Policies

Policies

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY:

Applause is committed to meeting all approved safety criteria to minimize the risk of exposure to Covid-19 virus for our students and staff while on the premises. Applause will be transparent about any cases that should arise and will inform you of cases in specific classes.

  • Class sizes will be limited to allow for proper social distancing. We have meticulously measured each classroom to accommodate students spaced 8-12 feet apart with teachers maintaining distances of 10 feet. Social distancing will be enforced for the duration of the class and all rooms have a strict room capacity. All students will participate in class at the New York State recommended distance or greater.
  • Any student, staff member, parent, or other person MUST stay home if they are feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID-19, have a temperature, or may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Students may not participate in the program if they have traveled to a restricted state in the last 14 days, or if they have had contact with a person known to have COVID-19. For more information: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
  • Everyone entering the building will be required to get their temperature checked. If any person has a temperature or symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed into the building. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your class to allow time for the health screening.
  • Students will not be allowed to enter the building more than 10 minutes before the start of their class time.
  • Any person entering the building must wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) and must sanitize their hands upon entry and exit. They should bring their own personal hand sanitizer.
  • FOR DANCE: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building until they exit the building after class. We will have disposable masks available at no cost, but students are welcome to wear their own if they prefer. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for the entire time the student is in the building, and if the mask is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day.
  • FOR MUSICAL THEATER AND FILM: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building. They will be given a new, unused face shield when they get to their classroom and may remove their mask after putting on the face shield inside the classroom. If they plan to remove their mask after putting on the face shield, please make sure they have a clean bag to store it in. Wearing a face shield will be mandatory for the entire duration of the class, and if it is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day. Students may take the face shield with them after class or they may dispose of them after leaving the classroom.
  • All masks and face shields must be disposed of OUTSIDE of the building.
  • All students must bring their own water bottles that have a straw (like a sports bottle), labeled with their name, so that they can drink water without removing their mask or shield.
  • Classrooms will be sanitized between each class and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • Restroom capacity will be limited. We encourage your child to use the restroom before they come to class.
  • There will be no lost and found. Any items left behind will be immediately thrown away.
  • Caregivers and parents will NOT be allowed in the building without a prior appointment made through the Applause office. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-717-0703 or email info@applauseny.com. There will be no indoor waiting areas, so please plan accordingly.
  • Any class that requires a snack break will have snack time outside (weather permitting). Students will be required to sanitize their hands before and after eating.
  • Students will be dismissed outside of the building at the end time of their class. Parents and caregivers must arrive for dismissal on time.
  • Applause may make changes of any nature at any time and from time to time to its classes, calendar, schedule, standards, policies, requirements, rules, and procedures whenever Applause deems it necessary or desirable in connection with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. This may include, but is not limited to, changes in modes or methods of delivery of classes, modifying or rescheduling classes, and requiring compliance with new, additional, or modified standards, policies, procedures, or rules intended for the protection of the health and safety of our community. If guidelines for room capacities change, cancellations will be made to the last students registered.
  • All parents must sign the following Waiver of Liability prior to the start of class: Waiver of Liability
High School Virtual Musical (Theater (Virtual) for Teens)
Applause in the Square: High School Virtual Play Series (Theater (Virtual) for Teens)
Broadway Dance (Theater (Virtual) for Teens and Kids)
Middle School Virtual Musical (Theater (Virtual) for Teens and Kids)
Acting Class (Theater (Virtual) for Teens and Kids)
Broadway Superstars (Theater (Virtual) for Kids)
Cheer Camp (Theater (Virtual) for Kids)
Broadway Dance (Theater (Virtual) for Kids)
Zip-Zap-Zoom (Theater Games) (Theater (Virtual) for Kids)
Broadway Little Stars (Theater (Virtual) for Preschoolers)
Write a Movie! (Write an Applause Film!) (Film (Virtual) for Teens)
Edit a Movie! (Edit an Applause Film) (Film (Virtual) for Teens)
Intermediate Filmmaker Experience (Film (Virtual) for Teens and Kids)
On-Camera Acting (Film (Virtual) for Teens and Kids)
Junior Filmmaker Experience (Film (Virtual) for Kids)
Voiceover Experience (Film (Virtual) for Kids)
On-Camera Acting (Film (Virtual) for Kids)
Pure Flexibility (Dance (Virtual) for Teens)
Hip-Hop Cardio (Dance (Virtual) for Teens)
TikTok Cardio (Dance (Virtual) for Kids)
Funky FUNdamentals (Jazz/Ballet) (Dance (Virtual) for Kids)
Hip-Hop Dance Party (Dance (Virtual) for Kids)
Hip-Hop Dance Party (Dance (Virtual) for Preschoolers)

You will recieve a Zoom link to the class the day before your class begins.

