Classes

Acting, Dance, & Theatre Classes
for Kids & Adults

 


SUMMER THEATRE CLASSES


 

Your kids can enjoy summer fun at the Racine Theatre Guild,
learning and sharpening their acting, dancing and singing skills!

 


ACT UP! – $125*

  • Ages 13 – 18

  • July 8 – 12; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Instructor: Tina Paukstelis

 

Students explore movement, vocalization, character development, improvisation and ensemble-building to create characters and stage presence that is unforgettable. Through workshop exercises, students begin to develop acting skills needed to create truthful characters, whether they are in the ensemble or the star of the show. Limit 16

 


BROADWAY BOUND – $125/session*

  • Junior Session Ages 6 – 8 (SOLD OUT)

    • June 10 – 14; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Senior Session Ages 9 – 14 (SOLD OUT)

    • June 10 – 14; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Instructor: Rylie Armantrout

 

Students will learn the skills of a “triple threat”. Each class will focus on the performance techniques used in musical theatre – singing, dancing and acting. The class will conclude with a performance of an excerpt from a Broadway musical! Limit 16

 


CREATIVE KIDS – $55

  • Ages 3 – 4 

  • Tuesdays, June 11 – July 16; 4:15 – 5 p.m.

  • Instructor: Kara Ernst-Schalk

 

Creative movement plays an integral role in a child’s development. This class provides an opportunity for the youngest artists to explore the space around them through rhythm and expression. It’s playtime with a purpose; fun set to music. Limit 10

 


CREATIVE KID ADVENTURES – $50/session or $95/2 sessions

Join us on an imaginary journey that includes creative movement, stories and crafts! Limit 10

  • Instructor: Rylie Armantrout
  • Age: 5

  • Session 1: July 1 – July 3; 2 – 3:30 p.m.

 

The Jungle Book: Go deep into the jungle on a fantastic adventure with your friends Mowgli, Baloo, Bagehera, and Shere Khan!

  • Session 2: July 8 – 10; 2 – 3:30 p.m.

 

Fairy Tale Magic: Students will use their imagination to create fairy tale lands, villains and, of course, a “happily ever after” ending!

 


FAIRY TALE PLAYERS – $125* (SOLD OUT)

  • Ages 6 – 8

  • July 15 – 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Instructor: Tina Paukstelis

 

Learn basic theatre skills through rehearsing and performing a familiar fairy tale. Limit 16

 


INCREDIBLE IMPROV – $125/session*

  • Junior Session Ages 8 – 12 (SOLD OUT)

    • June 24 – 28; 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Senior Session Ages 13 – 15

    • July 15 – 19; 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Instructor: Kristin Althoff

 

Students will explore their creativity and build confidence through fun games and exercises as they create characters and scenes “on the spot.” Limit 16

 


KID’S KAMP – $185*

  • Ages 6 – 9

  • Mon – Thurs, June 17 – 27; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Instructor: Kara Ernst-Schalk

 

Learn acting, vocal, and dance techniques. Play theatre games and join in with costume crafts! Then, be ready to perform a mini-musical, Bugz.

There’s going to be a picnic and everyone is pitchin’ in… the Lady Bugs are in charge of proper etiquette, the Army Ants will handle security, the Fireflies are in charge of lighting, and entertainment will be provided by the Bumble Bees. Looks like everything is set! But what’s this!?! The Stinky Bug wants to come, too! Buzz on over to the country-style hoedown and help the critters rescue the party! Limit 20

 


NEVER FEAR, IT’S SHAKESPEARE – $125*

  • Ages 10 – 14

  • July 29 – August 2; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • Instructor: Kara Ernst-Schalk

 

The work of William Shakespeare comes alive for kids! Explore the poetry and characters of Shakespeare’s world – from a kid’s eye view! Limit 16

 


PLAY IN A DAY – $185*

  • Ages 10 – 14

  • August 19 – 24; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    • PERFORMANCE: Saturday, August 24
  • Instructor: Tina Paukstelis

 

In this workshop, students have 24 hours over the course of a week to write, produce and perform an original play. Do you have what it takes to beat the clock? Join us for a week of creativity, team-building and fun! Limit 20

 


SUMMER CHILDREN’S THEATRE
PRODUCTION:

Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.

The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon,  Schoohouse Rock Live, Jr. will hit the RTG stage!

Children ages 10 – 17 prepare the core performance over four weeks as part of the Racine Children’s Theatre.  Younger performers ages 6 – 9 can join the Kid’s Company for two weeks of preparation before joining in the final performances together!

PERFORMANCES: Fri, August 16 – 6 p.m. & Sat, August 17 – 2 p.m.

 


RACINE CHILDREN’S THEATRE – $225*

  • Ages 10 – 17

  • Mon – Fri, July 22 – August 16; 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Instructor: Kara Ernst-Schalk &  Rob Kroes

 

Young performers will audition for, rehearse, and perform two public performances of Schoolhouse Rock Live, Jr.! Actors will be directed by professional educators and directors and practice the skills necessary to take center stage as a musical theatre performer. Join us for a rockin’ summer adventure where learning is a blast! This is sure to be a theatrical experience that you will never forget! Class minimum 25; Class limit 75

 


KID’S COMPANY – $100*

  • Ages 6 – 9

  • Mon – Fri, August 5 – 9; 12 – 2 p.m.

  • Mon – Fri, August 12 – 16; 2 – 5 p.m.

  • Instructor: Kara Ernst-Schalk &  Rob Kroes with Rylie Armantrout

 

Young performers will join in our Summer Production with a workshop that is just for them! A shorter rehearsal process, but all the fun of participating in production on the RTG stage! Class minimum 10; Class limit 25

CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT (262) 633-4218 WITH ANY QUESTIONS!

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Please note:

  • Do not wait until the last minute to register for a class. If minimum enrollment isn’t met a week before the start date, a class may be cancelled.
  • Classes marked with an asterisk (*) are eligible for a $10 discount if registering for 2 or more sessions
  • Down payment of 50% is non-refundable, unless class is cancelled.
  • Half of the total fee is required at registration. The balance is due on the first day of class.

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