Performing Arts for All Ages

Performing Arts for All Ages

Why Applause?

Operating in NYC for 25 years, Applause inspires, nurtures and trains aspiring young artists from
ages 3-18 in the performing arts. Hundreds of our students have gone on to successful careers in
theater, dance and film acting.
Classes For All Ages
Applause is the only NYC performing arts program offering continuous instruction from pre-school through high school in theater, dance and film acting.
Experienced Instructors
Applause boasts a roster of talented and experienced Broadway, Dance, TV and Film Acting instructors who infuse their classes with passion every day.
Showtime
At Applause we take our name seriously. Nothing is more important than experiencing the exhilaration of putting your training to work in front of an audience. Every class performs.

Testimonials for our NEW Virtual Classes

  • "My daughter loves Applause. I think you have all done an incredible job pivoting to our current reality and keeping the community engaged. I hope and think you will all emerge stronger from this!"
    Brenda, Applause Parent
  • "Nothing could have made my daughter (and me) happier than having a week of Applause Zoom camp. Ms. Ana made it feel like everyone was in the same room and kept the entire class very interactive. Like regular Applause camp, an entire song was learned along with choreography. Class may have ended but the enjoyment, singing and dancing has continued!"
    Stuart, Applause Parent of Musical Theater Student
  • "The transition to virtual classes has been seamless and you've made it look so easy! We appreciate your dedication to the students and want to thank you again for all your hard work and commitment to excellence. We adore the whole Applause Team!!!!"
    Aysha S., Parent of Applause Student
  • "A collective “THANK YOU” for the wonderful class this week. I have NO idea how you got all of those movies edited and produced so quickly — but they were so wonderful and the kids (and parents and grandparents and far-flung cousins and friends) were so thrilled to see their work on screen. Amazing job!! We appreciate you and all of the work you did to keep them inspired during this time."
    Meredith, Applause Parent of Film Student
  • "Applause New York has provided my kids with the opportunity to experience the performing arts in a warm, instructive, and supportive environment. The teachers are outstanding professionals who share their love of their craft with the kids. Their enthusiasm is contagious! My six-year old loved performing in a Broadway skit on stage at the end of the semester. I never dreamed that my seven-year old would have the chance to film and star in a movie! Applause opens up the world of theater, dance, and film to the kids and leaves them wanting to come back for more!"
    Rachel, Applause Parent
  • "We have been so impressed with the hard work and dedication Applause has made in the transition to virtual classes. We know it wasn’t easy, and the amount of care, patience, and dedication to these classes have not gone unnoticed (especially to my husband who keeps raving about how professional it all seems). Thanks so much for continuing something that made our son feel like things were still “normal-ish” - we are forever grateful."
    Becky H., Applause Parent of Film Student
  • "Your class was truly fab!! [My daughter] LOVED it. Thank you...Christina, Ana and Kevin were amazing- super clear, super engaging. It worked really well. I also like the teachers calling out the kids names as it makes it more interactive and ensures they’re feeling acknowledged too."
    Charlotte, Applause Parent of Musical Theater Student
  • "I wanted to say how impressed I was with the Advanced Make Your Own Movie Challenge with Paul. The curriculum was challenging but age appropriate for my 11 year old who had no experience at all with zoom or iMovie. The classes were engaging and fun and personable at a time when she needed to socialize with other kids. She was SO engaged with the project! She is SO proud of her work! And the support from the entire Applause team was over the top outstanding. Thank you for the quick pivot to online learning, for making something meaningful using the tools available. Great work!"
    Jennifer, Applause Parent

Our Departments

Theater
Theater
Applause delivers expert training in acting, singing and musical theatre to kids ages 3-18. Classes are available at all levels, from beginning to pre-professional training.
Dance
Dance
Applause Dance offers a variety of classes and programs in a supportive and noncompetitive environment. Whether you are a budding hip hop star or an experienced dancer looking to refine your skills, we have the class for you!
YouTube Space
Film Acting
Whether you want to act in movies, create your own movies or become a YouTube star, this is the program that will give you the tools to make your Hollywood dreams a reality!

Check Out Our Viral YouTube Channel

  • Worst. Spelling Bee. Ever.

  • That's My Mummy!

  • Filter Face

  • The Bugaluga

  • Obsessed Much

  • The Princess Who Loved Ballet

  • I Take All the Puppies

  • Super Babies!

  • Almost Married

  • Moms of the Past

  • Evil Wendy

  • The Fairy Wish

  • Still Kid

Dance Company
Ready to get started?
1. Find the departments you are interested in.
2. Find the right classes for your child.
3. Sign up online and receive confirmation from Applause.

Not sure about something?
Have questions about a class?
Schedule? Audition process?
Either head to our FAQ page for general questions or call us at 212-717-0703.