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Improv Specializations

Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Improv Specialization courses allow students to explore specific areas of interest within improv. These classes focus on particular styles or advanced techniques, providing opportunities for students to tailor their improv education to their personal interests and goals. Perfect for those looking to diversify their improv repertoire

Prerequisites: Courses and workshops have individual requirements

Skills

The skills learned in Improv Specializations

Improv Styles

  • Narrative
  • Musical
  • Premise
  • Dramatic
  • Genre

Specialized Skills

  • Physical Comedy and Clowning
  • Improv Storytelling
  • Acting for Improvisers

Past Workshops and Courses

Have a look through our past workshops and courses to get inspired about whats to come. Teachers are available for hire for private group courses so if you assemble a group of improvisers and have a course you are interested in contact us.

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Improv Performance

Improv Performance courses prepare students for live performances. They emphasize rehearsal, ensemble work, and stage presence and culminate in public performances that showcase the students’ skills and creativity. Ideal for advanced students, these courses provide real-world performance experience and help students refine their techniques in a performance setting.

Experience Level: Advanced

Prerequisites: Improv Proficiency: Longform Formats and Advanced Scene Work

Students will learn and develop:

  • Audience Interaction: Techniques for interacting with and responding to live audiences.
  • Adapting to Live Audiences: Adjusting performances based on audience reactions and feedback.
  • Handling Stage Fright: Techniques to manage and overcome performance anxiety.
  • Improvising Under Pressure: Performing confidently and creatively under live performance conditions.

Core Skills

The core skills learned in Improv Performance

  • Show Formats: Mastering various formats to deliver compelling performances.
  • Ensemble Work: Enhancing collaboration and cohesion within a performing group.
  • Stage Presence: Commanding the stage and engaging the audience.
  • Professionalism: Developing a professional attitude and work ethic.
  • Rehearsal Techniques: Effective practices for preparing for live performances.
  • Practice and Dedication: Cultivating consistent practice habits and dedication to the craft.
  • Performance Energy and Stamina: Maintaining high energy and focus throughout a performance.
  • Post-Performance Reflection and Feedback: Analyzing performances and incorporating feedback for improvement.

Past Workshops and Courses

Have a look through our past workshops and courses to get inspired about whats to come. Teachers are available for hire for private group courses so if you assemble a group of improvisers and have a course you are interested in contact us.

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Improv Proficiency

Experience Level: Intermediate – Advanced

Improv Proficiency courses build on the foundational skills learned in Improv Essentials. These intermediate courses introduce more complex techniques and deeper character work. They are designed for students ready to tackle more challenging material. By focusing on advanced scene work, long-form improv techniques, and character development, participants will enhance their ability to create compelling and nuanced performances.

Prerequisites: Improv Essentials: Two-Person Scenes and Group Dynamics or equivalent

Core Skills

The core skills learned in Improv Proficiency

Scene Work Proficiency

  • Environment and Stage Picture
  • Mapping
  • Theme
  • Pacing
  • Handling conflict scenes

Character Proficiency

  • Point of View (POV)
  • Justification
  • Emotional Range
  • Clear Objectives
  • Consistency
  • Adaptability

Longform Improv Proficiency

  • Advanced Formats (e.g. Harold, Deconstruction)
  • Advanced Edits
  • Openings
  • Payoffs and Conclusions

Past Workshops and Courses

Have a look through our past workshops and courses to get inspired about whats to come. Teachers are available for hire for private group courses so if you assemble a group of improvisers and have a course you are interested in contact us.

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Improv Essentials

Experience Level: Beginner – Intermediate

Workshops and courses that focus on techniques, fundamental skills, and essential concepts that form the backbone of improv.

These workshops are open to Beginners to Intermediate improvisers who have learned the basic principles of improvisation (ie they have completed Improv Foundations or equivalent)

Prerequisites: Improv Foundations or equivalent

Core Skills

The core skills learned in Improv Essentials

Two-Person Scene Essentials

  • Relationship building
  • Active Listening
  • Status dynamics
  • Offers and acceptance
  • Endowing
  • Finding Fun
  • Space Work

Group Dynamics Essentials

  • Group Mind
  • Group Game
  • Group Scenes
  • Support and following
  • Heightening
  • Commitment
  • Clear Communication

Longform Improv Essentials

  • Initiations
  • Edits
  • Tag-outs
  • Walk-Ons
  • Pacing
  • Heightening
  • Callbacks and Connections

Past Workshops and Courses

Have a look through our past workshops and courses to get inspired about whats to come. Teachers are available for hire for private group courses. If you assemble a group of improvisers and have a course you are interested in, contact us.