About the Program

Afterschool Classes

Our after-school classes are kept small and intimate so that each child can receive the maximum amount of personal attention. This individual attention allows our teachers to set specific, challenging goals for each child in each class.

The purpose of our after-school classes is to encourage an environment where children can be creative, feel safe enough to take risks, and truly be themselves. Working professionals from the industry, with years of experience, teach these classes so we can ensure a fabulous experience for every one of our students. Each class has a fully developed curriculum that becomes more rigorous as the children get older and become more advanced. We want to challenge our students and help them strive to achieve more than they thought they could!

We want our students coming out of a semester having had a great time, feeling self-confident, and have greatly improved in the areas that they've studied.


Audition Only Performance Classes

Our audition only performance workshops and dance troupes are created for the older student who is more advanced and wants to immerse him/herself in the world of theater or hip-hop. Each workshop meets every week for a rehearsal-based class that culminates with a show in an Off-Broadway theater attended by many industry casting directors, agents and managers.

Commitment, passion, and enthusiasm are the qualities we look for in an Applause student. These classes are by audition only and are a very rigorous training ground for students who are interested in pursuing their passions further and taking their performance skills to the next level.

 

 

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Hip-Hop (50 min.) $850.00
K & 1st Grade

 Our hip-hop curriculum will help your dancer to develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and agility, while exploring the world of street-based hip-hop styles. Through cutting edge choreography as seen in today's hottest music videos, your child will master their baby-freeze, six step, and rock the stage at a huge recital in front of 500 people! (This time-slot is ideal for students with earlier dismissals from school)

Boys Hip-Hop $925.00
K & 1st Grade

In this boys-only hip-hop class, your dancer will develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and agility, while exploring the world of street-based hip-hop styles. This section will also learn basic breakdancing technique. Through cutting edge choreography as seen in today's hottest music videos, your son will master his baby-freeze, six step, and rock the stage at a huge recital in front of 500 people!

Hip-Hop $925.00
K & 1st Grade

Our hip-hop curriculum will help your dancer to develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and agility, while exploring the world of street-based hip-hop styles. Through cutting edge choreography as seen in today's hottest music videos, your child will master their baby-freeze, six step, and rock the stage at a huge recital in front of 500 people!

Hip-Hop $925.00
2nd & 3rd Grade

Our hip-hop curriculum will help your dancer to develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and agility, while exploring the world of street-based hip-hop styles. Through cutting edge choreography as seen in today's hottest music videos, your child will master their baby-freeze, six step, and rock the stage at a huge recital in front of 500 people!

Hip-Hop $925.00
4th & 5th Grade

Our hip-hop curriculum will help your dancer to develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and agility, while exploring the world of street-based hip-hop styles. Through cutting edge choreography as seen in today's hottest music videos, your child will master their baby-freeze, six step, and rock the stage at a huge recital in front of 500 people!

Broadway Dance Styles $875.00
5th-8th Grade

Led by accredited Broadway vet, Tony Guerrero, Broadway Dance Styles is a class designed to provide dance training in a variety of Broadway and Jazz styles. Students will expand on basic dance technique, and taking pre-existing training to the next level. Your child will learn original choreography from Broadway classics, in addition to original choreography. This class can be a stand-alone class for those interested in improving their technique, or the perfect addition to a student enrolled in an acting or musical theater class with an interest in growing their dance experience.

Musical Theater $925.00
K & 1st Grade

Let Broadway performers introduce your child to musical theater! Each week, your child will get to take part in acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, articulation, and performance skills. Students will work as a cast throughout the semester on musical production numbers. At the end of the semester, the class will perform on a stage in front of 500 people. Here’s a chance for your child to strut their stuff!

Musical Theater $925.00
2nd & 3rd Grade

Let Broadway performers introduce your child to musical theater! Each week, your child will get to take part in acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, articulation, and performance skills. Students will work as a cast throughout the semester on musical production numbers. At the end of the semester, the class will perform on a stage in front of 500 people. Here’s a chance for your child to strut their stuff!

Musical Theater $925.00
3rd & 4th Grade

In this intermediate class, your child will get to take part in acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, articulation, and performance skills. Students will work as a cast throughout the semester on musical production numbers. At the end of the semester, the class will perform on a stage in front of 500 people. Here’s a chance for your child to strut their stuff!

