Student Tour

A Night of Royal Elegance 2021

On Tour with the dancers


Being on tour with 'A Night of Royal Elegance 2018' gives you the rare and unique opportunity to mingle with the stars of the performance (from The Royal Ballet), gain insight into what it is like to be a professional dancer on tour and socialise with other dance enthusiasts your own age, from other countries, who share the same love and passion for dance as you do.

While on Tour you will get to see the behind the scenes aspects of the performance and gain access to its dancers like you have never experienced before. Moreover, you will be getting to see the world’s best dancers perform live on stage in Tokyo from the very best seats in the house.

During the tour you will enjoy an onstage Dress Rehearsal and Fan Meeting where you will get to spend a relaxed time chatting and having fun with the dancers. You will also attend a 4-day Dance Tours’ workshop based on the British style (which is the basis of the gala itself) and have the unique opportunity to be taught by dancers from ‘A Night of Royal Elegance’.

Dance Tours is specially designed to foster the overall development of well-rounded dancers by offering students a well-balanced programme of dance education, cultural exchange, tourist activities and social interaction for students to enjoy.

This is a unique opportunity to benefit from the personal growth and development that accompany international travel and cultural exchange. Students will also gain maturity and confidence by travelling abroad in a safe, supervised environment. As an added opportunity improve their Japanese language while traveling abroad. Dance Tours’ 'A Night of Royal Elegance' invites you to experience the very best cultural and educational tourism Japan, Tokyo has to offer. You will enjoy sightseeing excursions and the culture activities in the very heart of the nation’s busy capital ,Tokyo, all in a safe and fully supervised environment.

You will visit some of Japan’s world-renowned tourist destinations and experience century old temples, castles and historical monuments in Japan.

While in Japan, you will also enjoy very typical Japanese experiences provided by local Japanese people. You will also enjoy eating out in Japanese restaurants and be tempted by some of Japan’s most famous shopping locations around its spectacular city streets all in a fully supervised, safe environment.



“First class training and education, fabulous sightseeing opportunities and cultural events and well organised, but jam packed schedules, have always presented my students with fabulous knowledge of the industry and a lifetime of wonderful memories. I look forward to a longstanding professional relationship with Dance Tours well into the future and highly recommend students and dance studios alike, take up every opportunity to attend their workshops”. Australia.

Group Bookings

Group Bookings

If travelling as a group of 10 students or more, Dance Tours is pleased to offer a special ‘Group Incentive Package’. This package will enable a teacher or other supervisor to accompany their group free of charge (excluding airfares).

It is a condition of this package that the supervisors accompany students on all activities along with a locally appointed representative from Dance Tours. Further details are outlined in Dance Tours’ Terms & Conditions available on its website.

Dance Tours is also happy to take care of any special requirements including the needs of parents wanting to accompany their child’s travel.


Day 1 Sunday 26th Aug

International Outbound Flight

Today you will arrive into one of the major airports in Tokyo. On arrival into Japan and having cleared customs you will be met by a Dance Tours’ representative who will hand you your welcome pack and escort you to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing after your long flight.



Limousine Bus


With a population of around 16 million people in Tokyo’s crowded capital, the Limousine bus affords the fastest, most convenient and pleasant way to travel from Narita or Haneda airport to your hotel in Central Tokyo.

Hotel Description


Single, Twin & Family rooms
As a group you can decide to stay in 3 -star international style or Japanese style accommodation based on availability. Hotel accommodation is based on 2 – 3 persons sharing (any person requiring a single room, an additional supplement will be added).

All rooms are Non-smoking rooms.
The Hotel accommodation includes breakfast.

All international rooms are fully equipped with their own En-Suite bathroom and refrigerator. Towels and bed linen are included. WiFi is available free in the hotel. The Hotel has its own vending machines.

It is Dance Tours’ policy that students have a supervisor from the group with them at all times in the hotel.

    Hotel facility inclusions:

  • Tea/Coffee making facilities
  • Television & Radio
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer on request
  • Iron on request
  • Trouser press on request

Day 2 – Monday 27th AUG


Harajuku, Omotesando, Takeshita Dori, Yoyogi park and Meiji Shrine

Harajuku is the heart of Tokyo’s trendy and most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles, but it also offers shopping for adults and some historic sights. You might get a glimpse of the famous Harajuku girls. A sight only to be experienced in Tokyo.

