Classes

Acting, Dance, & Theatre Classes
for Kids & Adults

Winter 2024 Theatre Classes

It’s time for your kids to explore their creativity, try something new, and of course, act, dance, and sing with the Racine Children’s Theatre!

All classes will have a short presentation for family and friends to see their hardwork come to life on the final day of the course. If you want to sign-up your kids for multiple classes, don’t forget that courses are eligible for a $10 discount if registering for 2 or more classes! You can also fill out a paper registration form here.

You can also find financial aid scholarship information at the bottom of the page.

There will be no classes the week of April 1!

FAIRYTALES AND FABLES – $125 (FULL)

Ages 6 – 9

MONDAYS

Monday, February 5 – Monday, Monday, April 15, 2024

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Doesn’t everyone want to live a fairytale life where good triumphs over evil? Now you can by learning basic theatre skills through rehearsing and performing a familiar fairytale for friends and family. Working on selections from Aesop’s Fables, the folktales feature clever, cunning, and creative animals and plants who learn a moral lesson through their stories. They have been told and retold in a variety of media, from oral tradition to written storybooks, film and animated cartoon versions, architecture, and now come alive on our stage. Instructor: Tina Paukstelis

 

BROADWAY BOUND – $125 (FULL)

Ages 8 – 12

WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday, February 7 – Wednesday, April 17, 2024

4:30 – 6 p.m.

Students will learn the skills of a “triple threat”- singing, dancing, and acting- all while diving into fun! Jumping and jiving will learning all the elements of a mini-musical throughout class, kids dive into their imagination and creativity, working as a team to perform the final show, “Disney: The Movies, The Music.” Welcome to the wonderful world of Disney! Celebrate 75 years of Disney magic and some of the music that helped make that magic happen with favorite songs from the movies of Peter Pan, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King. Instructor: Rylie Armantrout

 

DRAMALYMPICS – $125

Ages 10 – 14

SATURDAYS

Saturday, February 10 – Saturday, April 20, 2024

9 – 10:30 a.m.

Learn to write your own stories through role play and improv. With storytelling we can build social skills and be the creators of our own adventures. Activate the body and the imagination with this class.  Working as a team, students learn to listen and react to each other to create moments and characters, understanding that improv is an art, but also a craft. Movement, miming, and drama games designed with fun in mind for budding artists! Instructor: Parker Muñoz

 
Racine Children’s Theatre Classes Financial Aid Application

Many families are facing financial hardships and need help providing their children with access to the performing arts where they can build creativity, self-confidence, and teamwork skills through acting, dancing, and singing. The Racine Theatre Guild and Racine Children’s Theatre want to support our community through theatre classes by providing financial aid to students.

We ask that you do not look at our Financial Aid Scholarship Application as a way to get a “discount” and save money. We invite you to view it as a needs-based scholarship. While applications will be accepted regardless of financial circumstance, completing a form does not guarantee a scholarship award. Forms must be turned in at least 10 days prior to the start of a class and will be processed and evaluated in order they are received.

Please note: If applying for Financial Aid, you do not need to complete a separate registration form.

 

F.A.Q.

Where do classes take place?

All Racine Theatre Guild and Racine Children’s Theatre classes are held at Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine, WI. Most class sessions begin in the green room and transition onto the stage as the final class performance approaches. Depending on weather, class breaks or activities may take place outdoors as well.

What happens if my student has to miss a class?

For the purposes of community building and collaboration, it’s best for all students to have regular attendance in class. Absences do affect everyone involved as theater is a team sport. If your child does have to miss a class due to illness or unavoidable conflict, please contact classes@racinetheatre.org or the class instructor directly.

Can I watch my student in class?

Students focus better and participate more fully when family members are not in the room. If your student is nervous about class, you can reassure them by remaining in the building. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend the final class, sharing, showcase, or performance. If your student requires an aide to participate in class, please contact classes@racinetheatre.org to explore options.

What should my student wear to class?

Students should wear comfortable clothing that they can move in. Gym shoes or dance, closed-toed shoes are the preferred footwear.

What should my student bring to class?

Every program will have a supply list. Common items are a labeled water bottle, a folder or binder for music sheets/scripts, a pencil, and snacks.

Are there any requirements to register for class?

Students should be the ages required for the class by the first day of the course. No acting, singing, or dancing experience is necessary! We do ask that all students be potty trained.

Do we need to purchase tickets for the final class performance?

For week long and classes during the school year, the short presentation does not require additional tickets. Our class-to-stage productions are offered to the general public under our Racine Children’s Theatre umbrella to attend as well and tickets are required. Students’ friends and family will have the initial opportunity to purchase tickets with a form sent home via the first class and then they will be available to the public.

Do you provide financial assistance?

Yes! More information about Financial Assistance is listed above. If you have any questions, contact classes@racinetheatre.org or call the Box Office at (262) 633-4218.

If you have any questions, contact classes@racinetheatre.org or call the Box Office at (262) 633-4218.

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