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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Great question! At the Groundlings School, we have 3 class tracks. Intro Track classes are open to anyone, and are great for people just starting out. The Core Track is the heart of our program, and includes Basic and Intermediate levels, as well as several specialty classes with varying prerequisites. All students must pass a free Core Track AUDITION before enrolling in Basic Improv. Students who’ve passed Basic and Intermediate are eligible for Lab Track classes (Improv Lab, Writing Lab, and Advanced Writing Lab) which are held in-person only. Students who pass Advanced Writing Lab are invited to join the Sunday Company.
We post new classes and auditions every Tuesday at 1pm PT on our school's home page.
WHERE SHOULD I START?
You have lots of options! Click here to read more.
Once enrolled in a class, can I switch to a different time and/or date?
We do not allow transfers. You can drop the class and receive credit back. Drop fees apply.
How do I drop a class?
Drops can only be requested via email ([email protected]).
Are there drop fees?
A $50 drop fee will be assessed for all drops requested less than 48 hours in advance of the first day, or after a class has started. Students can receive a pro-rated amount of credit back on their Groundlings account to use toward another class. We cannot give credit back for class sessions that are dropped less than 24 hours in advance.
What do I need to prepare for the audition?
A strong internet connection is required. Please dress comfortably—the audition requires you to be active, so make sure you have space to move around. No need to prepare a monologue.
Can I audition for a higher level than Basic?
No. Improv styles vary greatly from school to school, and it is important for all of our students to have the same foundation before moving to a higher level.
If I miss a class, can I make it up?
Sorry, we do not offer make-up classes.
Payment plans are available for Intro & Core Track classes. if you have credit on your Groundlings account, it will reduce the final payment.
Payment Plan A: For a $5.00 non-refundable fee, you can pay a $100 deposit at the time of registration, and the remaining balance will be auto-charged on the first day of class.
Payment Plan B: (for Core Track only) For a $25.00 non-refundable fee, you can pay a $100.00 deposit at the time of registration, and the remaining balance will be split—the first half will be auto-charged on the first day of the course and the remainder will be auto-charged at the midpoint of the course.
Do I need acting experience?
Intro Track classes are great for students just starting out with improv or acting. Core Track classes are for actors or more experienced students.
When are your classes offered?
Classes start every day of the week. We post new classes on our website every Tuesday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.