Advanced Musical Theater $1445.00
4th & 5th Grade

After graduating from Intermediate Musical Theater, the next step is Advanced Musical Theater. This 2-hour class will build on the foundations learned in our other Musical Theater classes. Students will work on scripted scenes, cold readings, harmonies, and advanced dance for their production numbers, which they will perform at the end of the semester in front of 500 people.

Musical Theater Workshop (Weekdays) $1395.00
4th-8th Grade

Ever wanted to do a musical with your friends? See yourself playing your dream part, in your dream show, with your dream cast? Students will have a director, musical director and choreographer on staff. Kids will vote on what show they want to do, and our staff will make their dreams come true. The class will culminate with a performance of the show in a theater with costumes and lights, in front of an adoring crowd. Sign up alone, or as a group- we will build the cast. Can't you hear the Applause already?

On-Camera (45 min.) $850.00
K & 1st Grade

This one-of-a-kind class introduces actors to all aspects of the filmmaking process. From brainstorming scripts to performing in front of the camera to acting as crew members, students will learn how to create a story that audiences want to see. Advanced acting technique will be taught in the on-camera medium, taking their professional auditioning skills to the next level. The class culminates in a red-carpet premiere at a real movie theater at the end of the semester!

On-Camera $925.00
K & 1st Grade

This one-of-a-kind class introduces actors to all aspects of the filmmaking process. From brainstorming scripts to performing in front of the camera to acting as crew members, students will learn how to create a story that audiences want to see. Advanced acting technique will be taught in the on-camera medium, taking their professional auditioning skills to the next level. The class culminates in a red-carpet premiere at a real movie theater at the end of the semester!

On-Camera $925.00
K-2nd Grade

This one-of-a-kind class introduces actors to all aspects of the filmmaking process. From brainstorming scripts to performing in front of the camera to acting as crew members, students will learn how to create a story that audiences want to see. Advanced acting technique will be taught in the on-camera medium, taking their professional auditioning skills to the next level. The class culminates in a red-carpet premiere at a real movie theater at the end of the semester!

  • On-Camera

    Fridays, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

    Calendar & Policies

    This class is SOLD OUT! Please call 212-717-0703 to be put on the waiting list.

On-Camera $925.00
2nd-4th Grade

This one-of-a-kind class introduces actors to all aspects of the filmmaking process. From brainstorming scripts to performing in front of the camera to acting as crew members, students will learn how to create a story that audiences want to see. Advanced acting technique will be taught in the on-camera medium, taking their professional auditioning skills to the next level. The class culminates in a red-carpet premiere at a real movie theater at the end of the semester!

On-Camera $1245.00
5th-8th Grade

This one-of-a-kind class introduces actors to all aspects of the filmmaking process. From brainstorming scripts to performing in front of the camera to acting as crew members, students will learn how to create a story that audiences want to see. Advanced acting technique will be taught in the on-camera medium, taking their professional auditioning skills to the next level. The class culminates in a red-carpet premiere at a real movie theater at the end of the semester!

Movie Musicals $1245.00
5th-8th Grade

Taking a cue from what's been trending in the world of musicals (NBC's Hairspray Live, The Wiz, and The Sound of Music), this class combines the techniques developed in our Musical Theater classes but with the added elements of filming and editing. Students will be cast in a show at the top of the semester and spend the following few weeks rehearsing with a musical director, director, and choreographer. The second portion of the semester will revolve around bringing the show to life on camera. After a recording studio visit, as well as professional editing, this class will conclude with a screening in a professional screening room. 

Weekend Workshop "B" Friday $2300.00
5th-8th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater. Each actor needs to make the commitment to work hard and learn everything there is to know about what it takes to put on an Off-Broadway show. The Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director provide training in acting, singing, and dancing through the rehearsal process. Classes are visited by industry professionals who come to speak and answer questions. The semester ends with performances in a beautiful Off-Broadway Theater. Invite your friends and family to the shows, which are also attended by agents, managers, and casting directors looking for new talent. Workshops by audition only (please call 212-717-0703 to make an appointment).

