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Spring 2019 Session begins January 22

Excused Absence at ColdTowne Theater offers weekly improv classes for kids and teens.

Weekly Classes are organized by age, interests and experience levels. All students have the opportunity to perform at our Sunday, ExAb Night shows.

Want to go beyond the classroom experience? Audition for improv and sketch troupes on Sunday, January 27 at 5 pm at ColdTowne Theater. RSVP here.

Early Elementary 

Story-prov

Wednesdays, 5 to 5:50. January 23 – May 1.
Early Elementary. Playful and high-energy, this early-improv class invites kids to improvise and perform original stories under the guidance of our teaching artists. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.  $230 
Eventbrite - Story Prov

Improv Explorers

Sundays, 1 to 1:55 pm, January 27 – May 5. 
Early Elementary. Harness the power of “Yes, And” to frame your funny and build your banter. This early-improv class guides kids through improv basics with an eye toward collaboration and making the most of what’s already there. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
$230 
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Older Elementary/Tween 

Elements of Improv

Two Sections: 
Wednesdays, 3 to 4pm. Jan. 23 – May 1 or
Sundays, 2 to 2:55 pm, Jan. 27 – May 5. 

Older Elementary/Tween
Create supportive and hilarious comedy on the spot! Elements is a great first improv class or a chance for continuing students to build on the basics. Class facilitates creating in the moment, taking risks, and nurturing a flexible mindset. Students perform together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
$230 
Eventbrite - Elements of Improv - Wednesday Section
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Scenic Improv

Wednesdays, 4 to 5pm. Jan. 23 – May 1
Older Elementary/Tween
Perform sustained improv scenes that go deeper into characters and situations, allowing for the creation of hilarious new worlds. A focused improv class for kids ready to collaborate and support. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
$230. 
Eventbrite - Scenic Improv

Teen 

 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

Sundays, 1:30 to 3 pm, Jan. 27 – May 5. 
Teen
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. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
$260

Eventbrite - Improv Essentials

Improv for the Stage

Sundays, 3 to 4:30 pm, Jan. 27 – May 5.
Teen
For performers with previous Improv experience ready to expand their performance skill set. Create in the moment, build stage presence, and develop strong characters. Class performs together at Excused Absence Night, date TBD. Meets at ColdTowne Theater.
$260

Eventbrite - Improv for the Stage