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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Musical Theater (Saturdays) $865.00
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
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!

Jr. Weekday Workshop $925.00
1st-3rd 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 $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 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.

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Singing Class $495.00
5th-9th Grade

In our singing class our students will work on developing proper vocal warm-ups, breath control, pitch, tone, sight reading, diction, sound production, ear training and other important techniques that they would learn in a private voice lesson but with a chance to perform in a recital. 

Acting Class $495.00
5th-9th Grade

Our acting class gives students a chance to learn about breaking down a scene and building a truthful life on stage. Our actors and actresses will work on scene work and text, using a variety of powerful exercises to find the character's circumstances. They will strengthen their technique and develop tools to better approach a show they are auditioning for, or working on. 

Intermediate Weekday Workshop $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?

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Workshop $1395.00
5th-8th Grade

Ever wanted to be in "Dear Evan Hansen" The 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 to work on telling the story of "Dear Evan Hansen". The class will culminate with a performance of the show 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?

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!

Boys 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
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!

Intermediate Dance Performance Styles & Technique $495.00
5th-8th Grade

This high intensity class will give you the tools to pick up choreography across multiple styles of dance. The dance company staff has created a one of a kind curriculum designed to improve student’s technique while building their dance vocabulary. Each class incorporates a warm up focused on stretching, strengthening, and placement. Across the floor combinations are broken down to help each student develop a deeper understanding of jumps, turns, and kicks. Throughout the course of the semester students will have the opportunity to study under various choreographers in the areas of theater jazz, latin jazz, ballet, contemporary, classical jazz, and hip hop. This class is a game changer for students interested in auditioning for Musical Theater Company A!

 

Pre-requisite: Musical Theater Company B, Intermediate Dance Company, Dance Department Approval

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    Mondays, 5:05 PM - 6:20 PM

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    Fridays, 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM

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Dance Company Technique $495.00
5th-12th Grade

This class is a must have for any young dancer interested in pursuing dance past the recreational level. Good technique is the basis of all fundamentals of dance. Regardless of the style of the routine you must possess strong technique to execute the skills to the best of your ability. Come work on your strength, alignment, endurance, balance, control, and conditioning through a thorough warm up, center barre exercises, in depth across the floor combos, and more! The semester will focus on the principals of ballet, jazz, and contemporary.

Prerequisite- Applause Intermediate Dance Company, Applause Advanced Dance Company, Department Approval.

On-Camera $1025.00
K-2nd

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 $1025.00
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!

Make Your Own TV Series! $1345.00
3rd-5th Grade

Ever want to be the star of a big sitcom like Henry Danger or Fuller House? Or maybe you envision yourself in something more serious, like The Fosters or Stranger Things? Then come be a part of Applause New York's newest YouTube channel, devoted entirely to TV Series! Throughout the semester you will be helping to create and star in an entire season of a brand-new TV series that will consist of at least 6 episodes and will premiere on our brand new YouTube TV Series Network. You will learn what it takes to create a show with a continuing story line and recurring characters that will develop over the course of the season. With over 200,000 subscribers and growing on our current channel, come be part of the next big sensation that Applause Film has to offer!

This class requires approval from the film department to join.

On-Camera $1345.00
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!

Film Festival Class $1495.00
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.

Jr. Applause Dance Company $2100.00
3rd-6th Grade

The Junior Applause Dance Company is a pre-professional training program that specializes in street hip hop and commercial styles of movement, taught in weekly two-hour intensives. The rigorous rehearsals instill perseverence, 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 company embodies various street-styles of dance, including house, vogueing, breaking, popping, and more! This first step towards joining our Intermediate Company 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!

 

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Intermediate Applause Dance Company $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!

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Musical Theater Company 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).

Musical Theater Company 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).

Musical Theater Company 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).

Musical Theater Company 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).