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 environement 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. 

Our Alumni

Applause is proud to have alumni working all over the world of show business!  Our former students have been starring everywhere:

  • Broadway — Spring Awakening, Jersey Boys, Rent, Mamma Mia, Talk Radio, Hairspray, Newsies, In The Heights, Avenue Q, Picnic
  • TV Shows — Gossip Girl, Guiding Light, Law and Order, Law and Order: SVU & Criminal Intent, The Sopranos, Person of Interest, Elementary, Once Upon a Time, Desperate Housewives, Franklin & Bash, Political Animals, 30 Rock, Flight of the Conchords
  • Movies — Pitch Perfect, Captain America, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Hamlet 2, "Synecdoche, New York", Little Children, In the Mix, The Good Shepherd, The Covenant, Jersey Boys the Movie, The Black Swan, Hot Tub Time Machine, 

And of course, more are on the way!

Click the category to see classes:

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.

Broadway Dance Styles $875.00
9th-12th Grade

Led by B'way Vet, Tony Guerrero, this class focuses on developing your technique in genres like Broadway Jazz and Theatre Dance! This class will take your pre-existing dance training to the next level, and help you to nail those "dance calls" in professional and pre-professional musical theatre. Your child will learn the original choreography from Broadway classics, enhance their ability to pick up steps quickly through learning quick "audition-combos," and develop and hone their technique through exercises across the floor. Broadway Dance Styles is the perfect supplement to our acting or musical theater classes-and will put you on the fast track to nailing those dance numbers in your shows! If your choreographers see you as more of a 'mover' than a 'dancer,' this is the class to take to improve your technique and realize your full potential as a Broadway triple threat!

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?

  • Musical Theater Workshop (Weekdays)

    Mondays, 5:05 PM - 6:35 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

    Calendar & Policies

    No available slots

Musical Theater Performance $1950.00
9th-12th Grade

This NEW and exciting workshop is for the high schooler who's serious about taking their next steps in theater. You will work with a Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director who provide training in acting, singing, and dancing through a rehearsal process for a full scale Musical Production. The semester ends with a performance where you can invite your friends and family! If you're looking for performance training and the chance to grow and prepare for a future in the arts, this starter class is for you! (This class is a great introduction to students considering auditioning for the Weekend Workshop "A" class)

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!

  • On-Camera

    Tuesdays, 5:15 PM - 6:45 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

    Calendar & Policies

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

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. 

On-Camera $1245.00
6th-10th Grade

This advanced on-camera class is for the student who is eager to take the filmmaking process to the professional level. Throughout the semester, students will brainstorm scripts and have an immersive, hands-on experience. All class members will take part in acting, writing, directing, and getting behind the camera to bring original scripts to life. Advanced acting technique for the on-camera medium will be a focus, taking their professional auditioning skills to the next level. The class culminates in a private film screening where we will invite industry members to view the incredible work they've created. This class requires approval from the film department to join.

Weekend Workshop "A" $3495.00
9th-12th 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. There will be four workshops held throughout the semester by industry professionals outside of class time. Students will get to work with a top director, manager, casting director and agent. 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 to make an appointment).

  • Weekend Workshop "A"

    Saturdays, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

    Calendar & Policies

    No available slots

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

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

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.

Applause Dance Company - Advanced $2300.00
7th-12th Grade

Introducing our brand new Applause Dance Company! The New Applause Dance Company is a pre-professional training program for the aspiring young dancer.  Whether your goal is to dance on Broadway in "Hamilton", or for Lady Gaga on tour, our diverse curriculum aims to develop the truly well rounded performer. Each dancer in both Advanced and Intermediate programs are challenged with cutting edge choreography in dance styles ranging from Hip Hop and Funk to Contemporary and Commercial Jazz. Jazz and Ballet fundamentals are taught with skill and ease by our distinguished staff. The weekly three hour intensives instill perseverance, responsibility, and discipline while giving each dancer the confidence and self-esteem needed to stand out from the crowd--or at that next big audition! Each term culminates in an exclusive dance company showcase.  Please call or email to schedule your audition today! 

 

 

Applause Dance Company - Intermediate $2100.00
5th-8th Grade

Introducing our brand new Applause Dance Company! The New Applause Dance Company is a pre-professional training program for the aspiring young dancer.  Whether your goal is to dance on Broadway in "Hamilton", or for Lady Gaga on tour, our diverse curriculum aims to develop the truly well rounded performer. Each dancer in both Advanced and Intermediate programs are challenged with cutting edge choreography in dance styles ranging from Hip Hop and Funk to Contemporary and Commercial Jazz. Jazz and Ballet fundamentals are taught with skill and ease by our distinguished staff. The weekly three hour intensives instill perseverance, responsibility, and discipline while giving each dancer the confidence and self-esteem needed to stand out from the crowd--or at that next big audition! Each term culminates in an exclusive dance company showcase. Please call or email to schedule your audition today! 

 

 

  • Applause Dance Company - Intermediate

    Sundays, 2:15 PM - 4:45 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

    Calendar & Policies

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Jr. Applause Dance Company $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!

 

Acting/Scene Study $1495.00
9th-12th Grade

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater. The Director provides training in acting, improvisation, and character development through the scene study process. The semester will end in an in-class performance so the students can show off their work. Workshops by audition only (please call 212-717-0703 to make an appointment).