Teen

 Please note, depending on the individuals enrolled, middle and high school classes will be divided or combined as best serves the group. 

Introduction to Improv 

Sundays, 3 to 4:30 pm, Sept. 15 – Dec. 1
Everybody is talking about it. You have a feeling it might be fun to get up there and give it a try… Why not jump in? Low pressure and fun, this class begins with the basics of listening, saying, “Yes, And,” and confidently taking risks. Designed for middle and high school students. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater. $260. Register for Intro. to Improv, Fall ’19

Improv for the Stage 

Sundays, 3 to 4:30 pm, Sept. 15 – Dec. 1
For teen performers with previous Improv experience ready to expand their performance skill set. Create in the moment, build stage presence, and develop strong characters. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater$260.   Register for Improv for the Stage

 

Older Elementary

Improv Rising

Sundays, 2 – 2:50, September 15 – December 1
Older Elementary. Attention Third through Fifth graders new to Improv!
Harness the power of “Yes, And” to frame your funny and build your banter. Perform supportive and hilarious comedy on the spot as you create, collaborate and expand your comedy skill set through the power of IMPROVISATION! Students perform together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
$230.  Register for Improv Rising

Improv Invasion

Sundays, 2 – 2:50, September 15 – December 1
Older Elementary. Hello Third through Fifth graders with Improv experience!
That first experience creating original comedy with peers was awesome. You have the “Yes, And” down, and you are ready to expand your abilities as a young Improviser! Improv Invasion guides students through that next step, teaching them to create sustained improv scenes that go deep into characters and situations. Best for students with Improv experience who are ready to collaborate and support. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
$230. Register for Improv Invasion

Early Elementary

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Improv Explorers

Sundays, 1 to 1:55 pm, January 27 – May 5. 
Early Elementary. Harness the power of “Yes, And” to frame your funny and build your banter. This early-improv class guides kids through improv basics with an eye toward collaboration and making the most of what’s already there. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
$230 
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Join an Improv or Sketch Troupe

Spring auditions are Sunday, January 27 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 & Private Classes

Positive, high energy and fun!

Do you or your organization need a specific improv event for kids, teens or families? Reach out to us at moveyourtale@gmail.com or 512 809 0017, and we’ll come up with the perfect event for your group.