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 Please note, depending on the individuals enrolled, middle and high school classes will be divided or combined as best serves the group. Times will not change.

Improv Essentials

Low pressure and fun, this class begins with the basics of listening, saying, “Yes, And,” and confidently taking risks. Two sections to choose from: Sundays, 2 to 3:00 or Mondays, 5:15 to 6:15 (odd start time designed to help with traffic) at ColdTowne Theater. Sept. 10 – Dec. 3 and Sept. 16 – Dec. 9.

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Improv for the Stage

For performers with previous Improv experience ready to expand their performance skill set. Create in the moment, build stage presence, and develop strong characters. Sept. 16 – Dec. 9. Sundays, 3 to 4:30. $245

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Tween/Late Elementary

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Elements of Improv

A great first improv class, Elements of Improv facilitates creating in the moment, taking risks, and nurturing a flexible mindset.  Class takes place at ColdTowne Theater. $245 September 13 – December 6.  Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:45. 
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Improv Games for the Stage

This high energy, mixed level class is appropriate for beginners and for those with prior experience. Class takes place at ColdTowne Theater. $230. September 16 – December 9. Sundays, 1 to 2.

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Scenic Improv

Long form improv allows performers to create grounded characters and explore greater comedic territory. Class takes place at ColdTowne Theater. September 16 – December 9. $230.  Sundays, 2 to 3.

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Early Elementary

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Jumping Beans

A movement based, early improv class that invites kids to reimagine stories in big, hilarious ways. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.  $215 Thursdays, 5 to 5:50 pm, September 20 – November 15.

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Fable Frames

An early improv class for kids with stories to tell. Meets at ColdTowne Conservatory, 6929 Airport Blvd. $215 Saturdays, 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm, September 22 – November 17.
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Improv Explorers

With a focus on basic improv skills, this class develops a student’s ability to listen, collaborate and create on the spot. ColdTowne Theater.  $230 Sundays, Noon to 1 pm, September 23 – December 9. 
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Join an Improv or Sketch Troupe

Fall auditions are Sunday, September 16 at 5 pm

RSVP for Youth Improv Troupe Auditions

How do troupes differ from classes?

Both classes and troupes meet weekly with a coach or teacher and both will have opportunities to perform. Costs are roughly equal.

Basic differences are that classes focus on building skills, follow a specific curriculum, and are open to all who wish to enroll. Troupes, on the other hand are put together by ExAb, are scheduled according to cast/coach availability and work on learning a specific format to be performed. Troupes are given the option to continue each semester.

Each semester, we hold auditions for new improv and sketch troupes. This fall, the main audition will be held at ColdTowne Theater on Sunday, September 16 at 5 pm.

Individual troupe schedules vary according to availability and project scope. Troupe fees reflect the amount of time required by individual projects, but generally work out to equal class fees.

Troupes perform at ColdTowne’s weekly Excused Absence Night, at festivals and other opportunities as they occur.

Improv Workshops

Positive, high energy and fun!