How do I contact the Education Department?
You can reach the Education Department by contacting Vicky Fanberg, Education & Engagement Coordinator, at (937) 228-7591, x3039.
When do you offer programs?
Each year, we present a full slate of free or low cost programs that are created to offer a wide range of schedule options. To see a program’s schedule, follow the link given in each specific program description or contact us by email for more information. Click here to see our complete calendar of classes, workshops and education programs. Updates to the calendar are made as programs are added.
What ages are eligible for your programs?
Our programs are designed to appeal to a wide range of ages. We create programming for children and families, adults, educators and community groups. Many of our programs are open to anyone with an interest in the performing arts, subject to class size limitations. Participants must be in the grade level or age group indicated for each program regardless of previous experience.
How do I sign up for a program?
To register for programs, follow the instructions given in each specific program description or contact us by email for more information.
What are the criteria for participating in a program?
We welcome people of all backgrounds to our programs. However, some programs are intended for a particular age group. Most of our programs do not require any previous performing arts experience, just an interest in learning more about the performing arts. For two-week long Broadway Studio, students must be able to attend all sessions and will be accepted based on availability. Incomplete or late registrations will not be accepted.
How much does it cost to participate?
Thanks to the generosity of our funders, many of our programs are FREE to participants. Currently, the The Frank M. Tait Foundation Discovery Series, the Mid-Day Arts Café, the Broadway Studio and ImPACt programs require an admission. For programs that require an admission, please visit Ticket Center Stage. A limited number of partial and full scholarships and busing opportunities are available for the The Frank M. Tait Foundation Discovery Series for schools with financial concerns.
Where do the programs take place?
Unless otherwise indicated, programs take place at either the Victoria Theatre or the Schuster Center. Click here for directions. We are accessible via public transportation, and there are several pay lots in the area. We do not offer parking validation. Visit the Downtown Dayton Partnership’s parking page for a complete list of downtown parking options.
Who teaches the programs?
Professional artists from our shows or area Teaching Artists with expertise in their art form and teaching experience lead all of our programs. Many of our Teaching Artists work in the Dayton area as professional actors, musicians, performers and college professors.
How do I find out if I’m in a program?
Many of our programs are on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the registration form is received and processed, participants who are accepted into a program will receive a confirmation email or letter with more details and reminders about the program. If the program is already fully enrolled, participants will be notified and added to the waiting list. JPMorgan Chase Foundation Background on Broadway and Visual Voices do not require registration.
What if I need special accommodations?
We welcome individuals of all abilities to all our programs and work to create an inclusive atmosphere. If you require any special accommodations, please contact Vicky Fanberg, Education & Engagement Coordinator, at (937) 228-7591, x3039 and let us know what accommodations you need. Please provide us with a minimum of two weeks notice for special accommodations or materials. Every effort will be made to accommodate a participant’s individual needs.
If your question’s not answered here, please contact Vicky Fanberg, Education & Engagement Coordinator, at (937) 228-7591, x3039.