  • There are no refunds for our online programs.

• RETURNED CHECKS: A $30.00 fee will be charged for each check returned from the bank for any reason.
• VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY: Filming of any kind is not permitted. Applause reserves the right to film, photograph classes and share footage, movies and photographs on appropriate viewing platforms and for teaching purposes and publicity. Viewing platforms may include, but are not limited to, Applause Theatrical Workshops Inc. social media outlets and YouTube channel.
• MAKE UP CLASSES: There are no make-up classes for our online programs.
• Applause reserves the right to dismiss a student, without refund, whose conduct or influence, on the opinion of the Program Director, is not in the best interests of the class.

Advanced Filmmaker Experience (Film Acting for Teens)
Be in a Movie! (Audition Only Section) (Film Acting for Teens and Kids)
Be in a Movie! (Film Acting for Teens and Kids)
Be in a Movie! (Film Acting for Kids)
  • COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY:

Applause is committed to meeting all approved safety criteria to minimize the risk of exposure to Covid-19 virus for our students and staff while on the premises. Applause will be transparent about any cases that should arise and will inform you of cases in specific classes.

  • Class sizes will be limited to allow for proper social distancing. We have meticulously measured each classroom to accommodate students spaced 8-12 feet apart with teachers maintaining distances of 10 feet. Social distancing will be enforced for the duration of the class and all rooms have a strict room capacity. All students will participate in class at the New York State recommended distance or greater.
  • Any student, staff member, parent, or other person MUST stay home if they are feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID-19, have a temperature, or may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Students may not participate in the program if they have traveled to a restricted state in the last 14 days, or if they have had contact with a person known to have COVID-19. For more information: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
  • Everyone entering the building will be required to get their temperature checked. If any person has a temperature or symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed into the building. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your class to allow time for the health screening.
  • Students will not be allowed to enter the building more than 10 minutes before the start of their class time.
  • Any person entering the building must wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) and must sanitize their hands upon entry and exit. They should bring their own personal hand sanitizer.
  • FOR DANCE: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building until they exit the building after class. We will have disposable masks available at no cost, but students are welcome to wear their own if they prefer. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for the entire time the student is in the building, and if the mask is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day.
  • FOR MUSICAL THEATER AND FILM: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building. They will be given a new, unused face shield when they get to their classroom and may remove their mask after putting on the face shield inside the classroom. If they plan to remove their mask after putting on the face shield, please make sure they have a clean bag to store it in. Wearing a face shield will be mandatory for the entire duration of the class, and if it is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day. Students may take the face shield with them after class or they may dispose of them after leaving the classroom.
  • All masks and face shields must be disposed of OUTSIDE of the building.
  • All students must bring their own water bottles that have a straw (like a sports bottle), labeled with their name, so that they can drink water without removing their mask or shield.
  • Classrooms will be sanitized between each class and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • Restroom capacity will be limited. We encourage your child to use the restroom before they come to class.
  • There will be no lost and found. Any items left behind will be immediately thrown away.
  • Caregivers and parents will NOT be allowed in the building without a prior appointment made through the Applause office. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-717-0703 or email info@applauseny.com. There will be no indoor waiting areas, so please plan accordingly.
  • Any class that requires a snack break will have snack time outside (weather permitting). Students will be required to sanitize their hands before and after eating.
  • Students will be dismissed outside of the building at the end time of their class. Parents and caregivers must arrive for dismissal on time.
  • Applause may make changes of any nature at any time and from time to time to its classes, calendar, schedule, standards, policies, requirements, rules, and procedures whenever Applause deems it necessary or desirable in connection with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. This may include, but is not limited to, changes in modes or methods of delivery of classes, modifying or rescheduling classes, and requiring compliance with new, additional, or modified standards, policies, procedures, or rules intended for the protection of the health and safety of our community. If guidelines for room capacities change, cancellations will be made to the last students registered.
  • All parents must sign the following Waiver of Liability prior to the start of class: Waiver of Liability


