So, like...what is improv?
Great question! Well, according to Wikipedia: "Improvisational theatre, often called improv or impro, is a form of theater where most or all of what is performed is created at the moment it is performed. In its purest form, the dialogue, action, story, and characters are created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script."
QUESTIONS ABOUT CLASSES
I have no improv or performing experience, can I still take class?
Absolutely! Our goal is to create a safe, fun and non-judgmental space for all students no matter what level of experience.
Who should take improv class?
Improv is for everyone! No matter if you are an actor looking to sharpen skills or someone who just wants to break out of their shell and have fun. Our classes are designed to support the needs of anyone who walks through our doors. Let's play!
What type of classes do you offer?
Improvhi offers a 3 level class curriculum as well as special workshops. See class descriptions here.
Which class should I take?
We recommend that all new improvhi students begin in our 101A class regardless of experience level.
How much does a class cost?
Most classes range from $10-$25 an hour. Our Improvhi Core classes are $75 per sub level which equals to 6 hours of instruction.
How often do classes meet?
A regular improvhi core "sub level" (ex: 101A) classes meet once a week for 2 hours for 3 weeks. An entire "level" (ex: 101A, 101B & 101C) will meet for a total of 9 weeks. Intensives will meet for 3 hours for 2 weeks. Special workshops typically meet for one night for 2-3 hours.
I can't make it to all 3 classes in a sub level. Can I get a discounted price?
We do not pro-rate classes. Students are asked to pay the full amount no matter how many classes are missed.
What if I have to miss 2 out of the 3 classes? Can I still move on?
Students are only allowed to miss 1 class per sub level in order to move on.
Do you offer make up classes?
Make up classes are sometimes offered, but not guaranteed.
Can I sit in on a class to check it out first?
Sorry. We do not allow auditing of classes.
Where are classes held?
All of our Improvhi classes and workshops are held at Happiness U located at SALT in Kakaako.
Is parking easy?
There is a paid parking structure in the building as well as ample metered street parking.
Are all classes good for kids and/or teens?
All of our classes are recommended for students 18 years and older unless otherwise specified.
Do you offer classes for kids and teens?
Yes. Please keep checking our online calendar for updates.
Who teaches these classes?
See Improvhi instructor bios here.
Will I get to perform?
Improvhi Core Class Levels 101C and up have an opportunity to perform at the end of every 3 week session. We also often invite our Improvhi students to perform in our once a month show.
QUESTIONS ABOUT SHOWS
When are your improv comedy shows?
The Improvhi Team performs TWO FREE improv comedy shows every first Saturday at Revolusun located at SALT in Kakaako at 8pm & 9pm. Check our online calendar for details.
Are kids allowed at your shows?
Because our shows are made up right before your very eyes and ours, we recommend it for adults 21 and over. All shows may contain adult language and/or situations. Parental discretion is advised.
How long are your First Saturday shows?
A typical show will run about 45-60 minutes.
I am part of an improv team. Can we perform in your shows?
Coolio! We're always down to host special guests. Send us a note and we'll be in touch.
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