Kids and Teens Classes

The world’s a stage for your child, and The Human Race is here to help them play their part. There’s fun to be had for kids and teens ages 8 – 14.

Classes and workshops are held in The Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center, 116 North Jefferson Street in downtown Dayton unless otherwise noted.

Open house is held on the last day of the classes so that family and friends can share in what the students have been learning.

Partial scholarships are available for qualifying families who are in need, thanks to the generous support of the Frank M. Tait Foundation.
Download the Scholarship Application.

Register online now through Ticket Center Stage.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Klaben, Education Director at (937) 461-3823 x3132.

Winter and Spring 2017 Classes

  • “To be or not to be” an Actor
  • Kids ages 10 – 14
  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • April 22 – May 20, 2017 (5 classes)
  • Class location: Studio 14 Gallery at 115 West Main Street in Tipp City, Ohio
  • Fee: $125.00 REGISTER ONLINE NOW through Ticket Center Stage
  • Instructor: John-Michael Lander

This five-week theatre workshop explores the skills of acting through creative visualization, imagination, improvisation, character development, movement and speech. Actor John-Michael Lander, who has appeared in films, television, soap-operas and on stage, creates a safe environment for students to explore their desires to act, build confidence, speak in public, improve team-building strategies and develop problem solving skills. A performance is scheduled on the final day to demonstrate each student’s journey through the workshop.

  • Sketch Comedy Capers
  • Kids ages 8 – 13
  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • February 25 – April 1, 2017 (6 classes)
  • Fee: $130.00 REGISTER ONLINE NOW through Ticket Center Stage
  • Instructor: Jake Lockwood

There’s nothing quite so satisfying as getting an audience to laugh. But how do you get that first chuckle? And harder yet, the second and third? Join the team as we use improv and our own experiences to explore character, concept, and comic timing. Together, we’ll take on the challenge of comedy sketch writing and leave the audience rolling in the aisles. On the last day of class, parents and friends are invited to watch a short sample of the sketch comedy scenes the students have been creating.