Fall Workshops Are Here!


We’re really excited to announce our fall workshops! Registration is now open!

First Class: Monday, Sept. 12th (No Class Oct. 10th)
Last Class: Monday, Nov. 21st
Times: 2:40pm-5pm
Where: Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Ave, BK, NY)
Price: $500
Ages: 8-12
Description: In this 10 week after school workshop, kids will learn how to shape a scene and short story as well as work on building and creating costume pieces and props based on a  different theme each week.
PS 9 pick up available

First Class: Wednesday Sept. 14th 
Last Class:
Wednesday, Oct. 12th
Planet Cute (704 Washington Ave)
Description: In this 5 week after school workshop, kids will explore Prospect Park to play fun ice breakers, theater games and group building exercises to get away from screens and help them engage with the outdoors.  There will be lots of stories, running and playing!  (dropoff/pick up will be at Planet Cute in Prospect Heights).
PS 9 pick up available

TO RESERVE A SPOT: email appleburne@gmail.com! Happy Summer!



1006098_703861156319268_1156717609585777269_nAppleburne Workshops will be offering 3 after school workshops this Fall starting in September 2016!

These workshops will be held in Prospect Heights, BK and will focus on creative writing, theatrical and movement based performance and original story building.

Fall workshops will begin September 7th and run through Nov. 16th.  Enrollment will begin July 15th at 7:30am.

Stay tuned for more info!

Fall Appleburne Workshops are HERE!


Appleburne is excited to announce that we’ll be kicking off our 3rd year at Color Bklyn, with a new session this Fall starting Monday, September 21st!

TITLE: Journey Through Stories (1st-3rd Grade)
DATE: Monday, 2:40-5pm
FIRST SESSION: Monday, September 21st (no class on Oct. 12th)
LAST SESSION: Monday, Nov. 16th
WHERE: Color BKLYN (760 Washington Ave.)
PRICE: $325 for 8-week class
DESCRIPTION: In this 8 week class students will explore different types of original stories. Every class will begin with a new story being created and told and then, as a class, we will generate ideas through theater games, movement play and writing exercises. Students will keep a journal of ideas and daily stories. The workshop will culminate with a final story that the students will present and perform for parents.
NOTE: P.S.9 Pickup is available

If interested, please email us at appleburne (at) gmail (dot) come to reserve a spot or inquire more. Happy Summer!

NEW Appleburne Workshop: Running With The Pack

Appleburne Workshops is launching an ALL NEW WORKSHOP in January 2014!  Our workshop for 6-8 year olds is called “Running With The Pack” and focuses on building teams and helping kids feel comfortable in a group setting.  Through theater exercises and movement games, students will have fun while learning the foundations of teamwork.

Mondays 3:20-5:30pm
Begins: Jan. 6th
Ends: Feb. 24th
Class Size:16
Price: $250 (If you sign up before Dec. 23rd)
Instructor: Willy Appelman & Hayley Swinburne

Email Appleburne@gmail.com for more info!

Beginning Ballet with Hayley!

hays ballet classCongratulations to the most recent graduates of Hayley Swinburne’s Beginning Ballet Class!  These little dancers completed an 8 week class that focused on the basics of ballet.  They learned technical terms and positions through fun games and exercises.  A very special thank you to The Fifth Line for all of their help in mounting this special workshop!

If you’re interested in getting your little one involved in dance, please email us at appleburne@gmail.com!
hay dance

Learn, Play, DANCE! Appleburne Does Children’s Parties!

Orin's costume party in Brooklyn!

Appleburne Workshops would love to perform at your child’s next birthday party!  Through story building, movement and improv games, our goal is to use your child’s creative ideas in a fun and productive way.  We’ll build a story, dance or song using suggestions from our young audience as well as teaching them the importance of character and voice.  We have a lot of fun sharing our collective backgrounds and performing for young captive audiences!  Please email us at appleburne@gmail.com for more information!

Come join us!

Who we are

The Girl: Hayley Swinburne graduated with a BFA from the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College.  She has danced internationally in Burgos, Spain and Western Australia performing works by Mats Ek, Jose Limon, Nacho Duato and George Balanchine. Hayley dances professionally in NYC and recently was a guest artist with IsadoraNOW. She is represented by CHIC Model Agency and studies weekly with vocal coach Mary Rogers. Hayley currently teaches ballet full time to children and teens at Cobble Hill Ballet School.
The Boy:  Willy Appelman graduated from Skidmore College, where he studied Theatre and Business.   Since moving to New York, Willy has produced and hosted weekly stand up shows with producers and performers from The Daily Show, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and HBO.  He performs weekly at The Magnet Theater as well as with Pipeline Theatre Company. He writes and produces videos with Apple Comedy and Curious Three Productions. Willy has studied improv and sketch comedy at The Second City, UCB and The Magnet Theatre.