Improv Classes: Level 1, 2 & 3

Grow your confidence, become a better listener, learn a new style of comedy – there are a bundle of good reasons to try improv. Our core classes are the tried and true path to explore. Long-form improv is an exciting art form, driven by supportive teamwork. Our experienced teachers are committed to helping your group grow together, and to giving you focused, personalized instruction. Oh yeah, by the way, improv is a ton of fun.

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2018 Class Schedule

Level One: Introduction to Improv

Instructor: Phil Gross
Difficulty: Beginner
Price: $75, paid at first workshop
Location: Echo Space

For beginners that have always wanted to pursue improv, for the adventurous looking to try something new, and for the veterans looking to reconnect with the basics. Intro to Improv brings in basic concepts like listening, Yes and, sharing focus, relationships, and generosity. Intro to Improv does not have a performance component, so class energy will be focused on these building blocks, applying them to scene work, and having fun.

April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19
June 2
June 9

Time: 10 AM – Noon

INTRODUCING…For the first time…LEVEL ONE NIGHT CLASS!

Instructor: Lauren Esposito
Difficulty: Beginner
Price: $75, paid at first workshop
Location: Echo Space
THURSDAYS

April 26
May 3
May 10
May 17
May 24
May 31

Time: 7 – 9 PM

Level Two: Scene Work

Instructor: Jeff White
Difficulty: Intermediate

Price: $75, paid at first workshop
Location: Echo Space

The Scene Work class builds on the fundamentals learned in the Intro to Improv class and introduces the importance of storytelling as it applies to the performance of scenes. It will stress working together and focus on techniques for starting scenes and developing interesting characters and situations that the audience cares about. It will also work on recognizing and dealing with common pitfalls improvisers face. At the end of the class, participants will be comfortable with good scene work and will be ready to apply their knowledge to more advanced improv forms.

Pre-requisite: Participants are encouraged to have successfully completed any Introductory Improv course before signing up for this class.

June 16
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21

Time: 10 AM – Noon

Level Three: Long Form Improv – The Harold

Instructor: Dan Kane
Difficulty: Advanced
Price: $75, paid at first workshop
Location: Echo Space

The Harold is a long-form structure developed by Del Close and is the basic form all long-form improvisers should know. This course will teach the fundamentals of the form as well as continuing to work on scene work and character development. This course is recommended for anyone who has some improv experience and feels comfortable participating in a two-person scene.

July 28
August 4
August 11
August 18
August 25
September 1

Time: 10 AM – Noon

 

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