Acting, Dance, & Theatre Classes
for Kids & Adults



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

Classes fill fast – don’t miss out!


Ages 16+ 
Mondays, June 11 – July 16; 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Kristin Althoff

This beginner’s course introduces the fundamentals of improvisation. With fun games and exercises, you’ll learn how to think quickly, create characters, use mime-work and build the improvisational scene. The class is perfect for comedy and theatre buffs, professionals looking to boost confidence, and anyone seeking a really cool stress reliever. The course ends with a class performance at the theater! Class limit 20

BROADWAY BOUND – $125/session*

Junior Session Ages 6 – 8
July 23 – 27; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructor: Rob Kroes

Senior Session Ages 9 – 14
August 13 – 17; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructor: Kara Ernst-Schalk

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! Class limit 16


Ages 3 – 4
Tuesdays, June 12 – July 17; 4:30 – 5:15 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. Class limit 10

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

Age 5
Instructor: Katie Kowbel
Join us on an imaginary journey that includes creative movement, stories and crafts! Class limit 10

Session 1: July 30 – August 1; 12:30 – 2 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: August 6 – 8; 12:30 – 2 p.m.
Under the Sea: Get ready to meet underwater animals, pirates and friendly sea creatures as we explore the world above and below the waves!

CURTAIN UP! – $125*

Ages 13 – 18
August 6 – 10; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Kowbel

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


Ages 8 – 10
July 16 – 20; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructor: Rob Kroes

Reading and performance go hand-in-hand as we explore the imaginative worlds of Dr. Seuss and bring them to life upon the stage! Class limit 16


Ages 6 – 8
July 9 – 13, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Kowbel

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


Ages 9 – 10
July 9 – 13; 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Kowbel

Familiar fairy tales get a new twist! Explore how changes in setting and character perspective can reshape an entire story. Class limit 16


Ages 8 – 12
June 18 – 22; 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: Rob Kroes

No matter what your singing ability, this class is for you! Students will gain knowledge of how to condition their vocal instrument and understand the mechanics of the voice. Working as a team, students will choose, study, and rehearse songs that best suit their skill level with a performance on the last day of class. Class limit 20

INCREDIBLE IMPROV – $125/session*

Junior Session Ages 8 – 12
July 30 – August 3; 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Senior Session Ages 13 – 15
July 16 – July 20; 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.” Class limit 16

KID’S KAMP – $185*

Ages 6 – 9
Mon – Thurs, June 18 – 28; 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! Class limit 20


Ages 10 – 14
June 25 – 29; 1 p.m. – 4 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! Class limit 16

*NEW* PETER PAN, JR. -$225*

Ages 10 – 17 
Mon– Fri, July 23 – August 17; 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
PUBLIC PERFORMANCES: Fri, August 17 – 6 p.m. & Sat, August 18 – 2 p.m.
Directors: Rob Kroes & Kara Ernst-Schalk

Fly away with us on a summer, musical adventure! Young performers will audition for, rehearse and perform two public performances of Broadway’s Peter Pan, Jr. on our very own RTG stage! 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 and experience the beauty of Neverland, the ferocious Captain Hook, Lost Boys, and the irrepressible Peter Pan in a summer experience that you will never forget! Class minimum 25; Class limit 75

  • Please note: As a courtesy to working families, students may be picked up anytime between 5 -5:30 p.m.

*NEW* PLAY IN A DAY – $185*

Ages 10 – 14
August 20 – 25; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
PERFORMANCE: Saturday, August 25
Instructor: Kara Ernst-Schalk

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! Class limit 20





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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.