TRAINING

2019 Training Schedule
Sign Ups For Winter 2 begin November 23

Winter 2: Jan. 6 – Feb. 23
Spring: March 3 – April 20
Summer 1: May 5 – June 22
Summer 2: July 7 – Aug. 24
Fall: Sept. 8 – Oct. 26
Winter 1: Nov. 3 – Dec. 21

Training Center Holidays:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day

TRAINING

2019 Training Schedule
Sign Ups For Winter 2 begin November 23

Winter 2: Jan. 6 – Feb. 23
Spring: March 3 – April 20
Summer 1: May 5 – June 22
Summer 2: July 7 – Aug. 24
Fall: Sept. 8 – Oct. 26
Winter 1: Nov. 3 – Dec. 21

Training Center Holidays:
Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day

Basic Improv: Basics of Improv
(No Prerequisite)

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

  • Theatre Basics
  • The Tools of Improv
  • Creating Reality
  • Introduction to Scene work

Intermediate Improv: “Creating Character”
(Prerequisite Basic Improv)

Students will learn techniques for approaching scene work through character and relationships.

  • Developing Characters
  • Status & Emotional Viewpoint
  • Listening and Responding

Advanced Improv: “The Game of the Scene”
(Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate)

Students will learn how to find and play the game in scenes.

  • What is the Game
  • Recognizing, Heightening, & Exploring
  • Mapping Scene work in Long Form

Improv Conservatory
(Prerequisite: Basic-Advanced)
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.

Basic Sketch: “The Process & Science of Comedy”
(No Prerequisite)

Students will be introduced to the process of creating an original sketch revue and various sketch structures.

  • Types of Sketches
  • Comedic Songwriting
  • The Writing Process

Basic Stand Up: “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

Basic Songprov
(No Prerequisite)

Students will learn the basic tenets of song improvisation.

  • Rules- coming in, rhythm, rhyme
  • Song Styles and Genres
  • Short form song improvisation games
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