6th-10th Grade

(Entering 6th-10th Grade in Fall 2020)

This program offers weekly intensives in the performing arts, including:

  • Singing 
  • Acting/Improv
  • Hip-Hop Dance
  • Dance Workshop 
  • Musical Theater 
  • Audition Technique
  • Film Acting

Students in this group will work on advanced singing techniques and sophisticated choreography, and will audition for roles in the groups musical theater number, Hip-Hop dance and movie which will all be presented at our final performance on Friday at noon. Each week will include a workshop and visit from a Broadway star. Prior experience in musical theater and/or dance is recommended, but not required.


Please note that Week 4 will conclude on a Thursday with the final performance on 7/2 at noon.


  • A refund less a $75 cancellation fee will be given prior to May 1st. Switching summer program weeks is permitted until June 1st. After June 1st, there will be no refunds or credits or given.
  • If your child has an allergy please let us know. Also, please call us if there is any issue that you feel we should know about before the summer program begins.
  • We are a nut-free environment.
  • 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 program.
  • Applause reserves the right to place students in the appropriate group for their age level, and combine or split age groups according to enrollment each week.
  • Applause has the right to publish all materials and footage from our program on our Youtube channel.
  • A detailed letter explaining the summer program policies and procedures will be emailed closer to your child's summer program week.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Applause located?

We are located on the Upper East Side of New York City. Our exact address is 184 East 76th Street between Third Avenue and Lexington Avenue. 

Do you offer early drop-off or late pick-up?

No, we do not offer early drop-off or late pick-up, but we have several waiting areas and a beautiful outdoor courtyard for you to wait in with your child if you arrive early.

Do you allow parents in the classroom?

We do not allow parents in the classrooms, so please sign up assuming your child can handle a separation for the entire length of the day. We always end our week with a performance for family and friends where you can see what your child has been working on!

Is it possible to switch weeks after I'm registered?

Yes, we allow all students to switch weeks as long as we are notified before June 1st. 

Can my child sign up for multiple weeks of the Applause Summer Program?

Yes! We have many students who will sign up for the entire summer as we work on different material each week. While the structure of the week is consistent, we refresh our theme, movie script and songs each week and every Friday there is a brand new performance! 

What does my child need to bring for the Applause Summer Program?

Please pack a labeled water bottle, a nut-free lunch and nut-free snack each day. Students in our Jr. Clubhouse (ages 3-5) do not need to pack a snack, just a lunch, as we provide snack for this age group. Many children also bring a light sweater or sweatshirt for when they are in the air-conditioning. Please make sure all personal belongings are labeled with your child's name. 

Do students entering the Jr. Clubhouse (ages 3-5) need to be fully potty-trained?

Yes, we require all of our summer students to be fully potty-trained before signing up.