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 and is priced at £200 per term.
If you've any questions please check out our FAQ page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or read this page a billion times.
The January - March Term is underway and sales are closed for that term - but we've got a new round of classes in March that will be on sale soon!
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We also have a FREE taster class coming up on February 18th!
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.
Weekly Level One class starting Saturday 13th of January.
Weekly Level One class starting Tuesday 16th of January.
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 December 9th.
Weekly Level Two Class starting Saturday 13th January - Book Here!
Weekly Level Two Class starting Sunday 14th January - Let's do this!
Weekly Level Two Class starting Thursday 18th January - Don't not book 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!
Weekly Level Three Class starting Wednesday 17th January.
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 Long Form
Level Five is a new class that's been put together over the last four months - taking the principles of three act narratives and exploring character and story options within them.
You'll break the back of simple three act narratives with a robust but loose structure that fits most genres, you'll learn a number of characterisation techniques to give you durable and memorable characters for your shows and you'll, you'll learn soap opera emotional responses and more!
Developed and taught by Paul Foxcroft - who has performed as part of Cariad&Paul, has guested with Austentatious, worked with narrative groups across Europe and has performed with Die-Nasty in over twelve improvised 'Soapathons'.
Level Five - Narrative Improv is open to graduates of our Level Four class, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries.
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