event combines the best of Disney Performing Arts with high caliber competitions, workshops led by theatre professionals, a session with a Disney casting director and an inspirational Q&A with a Disney star.

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Event Date

February 20-23, 2020


Day 1

Arrive in Orlando

Enjoy Lunch

Explore a Disney Park

Spend the afternoon at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom

Check into Your Hotel

Enjoy Dinner

Explore Downtown Disney

NPAF Day 1

Day 2

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Compete in the National Performing Arts Festival

Prepare a 10-20 minute performance for this exclusive competition between highly recognized theater troupes from around the country. Performances are adjudicated according to national standards, and constructive critiques help ensembles improve.

Participate in a Performance or Technical Clinic

Theater professionals lead a variety of performance clinics. Groups may choose between classes specializing in stage movement, scene development and auditioning techniques for actors. Stage crews can partake in technical classes on sound, lighting and more.

Enjoy Lunch

Explore a Disney Park

Compete in the Solo and Duo Competition

Students perform a 5-minute musical or dramatic selection and receive an evaluation and rating from the adjudicators.

Enjoy Dinner and an Evening at the Park

National Performing Arts Festival Day 2

Day 3

Enjoy Breakfast at Your Hotel

Enjoy an Awards Presentation

Winners of the competitions are announced, and students have a chance to share ideas with performers from other schools.

Participate in a Workshop

Participate in a Casting Director Workshop

Students will learn how to audition for a part in a Disney production as a Disney casting directors shares advice and outlines what they look for in cast members.

Enjoy Lunch

Explore Your Choice of Disney Parks

Participate in a Showcase Performance

Select groups will perform for on a Disney stage for a live audience of park-goers.

Depart for Home

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