TRAINING

Sign Ups For Summer 1 Term Begin April 1st

2018 Training Schedule

Spring – March 4- April 29
Summer 1 – May 6- June 30
Summer 2 – July 8- Sept 1
Fall: September 2 – October 27
 Winter: October 28 -December 22

Training Center Holidays: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day,
Winter Break (Sunday, December 23 2018 -Saturday, January 5 2019)

TRAINING

Sign Ups For Summer 1 Term Begin April 1st

2018 Training Schedule

Spring – March 4- April 29
Summer 1 – May 6- June 30
Summer 2 – July 8- Sept 1
Fall: September 2 – October 27
 Winter: October 28 -December 22

Training Center Holidays: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day,
Winter Break (Sunday, December 23 2018 -Saturday, January 5 2019)

IMPROV COMEDY

Improv Level 1: Basics of Improv
(No Prerequisite)

Students will be introduced to the world of improv comedy. Students will learn basic agreement, guidelines, and scenework.

*Theatre Basics
*The Tools of Improv
*Creating Reality
*Introduction to Scenework

Improv Level 2: “Creating Character”
(Prerequisite Improv Level 1)

Students will learn techniques for approaching scene work through character and relationships.
*Developing Characters
*Status & Emotional Viewpoint
*Listening and Responding

Improv Level 3: “The Game of the Scene”
(Prerequisite Improv Levels 1 & 2)

Students will learn how to find and play the game in scenes.
*What is the Game?
*Recognizing, Heightening, & Exploring
*Mapping Scenework in Long Form

Improv Level 4: “Putting it all Together- Long Form Techniques”
(Prerequisite Improv Levels 1-3)

Students will learn how to turn scenework into successful long form pieces; including specific instruction on a number of well-known forms. Students will perform a graduation show on the Stomping Ground stage during the final week of classes.
*Finding Theme
*Call-Backs, Tap Outs & Walk Ons
*Game Scenes and Openers
*Types of Long Form including The Harold, The Movie, and The Armando

Improv Level 5: “Improv Conservatory”
(Prerequisite Improv Levels 1-4)
Audition Required

Our Improv Conservatory is for those who wish to continue their Improv education with a focus towards performance. Visit our Conservatory Page for more information.

STAND UP COMEDY

Stand Up Comedy Level 1: “Getting on Stage”
(No Prerequisite)

Students will learn basic public speaking techniques and how to develop their own original comedic material, crafting a short set that they will then perform in a showcase at the Stomping Ground stage.
*Brief History of Stand Up Comedy
*Writing and Editing “Personal” Material – getting to the point and being memorable
*Crafting showcase/open mic/audition/hosting sets – how to actually PERFORM your material, get noticed, and hopefully get some work

Stand Up Comedy Level 2: “Getting on Lots of Stages”
(Prerequisite Level 1)

Students will continue the writing and performance processes learned in Level 1, learning to generate more material for themselves and how to take those first steps out beyond their local Comedy scenes. They will produce and promote their own showcase at the Stomping Ground stage.
*Crafting longer sets for Feature and Headlining work
*Career Opportunities in Stand Up (What to expect with Comedy Clubs, Corporate Shows, Cruise Ships, Colleges, etc)
*Beyond Funny: Best practices for getting yourself booked

IMPROVISED SONG (Enrolling Fall 2018)

Improvised Song (Beginner): “Basics of Improvised Song”
(Improv Levels 1 & 2 at any training center)

Students will learn the basics of improvised song including guidelines, styles, and application
* Rhyme schemes
* Song styles/genres
* Duets and group songs
* Short form games

Improvised Song (Advanced): “Solos and Improvised Musicals”
(Prerequisite- Improvised Song Beginner and Improv Levels 1 & 2 at any training center)

Students will dive deeper into longer improvised solo singing. They will also put into practice the skills learned in Beginner Improvised Song and use them to build fully improvised musicals. Students will perform a graduation show on the Stomping Ground stage during the final week of classes.
* Building a song solo from artist influence
* Fully improvised solos
* Long form musicals

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