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All classes

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

What about in-person classes?

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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.

info-icon No prerequisite.

$45

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 from the comfort of your own home. No experience necessary!

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$310

-$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

$310

-$30 FOR REPEATERS

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 Prerequisite: Passed Core Track Audition

$525

-$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

$525

-$150 FOR REPEATERS

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 Prerequisite: Passed Intermediate

$525

-$150 FOR REPEATERS

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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$45

1 SESSION

Writing Characters for Monologue and Sketch

with Eliot Schwartz

Generate ideas from your life, as a group or with just a word or phrase, then put them into monologue and sketch form. Through in-class and outside writing, students will collaborate independently and with each other to hone their comedic voice. We will write and rewrite pieces in the Groundlings style that you can apply to performances and beyond.

info-icon Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate

$170

4 SESSIONS

Wednesdays, 10am - 12:30pm

starting December 1

Performance WOW

with Lauren Burns

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

info-icon Prerequisite: Passed Intermedaite

$170

4 SESSIONS

M/W, 10am - 1pm

starting December 1

Hip Hop Improv 101 Drop-In

with Derek Reid

Students will learn basic rhyme structure with setups and punchlines, exploring rapping in character, and using emotion to drive rhymes. Students will leave this class with a renewed sense of confidence, personal swag, and poetic spirit that is the very essence of freestyle hip hop.

info-icon No prerequisite.

$45

1 SESSION

Monday, December 13

7 - 9:30pm

Holiday Character WOW

with Phyllis Katz

One-day holiday-themed “Work Out Workshop” class consisting of on improv games and exercises.

info-icon Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate

WOW

with Lauren Burns

One-day “Work Out Workshop” class focusing on improv games and exercises.

info-icon Prerequisite: Completed Intermediate

$45

1 SESSION

Monday, December 20

10am - 1pm


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