Improv (Youth)

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Program Overview

Improv acting classes with industry professionals.

Although more known in the world of theatre, improv is an essential skill in film and TV. Youth actors who know what to do and say even when the script ends are the actors who are hired. Through improv games and plays students will learn how to think on their feet, hone their character, take direction in auditions and become more grounded. 

While improv is often known best as a performance piece, like you see on shows like Whose Line Is it Anyway?or live stages across the globe, it is also an invaluable asset in the preparation of auditions or scenes, the audition itself, and both scripted and unscripted performances.

Improv is not about finding what wasn’t written and fixing the material or the story, it is about finding what isn’t on the page and truly making a scene a truly authentic experience under the imaginary circumstances.

When someone learns how to play an instrument or sing they often first learn how to read the notes and play them, or sing them out loud. But musicians who know how to find the moments that aren’t on the sheet and make the song stronger by enhancing what is already there are what legends are made of in that genre. The same rules apply here.

When it comes to auditioning and film and television you will find a recurring theme; actors with extensive improv training book more and more consistently. This isn’t a coincidence.
 
In addition to the training we are offering at Story Institute in the area of improvisation, we are also the proud home of the Loose Leaf improvisation theatre company. 
 

Ages: ago 6-9 | 10-13 | 14-17

*Discounts available if taking this as a second class.

Schedule

Ages 6-12 years

Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle
Cost: $750 (12 weeks)
Saturdays: 1:00pm- 3:30pm

Sessions:  Jan 9 – Mar 27 

Ages 6-12 years

Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle
Cost: $750 (12 weeks)
Saturdays: 1:00pm- 3:30pm

Sessions: Apr 10 – Jun 26  

 

Ages 6-12 years

Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle
Cost:$500 (8 weeks)
Saturdays: 1:00pm- 3:30pm

Sessions: Jul 10 – Sept 11

No classes July 31st, Sept 4th

Ages 6-12 years

Instructor: Sidney Quesnelle
Cost: $750 (12 weeks)
Saturdays: 1:00pm- 3:30pm

Sessions: Sept 18 – Dec 11  

No classes October 9th, 30th