In-studio classes are being offered for Summer 2020! Please review the following information for the studio protocol. If your dancer or anyone you live with is unwell, has flu like symptoms, has a fever or cough, stay home. If you are uncomfortable with coming to the studio for any reason, stay home. Adult classes are also being offered in-studio this summer! See our "Adult Class" tab for more information.


Steps for Safety within the studio:


  1. We have small class sizes to begin with but have rearranged our schedule to accommodate the biggest classes in the biggest studio and have made it so the teachers move between classes throughout the night rather than having students moving to meet the teachers.

  2. We will have drop-off and pick-up only. The lobby and back room are closed and will remain closed until future notice. Please drop-off no more than 10 minutes early and pick-up no more than 10 minutes after the last class is over.

  3. Dancers must wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival at Applause and after their classes.

  4. One bathroom has been labeled as hand washing only. The door will remain open and the light will stay on to minimize what everyone has to touch between washing and going into class. The other bathroom will be used for a full bathroom and hand washing. The bathrooms will be sanitized every night, but sanitizing between uses will not be possible.

  5. The lobby is marked with signs for students to put their street shoes and dance bag at while maintaining social distance. We ask that dancers put their stuff on the sign that is labeled for their studio (studio 1, studio 2, or studio 3) and only take their shoes and water bottle into the studio with them.

  6. There are boxes taped to the floor around the studio for each dancer to claim as their home base for their class(es). This is where they will put their other shoes, water bottle, and will change shoes during class. These boxes are at least 6’ away from each other.

  7. There are X’s marked off on the studio floors where dancers will set to warm-up and for any class work. It will also help the teachers keep an eye on the dancer’s spacing. During choreography and dances the dancers will not be required to stay on those X’s but are still encouraged to stay 6’ apart. Teachers will be adjusting choreography and limiting group and partner work to help with this. 

  8. After classes dancers will be dismissed to wash their hands, collect their items and wait at their lobby spot until they see their ride.

  9. The lobby spots, studios, doors, and bathrooms will be sanitized every evening after classes. If equipment is used it will be sanitized between dancers.

  10. The front desk will be closed for at least the first few weeks but there will be a drop box on the front desk for any payments, order forms, or documents that may need to be turned in. Any payment can be made over the phone or through your parent portal online, let me know how I can help you.

  11. Masks are not required but may be worn if it makes the dancer more comfortable. Teachers will not be wearing masks.


Again, a HUGE thank you to all of our dance families, dancers, and our instructors! I could not live out my passion of teaching dance without you. I know these times are unpredictable and unstable but together we will get through. You are so very appreciated. I cannot wait to dance with you all again soon.


Lots of Love,


Miss Kate


Welcome to Applause Dance Academy!


Applause: The ultimate demonstration of approval, acclamation and appreciation.


At Applause Dance Academy, we have an endless respect and admiration for our students, parents, staff, and the art of dance. We show this by offering a safe, nurturing environment for our students to learn, grow, and express themselves.


At Applause Dance Academy, we believe that students of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and income levels deserve the finest dance education from qualified, caring faculty. We offer small class sizes to ensure individualized attention and student success. Our experienced instructors follow the highest standards for dance education, creating a positive, well-rounded classroom experience.


We have something for everyone, with beginner classes for every age group, many opportunities for the advanced dancer, and fitness classes. Check out our class schedule and registration information, or feel free to contact us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

Applause Dance Academy        2000 HWY 16 East, La Crosse, WI 54601            608-797-2547

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