Yoyogi Park is one of Tokyo’s largest and most pleasant city parks featuring wide lawns, ponds and forested areas. It is a great place for picnicking and other outdoor activities. The opulent Meiji Shinto Shrine is one of the most popular shrines in Tokyo known for its towering gate and surrounding forests.

Experience Japanese cuisine at a local restaurant for lunch.

Rumoured to be the world’s busiest, this intersection in front of Shibuya Station ‘Shibuya crossing’ is famously known as ‘The Scramble’. It’s an awesome spectacle of giant video screens and neon, guaranteed to give you a 'Wow – I'm in Tokyo!' feeling. People come from all directions at once – sometimes over a thousand with every light change – yet still manage to dodge each other with a practiced, nonchalant agility. The time that it takes for the light to go from red to green again, all corners have replenished their stock of people – like a video on a loop. It's a prime photo opportunity.


Shopping in Tokyo

Tokyo shopping has it all, from high-end to offbeat fashion, traditional crafts, vintage wares, all manner of only-in-Japan souvenirs, and that gadget you didn't know existed but now desperately want. Whether you prefer department-store browsing or rummaging for secondhand treasures, there’s a Tokyo neighborhood to meet your shopping needs. Including visiting some of Japan’s most famous dancewear shops.

Dance Tours’ students will participate in a 4-day workshop in Tokyo based on the British style in Tokyo. This is unique opportunity to be taught by Principal dancers from The Royal Ballet and learn a solo from “A Night of Royal Elegance 2018”.

Our classes are divided into separate age groups and are designed to challenge the creative, technical and artistic capabilities of each group in a nurturing and professional environment. Each student will receive the same level of care and instruction from our guest teachers.

On conclusion, students will demonstrate the solo to exhibit their progress throughout the course. Parents and teachers are welcome to attend the event. As a graduation gift students receive a Dance Tours’ certificate.

  • Classical Ballet class (Based on the English Style). 1.5hrs
  • Repertoire class - 1hr

This is also the perfect opportunity for students to benefit from cultural exchange and a chance to make long-term friendships by integrating with other dancers of the same age from Japan.


Day 3 –Tuesday 28th AUG



Kamakura, the birth place of classical ballet in Japan is a coastal town less than an hour south of Tokyo. This small city and a very popular tourist destination, sometimes called the Kyoto of Eastern Japan, offers numerous temples, shrines and other historical monuments. The Great Buddha of Kamakura (Kamakura Daibutsu) with a height of 13.35 meters, it is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan.

Dance Tours Japan Workshop - Day 2



Day 4 – Wednesday 29th AUG

After breakfast, you will spend the morning and early afternoon exploring the heart of the nation’s capital, its shopping, parks and busy streets.


Sensoji Temple

Visit Sensoji Temple, Tokyo’s most visited temple with its 55m five-storey Pagoda. Shop to your heart’s content in the temple’s precinct shopping street, Nakamise-dōri, where you will find everything from tourist trinkets to genuine Edo-style crafts being sold.

Experience Japanese cuisine at a local restaurant for lunch.

Tokyo Sky Tree

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world. Tokyo Sky Tree gives a spectacular view of the entire of Tokyo. On a clear day you can see as far as Mount Fuji.


Tokyo River Cruise & Hama Rikyu National Gardens

See the sites of Tokyo by boat. Enjoy a boat cruise along Tokyo River to the Hama Rikyu National Gardens where you will experience one of the most beautiful typical style Japanese gardens on display in Tokyo. Enjoy a traditional Japanese tea while looking out onto the relaxing Japanese garden.

Dance Tours Japan Workshop - Day 3



Day 5 - Thursday 30th AUG


General Rehearsal & Back Stage Tour

During the day you will visit the backstage areas of the theatre to see the technical teams preparing the stage for the evening performance. You will also observe the dancers doing their warm-up onstage and have the chance to observe the final rehearsal before the opening night. Before the run there will be a brief introduction of the dancers and a synopsis of the performance given by the director of Dance Tours, Justin Meissner.

Opening Performance of ‘A Night of Royal Elegance 2018’ Japan, Tokyo


Day 6 – Friday 31st AUG

Dance Tours Japan Workshop - Day 4

Experience class on stage. On the final day of the workshop you will have the opportunity to perform all you have learnt throughout the workshop on stage in a brief demonstration. Teachers, family and friends are invited to watch. Students will be presented with a graduation certificate to commemorate your participation in the workshop.


