Classes

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. Applause is the only NYC performing arts program offering continuous instruction from pre-school through high school in theater, dance and film acting.

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Advanced Dance Bootcamp (For rising 9th-12th graders)

Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:00pm Our comprehensive training program invites students to delve into the fundamentals of Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary. Immerse yourself in diverse dance styles, improving on the essentials, and learning mesmerizing choreography. Beyond the dance floor, our intensive is a confidence-building journey, preparing students to grow not only as dancers but also as performers and […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 9 - 12

Advanced Dance Bootcamp (9th-12th)

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 9 - 12

Intermediate Dance Bootcamp (6th-8th)

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 6 - 8

Intermediate Dance Bootcamp (For rising 6th-8th graders)

Monday-Friday, 2:00-6:00pm Our comprehensive training program invites students to delve into the fundamentals of Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Contemporary. Immerse yourself in diverse dance styles, improving on the essentials, and learning mesmerizing choreography. Beyond the dance floor, our intensive is a confidence-building journey, preparing students to grow not only as dancers but also as performers and […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 6 - 8

Jr. Dance Bootcamp (3rd-5th)

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 3 - 4

Junior Dance Bootcamp (For rising 3rd-5th graders)

Monday-Friday, 2:00-5:00pm Join us for a week-long dance intensive! From energizing warm-ups and conditioning to learning the fundamentals of Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip-Hop each day. Our program is dedicated to exploring creative choreography in various styles, culminating in entertaining games that enhance performance skills. Secure your child’s spot now for a week of dance, […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 3 - 5

Junior Filmmaker Intensive (For rising 2nd-5th graders)

Monday-Thursday, 10am-3pm & Friday 10am-1:30pm Do you dream of acting on the silver screen? How about directing huge blockbuster movies? In this one-week intensive camp, you’ll make and star in a film from idea to final edit, culminating in a screening at the end of the week. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind chance to make your […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 2 - 5

Junior Filmmaker Intensive

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 2 - 5

Theater & Film Summer Camp

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade k - 5

Theater & Film Camp (For rising K-5th graders)

Monday-Friday, 9:30-3:00 (Friday ends around 1pm, after the performance and film screening) Calling all stage and screen stars! Students will learn songs and scenes from a popular artist or musical and be launched onto a real film set to experience the electrifying world of moviemaking! Learn singing & acting technique Audition for roles Film a […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade k - 5

Jr. Clubhouse (3-5 Year Olds)

Monday-Thursday, 10am-1pm Our youngest students will get their first taste of the Applause Summer Program during this fun-filled mini week! Junior Clubhouse students will cycle through our pre-school musical theater and dance curriculum as we introduce a different Broadway show each week. Through acting games, hip-hop dance, singing, story time and more, our students will […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade pre-k

Jr. Clubhouse

AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade pre-k

Broadway Little Stars (3-4yrs)

This dynamic class introduces the fundamentals of musical theater to children! Through acting games, improvisation, singing, and dance moves, your child will build confidence and bring out their inner superstar. Whether your child is already performing for you at home, or needs a little more encouragement, they will learn how to shine brightly in this […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade pre-k
Mondays (3:30-4:15) SOLD OUT Tuesdays (3:15-4:00) Thursdays (10:30-11:15)

Pre-K Hip-Hop (3-4yrs)

Does your child love to dance? In this class, your child will explore their own creativity as they build a deeper understanding of body awareness. Fun rhythmic exercises and movement games strengthen each child’s knowledge of dance, rhythm, and music! Each class will consist of a cardio warm-up, stretch, foundational steps, and creative movement based […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade pre-k
Fridays (1:15-2:00)

Broadway Little Stars (4-5yrs)

This dynamic class introduces the fundamentals of musical theater to children! Through acting games, improvisation, singing, and dance moves, your child will build confidence and bring out their inner superstar. Whether your child is already performing for you at home, or needs a little more encouragement, they will learn how to shine brightly in this […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade pre-k
Thursdays (3:15-4:00) SOLD OUT Thursdays (4:20-5:05) SOLD OUT Fridays (3:15-4:00) SOLD OUT

Pre-K Hip-Hop (4-5yrs)

Does your child love to dance? In this class, your child will explore their own creativity as they build a deeper understanding of body awareness. Fun rhythmic exercises and movement games strengthen each child’s knowledge of dance, rhythm, and music! Each class will consist of a cardio warm-up, stretch, foundational steps, and creative movement based […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade pre-k
Wednesdays (3:30-4:15)

