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All classes

See a full list of classes or add yourself to a waitlist.

What about in-person classes?

In-person classes are back! Read all about it here!

INTRO TRACK

Improv classes open to anyone. No experience necessary!

Improv for Beginners

A stress-free 2 1/2 hour introduction to improv. This is a great opportunity to learn some of the basics from the comfort of your own home. Everyone will have a chance to participate.

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$50

1 SESSION

Improv Workshop A

Improv Workshop A takes beginning students through all the core principles of improv in a fun, safe environment. You’ll build self-confidence, develop your creativity, experiment, play, and make new friends. No experience necessary!

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$325

-$30 FOR REPEATERS

6 SESSIONS

Improv Workshop B

For students who’ve passed Improv Workshop A. Improv Workshop B gives students the chance to go further. You’ll keep learning, gain confidence and have fun!

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Improv Workshop A

$325

-$30 FOR REPEATERS

6 SESSIONS

SKETCH WRITING

No prerequisites. Screenplay software (Final Draft, Celtx, WriterDuet, etc.) required.

Sketch Writing for Beginners

Great for students just getting started who want an overview of the basics of sketch writing and to try their hand at writing a sketch or two. Bring your funny ideas and we’ll show you how to turn them into hilarious sketches!

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$185

4 SESSIONS

Sketch Writing Workshop A

A deeper dive into sketch writing! Through in-class writing exercises and discussion you will learn to identify beats, write for your medium, and to find and develop new material. For each class, students will write and submit sketches and we will find the gold in whatever you create. Beginners also welcome.

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$325

6 SESSIONS

Continued Sketch Writing

Already know the basics? Let’s keep going! Bring in your sketches and get top quality notes to turn your own comedic sensibility into sketches you can be proud of. Students are asked to send a finished sketch to the instructor before the first class.

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$185

4 SESSIONS

CORE TRACK

The improv track at the heart of The Groundlings School. Audition required.

Basic

Basic Improv introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation through the use of games and exercises in a fun, fast-paced environment. Basic lays the foundation for The Groundlings style of improv and sketch, which each level above Basic will build upon.

Click here to schedule a free audition.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Core Track Audition

$540

-$150 FOR REPEATERS

12 SESSIONS

Intermediate

Intermediate Improv uses the skills developed in Basic to concentrate on scene work and the Groundlings signature style of character development in both improvisational scenes and monologues.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Basic

$540

-$150 FOR REPEATERS

12 SESSIONS

LAB TRACK

Offered in-person only.

Improv Lab

Formerly called Advanced Improv, Improv Lab focuses on expanded character development and advanced scene work through improv and writing exercises, and culminaties in an improv performance on the Gary Austin Stage.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Intermediate.

$550

-$150 FOR REPEATERS

11 SESSIONS

+ a show.

Writing Lab

Students in Writing Lab develop scripted scene and monologue material to be performed in a final showcase on the Groundlings Mainstage.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Improv Lab (or Advanced Improv)

$650

12 SESSIONS

+ a show

SPECIALTY

Prerequisites Vary

Intro to Voiceover Acting

with George McGrath

A one-day introduction to the world of Voice-Over acting.

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$50

1 SESSION

Sunday, Feb 19

12 - 2:30pm

Auditioning for TV/FILM - Performers of Trans Experience

with Michael D. Cohen

Learn techniques to find specificity in telling the writer’s story while bringing your most authentic self in a tv/film audition. This workshop is open to anyone who is of trans and/or non-binary experience (does not identify with their gender assigned at birth)

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$50

1 SESSION

Mon, Feb 20

7 - 10pm

Comedy TV/Film Script Analysis

with Michael D. Cohen

Learn techniques to quickly break down a tv/film comedy script and find the funny

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$50

1 SESSION

Tue, Feb 21

10am - 1pm

Performance WOW

with Kevin Berntson

A 4-class series featuring improv games and exercises that culminates in a performance.

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Intermediate

$185

4 SESSIONS

Tues, 2 - 5:30pm

starting Feb 21

Spanglish Improv

with Diego Parada

In this one day class we will focus on the basics of improv and we’ll do it speaking Spanglish! Being fluent in Spanish or being Latine is not a requirement for this class but being able to understand Spanish or Spanglish is (at least above 50%).

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$50

1 SESSION

Sunday, Feb 26

2 - 5pm

Comedy TV/FILM Script Analysis

with Michael D. Cohen

Learn techniques to quickly break down a tv/film comedy script and find the funny.

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$50

1 SESSION

Thur, Feb 23

7 - 10:30pm

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