Scare School

Scare School

Have you ever been curious about what happens behind the scenes at a haunted house? Would you be interested in learning just how much safety preparation goes into operating one? Are you an actor wanting to grow your skill set to include scare acting? Or are you simply a Halloween fanatic that wants to learn more? Then join us for Scare School!

Public Scare School Dates

The public is welcome to join us at any of the classes listed below. Please be prompt, classes start on time.

What is Scare School?

Scare School is a great way to see if volunteering with a haunted house could be right for you while learning everything from the science behind scare acting to techniques to terrify customers. You will get to learn safety procedures with interactive exercises, find out how to use all five senses to get the most out of each scare, get out of your comfort zone with acting activities, and finally, get your feet wet while trying to scare our veteran actors in the haunt!

Scare Science

The science behind the scare is an art in itself. Learn the why and how behind scare sequences, why we place scares where we do, and what it does to our visitors!


Working in a haunt comes with it's risks, and we take them very seriously, which is why every actor is required to go through scare school each year to ensure everyone is up to date on the most recent safety procedures.


Even if you have acted before, scare acting is a whole different animal. Lean the techniques that will get you ready to craft the perfect scare.

Sioux Empire Area School Theatre Programs

The Jaycees Feargrounds loves sharing our passion for scare acting! If you are a drama teacher in the Sioux Falls or surrounding districts and would like to have a private scare school class taught for your students, please get in touch! We can teach our program here at the haunted house, or travel to you. Travel to your school limitations will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.