Musical Theater (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 […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade k - 1
Mondays (3:20-4:20) Tuesdays (4:05-5:05) Wednesdays (3:25-4:25) SOLD OUT Wednesdays (4:30-5:30) SOLD OUT Thursdays (4:20-5:20) SOLD OUT Fridays (4:05-5:05) SOLD OUT

Hip-Hop (K/1st Grade)

This nonstop dance party is sure to get your little star grooving. Each class includes a variety of exciting dance games and exercises to help develop beat identification, rhythm, and body awareness. Hip-hop fundamentals are taught in a weekly combination set to today’s most popular kids songs! If your child loves to dance, this is […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade k - 1
Tuesdays (4:05-5:05) Wednesdays (4:30-5:30) Thursdays (3:15-4:15) SOLD OUT

Little YouTube Movie Stars (K-2nd Grade)

Do you have a kid who’s full of personality and is begging you to be in the movies or on TV? Or maybe your child is on the shy side and is just starting to come out of their shell? Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind class that brings Hollywood right here to the Upper East Side! […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade k - 2
Tuesdays (4:05-5:05) Fridays (3:30-4:30) Saturdays (10:00-11:00)

Musical Theater (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 […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 2 - 3
Mondays (4:25-5:25) Wednesdays (3:25-4:25) Wednesdays (4:30-5:30) SOLD OUT Thursdays (3:15-4:15)

Hip-Hop (2nd/3rd Grade)

This energetic, fun-filled dance class will give your child the tools and confidence they need to enhance their performance abilities. Our hip-hop curriculum will help your dancer develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and agility, while exploring the world of street-based, hip-hop styles. Dancers will learn new skills and grooves every week. We encourage all of our […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 2 - 3
Tuesdays (4:05-5:05) SOLD OUT Wednesdays (4:30-5:30)

Junior Make Your Own TV Series (2nd-4th Grade)

Ever want to be the star of a big TV show 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 TV Series class! Throughout the semester you will be creating and starring in an […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 2 - 4
Mondays (4:05-5:05) Mondays (5:15-6:15) SOLD OUT

Musical Theater (3rd/4th Grade)

In this intermediate class, your child will work towards further developing their singing and dancing.  Each class will include acting games that help develop their imagination, creativity, improv skills, 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 […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 3 - 4
Tuesdays (5:10-6:10) SOLD OUT

Hip-Hop (3rd/4th Grade)

In this intermediate class, students will work towards further developing their knowledge of hip-hop. Our hip-hop curriculum will help your dancer develop strength, flexibility, rhythm and agility, while exploring the world of street-based, hip-hop styles. Dancers will learn new skills, grooves, and dance vocabulary every week. We encourage all of our young dancers to bring […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 3 - 4
Wednesdays (5:35-6:35) SOLD OUT

Junior Musical Theater Performance (3rd-5th Grade)

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is starting to get serious about theater. Each actor needs to make the commitment to work hard and learn everything there is to put on an Off-Broadway show. A Director, Choreographer and Musical Director will provide training in acting, singing and dancing through the rehearsal […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 3 - 5
Tuesdays (4:00-6:00) Wednesdays (4:00-6:00) Thursdays (4:00-6:00) SOLD OUT

Junior YouTube Movie Stars (3rd-5th Grade)

Calling all superstars ready to move past their school hallways and onto the big screen! In this class, your child will be able to show off their larger-than-life personality, or simply find their voice. After auditioning for roles and getting cast in parts, students will be launched onto a real film set to experience the […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 3 - 5
Tuesdays (5:15-6:15) Thursdays (5:15-6:15) Saturdays (11:15-12:15)

Junior Dance Company (3rd-6th Grade)

The Applause Junior Dance Company is a pre-professional training program that specializes in hip-hop, jazz, and commercial styles of dance. The rigorous rehearsals instill perseverance, 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 first step towards joining our […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 3 - 6
Sundays (1:30-3:30) SOLD OUT

Musical Theater (4th/5th Grade)

After graduating from our hour-long musical theater classes, the next step is 4th & 5th grade Musical Theater. This 90-minute class will build on the foundations learned in our younger Musical Theater classes. Students will work on scripted scenes, cold readings, challenging harmonies, and advanced dance for their production numbers, which they will perform at […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 4 - 5
Thursdays (4:20-5:50)

Intermediate Make Your Own TV Series (4th-6th Grade)

