Learning the skills of improvised comedy isn’t difficult! If you like having fun, laughing and trying new things, it’ll be as natural as breathing! Classes are taught by Madison’s most experienced instructors for every skill level and all ages.

Improv Skills Series

Level One: Intro to Improv

Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm, June 21st-August 9th

Begin your improv journey here! Learn the fundamentals of improvised comedy in a fun, supportive setting with experienced teachers.

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Level Two: Intermediate Improv

Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30pm, September 13th-November 11th

Dive into guessing games, non-conventional communication games and more.

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Level Three: Advanced Scene Work

Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm, September 14th-November 2nd

We will cover everything you need to know to make your scenes more compelling including story arc, cuts and edits, scene assists, and juggling multiple plotlines.

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Level Four: Individualized Improv Work

Sundays from 6:30-9:30pm, September 10th-October 29th

Each week, a brand new curriculum will be designed for one or more students that focuses on their own areas to improve as identified by themselves, their classmates, and their teacher.

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Level Five: Performance

Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30pm, September 12th-November 7th

Level Five focuses on performance. In this class, you’ll learn the mechanics of a great improv show, how to host, how to DJ and how to create a show with flow from beginning to end.

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Level Six: Master Class

Saturdays from 9am-12pm, September 16th-November 4th

A continuation of our “Master Level” classes covering various topics as designed by our most experienced teachers or requested by students.  Previous topics include Other Schools and Philosophies and Designing Improv Games and Formats.

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Special Topics

Introduction to Sketch Writing

Learn the basics of sketch writing for stage.

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Explore various ways to create and expand characters on the spot.

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Musical Improv Level One

Learn how to be comfortable singing by yourself and with others.

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Musical Improv Level Two

This class focuses on musical genres and using music in improvised scene work. We will discuss the mechanics and conventions of various musical styles and then try them out.

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Genres and Styles

This class is designed to help you feel comfortable improvising in a specific style or genre. From film noir to spaghetti westerns, we’ve got you covered.

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In this class we will teach you the art of longform improvisation.  Sometimes known as “the improv form for improvisers”, longform incorporates longer narratives and incorporates much more thematic exploration.

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Story Arc, Narrative and the Door to the Group Mind

Starting with the fundamentals of building exceptional platforms, this class will explore how to create compelling and engrossing narratives using tools such as tilts, status shifts, and choosing the right kind of trouble.

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Kids Classes

Improv Camp: Ages 8-10

August 14th – August 18th, 1-4pm

In this camp we’ll teach your child the basics of improvisation.  Through our games and exercises, we’ll discover how to make confident choices, support each other, stay focused, and create characters and stories together.

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Improv Camp: Ages 11-14

July 17th – July 21st, 1-4pm
Improv doesn’t work if people’s ideas don’t build on each other!  This camp will focus on using collaborative skills to say “yes” to other people’s ideas.  We’ll focus on games and exercises that require these skills, which will give your child more self-confidence, focus, and empathy.

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Improv Camp: Ages 15-18

June 19th – June 23rd, 1-4pm
This camp will focus on games and exercises that require abstract thinking, strong narrative skills, and deeper characters.  We’ll teach campers how to listen to and trust their instincts, help support others’ moments in the spotlight, and express themselves more clearly.

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