Classes

Theatre class through the Racine Children’s Theatre and Racine Theatre Guild provide so much more than just acting, dancing, and singing. They help students build confidence, explore communication and teamwork, tap into imagination, and make new friends. We offer four semesters of classes taught by certified drama, music, and theatre teachers who create connections with students to last a lifetime.

Our 6 year old daughter had an amazing a positive experience participating in the Broadway Bound Junior class! Miss Riley did an amazing job with all of the children, I highly recommend their education programs!

– Marna L., class student’s mom

Summer 2024 Theatre Classes

As the anticipation builds for all the summer fun on the horizon, it’s time for your kids to make a splash as they dance, sing, act, and make friends all summer long with 2024 Summer Theatre Classes through the Racine Children’s Theatre and Racine Theatre Guild!

Whether young artists want to try their hand at improv, work on creating a character, sing some of their favorite songs, there are many ways they can stretch their theatre muscles. building skills, and create new memories!

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 unless otherwise noted. 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!

 BEFORE you enroll, set-up your family profile

  1. Create a new account
  2. Add your information (parent or purchaser) FIRST
    • Select “register” on a class
    • You will be taken to a screen with to sign-in or create account. Select “create account”
    • Enter an email you check regularly and a password to create an account
    • Enter your name and details as the main account holder
    • Add your child/grandchild/guardian(s) details, noting your relationship to them
    • Once added, you can my changes under “update account.” You can also add spouses/partners, emergency contacts, or others that may be point of contacts/picking children up in addition to yourself
  3. Upon completing your information, THEN add another parent, guardian, and/or child(ren) to your profile
  4. Begin enrollment

Additional features and instructions:

  • With our new enrollment platform, you can use the options on the left to filter by age and by session
  • We recommend filtering by age range first to ensure you enroll the student in the appropriate class
  • Select “register” for the class and choose the student listed in your family profile under “select attendees”
  • On the top right, select the “reserve class” button
  • From here, you can add another student to the same class session by selecting “add more” or “continue shopping” to enroll in a different class session
  • When you have completed adding sessions/students to enroll, go to your cart or select “checkout”
  • You may consider adding a donation to the education programs with your enrollment. Select the donation option that is best for you and click “continue”
  • Be sure to check the boxes located in the “legal” section and add emergency contact information under “class registration” on the review page at check-out
  • Continue to payment. Add payment information. Once you select “submit” at the top right, your students will be enrolled. Look for a confirmation email
  • Financial Aid scholarship information at the bottom of the page or by contacting the Box Office

BROADWAY BOUND, JR. – Session 1

$125

Ages 6 – 9

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21, 2024

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Instructor: Rylie Armantrout

SOLD OUT – Call the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 to be added to a waiting list

Students will learn the skills of a “triple threat”- singing, dancing, and acting- all while diving into fun! Jumping and jiving while 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.

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BROADWAY BOUND, JR. – Session 2

$125

Ages 6 – 9

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21, 2024

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Rylie Armantrout

Students will learn the skills of a “triple threat”- singing, dancing, and acting- all while diving into fun! Jumping and jiving while 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. . If students have already signed-up for session one, they cannot do session two.

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BROADWAY BOUND, SR.

$125

Ages 10 – 14

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 2024

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Instructor: Rylie Armantrout

SOLD OUT – Call the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 to be added to a waiting list

Students will learn the skills of a “triple threat”- singing, dancing, and acting- all while diving into fun! Jumping and jiving while 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.

SOLD OUT

DRAMA-LYMPICS: Session 1

$125

Ages 15 – 18

Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28, 2024

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Parker Muñoz

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!

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FAIRYTALES & FABLES

$125

Ages 6 – 9

Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2024

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Instructor: Tina Paukstelis

SOLD OUT – Call the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 to be added to a waiting list

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. 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.

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DRAMA-LYMPICS: Session 2

$125

Ages 10 – 14

Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12, 2024

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Parker Muñoz

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!

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ACT UP!

$125

Ages 15 – 18

Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26, 2024

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Instructor: Parker Muñoz

With a special focus on acting, students learn the skills through monologue and scene work. Vocal technique, story development, rehearsal, memorization, and physicality play important roles in character creation. Students build confidence taking risks, developing tools: body, voice, and imagination.

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PLAYWRIGHT EXPRESS

$185

Ages 10 – 14

Monday, August 5  – Saturday, August 10, 2024

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Instructor: Tina Paukstelis

In this workshop, students have a week to write, produce, and perform an original play. Looking at plot, characters, and storytelling, dive into your imagination and explore new worlds. Do you have what it takes to beat the clock? Join us for a week of creativity, team-building and fun.

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CLASS-TO-STAGE PRODUCTION

Disney’s Finding Nemo KIDS

$250

Ages 10 – 17

Monday – Friday, July 15 – August 2

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Public Performances: Friday, August 2

Instructor: Rylie Armantrout

SOLD OUT – Call the Box Office at (262) 633-4218 to be added to a waiting list

Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.


Featuring memorable songs such as “Just Keep Swimming,” “Fish Are Friends Not Food,” and “Go With the Flow,” Finding Nemo KIDS brings a vibrant underwater world to life on stage in a story full of family, friendship, and adventure. The final performance will be offered as a bonus show for the 92nd season of the Racine Children’s Theatre.

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FAQs

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Download Summer 2024 Application

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