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Diversity equity & inclusion

Learn about our Diversity Scholarships, including the Groundlings/SNL Scholarship.

All classes

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

Teen Classes

Lively five-day Teen Improv Camps, or one-day Teen Drop-Ins get teens on their feet through a variety of fun games and improv exercises.

INTRO TRACK CLASSES

Improv classes open to anyone. No experience necessary!

Improv for Beginners

A stress-free 3-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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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 from the comfort of your own home. No experience necessary!

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-$30 FOR REPEATERS $310

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 Prereq: Passed Improv Workshop A

-$30 FOR REPEATERS $310

6 SESSIONS

CORE TRACK CLASSES

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 (Intermediate and Advanced Improv) will build upon.

Click here to schedule a free audition.

info-icon Prereq: Passed Core Track Audition

-$150 FOR REPEATERS $525

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 Prereq: Passed Basic

-$150 FOR REPEATERS $525

12 SESSIONS

Advanced

Advanced Improv focuses on continued character development as well as advanced improv scenework and technique, and culminates in a class show.

info-icon Prereq: Passed Intermediate

-$150 FOR REPEATERS $525

12 SESSIONS

SKETCH WRITING CLASSES

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. Bring your funny ideas and we’ll show you how to turn them into hilarious sketches.

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$170

4 SESSIONS

Sketch Writing Workshop A

A deeper dive into sketch writing! Learn the difference between character and premise sketches, identifying beats, writing for your medium, and how to find material. Get experience and build confidence in your writing ability. For each class, students will write and submit sketches, and we will find the gold in whatever you create.

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$300

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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$170

4 SESSIONS

SPECIALTY CLASSES

Prerequisites vary.

Intro to Voiceover Acting

with George McGrath

A one-day introduction to the world of Voice-Over acting that gives students an overview of the kinds of job opportunities in the Voice-Over world and techniques to becoming a good actor behind the microphone.

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Performance WOW

with Ariane Price

An improv series comprised of games and exercises that culminates in an online show.

M/W, 10am - 1pm starting October 25. Online Performance on November 8, 7pm.

info-icon Prereq: Passed Intermediate

$170

4 SESSIONS

Character Explosion

with Phyllis Katz

Create new characters, then deepen, define, and write for them.

T/TH, 10am - 1pm starting November 9.

info-icon Prereq: Passed Intermediate

$170

4 SESSIONS

The SNL Audition Experience

with Josh Duvendek

Join Groundlings Main Company member Josh Duvendeck in a lecture-style class on the subject of the SNL audition process. Josh will walk you through his experience, from submission tape to in-person audition at studio 8H twice. The class will be part lecture, part Q&A, so bring all those questions you’ve always wanted to to ask!

Wednesday, November 10, 10am - 12:30pm.

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Performance WOW

with Guy Stevenson

An improv series comprised of games and exercises that culminates in an online show.

Tuesdays, 7pm - 10pm starting November 13. Online Performance on December 21, 7pm.

info-icon Prereq: Passed Intermediate.

$170

4 SESSIONS

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