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Acting Classes for Kids & Adults


 Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Theatre Classes

for ages 3-18

Please note:

  • $10 discount per session applies to households registering for 2 or more qualifying sessions.  Discount does NOT apply to Theatre Workshop.
  • 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.
  • Down payment of 50% is non-refundable, unless class is cancelled.


Creative Kids (ages 3-5) 

$100.00 per 12 week session

Mondays 4:00-4:45

Fall Session: September 14-December 7 (No class 11/23) Kara Ernst-Schalk, Instructor

Winter Session: January 11-April 18 (No class 1/18, 2/15, 3/28) Kara Ernst-Schalk, Instructor

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


Broadway Bound (ages 6-8, 9-13)

$140.00 per 12 week session

Junior (ages 6-8): Mondays 4:45-6:00pm 

Fall Session: September 14-December 7 (No class 11/23)  Kara Ernst-Schalk, Instructor

Winter Session January 11-April 18 (No class 1/18, 2/15, 3/28)  Kara Ernst-Schalk, Instructor

Intermediate (ages 9-13): Thursdays 4:30-5:45

$140.00 per 12 week session

Fall Session: September 17-December 10 (No class 11/26) Briana Lipor, Instructor

Winter Session: January 14-April 7 (No class 3/31) Kara Ernst-Schalk, Instructor


Students will learn the skills of a “triple threat”.  Each class will focus on the performance techniques used in musical theatre performance – singing, dancing and acting. 

Class limit 16


Players and Playwrights (ages 10-14) 

$140.00 per 12 week session

Wednesdays 4:45-6:00

Fall Session: September 16-December 9 (No class 11/25) Briana Lipor, Instructor

Winter Session: January 13-April 6 (No class 3/30) Briana Lipor, Instructor

Challenge your creativity as you not only work to write original scripts but perform them, as well.  Language Arts along with performance skills will be explored as students bring their creations to life on the stage!

Class Limit 16


Adult Tap (ages 16+)

$80/8 week session

Beginning Tap Saturdays 9:00am-10:00am

Continuing Tap Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am

Fall Session: September 26-November 14

Winter Session: January 16-March 12 (no class 2/6)

Now is a great time to try something new! Exercise, meet new friends, and laugh! These tap classes are designed to take you off the couch and to the stage.  No experience is necessary to experience the joy of dance!

Class Limit 20   



To register, call the box office at 262-633-4218 or visit the Racine Theatre Guild, weekdays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Registration cannot be completed online. The RTG is a nonprofit community theatre providing entertainment, education and enrichment opportunities year-round.


Meet the instructors

KARA ERNST-SCHALK directed our summer productions of The Marvelous Wonderettes, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and The Rocky Horror Show. She also directed/choreographed I Do! I Do!, My Way, A Grand Night for Singing and Lucky Stiff on our main stage, plus a heap of Children’s Theatre productions, including last season’s Bunnicula and Seussical.  She’ll be producing/directing Snow White and Pale Pink Dragon in the upcoming season. As a choreographer, Kara’s list of shows is extensive, and includes Spamalot, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, Chicago, The Music Man and Anything Goes. She first appeared on our stage as Sr. Leo in Nunsense (1993) and was last seen as Mme. Thenardier in Les Miserables. She’s been the RTG Theatre Class coordinator and instructor for many years, and is certified to teach special education.

BRIANA LIPOR, a native of Racine, began her training in theater under the direction of former Theater Guild teacher, Phyllis Mount. Her passion for the arts blossomed throughout her childhood landing her roles in shows such as Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Footloose and many more! She went on to study Vocal Performance at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, WI.  Her love for music, theater and dance motivated her to become a state representative for Music Friends organization and carry the message of arts education nationally as Miss Wisconsin 2008. Briana is thrilled to continue another year as an educator with The Racine Theater Guild and looks forward to many more!

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