Jr. Clubhouse

3-5 Year Olds
Jr Clubhouse

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, arts & crafts and more, our students will present an end-of-the-week performance on Thursdays at 12:30pm for family and friends. Whether your child is already performing at home or is needing a little more encouragement, our highly accredited staff will create a magical week for them! Students will bring a nut-free lunch each day, and Applause will provide a nut-free snack.

Requirements for Jr. Clubhouse Students:

  • Students must be at least three years old as of June 1, 2020
  • Students must be potty-trained
  • Parents and caregivers are not allowed to stay at Applause during the duration of the program, so please sign up assuming your child is prepared to handle a 3-hour separation.


  • A refund less a $75 cancellation fee will be given prior to May 1st. Switching Jr. Clubhouse weeks is permitted until June 1st. After June 1st, there will be no credit 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 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.
  • All children enrolled in Junior Clubhouse must be potty trained.
  • A detailed letter explaining policies and procedures will be emailed closer to your child's Jr. Clubhouse 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.