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Improv Classes Coming up in Washington DC and Online

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Washington DC have spots left, but 4 classes live online are available.

Tuesday Improv - Daytime Special (Class + Coaching)

Kissin Improv

One of this country's most experienced and well-reviewed improv performers -- a veteran of over 4000 shows with Chicago CIty Limits -- can teach anyone to improvise! You do not need to be "fast on your feet" or "funny" or an extrovert, just someone who is willing to play. This class will help you at work with presentations and public speaking, socially, or simply provide laughs.  All levels welcome as Carl Kissin, whom the NY Times called,...

Tuesday Jun 6th, 11am–1pm Eastern Time

3-Hour Group Evaluation Class - Zoom Class

Edge Studio Voice Over

Edge Studio’s 3-hour Group Evaluation Class is the first step in your voiceover education. In this interactive, three-hour long class you will work in a small group setting with one of our Edge Studio Instructors to: Get a brief overview of the modern voice over industry Read for a coach and receive live feedback Receive a follow-up call with a member of our team to discuss the areas of voice over where we think you would be most marketable,...

Saturday Jun 3rd, 2–5pm Eastern Time


Beginning Script Supervising Part A

Cinema Workshops

The Beginning Script Supervising Workshops cover all the hard and fast rules of filmmaking that every script supervisor must know. The course includes all the fundamental skills needed to successfully script dramatic films for film and/or television. What you will learn: Skills and duties of the script supervisor from pre-production through production. Basic Language & Theories Of Continuity: continuity of eyelines, space, motion, time, action,...

Saturday Jun 10th, 9am–2pm Pacific Time

 (20 sessions)


20 sessions

Level 2 Advanced Animation Voice-Over with Ned Lott

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Level 2 Advanced Animation Voice-Over 3 Weeks Online Class: Casting Exercises and Direct Yourself Techniques with Ned Lott, Casting Director, Voice Director and Producer Ned has a wide range of producing, voice directing and casting experience for animation. He was a Producer, Voice Director, and Casting Director with the Walt Disney Studios on seven Studio Ghibli titles, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar™ nominated theatrical release “Howl’s...

Wednesday Jul 12th, 7–8:30pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)

$249 total

3 sessions

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Improv for All

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Improv For All workshops are high-fun, low-stress classes designed to show you how improvisers create spontaneous, off-the-cuff theater. Our enthusiastic and friendly instructors work to make sure everyone is able to participate in a playful and trusting atmosphere.

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Improv for Business

Washington Improv Theater @ 1835 14th St NW,, Washington, DC 20009

Learn the basic principles of improv and how to apply them to your work! Imagine you’re backstage at the theater, with a packed audience looking forward to a great show.  But there’s one catch: you don’t know your lines, and neither does anyone else.  Now go out there and put on a show, a show that’s never been seen before, and that never will be seen again!  p.s. Make it funny.   That’s the scenario that improvisers...

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Level 1: Foundations of Improv

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Improv for all: whether you’re a nonprofit employee, a corporate lawyer, a software engineer or a high school English teacher, you’ve got something to gain from taking Foundations of Improv. Meet people, gain poise, build your confidence and unleash your creativity by learning the fundamental concepts of improvisation. It’s the most fun you’ll have all week.

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8 sessions

Speak Up: Using Improv to Succeed In Business

General Assembly @ 1133 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

"Improv" is the practice of unplanned interaction with others. As much as we would like to rehearse and practice our lines for critical moments, there's no script sitting on our desk each morning, outlining all the things we'll say and do throughout the day. Learning simple tools for improvising better is a highly effective way to improve individual and team outcomes in any industry. In this class, participants will learn basic improv techniques...

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Using Physicality in Improv

Washington Improv Theater @ 1835 14th St NW,, Washington, DC 20009

Sometimes you can say something with a facial expression or an interesting physical choice before you begin to speak. Do we need to rely on saying funny things for comedy? Perhaps the thing that cuts through all the noise is silence and committed physical work. In this workshop, we will approach improvisation through physicality- using it to build character or tell a story without saying a word. A simple physical choice can help inform vocal quality,...

