Pigeon Forge & the Smokies

Fun & Educational Student Tour

3 Days

Starting At $CUSTOM
Combine fun and educational information for everyone. Put together a package with a performance venue, or cast question & answer session, or maybe a workshop on dance, vocal, tech, charting or auditions. What about a step-on guided tour to the top of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with walk/hike up to Clingmans Dome – highest point in Tennessee.

Pigeon Forge & the Smokies

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  • Guided Great Smoky Mountain Tour
    • with Q & A Note Taking Sheet
  • The Grand Majestic Dinner Theater Workshop and Performance
  • RainForest Adventure Zoo
    • with educational presentation
  • Aquarium of the Smokies
    • Sleep with the Sharks program
  • WonderWorks
    • with worksheet
  • Dollywood Theme Park
    • – Performance Venue
  • Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
  • Smoky Mountain Opry Theater
    • Backstage Tour
  • Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens
    • Q & A on Costumes & Makeup
  • Country Tonite Theater
    • Performance Venue
    • Backstage Tour
    • Q & A with performer
  • Workshops available  (for  fee):
    • Dance / Vocal / Tech / Charting / Auditions / Costumes

Tour Options

This trip is completely customizable.  Add lodging, meals and you have a fun trip while learning.

Pricing subject to inclusions and time of year.

Call today and start the planning.

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Below is just a few of things you could include in this tour:

Great Smoky Mountain Tour:  You can request the “Taking Notes on a Tour to Clingman’s Dome” worksheet  (with “Teacher’s Answer Sheet” ) covering such things as:  How many square miles?___ How many peaks over 6000 feet? ___ Appalachian Trail: Where is the highest point?___  The Parks Human History: Descendants from Indians that first settled over 1000 years ago, what Band has a large reservation the southern boundary of the Park?___  Natural Resources:  What are the 5 major forest types? ___  Why is it called the “Smokies”? ___  Name 4 plants that grow at high elevations? ___

The Grand Majestic Dinner Theater Workshop and Performance:

Workshop: Students will experience and participate in an engaging and enjoyable, age appropriate workshop featuring a mixture of group activities:  Workshop Booklet / Working in the World of Theater / Backstage Tour / Overcoming Stage Fright / Stage Makeup / Technical-Sound and Lighting / How to Create an Effective Resume / Creating Audition Reels

Performance: Audition in a professional setting for a singing and/or dancing role in evening performance of America’s Hit Parade, the group will be the pre-show entertainment in front of a live audience.  Students will be given music tracks in advance and have the opportunity to select a particular song from a Variety of tracks spanning the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.  With an “American Idol” setting the cast from America’s Hit parade will hold an audition and select one male and one female to be featured in the actual show of America’s Hit Parade that evening.  Includes Box Lunch and Dinner

RainForest Adventure Zoo: 45 minute live presentation by Zookeeper.   ” Before, During & After” programs are developed to help you prepare your students before their visit with suggested vocabulary words, the during component contains suggested activities while at RainForest and the After aspect of the program will help review all of the materials learned while at the RainForest!

Aquarium of the Smokies:   The aquarium offers a varied selection of programs designed to meet the curriculum standards set forth by state and national educators in the areas of Science, Math, Social Studies and English.  Special programs:  Penguin Encounter – Learn more about African Penguins, also known as the Balckfooted Penguins from aquarium staff expert.  Sleep With the Sharks – After a fun-filled night including a dive show, scavenger hunt, and late night activity, drift off to sleep while sharks keep a watchful eye on you.

WonderWorks:  Your field trip includes grade level lesson plans, classroom activities and even a scavenger hunt.  Educational signage is placed at each relevant exhibit throughout the building to facilitate the learning experience.  Scavenger Hunt  sheet with fill in the blank or multiple choice.

Dollywood Theme Park:   For music teachers – Performance Venue.  For science and teachers – Science in the Park Workbook with topics such as: Recognize that forces cause changes in speed and/or the direction of motion;  Birds of Prey Workbook: Learn how our feathered friends rely on their keep senses and incredible hunting skills to survive and thrive in nature;  Careers in Theme Park Management Q & A session with members of Dollywood’s management team.

Smoky Mountain Opry Theater:     Backstage tour allows you to see the technical side of the stage production from lighting, sound and props to dressing rooms.

Christ in the Smokies Museum & Gardens:   Meet with set designer for Question & Answer session on such as: How figures are made.  How scenes are designed.  How costumes are designed from historical records.

Country Tonite Theater:     Besides providing a Performance Venue for Band, Choral and Dance group, the theater can provide a Question & Answer session with a performer or a Backstage Tour before or after the show.  Also available are Workshops:  Dance:  Dance captain will teach your students the choreography to one of the songs in their show.   Vocal: Seminar setting where each student will need to have part of a song prepared to sing.  Vocal director will go over ways to keep your voice in shape.  Audition: General information on what to bring to an audition, and dos and don’ts for an audition.  Comedy:  In this workshop they will go over how to present a comedy skit and the history of comedy.

Charting:  Music director will teach the students how to chart music and read the chart system.  Tech:  The tech crew will go over the lighting, sound and monitoring boards, board setup or programing.

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