Ever want to be the star of a big TV show 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 TV Series class! Throughout the semester you will be creating and starring in an […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 4 - 6
Thursdays (4:05-5:05)

On-Camera Acting (4th-6th Grade)

This class is targeted towards kids who are interested in growing their on-camera acting training. They will learn memorization and audition techniques for different styles of tv and film acting from comedy to sci-fi to drama and everything in between! By adding this class to your cart, you agree to the class policies. All film […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 4 - 6
Thursdays (6:30-7:30)

Jazz Technique Level 1 (4th-6th Grade)

This intensive pre-professional class is designed to improve student’s jazz technique and vocabulary. Each class incorporates a warm-up focused on stretching, strengthening, and placement, as well as across-the-floor progressions.  Throughout the course of the semester, students will have the opportunity to train in the areas of jazz, contemporary, and lyrical.  This class is essential for those students  […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 4 - 6
Thursdays (6:30-7:30)

Intermediate Dance Company (5th-9th Grade)

The 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 is challenged with cutting-edge choreography in many […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 5 - 8
Saturdays (3:00-5:30) SOLD OUT Sundays (4:00-6:30) SOLD OUT

Intermediate YouTube Movie Stars (7th-9th Grade)

This class brings our filmmaking curriculum to the next level for 7th-9th graders! After auditioning for roles and getting cast in parts, students will be launched onto a real film set to experience the electrifying world of movie-making! This level will build further on the basics of acting on-camera, including characterization, scene building and line […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 7 - 9
Thursdays (5:25-6:25)

Jazz Technqiue Level 2 (5th-9th Grade)

This intensive pre-professional class is designed to improve student’s jazz technique and vocabulary. Each class incorporates a warm-up focused on stretching, strengthening, and placement, as well as across-the-floor progressions that develop the student’s ability to do leaps, jumps, and turns. Throughout the course of the semester, students will have the opportunity to train in the […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 5 - 9
Tuesdays (6:15-7:30) SOLD OUT Mondays (5:30-6:45) SOLD OUT

Intermediate Musical Theater Performance (6th-8th Grade)

This exciting and intense workshop is for the child who is serious about theater, and ready to step up to the next level. Continuing your growth from Jr. MT Performance workshop, a Director, Choreographer, and Musical Director will provide training in acting, singing and dancing throughout the rehearsal process.  While more emphasis is put on the audition process […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 6 - 8
Fridays (4:30-8:30) Sundays (2:00-6:00)

Advanced Dance Company (7th-12th Grade)

The 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 is challenged with cutting-edge choreography in many […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 7 - 12
Sundays (10:00-1:00) SOLD OUT

Jazz Technique Level 3 (8th-12th Grade)

This intensive pre-professional class is designed to improve student’s jazz technique and vocabulary. Each class incorporates a warm-up focused on stretching and strengthening to increase flexibility and placement. Across-the-floor progressions and center exercises help dancers enhance their leaps, jumps, and turns. Throughout the course of the semester, students will have the opportunity to train in […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 8 - 12
Wednesdays (6:40-7:55)

Advanced Filmmaker Experience (9th-12th Grade)

This immersive and innovative class is the quintessential program for serious high-school students looking to take the plunge into all aspects of filmmaking and acting for the camera! With the help of our professional filmmakers, students will work in teams to create their very own short films, while also having the opportunity to act in […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 9 - 12
Wednesdays (5:00-7:00)

Advanced Musical Theater Performance (9th-12th Grade)

This exciting and intense performance workshop is for the teen who is serious about theater, and being in a full scale musical production. Each actor must commit to working hard and learning every facet of putting on an Off-Broadway show. A Director, Choreographer and Musical Director, provide training in acting, singing, and dancing through the […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 9 - 12
Saturdays (10:45-2:45)

ADC Elite Competition Team

ADC Elite is a team of the most dedicated and passionate young dancers willing to push themselves to the max each and every week. This intensive program provides serious dancers with accelerated training, cutting edge hip hop and jazz choreography, and exposure to the world of professional dance through regional competitions and community performances. Elite […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 3 - 12
Saturdays (11:00-1:00) SOLD OUT

Ultimate Agent Workshop

Ready to take your acting career to the next level? Join us for this 4 week workshop which gives you all the tools you need to work professionally, culminating in meeting some of NY’s top agents! Join in on the Applause success – Many actors who have taken part in this workshop have signed with […]
AVAILABLE SESSIONS:
Grade 2 - 7
Saturdays (12:30-2:30)