This is the optimal team for a student who loves to sing, dance and perform. Comprised of two groups; Generation & Journey. The performance team creates its own 45 minute variety show which includes all types of dance styles and musical numbers. The prestigious performers on this team learn at least four different highly entertaining routines in one class from different instructors that challenges both their dance technique and vocal abilities. Catch them performing their show at various venues in our community such as the Seattle Center House, Evergreen State Fair and Mill Creek Festival to name a few. Auditions for new team members will be held on Friday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM for all ages and abilities with at least one year of dance experience.
Generation - 6+, Journey - Preteen, Fame - Teen
Click here to watch their performance in last year's recital!
APPLAUSE PLAYERS (AP) - MUSICAL THEATRE TROUPE
Applause's theater troupe works weekly starting in October to put on a spectacular full-length musical come spring. Under the current direction of Amanda Rice, students learn character development, various acting techniques, dance routines and vocal training. Auditions are on the first Tuesday in October.
Click here to watch a clip of last year's show, Scat Cat Alley!
SANCTION - CONTEMPORARY COMPETITION TEAM
Sanction is for the advanced creative contemporary dancer. The team is open for ages 12+ at level 3 ballet or higher to join and participate in. Specially invited students from this team will perform with Applause Studio's Performance Team as well as participate in separate showcases and competitions. Auditions are toward the end of Summer.
Click here to watch Sanction in last year's recital!
ACCLAIM - HIP HOP COMPETITION TEAM
Acclaim is for the committed dancer who wants to push their abilities to the limit. These students work hard learning platinum level choreography to compete against the best hip hop crews in the area. A required convention allows dancers to work with leading names in the dance industry and expand their repertoire. Auditions are held the first practice in September. See the class schedule for specific times. All dancers must be 14 or older and have at least one full year of hip hop experience to be eligible to audition. Auditions are toward the end of Summer.
ASCENT CREW - HIP HOP COMPETITION TEAM
Ascent Crew is for the dancers striving to one day be on Acclaim. Just as committed, the Ascent Crew will push each dancer to a new level of performance. They will participate with Acclaim in conventions and a competition. For dancers age 9-13 who have taken at least one full year of hip hop class. Auditions for next year's team will be on Wednesday, June 29th at 6:00 PM. Auditions are toward the end of Summer.
BALLET PRODUCTION TEAM
Any of our students that are enrolled in a ballet class are eligible to audition for our free ballet production program! Students will learn the numbers during 10 Saturday morning rehearsals, and also in their ballet class. Not only will they get more ballet training, but they will also get a taste of acting and what it's like to perform in a professional ballet. This year we will be doing The Cinderella Ballet!
Click here to watch last year's ballet, Sleeping Beauty!