CLASS POLICY:

  • MAKE-UP CLASSES: Our After-School and Pre-School classes will have 2 virtual make-up dates throughout the trimester. There are no make-up classes for our weekend program. We encourage your child to attend the majority of classes and we offer private lessons for an additional charge if they require extra help.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: There will be no refunds or credits given for any classes due to strictly limited class sizes. If a student provides a positive test for COVID-19 and is unable to participate for the remainder of the trimester, a credit may be issued.
  • RETURNED CHECKS: A $30.00 fee will be charged for each check returned from the bank for any reason.
  • Applause reserves the right to dismiss a student, without refund, whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Program Director, is not in the best interests of the class.
  • Children must bring appropriate clothing for class: comfortable clothing, dance shoes (no boots or sandals).
  • All parents/students will be required to hand in a conflict sheet noting any scheduled absences throughout the semester.
  • All parents/students will be required to fill out a minor talent release before the first day of class.
     

 

ANTI-RACISM POLICY:

  • Applause is committed to being a safe and welcoming space regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic status. No discriminating acts or remarks will be tolerated by students or parents at Applause.

 

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY:

  • Filming of any kind is not permitted. Applause reserves the right to film, photograph classes and share footage, movies and photographs on appropriate viewing platforms and for teaching purposes and publicity. Viewing platforms may include, but are not limited to, Applause Theatrical Workshops Inc. social media outlets and YouTube channel.

 

 

Advanced Applause Dance Company (Dance for Teens)
Intermediate Applause Dance Company (Dance for Teens and Kids)
Jr. Applause Dance Company (Dance for Kids)

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY:

Applause is committed to meeting all approved safety criteria to minimize the risk of exposure to Covid-19 virus for our students and staff while on the premises. Applause will be transparent about any cases that should arise and will inform you of cases in specific classes.

  • Class sizes will be limited to allow for proper social distancing. We have meticulously measured each classroom to accommodate students spaced 8-12 feet apart with teachers maintaining distances of 10 feet. Social distancing will be enforced for the duration of the class and all rooms have a strict room capacity. All students will participate in class at the New York State recommended distance or greater.
  • Any student, staff member, parent, or other person MUST stay home if they are feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID-19, have a temperature, or may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Students may not participate in the program if they have traveled to a restricted state in the last 14 days, or if they have had contact with a person known to have COVID-19. For more information: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
  • Everyone entering the building will be required to get their temperature checked. If any person has a temperature or symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed into the building. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your class to allow time for the health screening.
  • Students will not be allowed to enter the building more than 10 minutes before the start of their class time.
  • Any person entering the building must wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) and must sanitize their hands upon entry and exit. They should bring their own personal hand sanitizer.
  • FOR DANCE: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building until they exit the building after class. We will have disposable masks available at no cost, but students are welcome to wear their own if they prefer. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for the entire time the student is in the building, and if the mask is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day.
  • FOR MUSICAL THEATER AND FILM: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building. They will be given a new, unused face shield when they get to their classroom and may remove their mask after putting on the face shield inside the classroom. If they plan to remove their mask after putting on the face shield, please make sure they have a clean bag to store it in. Wearing a face shield will be mandatory for the entire duration of the class, and if it is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day. Students may take the face shield with them after class or they may dispose of them after leaving the classroom.
  • All masks and face shields must be disposed of OUTSIDE of the building.
  • All students must bring their own water bottles that have a straw (like a sports bottle), labeled with their name, so that they can drink water without removing their mask or shield.
  • Classrooms will be sanitized between each class and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • Restroom capacity will be limited. We encourage your child to use the restroom before they come to class.
  • There will be no lost and found. Any items left behind will be immediately thrown away.
  • Caregivers and parents will NOT be allowed in the building without a prior appointment made through the Applause office. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-717-0703 or email info@applauseny.com. There will be no indoor waiting areas, so please plan accordingly.
  • Any class that requires a snack break will have snack time outside (weather permitting). Students will be required to sanitize their hands before and after eating.
  • Students will be dismissed outside of the building at the end time of their class. Parents and caregivers must arrive for dismissal on time.
  • Applause may make changes of any nature at any time and from time to time to its classes, calendar, schedule, standards, policies, requirements, rules, and procedures whenever Applause deems it necessary or desirable in connection with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. This may include, but is not limited to, changes in modes or methods of delivery of classes, modifying or rescheduling classes, and requiring compliance with new, additional, or modified standards, policies, procedures, or rules intended for the protection of the health and safety of our community. If guidelines for room capacities change, cancellations will be made to the last students registered.
  • All parents must sign the following Waiver of Liability prior to the start of class: Waiver of Liability

