Dayton's Premier Professional Regional Theatre

Kevin Moore, President and Artistic Director

126 North Main Street, Suite 300

Dayton, Ohio 45402

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The Human Race on Education

Philips Creativity Center

Kids and Teens Classes

Girl Scouts Workshops

Adult Classes

Private Coaching

Summer Theatre Camps

Schwartz Scholarship


Artist in Residence

Theatre in Context

Career Days/Job Shadowing

Performance Calendar


Classes and Workshops for Kids and Teens

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 and pay using PayPal or download the registration form.

Save with our Early Bird Registration prices when you register your child at least one week prior to the first day of class.

To register and for more information, please contact Marilyn Klaben, Education Director at (937) 461-3823 x3132.


Fall 2015 Classes

Kids ages 9 – 14
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
October 10 – November 14, 2015 (6 classes)
Registration for this class is closed.
Instructor: Sean Michael Flowers

This six-week course is designed to provide both singers and those still finding their voice with the foundation necessary for healthy and proper singing by focusing on the development of vocal technique and healthy vocal habits in addition to boosting individual confidence levels. Students work on fundamentals as a group and then apply concepts during in-class solo performances. Solo work helps students better understand and address their unique vocal challenges. This class is a must for the singer in your home!


A Play a Day
Kids ages 9 – 14
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
November 21 – December 19, 2015 (5 classes)
Registration for this class is closed.
Instructor: Jene Rebbin Shaw

Each Saturday, students read an exciting short script together. After discussing the dramatic elements of the story – characters, plot, dialogue, conflict and theme – they assemble a cast of characters. Students then select appropriate costumes and props from the costume rack and have a dress rehearsal before performing in a staged reading. All in just two hours!


Winter 2016 Classes

Improv – Ultimate Scenework Rivalry
Kids ages 8 – 14
Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
January 9 – February 6, 2016 (5 classes)
Fee: $110.00 (Early Bird Fee $100.00 if paid by December 31)
Instructor: Heather Gorby

Say, “Yes!” and seize the moment! Perform without advance preparation as a member of the Ultimate Scenework Rivalry Team. Teammates collaborate by building scenes focusing on the WHO, WHAT and WHERE of improvisation. Students develop the improvisation skills of teamwork and examine scene structure then share what they’ve learned on the last week of class.


Newsies! A Musical Theatre Workshop
Kids ages 8 – 14
Saturdays 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
February 13 – March 19, 2016 (6 classes)
Fee: $135.00 (Early Bird Fee $125.00 if paid by February 6)
Instructor: Kandis Wean

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Become a newsboy or newsgirl and imagine yourself on the Broadway stage singing the high-spirited songs from the show Newsies as you toss newspapers into the audience. Rehearse high-stepping choreography to accompany the songs from the show. On the last session of the class, you will perform musical highlights from the show.