Fall 2018 Session begins September 16th

Move Your Tale and Excused Absence at ColdTowne Theater offer a variety of classes for kids and teens.

Classes are organized by ages, interests and experience levels. Click the orange EventBrite buttons for full descriptions and to register.

All students will have the opportunity to perform at our Sunday, ExAb Night shows.

Youth performers are also invited to audition for improv and sketch troupes on Sunday, September 16 at 5 pm at ColdTowne Theater. RSVP here.

Early Elementary 

Jumping Beans

Pre-K and Kindergarten. A movement based, early improv class that invites kids to reimagine stories in big, hilarious ways. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.  $215 Thursdays, 5 to 5:50 pm, September 20 – November 15. 

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 Fable Frames

Kindergarten and First Grade. An early improv class for kids with stories to tell. Meets at ColdTowne Conservatory, 6929 Airport Blvd. $215 Saturdays, 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm, September 22 – November 17.
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Improv Explorers

First and Second grade. Harness the power of “Yes, And” to frame your funny and build your banter. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.  $230 Sundays, Noon to 1 pm, September 23 – December 9. 
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Older Elementary/Tween 

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Third through fifth graders
A great first improv class, Elements of Improv facilitates creating in the moment, taking risks, and nurturing a flexible mindset.  Class takes place at ColdTowne Theater. $245
September 13 – December 6.  Thursdays, 4:30 to 5:45.
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Improv Games for the Stage

Third through fifth graders
This mixed level class is appropriate for beginners and for those with prior experience.  Class takes place at ColdTowne Theater. $230. 
September 16 – December 9. Sundays, 1 to 2.

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Scenic Improv

Mature Third through fifth graders.
Long form improv allows performers to create grounded characters and explore greater comedic territory. Class takes place at ColdTowne Theater. $230. 

September 16 – December 9. Sundays, 2 to 3.
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 Please note, depending on the individuals enrolled, middle and high school classes will be divided or combined as best serves the group. Times will not change.

Improv Essentials

Everybody is talking about it. You have a feeling it might be fun to get up there and give it a try… Why not jump in? Low pressure and fun, this class begins with the basics of listening, saying, “Yes, And,” and confidently taking risks. Two sections to choose from: Sundays, 2 to 3:00 or Mondays, 5:15 to 6:15 (odd start time designed to help with traffic) at ColdTowne Theater. September 17 – Dec. 10 and September 16 – December 9.

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Improv for the Stage

For performers with previous Improv experience ready to expand their performance skill set. Create in the moment, build stage presence, and develop strong characters. Students enrolled in this class work toward creating public performances and will be invited to perform in one or more Excused Absence Nights.September 16 – December 9. Sundays, 3 to 4:30. $245

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