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Grandeur of the Seas - This event will be offered again in 2019 (Date To Be Announced)

Grandeur of the Seas - July 22-27, 2017

EXCITING NEWS      

Dancer Singer Children Dancing

As parents, we are always looking for activities for our children that will broaden their horizon and provide rewarding and educational experiences. For those children that are involved in singing or dance, there are many opportunities offered in our local communities for them to showcase their talents. But it is very rare that an opportunity comes along where they can perform for people from all over the country and at the same time, experience the thrill of travel with their family and have the chance to meet hundreds of other students with their same interests.

The Rising Star Youth Vocal and Dance Competition had its origins in Nashville as part of the annual “CMA Country Music Festival”, with the winners performing as part of this renowned festival. It expanded to Broadway in New York City with winners participating in the production of “Wicked”. We are excited to announce that the Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Grandeur of the Seas will host the 2017 Rising Star Youth Vocal and Dance Competition on it’s July 22, 2017 five night cruise to Bermuda.

We invite you to make this a family vacation where you and your family can experience a wonderful cruise on one of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines most popular ships, visit the beautiful country of Bermuda, enjoy delectable food 24 hours a day in addition to all of the award winning entertainment that the Grandeur of the Seas offers. And most importantly, provide your daughter or son with the opportunity to perform in front of renowned judges, compete with other students with their same interests and possibly have the opportunity to perform in the main theater onboard the ship for an audience of over 2,000 shipboard guests from all over the USA and the world. We are honored to be able to offer this opportunity and look forward to welcoming you and your family to participate in this event. We assure you this will be an experience your daughter or son will remember for a lifetime.

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

VOCAL: • Pop/Rock • Country • Jazz • Opera • Hip-Hop • Classical • Musical Theater

DANCE: • Jazz • Ballet • Tap • Hip-Hop • Lyrical • Prop • Contemporary/Modern • Step • Pom Pon High Kick • Novelty • Clogging

All Categories are divided into classes by age level consisting of Novice and Advanced in PeeWee, Elementary, Junior, Senior and College divisions.

HIGHLIGHTS      

YOUR FAMILY EXPERIENCE:
• Enjoy an exciting 5 night cruise to Bermuda onboard the beautiful Grandeur of the Seas
• Plan to make it a vacation for the entire family

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A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR YOUR CHILD:
• Your child can perform and be adjudicated by some of America’s top judges
• Vocal competition for individuals, duets, trios, ensembles
• Dance competition for individuals, duets, small, large ensembles and teams
• Master class workshops with the judges for all performers
• Digitally recorded and written comments for each performer
• Grand Awards Ceremony
• 1st-5th place trophies presented in each category along with rating medals

A FEATURE PERFORMANCE:
• Winners in each category will be featured in a special performance in the main theater on the ship for all of the cruise ship passengers

MORE EXCITING BENEFITS:
• Souvenir t-shirt for all performers
• Delicious meals and 24 hour snacks and beverages available
• Award winning entertainment on the ship for all to enjoy
• Enjoy a special “Karaoke and Dance Night” for all participating students

GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS      

SPECIAL FEATURES

Dock Cruise Ship

• Remodeled staterooms with flat screen televisions, new bathrooms and completely remodeled interiors, including new linens and furniture.

• State-of-the-art Fitness Center, 2 pools including the Solarium, an adults only retreat, 4 whirlpools

• 220-square foot poolside outdoor movie screens. Expanded teen-only hangout areas. Family-friendly activities including games, contests, enrichment classes and lectures.
Complimentary Adventure Ocean® Youth Program.

• Rock-climbing wall, upper-deck jogging track and video game arcade.

• Complimentary Broadway-style entertainment in the Main Theater. 6,843 square foot Vegas-style Casino Royale with 190 slots and 11 tables. 8 bars and lounges that never have a cover, sophisticated Centrum experience with enriching daytime activities, dazzling nightly entertainment and jaw-dropping aerial spectacles.

