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!

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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

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  • Musical Theater Workshop (Weekdays)

    Wednesdays, 5:05 PM - 6:35 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

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Musical Theater Workshop (Saturday) $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)

  • Musical Theater Workshop (Saturday)

    Saturdays, 2:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    The St. Jeans Community Center

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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 $750.00
9-12th 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!

Contemporary Lyrical/Street Jazz $1200.00
7th-12th Grade

Students will delve into contemporary lyrical and street jazz, while honing in on their overall technique with the help of amazing choreographers. Dancers will be choreographed and showcased through solo and partner work, as well as full group production numbers to the latest and hottest music of today. 

On-Camera $1195.00
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, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    St. Jean's High School (163 East 75th Street)

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    This class is SOLD OUT! To join our waiting list please call 212-717-0703.

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! To join our waiting list please call 212-717-0703.

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

    St. Jean's High School (163 East 75th Street)

    Calendar & Policies

    No available slots

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!

Advanced Hip-Hop Troupe $2100.00
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!

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).

Weekend Workshop "A" $2995.00
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

    This class is sold out. Please call (212) 717-0703 to be added to our wait-list.