Meet the Cast: Marie from Norway

Posted by Up with People on February 3, 2020

This week on Meet the Cast Monday, we would like for you to meet Marie Sandnes, a second semester traveler in the Up with People program from Bergen, Norway! What was arrival day like for you? “My arrival day was exciting! I had a very long travel day so I didn’t get the opportunity to meet too many people.” What are some of your hobbies back at home? “I play handball, which is a mix of soccer and basketball. I have played for nine years. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and family.” What are you most excited for …

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Topics: Meet the Cast

Up with People Talks Super Bowl Halftime History

Posted by Up with People on January 31, 2020

As Super Bowl LIV quickly approaches, Up with People takes a look back to reflect on the time when Up with People paved the way for the biggest shift in Super Bowl halftime show history. Having performed five Super Bowls, many of our alumni during this time of year begin to reminisce on their own time performing in the halftime show, including Up with People President & CEO, Vernon C. Grigg III. Before Up with People, the Super Bowl halftime show consisted primarily of marching band performances. At Super Bowl X, Up with People literally changed the game with hundreds …

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Topics: Up with People News

Meet the Cast Monday: Luke from South Dakota

Posted by Up with People on January 27, 2020

Meet the Cast Monday: Meet Luke from South Dakota, United States. Luke traveled in Up with People for his first time last semester. Now, he has come back as the Dance Captain for Up with People for the upcoming tour! Learn more about Luke and what his experience has been like so far! What is your role in Up with People? “I am a Dance Captain for Up with People. My job includes empowering participants through the performing arts to help them discover things they did not know they were capable of doing, along with providing the best show possible …

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Topics: Meet the Cast

Four Benefits of Performing Arts

Posted by Up with People on January 10, 2020

The performing arts have always been a topic of discussion when it comes to their correlation within the education system. The benefits, however, go beyond playing a challenging role on stage or having fun with friends. Performing arts develop a person’s life skills on a physical, mental, and emotional level. Here are four skills you can develop through the power of performing arts. You’ll build creative self-expression Every person is unique. We are individuals with a story to tell and everyone needs to be able to express that. Performing arts provides a creative approach to do exactly that. These soft …

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Topics: Music and Performance

European Travel Tips

Posted by Up with People on January 8, 2020

A new decade is almost here. With 2020 right around the corner, the next cast of Up with People returns to Denver, CO to begin preparing for their spring tour. They will be making several stops throughout Europe (stay tuned on our tours and events page to see where they will be going next). Are you thinking of taking a trip to Europe yourself? Thankfully, we have a lot of helpful tips to consider when preparing for your European adventure. European Travel Do’s: Double check the luggage size that is permitted in the overhead bin on the airplane before purchasing …

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Topics: Travel Inspiration