CRUISE ITINERARY      

Saturday, July 22
Arrive at the Port of Baltimore and board the Grandeur of the Seas for a 4:00 PM departure. Enjoy the first of many delectable meals followed by an introductory meeting of all participants and their families with some of the Royal Caribbean staff and also the staff and judges of the Rising Star Youth Vocal and Dance Competition.

Sunday, July 23
We will be sailing to Bermuda today. Performances and adjudications will take place during the day and you’ll also have time to enjoy all the activities offered on the ship by Royal Caribbean. You’ll enjoy the delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner and round-the clock snacks and beverages.

Monday, July 24
The Grandeur of the Seas arrives at Kings Wharf, Bermuda this afternoon. You and your family will have time to enjoy all of the beauty and activities that this wonderful country offers. All meals will be available on the ship and you’ll return later today with time to enjoy this evening’s headliner entertainment.

Tuesday, July 25
We’ll still be docked in Bermuda until 2:30 PM today, so you’ll be able to continue your exploration of this beautiful country this morning. This afternoon we’ll be offering Master Class Workshops with the judges for all the vocal and dance students. This will be a valuable opportunity to learn some new techniques and ask any questions of these renowned judges. This evening the Grand Awards Ceremony will take place where all of the student participants will receive their trophies and awards from the competition. In addition, the first place winners will be announced in each performance category.

Wednesday, July 26
Today we will be at sea while the Grandeur of the Seas sails back toward Baltimore. You’ll continue to enjoy all of the great food and entertainment. PLUS, today is the BIG DAY! All of the First Place winners will be featured in a special performance for all of the shipboard guests. This will be an exciting conclusion to the 2017 Rising Star Youth Vocal and Dance Competition with all the winners performing for over 2,000 passengers from all over the world. Who knows, this could be the start of a long and successful career for some of these students!

Thursday, July 27
We arrive back into the Port of Baltimore this morning at 8:00 AM.

JUDGES      

STEPHANIE GRACE

STEPHANIE GRACE
Nashville Country Music Star and Performing Artist

Stephanie Grace is a 20 year old country/pop artist and songwriter with something essential to say. She has opened shows for platinum artists like Taylor Swift, Scotty McCreery, John Michael Montgomery, Josh Turner, and The Charlie Daniels Band. Stephanie has released two EPs, recorded in Nashville (Stephanie Grace EP – July 2012 and Life’s Okay EP – Nov. 2013) and co-wrote all but one song between both projects. Her single “Loser” was one of the most added songs in country radio its debut week, and connects Stephanie to a cause that she considers vital: the prevention of bullying. Since releasing the song in 2013, Stephanie has put on anti-bullying assemblies at multiple elementary, middle and high schools. She is already a veteran of national radio promotional tours and imposing concert stages, and is one of Nashville’s rising stars.

ROSEMARY MUSOLENO

ROSEMARY MUSOLENO
Internationally Acclaimed Vocalist

Rosemary enjoys an increasingly growing reputation both on the operatic stage and in the recording studio as an artist with a sunny, lirico-spinto voice, combined with natural musicality and a commanding stage presence. She made her professional debut with the Lyon Opera, France, while still a student at the Juilliard School, where she was hailed by the French press as ‘an explosion at the opera that sets the stage on fire’. She has sung with some of the finest singers of New York’s Metropolitan Opera and has also performed in Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and all over the world, including the Marseille Opera, Nice Opera, Toulouse Opera and Zurich Opera. Her calling cards in past seasons have included the Italian heroines Mimi and Musetta in LA BOHEME, Violetta in LA TRAVIATA, Liu in TURANDOT, Donna Elvira in DON GIOVANNI, along with the French charmer Micaela in CARMEN.