Meet the dancers talk

Here you will have the opportunity to ask questions and share your comments with a couple of the dancers from ‘A Night of Royal Elegance’, have your photograph taken and get your programme signed in a relaxed setting.



Day 7 – Saturday 1st Sept.


Tokyo Disneyland

Welcome to the kingdom of dreams and magic! Tokyo Disneyland, with its seven themed lands, offers fun attractions and fantastic entertainment, with restaurants for everyone. In 2013, Tokyo Disneyland hosted 17.2 million visitors, making it the world's second-most visited theme park behind the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.



Nikko & The Toshogu Shrine All Day Excursion.

Nikko and the Toshogu shrine is perhaps the most beautiful and most recognised shrine in Japan. To the Japanese, Nikko is considered to be the essence of Japan. It is a National heritage listed area and a treasure of Japan not to be missed.



Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland is the second main theme park in Japan featuring characters, following Disneyland. The Sanrio characters that enjoy worldwide popularity such as Hello Kitty, Little Twin Stars and My Melody greet visitors.

Day 8 - Sunday 2nd Sept

Tokyo to home destination

Check out of your hotel, travel back to Narita or Haneda airport in time for your International flight home.


Package Inclusions

  • Airport/hotel transfers on tour arrival and departure if travelling on suggested flights.
  • Meet and greet at the airport by a Dance Tours’ representative.
  • All transportation to all scheduled classes and activities on comfortable air-conditioned coaches, trains and local transport.
  • Dance Tours’ chaperone to accompany you and your group on all scheduled activities.
  • Talks by your tour leader
  • 3 star hotel accommodation centrally located in Tokyo.
  • Meals as per itinerary (B= Breakfast) (L = Lunch)
  • Admission to all scheduled tourist and cultural activities.
  • 4-day Workshop All dance classes and tuition provided by Dance Tours
  • 1 Dance Tours’ certificate of achievement
  • Tickets to two performances of “A Night of Royal Elegance 2018”
  • Admission to the dancer’s warm-up class and Dress Rehearsal on stage
  • Onstage Pre-show talk
  • Picnic in the park with a couple of dancers from the show (weather permitting).
  • 1 Dance Tours’ ‘Welcome Pack’ with visitor guides and information.
  • “A Night of Royal Elegance” Gift Set including: 1 autographed programme signed by all the dancers, 1 signed poster, 1 Postcard, 1 signed T-shirt, 1 bag and 1 badge.

  • Additional Support

  • 4-hour language support (when required)
  • Immediate access to medical services (when required)
  • 24-hour access to Dance Tours’ chaperone (when required)

Price does not include

  • Flights are NOT included. You can book flights through Dance Tours’ recommended travel agent or use your own preferred travel agency. For a small administration fee Dance Tours can take care of your flights for you.
  • Dinner is Not included.
  • Items of a personal nature, including telephone, laundry, taxis, minibar, room service etc.
  • Travel insurance (a condition of travel; please contact our recommended travel agent or your preferred travel agent for assistance).
  • It is your responsibility to arrange visas if required.

  • Note

  • *UK passport holders do not require visas to visit Japan.
  • You will only need to bring a little spending money with you for dinner and personal items and gifts etc…

As part of the tour package, a Dance Tours’ chaperone (with bilingual skills) will be provided for all scheduled activities. You will never be required to travel on public transport unsupervised to any arranged scheduled activity.

For an additional supplement to the group Dance Tours are happy to arrange for your group a Chaperone to escort your group to dinner in the evening. Please inform us at least one day in advanced to avoid disappointment.

laces are limited, so in order not to be disappointed we recommend you book early. A 50% deposit per person is required at the time of booking. Please read our terms & conditions carefully.


Programmes may be subject to changes based on availability, weather conditions and other reasons beyond Dance Tours’ control. We do our best to ensure that changes do not occur. Any changes that do take place you will be notified in advanced. If any scheduled activity or dance class needs to be changed Dance Tours will do its best to ensure it is replaced with another activity or class of the same quality and equal value to guarantee your experience is not affected.

The price of the tour starts from £2800 (excluding flights & evening meals). The price of accommodation is based on two peole sharing.

At the time of booking a selection of room types will be offered to you with the opportunity to upgrade (based on availability) at an additional cost. Our recommended travel agent can help you to book your group or individual flights.