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IMPROV 101, 201 & 301
Most students start with Improv 101. This 8-week long class will teach the fundamentals of improv comedy. Topics covered include agreement with a scene partner, character creation, listening as a character and a performer, and exploring the worlds created in scenes. The class ends with a graduation show where the students can show their friends and family the skills learned. We guarantee that you'll make them laugh!
Improv 201 is an 8-week long course that focuses on the more advanced skills of long-form improv. Students will learn skills that include the game of a scene, second beats, heightening, and advanced character work. This class focuses on teaching a ton of scene work skills and will help improvisers think beyond the scene they are in. The class ends with a graduation show where the students can show their friends and family the skills learned. This class requires completion of LIP's Improv 101 as a prerequisite or an exception granted by LIP's Artistic Director.
Improv 301 is an 8-week long course that focuses on a specific show format called “The Harold”. Each week works students towards the class show, which showcases this complex, yet hilarious form. This form is tricky at first to learn but builds on lessons learned in earlier classes. This class requires completion of LIP's Improv 201 as a prerequisite or an exception granted by LIP's Artistic Director.
Each level teaches a mix of short- and long-form improv comedy. It is this mix that makes our style of improv unique.