MICHAEL DAVIS

MICHAEL DAVIS
Walt Disney World Entertainment

Michael Davis retired as the Band and Orchestra director for Walt Disney World Resort in 2001. During his tenure with Walt Disney World, he conducted the Walt Disney World Band and Orchestra in the Magic Kingdom and at EPCOT Center for the vocal Candlelight Procession. He also appeared on national TV specials as the personality “Major Mike”. In addition to his responsibilities as music director, Michael also served as Manager of the Atmosphere Talent and Education Programs and was an operational Duty Manager in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. He was responsible for the development of the educational workshops for vocal and dance ensembles offered by Disney’s Magic Music Days and he was also responsible for the show concept, audition process and the operational procedures for Disney’s Collegiate All-Star Band and Orchestra ensembles.

CLEVE ASBURY

CLEVE ASBURY
Broadway Dancing Star

Mr. Asbury was most recently “Mr. Greenway” in Papermill’s production of ELF. Before that he was featured as “Mr. Ovington” in the Broadway hit “HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING” starring Daniel Radcliffe. He was critically acclaimed in his performance as George M. Cohan in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of “GEORGE M” and was featured in the major motion picture “CHICAGO”. He appeared as “Charlie Davenport” in the Broadway production of “ANNIE GET YOUR GUN”. He also appeared as “Lumiere” in the Los Angeles production of, “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”, and as “Schultz” in the national tour of “MISS SAIGON”. He toured the U.S., Japan, and Russia in the first musical ever co-produced by the United States and Russia as “Stompy” in, “SOPHISTICATED LADIES”. He is a veteran of numerous television commercials and industrials.

REGISTRATION      

Participation in the Rising Star Youth Vocal & Dance Competition is open to any size dance team or vocal ensemble in addition to individual vocalists or dancers. Dance studios and instructors are welcome to attend with their entire dance lines or dance teams. Vocal teachers are welcome to attend and register students individually and as duets, trios or ensembles of any type or size.

While families may wish to plan this as a vacation, dance studio owners/instructors or vocal teachers may want to offer this to their students and are welcome to book the cruise staterooms with up to 4 students in each room and are not required to have an adult in each room. We do ask that there be at least 1 adult chaperone attending for every 8-10 students.

To register for the Rising Star Youth Vocal & Dance Competition on the Grandeur of the Seas, there are two options you can choose from:

#1) You will provide all of the legal names and birth dates and our staff can book your cruise stateroom. In the note section of the application, you will indicate your choice of cabin. Available categories are inside, outside ocean view, balcony or junior suites with balcony. Cabins are available that can accommodate from 2 to 4 passengers. Any cabins booked through us will already include the cruise fare, port charges, taxes and pre-paid gratuities.

#2) You can book your cruise stateroom online or through your local travel agent. Please be sure to check carefully that all port charges and taxes are included. You should have the option to either pre-pay your gratuities or pay them on the ship during the cruise.

Once you decide on your cruise accommodations, you can register participants for the vocal and dance competition and select the performance category/categories. Students can enter as many categories as they desire.

PERFORMANCE ENTRY FEES (does not include cruise cost):

INDIVIDUAL SOLO: $129 (this fee covers up to 3 separate performances in any category. Since this fee covers up to three performances, a student registering for one solo performance can use the additional performances in a duet, trio, or dance team if desired)

DUET/TRIO: $64 per person (this fee covers up to 3 duet or trio performances. If a student desires to use one of these performance opportunities as a solo, then that student would need to register as a soloist at a higher fee. Participation in a dance team is permitted for the extra performances)

DANCE TEAM: $59 per person (for 4 or more members. This fee covers up to 3 team performances for each student)

Included In Your Performance Fee: Performance before the judges with adjudication * Digitally recorded and written comments for each performance * Master Class Workshops with the judges * Grand Awards Ceremony * Trophies presented for 1st - 5th place in each category and all performers receive a trophy of participation * Ribbon and medal presented to each performer designation superior, excellent, or good rating * Winners in each category featured in a special performance in the main theater on the ship for all of the cruise passengers * Special "Karaoke and Dance Party" for all participating students

BOOK YOUR CRUISE CABIN:

The Rising Star Youth Vocal & Dance Competition has reserved a block of cabins on the Grandeur of The Seas. You are welcome to book one of these cabins or you can make your reservations through Royal Caribbean directly or through your local travel agent.

