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.
(Registration is required at least one week before the first day of class.)

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

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - A Musical Theatre Class
  • Kids ages 8 – 13
  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • September 23 – October 28, 2017 (6 classes)
  • Fee: $135.00 REGISTER ONLINE NOW
  • Instructor: Kandis Wean Gibson

Win a golden ticket to enjoyment when you enroll in this musical theatre class. Discover pure imagination in every song lyric and every dance step you learn from Kandis. Share highlights from the musical on the last day of class in front of family and friends. Chocolate for everyone!

  • Acting Basics
  • Kids ages 9 – 14
  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • October 7 – November 11, 2017 (6 classes)
  • Class location: Studio 14 Gallery at 115 West Main Street in Tipp City, Ohio
  • Fee: $135.00 REGISTER ONLINE NOW
  • Instructor: John-Michael Lander

This six-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 for the final day to demonstrate each student’s journey through the workshop.

  • Stage Combat
    Kids ages 12 – 16
    Saturdays 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
    November 4 – 18 and December 2 – 16 (6 classes, no class on Saturday, November 25)
    Fee: $135.00 REGISTER ONLINE NOW
    Instructor: Natalie Houliston

Learn the basics of stage combat. Natalie teaches safe techniques of performing hand to hand combat, basic slaps and punches, and a bit of beginning sword work. These moves are then placed into the context of scenes which lead into a discussion of character and the intentions for the movements. On the last day of class, students share a demonstration of what they have learned with family and friends.