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All students begin with Level 1 - Intro to Improv. Check the schedule below and get registered today.

Intro to Improv (Level 1)


In this class students will learn the fundamental tools necessary for improv. They will learn the benefits of working as an ensemble by building skills in collaboration, support, listening and saying yes to the possibilities of anything.

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Class Dates

Level 1 - Intro to Improv - Tuesdays - Class full
Tuesday, April 30, 2024 - Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Level 1 - Intro to Improv - Wednesdays - Just Added!
Wednesday, May 1, 2024 - Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Building an Ensemble (Level 2)

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This class continues where the intro class left off. Students work as a group to recognize patterns and learn games and openings and continued collaboration to build a showpiece.

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Class Dates

Level 2 - Building an Ensemble - Sundays
Sunday, April 28, 2024 - Sunday, June 2, 2024

Level 2 - Building an Ensemble - Mondays
Monday, April 29, 2024 - Monday, June 3, 2024

Advanced Scenework (Level 3)


Students learn what is necessary for maintaining a strong scene. They will develop skills that will help find inspiration in initiating scenes, second beats, edits, and three-person scenes.

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Class Dates

Level 3 - Advanced Scenework - Thursdays
Thursday, May 2, 2024 - Thursday, June 6, 2024

Improv for the Performer (Level 4)


This is an advanced class designed specifically for those that are currently on teams or are looking to form a team. In this class students will be evaluated on their performance tendencies. These evaluations will foster skills to build and cast to the specific needs of an ensemble.

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Class Registration Open

By Sam Haldiman | August 27, 2016

Registration is now open for Level 1 classes beginning in January 2017. Levels 2 through 4 will open up as students complete Level 1. Visit our class schedule and registration page.

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