The following cabin categories are available and these prices include the Cruise Fare, Port Charges, Taxes and Pre-Paid Gratuities. These are per person charges:

If you would like to request a specific cabin number and location on the ship, please call our office (1-800-545-0935) and our staff can discuss the cabins that are available and you can then choose the one you desire.

Per Person Charges: The cabins that are listed are the ones that are available for our event. Please indicate the cabin request on the Notes Section of the Registration Form. These cabins are on a first-come, first-served basis. If the cabin you selected is not available, we will contact you for your second choice.

 INSIDE DOUBLE CABIN:      INSIDE TRIPLE CABIN:
     INSIDE QUAD CABIN:
 $844 pp      $785 pp
     $748 pp

Accommodates 2 individuals with a double bed or two twin beds.

Select from the following cabins: 2019, 2021, 2027, 2029, 2053, 2055, 2521, 2527, 2529, 2543, 2553, 2555, 2559, 2583, 2587, 2603, 2611, 2617, 2903

   

Accommodates 3 individuals with two lower twin beds and one upper bunk bed.

Select from the following cabins: 2013, 2519, 2615, 3063, 3067, 3073, 3075, 3503, 3565, 3567, 3573, 3577, 3579, 4513, 4519

   

Accommodates 4 individuals with two lower twin beds and two upper bunk beds.

Select from the following cabins: 2013, 2519, 2615, 3063, 3067, 3073, 3075, 3503, 3565, 3567, 3573, 3577, 3579, 4513, 4519

 OUTSIDE DOUBLE CABIN:       OUTSIDE TRIPLE CABIN:       OUTSIDE QUAD CABIN:
 $948 pp      $867 pp      $817 pp

Accommodates 2 individuals with a double bed or two twin beds. Cabin includes a porthole window.

Select from the following cabins: 2030, 2046, 2516, 2518, 2520

 

Accommodates 3 individuals with two lower twin beds and one upper bunk bed. Cabin includes a porthole window.             

Select from the following cabins: 2638, 3032, 3034, 3152, 3540

   

Accommodates 4 individuals with two lower twin beds and two upper bunk beds. Cabin includes a porthole window.

Select from the following cabins: 2638, 3032, 3034, 3152, 3540 
BALCONY CABIN DOUBLE:     BALCONY CABIN TRIPLE:     BALCONY CABIN QUAD:
$1,748 pp     $1,615 pp     $1,448 pp

Accommodates 2 individuals with a double bed or two twin beds. Cabin features a walk-out balcony.

Select from the following cabins: 7540, 7542, 7544, 7568, 7570
   

Accommodates 3 individuals with two lower twin beds and one upper bunk bed. Cabin features a walk-out balcony.

Select from the following cabins: 7616, 7618, 7622, 7632, 7640

   

Accommodates 4 individuals with two lower twin beds and two upper bunk beds. Cabin features a walk-out balcony.

Select from the following cabins: 7616, 7618, 7622, 7632, 7640
  JUNIOR SUITE:
$1,956 pp 

Accommodates 2 individuals with a double bed or two twin beds. Cabin features a walk-out balcony and is larger than the balcony cabins.

Select from the following cabins: 8056, 8058

 

You have the option of booking your cabin on your own, through your preferred travel agent or you can select from the cabins that we have reserved for this sailing. If you would like to reserve one of the cabins that we have available, please select the category and cabin of your choice and notate it on the Registration Form. No payment is due at this time. Once we receive your Registration Application, we will send you an Invoice along with the official Rising Star Youth Vocal and Dance Competition Handbook which will include further pertinent information.

Click here to view deck plans on 2-4. Click here to view deck plans on 7 & 8.

 

Call our office toll-free at anytime with questions or for more information at 1-800-545-0935 and ask for Dennis or send him an email at drhoads@musfestivals.com


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