We offer an in-depth programme of improvisation classes; each class, unless otherwise stated, is a total of 24 hours of tuition over eight weeks.
If you've any questions please check out our FAQ page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or read this page a billion times.
We also have a FREE taster class coming up on September 15th!
If you're on the fence about improv or want to see how we work, this is for you and your friends!
You can book and get more details here!
Level One - Scenework
Our introductory class gives you a hugely enjoyable and strong foundation in the principles of long-form scene work. We'll start with the basic principals of 'Yes, And' and develop your improvisational skills to include strong scenic initiations, space work, the concept of 'game' and many more tools for you to use in the full scenes you'll be creating at the end of term.
Plus! Spotlight members can redeem a 10% discount on their first Level One class with us. Details can be found on the booking page.
Level Two – Basic Long-Form
Level Two takes the work from Level One and builds on those principles with challenging but rewarding work. We develop an arsenal of techniques for improvsiers to get out of their heads, introduce editing methods as well as using monologues for inspiration and background support work. By the end of the course, you'll be performing basic long-form work in small groups in class, it's awesome.
If you have a lot of improv experience and would like to audition to go straight into Level Two, please email email@example.com to request a place on a free placement audition. These are usually held once per term.
Our next audition is September 15th - contact us here.
Level Three – The Harold
The Harold is the archetypal Chicago Style Long-Form. We teach this world renowed structure over eight weeks, building up by adding new elements week by week so that the students get a strong grip of its fundamental principles. We teach a classic Harold on the course as we've found it to be hugely rewarding for the students during class and in their work beyond. This term also features a graduation show at the end, so not only will you learn how to perform a Harold, you'll actually perform a Harold.
Level Three classes are on sale right now!
Level Four – Advanced Long-Form
Level Four follows on from the work in Level Three by further working the Harold and looking at some popular variations of the form, then we take a lateral step to a selection of other structures; The Slacker and The Armando. We also look into the exciting technique of scene-painting and spend time working on instantly conjuring developed characters from thin air. As with the previous level, Level Four class has a graduation show at the end.
We're not offering a Level Four class this term, but we'll have a course ready to go in March.
LEVEL FIVE - NARRATIVE CLASS
We'll be offering an 8 week narrative course starting the week of September 24th - though we're confirming the exact dates as we type.
If you'd like to be kept informed of this and other advanced classes we have coming up - just sign up to the Advanced Class Mailing List.
Have a look at out FAQs or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a more personal response.