 

CLASS POLICY:

  • MAKE-UP CLASSES: Our After-School and Pre-School classes will have 2 virtual make-up dates throughout the term. There are no make-up classes for our weekend program. We encourage your child to attend the majority of classes and we offer private lessons for an additional charge if they require extra help.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: There will be no refunds or credits given for any classes due to strictly limited class sizes. If a student provides a positive test for COVID-19 and is unable to participate for the remainder of the trimester, a credit may be issued.
  • RETURNED CHECKS: A $30.00 fee will be charged for each check returned from the bank for any reason.
  • Applause reserves the right to dismiss a student, without refund, whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Program Director, is not in the best interests of the class.
  • Students must wear appropriate attire for class: all dancers should have athletic sneakers or jazz sneakers preferably in black. White, silver or gray accents are acceptable.
  • Intermediate and Advanced dancers should bring soft jazz shoe (preferably black) to class.
  • Students must wear all black to each class. Black yoga pants, black leggings, black tank tops, black t-shirts and/or black leotards are acceptable
  • Parents must fill out a conflict sheet with your child’s scheduled conflicts and return it to Applause by the second week of class.
  • If a student would like to switch sections between semesters, all changes MUST be approved by the Director of Dance. Some changes may require an additional audition.
  • Students MUST attend production/filming dates to be eligible for the program. Students may not miss more than 2 pre-planned classes, except in the case of illness or exposure to COVID-19, or their role may be compromised.
     

ANTI-RACISM POLICY:

  • Applause is committed to being a safe and welcoming space regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic status. No discriminating acts or remarks will be tolerated by students or parents at Applause.

 

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY:

  • Filming of any kind is not permitted. Applause reserves the right to film, photograph classes and share footage, movies and photographs on appropriate viewing platforms and for teaching purposes and publicity. Viewing platforms may include, but are not limited to, Applause Theatrical Workshops Inc. social media outlets and YouTube channel.
Advanced Dance Performance Styles & Technique (Dance for Teens)
Broadway Dance Styles (Dance for Kids and Teens)
Hip-Hop (Dance for Kids and Teens)
Hip-Hop (Dance for Kids)
Boys Hip-Hop (Dance for Kids)
Hip-Hop Fusion (Dance for Kids)
Hip-Hop Dance Party (Dance for Kids)
Move & Groove (Pre-K Dance) (Dance for Preschoolers)
Weekday Workshop (Theater for Kids and Teens)
Musical Theater (Theater for Kids)
Musical Theater (Theater for Preschoolers)

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY:

Applause is committed to meeting all approved safety criteria to minimize the risk of exposure to Covid-19 virus for our students and staff while on the premises. Applause will be transparent about any cases that should arise and will inform you of cases in specific classes.

