We Offer A Variety of Classes
The Improv Core Curriculum
The Improv Core Curriculum consists of four levels. Levels I and II introduce students to the building blocks and techniques of successful improv.
Level III consists of multiple shorter courses that focus on more specific topics like physical characterization, building narrative, and more. Students are encouraged to enroll in multiple classes at the same time.
Level IV is a performance workshop that teaches students the Chicago City Limits improv show.
IMPROV LEVEL I:
IMPROV LEVEL II: INTERMEDIATE SCENEWORK
"Making A Scene"
8 weeks/3 hours - $395
Prerequisites: Level I completion or permission from Training Center Staff
This class focuses entirely on the
nuances of scene improv. Students do scene-after-scene and learn to look for connections and patterns that give scenes depth.
Topics covered include:
- Emotional and status initiations
- Using external game to enhance narrative while avoiding pitfalls
- Finding the internal game of a scene
- How to recognize the “what” and
the “underlying truth” of a scene
- Narrative pacing and resolution
IMPROV LEVEL III:
4 weeks: $350
What do people working in a business environment and improv actors have in common? Many things!
Success requires both to quickly adapt in an ever-changing landscape, make fast, informed decisions, and clearly express their ideas with confidence.
In short, they must work with max intelligence and creativity. The basic tools of improv actors, like listening, thinking out-of-the-box, and building upon ideas are essential skills for anyone working in a business environment.
Improv4Business Professionals provides students with tangible skills that cultivate workplace success. The class is a fun team-building activity with colleagues and focuses on key techniques used by improvisers to generate ideas, organize them, and present them in a group setting.
The class is engaging, informative and fun. It's ideal for anyone in sales, marketing, advertising, finance, law, publishing, education, or any field where a creative approach can equal success.
One Day Class
Perfect to Get Your Feet Wet!
1 day/2 hours: $35
Not sure if you want to commit to a 4 or 8-week course, but still want to take a class?
Want to pop in and brush up on your skills? Take a one-day
class! These classes are fun, fast-paced, and perfect for all improviser levels, from beginner to expert and focuses on improv basics and individual progression.