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Advanced Beginning Modern/ Improv

BalletNova Center for Dance @ 3443 Carlin Springs Rd, Falls Church, VA 22041

BalletNova Center for Dance (BNCD) has one of the most extensive adult dance programs in the Metro DC region, with a full range of classes in different dance genres and levels to meet almost every need and interest.  Throughout our adult division (from basic beginner through professional), all dancers are challenged to improve! Classes are designed to promote good technique, artistry, and musicality along with physical strength, flexibility,...

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Level 5: Harold

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Encounter the mother of all longform improvisation styles: The Harold. Through this form's classic structure, you'll apply your scenework knowledge with increasing artistry and complexity. Work every muscle of your improv body through an exploration of the ultimate longform format. Find games to carry through to second and third beats. Learn how to make an exciting group scene. Hone your characters for a show where you’ll take on multiple roles...

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8 sessions

Level 2: Foundations of Scenework

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Learn how to create amazing improv scenes out of thin air! All it takes is a some creativity and a lot of teamwork. After learning the language of improv in Foundations, now you can begin to put together killer scenes. Lay a solid foundation for your scenework by learning to initiate scenes with purpose, recognize games and patterns, and heighten the stakes. PREREQUISITE: Level 1: Foundations of Improv or permission from the Education Director.

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8 sessions

Level 3: Character

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Develop fully realized characters of all shapes and sizes. Discover how attitude, physicality and objectives can provide a filter for your characters to interact with the world. In improv, there’s nothing preventing you from changing age, gender or personality from one scene to the next. Learn how to embody a diverse array of characters that are like and unlike yourself. Add depth and color to your worlds by applying traditional theater techniques...

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8 sessions

Connect Play Connect

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Makes scenes feel easy and makes all your partners look great. Be the improviser everyone wants to play with. Do you want to be the improviser everyone wants to perform with? Who makes scenes feel easy and makes all your partners look great? Contrary to what we might think, the best improvisers are not the loudest or flashiest players. Instead, they are the players who are intent on making their scene partners’ eyes light up. In this workshop,...

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Actions and Objectives

Theatre Lab @ 733 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

“Incredible, intense work on the most practical idea in all of acting.”   A practical course for the actor. Using improv and excerpts from plays, this class will explore the power of actions and objectives as tools to spark creativity, believability and growth. For actors with some scene study experience.

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6 sessions

You Can Handle The Truth

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Make scenes easier by playing the truth of the moment. What's happening right in front of you is all you need. Scenes feel easy when we respond without thinking so hard. The moment we pause to ask ourselves, “what would this character say?”, is the moment things start to feel more challenging. We are often working hard in an improv scene to understand the context for a scenario. Who are we? Where are we? What are we doing here? So we add a lot...

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Make it Matter!

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Early on in improv you practice getting the words out by having conversations on stage. Once you get the hang of that then you want to make those conversations entertaining; but that’s when scene start to feel like work. Your first idea for the scene maybe didn’t get a big reaction, so you try another idea. Then a third idea. You and your scene partner will keep talking until you find something that sticks. Scenes often moves faster than our...

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Stretching Your Imagination & the Space-Time Continuum

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Forget about doing improv 'the right way'. It's time to shake things up and expand your notions of what's possible in an improv show. This workshop is designed to aggressively expand the concept of improvised gameplay, scenework, and show formatting. First we’ll shake things up with short form games that play with contradictions, surrealism, mental juggling, and the inane. Then we’ll take an abnormal approach to scenework by creating ‘wormholes’...

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Level 4: Ensemble

Washington Improv Theater @ 1420 Columbia Road NW, Washington, DC 20009

Create rich scenes featuring dynamic characters. Experience firsthand how rooting scenes in agreement permits discovery and complexity beyond merely setting up a premise or a conflict. You’ve learned how to listen, how to ‘yes and,’ and embody a variety of characters. Now it’s time to really dig in to working in an ensemble. Put all the pieces together and collaborate with your classmates to create memorable scenes full of vivid characters...

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8 sessions

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