  • Class sizes will be limited to allow for proper social distancing. We have meticulously measured each classroom to accommodate students spaced 8-12 feet apart with teachers maintaining distances of 10 feet. Social distancing will be enforced for the duration of the class and all rooms have a strict room capacity. All students will participate in class at the New York State recommended distance or greater.
  • Any student, staff member, parent, or other person MUST stay home if they are feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID-19, have a temperature, or may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Students may not participate in the program if they have traveled to a restricted state in the last 14 days, or if they have had contact with a person known to have COVID-19. For more information: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
  • Everyone entering the building will be required to get their temperature checked. If any person has a temperature or symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed into the building. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your class to allow time for the health screening.
  • Students will not be allowed to enter the building more than 10 minutes before the start of their class time.
  • Any person entering the building must wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) and must sanitize their hands upon entry and exit. They should bring their own personal hand sanitizer.
  • FOR DANCE: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building until they exit the building after class. We will have disposable masks available at no cost, but students are welcome to wear their own if they prefer. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for the entire time the student is in the building, and if the mask is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day.
  • FOR MUSICAL THEATER AND FILM: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building. They will be given a new, unused face shield when they get to their classroom and may remove their mask after putting on the face shield inside the classroom. If they plan to remove their mask after putting on the face shield, please make sure they have a clean bag to store it in. Wearing a face shield will be mandatory for the entire duration of the class, and if it is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day. Students may take the face shield with them after class or they may dispose of them after leaving the classroom.
  • All masks and face shields must be disposed of OUTSIDE of the building.
  • All students must bring their own water bottles that have a straw (like a sports bottle), labeled with their name, so that they can drink water without removing their mask or shield.
  • Classrooms will be sanitized between each class and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • Restroom capacity will be limited. We encourage your child to use the restroom before they come to class.
  • There will be no lost and found. Any items left behind will be immediately thrown away.
  • Caregivers and parents will NOT be allowed in the building without a prior appointment made through the Applause office. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-717-0703 or email info@applauseny.com. There will be no indoor waiting areas, so please plan accordingly.
  • Any class that requires a snack break will have snack time outside (weather permitting). Students will be required to sanitize their hands before and after eating.
  • Students will be dismissed outside of the building at the end time of their class. Parents and caregivers must arrive for dismissal on time.
  • Applause may make changes of any nature at any time and from time to time to its classes, calendar, schedule, standards, policies, requirements, rules, and procedures whenever Applause deems it necessary or desirable in connection with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. This may include, but is not limited to, changes in modes or methods of delivery of classes, modifying or rescheduling classes, and requiring compliance with new, additional, or modified standards, policies, procedures, or rules intended for the protection of the health and safety of our community. If guidelines for room capacities change, cancellations will be made to the last students registered.
  • All parents must sign the following Waiver of Liability prior to the start of class: Waiver of Liability

 

CLASS POLICY:

  • MAKE-UP CLASSES: Our After-School and Pre-School classes will have 2 virtual make-up dates throughout the trimester. There are no make-up classes for our weekend program. We encourage your child to attend the majority of classes and we offer private lessons for an additional charge if they require extra help.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: There will be no refunds or credits given for any classes due to strictly limited class sizes. If a student provides a positive test for COVID-19 and is unable to participate for the remainder of the trimester, a credit may be issued.
  • RETURNED CHECKS: A $30.00 fee will be charged for each check returned from the bank for any reason.
  • Applause reserves the right to dismiss a student, without refund, whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Program Director, is not in the best interests of the class.
  • Children must bring appropriate clothing for class: comfortable clothing, dance shoes (no boots or sandals).

 

ANTI-RACISM POLICY:

  • Applause is committed to being a safe and welcoming space regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic status. No discriminating acts or remarks will be tolerated by students or parents at Applause.

 

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY:

  • Filming of any kind is not permitted. Applause reserves the right to film, photograph classes and share footage, movies and photographs on appropriate viewing platforms and for teaching purposes and publicity. Viewing platforms may include, but are not limited to, Applause Theatrical Workshops Inc. social media outlets and YouTube channel.
Musical Theater Company A Class (Theater for Teens)
Musical Theater Company B (Sunday) (Theater for Kids and Teens)
Musical Theater Company B (Saturday) (Theater for Kids and Teens)
Musical Theater Company B (Friday) (Theater for Kids and Teens)

COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY:

