welcome to vagabond youth education

Welcome! We're refreshing our main website, so this streamlined page is the best place to find and sign up for Vagabond classes, workshops, meditation, and more!

Whether you're looking to add art to your lesson plans, hold online classes for your remote learning "pod," or are interested in our advanced track for young professionals, we have classes with flexible schedules and payment options.

All our programming is built around Vagabond’s Four Pillars:
Education, Wellness, Volunteerism and Community.


WHAT WE OFFER

All our classes are taught by industry professionals.

Is your child interested in the arts or just starting their acting journey?
Looking to add art to your remote learning curriculum? We have acting, dance, and music classes that promote social/emotional learning and physical engagement.

Is your child ready to compete with some of Chicago’s top young actors? Our Advanced track will challenge them to be their best. (Please note that certain Advanced classes require headshot/resume approval.)

Questions about our class policies or COVID procedures?


get early access

Our classes are deliberately small. Join our Vagabond Youth email list to get advance notice of new classes and early access to registration.


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CONTACT US

Looking for class recommendations? Need to ask our Youth Education Director a question? Wondering about that sibling discount we offer? We've got you!


About VAGABOND YOUTH

Vagabond Youth is an offshoot of the widely respected Vagabond School of the Arts training program for adult actors. Our belief is that arts education improves a child’s self confidence, cognition, communication, and problem solving skills. Read more about Vagabond School here.

classes

All our classes are taught by industry professionals.

Explorer
Is your child interested in the arts or just starting their acting journey?
Looking to add art to your remote learning curriculum? We have acting, dance, and music classes that promote social/emotional learning and physical engagement.

Advanced
Is your child ready to compete with some of Chicago’s top young actors?
Our Advanced track will challenge them to be the best.

explorer classes

advanced classes

which class is perfect for you?

Explorer is perfect for…
Learning what acting is all aboutImproving public speaking skillsSatisfying energetic and active brainsBuilding confidence for shy studentsPracticing public speakingMaking new friends
Advanced is perfect for…
Actors who have performed in plays outside of schoolTheater actors looking to get into filmFilm actors looking to brush up on their theater skillsActors who have prior training or coachingActors who are able to commit to class requirements, including memorizing material and reading scripts

explorer acting

explorer musical theater

advanced acting

advanced musical theater

college audition prep

It's that time of year! College auditions are exciting, but can often seem overwhelming. Vagabond can help you navigate the ins and outs, coach your monologue, and tape your audition. We've been there ourselves and would love to help you succeed!

online CAMPS

Vagabond is thrilled to offer two immersive online summer camps designed to keep your child creatively engaged and foster connections with other young performers near and far. These world premiere offerings include personalized guidance from industry professionals who will work closely with campers to take their skills to the next level.
Join us, and end your summer on a high note!

meditation

Join members of the Vagabond family and our Community Engagement Director, Betsy Bowman, in a guided, kid focused meditation with the goal of cultivating empathy.
Meditation classes are open to all and pay what you can.

resources

FREE PLAY: Open Source Scripts Toward an Antiracist Tomorrow
Award-winning playwright, poet, and changemaker Idris Goodwin offers five short plays for multi-generational audiences to spark conversation about race in America.