  • Weekend Workshop "B" Friday

    Fridays, 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

    Calendar & Policies

    No available slots

Weekend Workshop "B" Saturday $2300.00
5th-8th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater. Each actor needs to make the commitment to work hard and learn everything there is to know about what it takes to put on an Off-Broadway show. The Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director provide training in acting, singing, and dancing through the rehearsal process. Classes are visited by industry professionals who come to speak and answer questions. The semester ends with performances in a beautiful Off-Broadway Theater. Invite your friends and family to the shows, which are also attended by agents, managers, and casting directors looking for new talent. Workshops by audition only (please call 212-717-0703 to make an appointment).

  • Weekend Workshop "B" Saturday

    Saturdays, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

    Calendar & Policies

    This class is SOLD OUT! Please call 212-717-0703 to be added to the waiting list.

Weekend Workshop "B" Sunday AM $2300.00
5th-8th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater. Each actor needs to make the commitment to work hard and learn everything there is to know about what it takes to put on an Off-Broadway show. The Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director provide training in acting, singing, and dancing through the rehearsal process. Classes are visited by industry professionals who come to speak and answer questions. The semester ends with performances in a beautiful Off-Broadway Theater. Invite your friends and family to the shows, which are also attended by agents, managers, and casting directors looking for new talent. Workshops by audition only (please call 212-717-0703 to make an appointment).

Weekend Workshop "B" Sunday PM $2300.00
5th-8th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater. Each actor needs to make the commitment to work hard and learn everything there is to know about what it takes to put on an Off-Broadway show. The Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director provide training in acting, singing, and dancing through the rehearsal process. Classes are visited by industry professionals who come to speak and answer questions. The semester ends with performances in a beautiful Off-Broadway Theater. Invite your friends and family to the shows, which are also attended by agents, managers, and casting directors looking for new talent. Workshops by audition only (please call 212-717-0703 to make an appointment).

  • Weekend Workshop "B" Sunday PM

    Sundays, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

    Calendar & Policies

    This class is SOLD OUT! Please call 212-717-0703 to be added to the waiting list.

Advanced Hip-Hop Troupe $2300.00
7th-12th Grade

The Advanced Hip-Hop Troupe is a part of the Applause Dance Company. This pre-professional training program specializes in street hip hop and commercial styles of movement, taught in weekly three-hour intensives. The rigorous rehearsals instill perserverence, responsibility, and discipline- all while giving your child the confidence and self-esteem needed to stand out from the crowd, and rock the stage! This troupe embodies various street-styles of dance, including house, vogueing, breaking, popping, and more! Company dancers will also get the opportunity to perform at various venues throughout the city; Past performances include primetime shows at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, and the TriBeCa Film Festival. Each term culminates in an exclusive dance company showcase! Please call or email to schedule your audition, today!

 

 

Intermediate Hip-Hop Troupe $2100.00
5th-8th Grade

The Intermediate Hip-Hop Troupe is a part of the Applause Dance Company. This pre-professional training program specializes in street hip hop and commercial dance styles, taught within weekly three-hour intensives. The rigorous rehearsal process instills perserverence, responsibility, and discipline, helping each student to develop more confidence and stage presence! Company dancers will also gain invaluable tools to help prepare them for school/professional dance auditions and shows. This troupe embodies various street-styles of dance including: house, vogueing, breaking, popping, and more! Students will also get the opportunity to perform at various venues throughout the city; Past performances include primetime shows at Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, and the TriBeCa Film Festival. Each term culminates in an exclusive dance company showcase! Please call or email to schedule your audition, today!

 

 

Junior Hip-Hop Troupe $2100.00
3rd-6th Grade

The Junior Hip-Hop Troupe is a part of the Applause Dance Company. This pre-professional training program specializes in street hip hop and commercial styles of movement, taught in weekly two-hour intensives. The rigorous rehearsals instill perserverence, responsibility, and discipline- all while giving your child the confidence and self-esteem needed to stand out from the crowd, and rock the stage! This troupe embodies various street-styles of dance, including house, vogueing, breaking, popping, and more! This first step towards joining our Intermediate Troupe will give you the foundation and tools to work in any professional dance realm. Each term culminates in an exclusive headliner performance at our 2 end-of-semester Superstars Shows in front of an audience of over 1,000 people! Please call or email to schedule your audition today!