TRAINING

Sign Ups For Fall Term Begin August 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 Fall Term Begin August 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.

Sketch Comedy

Level 1: “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

Improvised Song

Level 1: “Basics of Improvised Song
(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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