  • Applause is committed to meeting all approved safety criteria to minimize the risk of exposure to Covid-19 virus for our students and staff while on the premises. Applause will be transparent about any cases that should arise and will inform you of cases in specific classes.
  • Class sizes will be limited to allow for proper social distancing. We have meticulously measured each classroom to accommodate students spaced 8-12 feet apart with teachers maintaining distances of 10 feet. Social distancing will be enforced for the duration of the class and all rooms have a strict room capacity. All students will participate in class at the New York State recommended distance or greater.
  • Any student, staff member, parent, or other person MUST stay home if they are feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID-19, have a temperature, or may have been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Students may not participate in the program if they have traveled to a restricted state in the last 14 days, or if they have had contact with a person known to have COVID-19. For more information: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory
  • Everyone entering the building will be required to get their temperature checked. If any person has a temperature or symptoms of COVID-19, they will not be allowed into the building. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your class to allow time for the health screening.
  • Students will not be allowed to enter the building more than 10 minutes before the start of their class time.
  • Any person entering the building must wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) and must sanitize their hands upon entry and exit. They should bring their own personal hand sanitizer.
  • FOR DANCE: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building until they exit the building after class. We will have disposable masks available at no cost, but students are welcome to wear their own if they prefer. Wearing a mask will be mandatory for the entire time the student is in the building, and if the mask is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day.
  • FOR MUSICAL THEATER AND FILM: All students will be required to wear a properly worn mask (covering the mouth and nose) upon entering the building. They will be given a new, unused face shield when they get to their classroom and may remove their mask after putting on the face shield inside the classroom. If they plan to remove their mask after putting on the face shield, please make sure they have a clean bag to store it in. Wearing a face shield will be mandatory for the entire duration of the class, and if it is removed at any point, the student will be removed from the class and the building without refund for the class that day. Students may take the face shield with them after class or they may dispose of them after leaving the classroom.
  • All masks and face shields must be disposed of OUTSIDE of the building.
  • All students must bring their own water bottles that have a straw (like a sports bottle), labeled with their name, so that they can drink water without removing their mask or shield.
  • Classrooms will be sanitized between each class and high-touch surfaces will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • Restroom capacity will be limited. We encourage your child to use the restroom before they come to class.
  • There will be no lost and found. Any items left behind will be immediately thrown away.
  • Caregivers and parents will NOT be allowed in the building without a prior appointment made through the Applause office. To schedule an appointment, please call 212-717-0703 or email info@applauseny.com. There will be no indoor waiting areas, so please plan accordingly.
  • Any class that requires a snack break will have snack time outside (weather permitting). Students will be required to sanitize their hands before and after eating.
  • Students will be dismissed outside of the building at the end time of their class. Parents and caregivers must arrive for dismissal on time.
  • Applause may make changes of any nature at any time and from time to time to its classes, calendar, schedule, standards, policies, requirements, rules, and procedures whenever Applause deems it necessary or desirable in connection with the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. This may include, but is not limited to, changes in modes or methods of delivery of classes, modifying or rescheduling classes, and requiring compliance with new, additional, or modified standards, policies, procedures, or rules intended for the protection of the health and safety of our community. If guidelines for room capacities change, cancellations will be made to the last students registered.
  • All parents must sign the following Waiver of Liability prior to the start of class: Waiver of Liability

 

CLASS POLICY:

  • MAKE-UP CLASSES: Our After-School and Pre-School classes will have 2 virtual make-up dates throughout the term. There are no make-up classes for our weekend program. We encourage your child to attend the majority of classes and we offer private lessons for an additional charge if they require extra help.
  • CANCELLATION POLICY: There will be no refunds or credits given for any classes due to strictly limited class sizes. If a student provides a positive test for COVID-19 and is unable to participate for the remainder of the trimester, a credit may be issued.
  • RETURNED CHECKS: A $30.00 fee will be charged for each check returned from the bank for any reason.
  • Applause reserves the right to dismiss a student, without refund, whose conduct or influence, in the opinion of the Program Director, is not in the best interests of the class.
  • Children must bring appropriate clothing for class: comfortable clothing, dance shoes (no boots or sandals).
  • Parents must fill out a conflict sheet with your child’s scheduled conflicts and return it to Applause by the given due date.
  • Students entering Company A must take at least one year (2 semesters) of Intermediate Dance Performance Styles and Technique/Broadway Dance Styles or 2 years of equivalent dance training. All students enrolled in Company A must take a supplementary dance class (Advanced Dance Performance Styles & Technique or an outside class approved by the Dance Department).
  • Students must bring a hand-held recording device that is in perfect working condition to every class to record music and harmonies
  • Students MUST attend production/filming dates to be eligible for the program. Students may not miss more than 2 pre-planned classes, except in the case of illness or exposure to COVID-19, or their role may be compromised.

 

ANTI-RACISM POLICY:

  • Applause is committed to being a safe and welcoming space regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic status. No discriminating acts or remarks will be tolerated by students or parents at Applause.

 

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY POLICY:

  • Filming of any kind is not permitted. Applause reserves the right to film, photograph classes and share footage, movies and photographs on appropriate viewing platforms and for teaching purposes and publicity. Viewing platforms may include, but are not limited to, Applause Theatrical Workshops Inc. social media outlets and YouTube channel.