Classes

Acting, Dance, & Theatre Classes
for Kids & Adults

Fall Theatre Classes

School is in session with theatre fun and learning with the Racine Children’s Theatre!

Kick-off a new year of school with classes for young artists to stretch their acting, dancing, and singing muscles by building skills, learning something new, and creating friendships along the way! All classes will have a short presentation for family and friends to see their hard work come to life on the final day of the course unless otherwise noted.

There will be no classes the week of November 21 – 25 for Thanksgiving.

If you want to register your kids for multiple classes, don’t forget that courses marked with an asterisk (*) are eligible for a $10 discount if register for 2 or more classes! You can also fill-out and mail-in the paper registration from here or call the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 to sign-up!

Reminder: A 50% non-refundable down-payment is due at the time of registration for all classes.

Act Up! | $100*

Mondays, October 3 – December 12, 2022 |  4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Ages 13 – 17

With a special focus on acting technique, students will learn the skills of an actor through monologue and scene work. Vocal technique, story development, rehearsal, memorization, and physicality all play important roles in character creation and performance. Students will build confidence taking risks, developing all of an actor’s best tools: body, voice, and imagination. Instructor: Tina Paukstelis

 

Dramalympics | $100*

Tuesdays, October 4 December 13, 2022 | 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Please note: There will be no class on Tuesday, October 11 and the final performance will take place on Saturday, December 17

Ages 10 – 13

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. Movement, miming, and drama games designed with fun in mind for budding artists! Instructor: Parker Muñoz

 

Broadway Bound | $100* – FULL

Wednesdays, October 5 – December 14, 2022 | 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m

Ages 8 – 12

Students will learn the skills of a “triple threat”- singing, dancing, and acting- all while diving into fun! Based on a collection of whimsical poems by Phillip Van Wagoner, Could You Hug a Cactus? is a musical revue. It follows a group of kids as they come together to create a show that’s bursting with poems and creativity. One by one, they each share their imaginative creations, until a nervous performer panics and refuses to contribute a poem. Can the cast help him shed self-doubt and ignite a creative spark? Instructor: McKenna Aikens

QUESTIONS?

Contact us at classes@racinetheatre.org, call (262) 633-4218, or stop by the Box Office, Monday – Friday, 12 – 6 p.m. for more information!

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

MCKENNA AIKENS grew up in the world of musical theater and has been performing on stage since the age of 5. She started her path of directing and choreographing shows as a sophomore in high school and currently directs at an elementary and middle school in Illinois. She has two kids of her own, and loves helping children find their place on stage!

PARKER MUÑOZ is a theatre graduate from UW-Milwaukee and has been teaching at theatre classes at RTG throughout the past year. He was recently an Artist in Residence for Horlick Theater Arts. Parker has also worked backstage on many Racine Theatre Guild shows and has a passion for improv and helping young artists explore their creativity.

TINA PAUKSTELIS graduated from UW-Parkside with a degree in theatre. A founding member of Upstart Theatre and active at Over Our Head Players, her most recent roles on the Racine Theatre Guild stage were Bella in Lost in Yonkers and Sonia in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. She has been sharing her acting education with students over the past several years.

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