• Advanced Spontaneity | Winter 2018 | Thursdays This class takes a more focused look at expanding the student's ability to instantly come up with new and imaginative ideas that partner with the information at hand; this involves listening to new input and directly expanding on that information.  The class will give students the confidence to put themselves out there and make anything work and is for both improvisers looking to be bolder in their craft and for use at work and home to raise confidence in the ability to engage with new customers, business partners, coworkers, and people in your daily life. Dates: Thursdays, January 18th – March 8th Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm Instructor:  Samantha Jolly Location: The Upfront Studio Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director.
  • Advanced Spontaneity | Summer 2018 | Wednesdays This class takes a more focused look at expanding the student's ability to instantly come up with new and imaginative ideas that partner with the information at hand; this involves listening to new input and directly expanding on that information.  The class will give students the confidence to put themselves out there and make anything work and is for both improvisers looking to be bolder in their craft and for use at work and home to raise confidence in the ability to engage with new customers, business partners, coworkers, and people in your daily life. Dates: Wednesdays, July 11th -- August 29th Time: 6:00 -- 8:00pm Instructor:  Michael Brannan Location: The Upfront Studio Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director.
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    Advanced Spontaneity | Fall 2018 | Wednesdays This class takes a more focused look at expanding the student's ability to instantly come up with new and imaginative ideas that partner with the information at hand; this involves listening to new input and directly expanding on that information.  The class will give students the confidence to put themselves out there and make anything work and is for both improvisers looking to be bolder in their craft and for use at work and home to raise confidence in the ability to engage with new customers, business partners, coworkers, and people in your daily life. Dates: Wednesdays, October 3rd -- November 28th (No Class October 31st) Time: 6:00 -- 8:00pm Instructor:  Sammy Jolly Location: The Upfront Studio Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director.
  • Advanced Spontaneity | Winter 2019 | Wednesdays This class takes a more focused look at expanding the student's ability to instantly come up with new and imaginative ideas that partner with the information at hand; this involves listening to new input and directly expanding on that information.  The class will give students the confidence to put themselves out there and make anything work and is for both improvisers looking to be bolder in their craft and for use at work and home to raise confidence in the ability to engage with new customers, business partners, coworkers, and people in your daily life. Dates: Wednesdays, January 16th -- March 6th Time: 6:00 -- 8:00pm Instructor: Michael Brannan Location: The Upfront Studio Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director.
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    Characters & Relationships | Winter 2018 | Tuesdays Discover the amazing characters you have ready to create and share at your fingertips.  This class will help you to quickly and easily create characters in the moment while giving them distinctive physical, vocal and emotional aspects.  Through these characters you will discover the difference between character choices in a scene and your own.  With these characters you will be able to build on the relationships between characters and find ways to give them depth and history.  You are guaranteed to walk away from this class with a back pocket full of fun new characters and an ability to create engaging relationships that move the scene forward.     Dates: Tuesdays, January 16th – March 6th Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Instructor:  Kent Loomer Location: The Upfront Studio Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director. Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity.
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    Characters & Relationships | Fall 2018 | Tuesdays Discover the amazing characters you have ready to create and share at your fingertips.  This class will help you to quickly and easily create characters in the moment while giving them distinctive physical, vocal and emotional aspects.  Through these characters you will discover the difference between character choices in a scene and your own.  With these characters you will be able to build on the relationships between characters and find ways to give them depth and history.  You are guaranteed to walk away from this class with a back pocket full of fun new characters and an ability to create engaging relationships that move the scene forward.     Dates: Tuesdays, October 2nd -- November 20th Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Instructor:  Kent Loomer Location: The Upfront Studio Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director. Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity.
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    Characters & Relationships | Winter 2019 | Tuesdays Discover the amazing characters you have ready to create and share at your fingertips.  This class will help you to quickly and easily create characters in the moment while giving them distinctive physical, vocal and emotional aspects.  Through these characters you will discover the difference between character choices in a scene and your own.  With these characters you will be able to build on the relationships between characters and find ways to give them depth and history.  You are guaranteed to walk away from this class with a back pocket full of fun new characters and an ability to create engaging relationships that move the scene forward.     Dates: Tuesdays, January 15th -- March 5th Time: 6:15 - 8:15pm Instructor: Kent Loomer Location: The Upfront Studio Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director. Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity.
  • Environment | Winter 2018 | Wednesdays From mime work, to scene painting, to simply doing more in an improv scene than standing there and talking, this environment class will focus on the physicality of improv and its coexistence with the scene's dialogue.  Students will learn to create physical environments from nothing and use them as part of the scene.  There will be an emphasis on mime work, remembering mimed objects and there location, and using mimed objects to advance a scene. Dates: Wednesdays, January 17th – March 14th (No Class February 14th) Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Instructor: Yonk Reinemer Location: The Upfront Theatre Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director. Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Spontaneity.
  • Physicality in Improv | Fall 2018 | Wednesdays This class focuses on the more physical aspects of performing improv comedy.  It will cover everything thing from tasking, to movement on stage, miming techniques, using distance to portray emotions and intentions, to embodying characters using physical traits.  Prepare to stretch both your mind and body in this engaging class that gets you on your feet and away from the dreaded “talking heads” scenes. Dates: Wednesdays, October 3rd -- November 28th (No Class October 31st) Time: 6:00pm -- 8:00pm Instructor:  Kris Erickson Location: The Upfront Theatre Prerequisites: Spontaneity Class, Adv Spontaneity, minimal level of improv training, or permission of Education Director.
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    Spontaneity | Winter 2018 | Mondays This class is great for beginners and those improvisers looking to get out of their heads.  The class will help you to pull new ideas from thin air and teach you the power of being in the moment and listening.  A strong focus on accepting ideas and adding on to them will provide you with the tools to be a great improviser and an awesome human being.  This class is guaranteed to help you get those creative juices flowing and lead you down the path of spontaneous creation. Dates: Mondays, January 15th – March 5th Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Instructor:  Gillian Myers Location: The Upfront Studio
  • Spontaneity | Summer 2018 | Mondays This class is great for beginners and those improvisers looking to get out of their heads.  The class will help you to pull new ideas from thin air and teach you the power of being in the moment and listening.  A strong focus on accepting ideas and adding on to them will provide you with the tools to be a great improviser and an awesome human being.  This class is guaranteed to help you get those creative juices flowing and lead you down the path of spontaneous creation. Dates: Mondays, July 9th -- August 27th Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Instructor:  Anna Mostovetsky Location: The Upfront Studio
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    Spontaneity | Fall 2018 | Mondays This class is great for beginners and those improvisers looking to get out of their heads.  The class will help you to pull new ideas from thin air and teach you the power of being in the moment and listening.  A strong focus on accepting ideas and adding on to them will provide you with the tools to be a great improviser and an awesome human being.  This class is guaranteed to help you get those creative juices flowing and lead you down the path of spontaneous creation. Dates: Mondays, October 1st -- November 19th Time: 6:00 - 8:00pm Instructor:  Gillian Myers Location: The Upfront Theatre