Improvhi Core Classes
Levels 101A, 101B, 101C: LEARN THE BASICS
Trying improv for the first time or just getting back into the swing of things? This intro level set of classes are designed to give you the basic tools of improv comedy. Students will learn the value of "yes, and"-ing, listening, agreement, support, and more in a safe, non judgmental environment.
Prerequisite: No experience required
Levels 201A, 201B, 201C: FIND THE FUNNY
This class will take the tools learned in our 101 Basics classes and apply them to comedic long form improv scenes. Students will dive deep into finding the “funny” of their scenes, building relationships, identifying patterns, heightening within the scene and group games.
At the end of the 201C session, students will have the opportunity to perform a showcase for invited guests. All classes are 2 hours long. Students will learn the value of “yes, and”-ing, listening, agreement, support, and more in a safe, non judgmental environment.
Prerequisite: Must have completed 101a, 101B & 101C within 1 year.
Levels 301A, 301B, 301C: LONG FORM ALL THE WAY
In this class, students will work together to perform a long form showcase at the end of each level. Students will be introduced to several different long form openings to help generate ideas for their scenes as well as focus on working on a "Harold." At the end of each "sub level," students will have the opportunity to perform in an open class showcase.
Prerequisite: Must have completed Improvhi Levels 201a, 201b and 201c within 1 year.
Improvhi Special Workshops
Musical Improv Workshop
You've seen musicals. You've seen improv. You've seen musical improv and now you'd like to try it, right? RIGHT?
Improvisation is a great way to break out of your shell. MUSICAL improv is a great way to break out of your shell with an extra side of jazz hands!
In this two part workshop, students will learn the basics of musical improv comedy. This class will focus on song structure, on the fly group movement, building want songs, and incorporating songs into scenes. NO MUSICAL TRAINING REQUIRED*. Seriously. This will be a fun, non-judgemental space where you will be to express your voice the way you want to.
Prerequisite: Some Improv Experience Recommended
Improvised Rap Workshop
Improv can be scary...and improvised rapping can be even scarier! SO LET'S TRY IT! Finding your flow and spitting out lyrics is like "...the feeling of freedom, of seeing the light. It's Ben Franklin with a key & a kite. You see it, right?" (psst...that's a line from Hamilton...the musical)
In this all level class, students will learn the basics of freestyle rap and how to use it within improvised scenes or in your every day life. Get out of your head and into your flow!
Prerequisite: No Experience Required