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We believe the rules of improv are the building blocks for all comedic art forms. Learning to support one another, to build off ideas, and to think outside the box are key components of our curriculum. Our improv program consists of five levels, each designed to deepen one’s understanding of improvisational comedy and to improve group and individual performance. 

All students interested in our improv program must begin at Level 1, regardless of previous experience.

Never heard of improv? You can try it before you buy it! We offer a free improv class the last Wednesday of every month from 7-8 in our theater.

Improv Level One
from 245.00

Level 1: Introduction to Improv
7 Week Course | $275 | Zero Experience Required
This level introduces the fundamental skills and vocabulary of long form improvisation. Students learn how to say “yes, and,” work together, and building interesting, grounded scenes. At the end of the seven weeks, the class performs in a student showcase for friends and family.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

 
Improv Level Three
275.00

Level 3: The Ewing Part 1
7 Week Course | $275 | Improv Level 2 Required
This level introduces The Ewing format to all students as a way to structure a smart and entertaining show. Within The Ewing format, students work on identifying patterns and using devices to find possible directions based off of the information at the very top of the show.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

 
Improv Level Five
from 275.00

Level 5: Building a Better Performer
7 Week Course | $275 | Improv Level 4 Required
Understanding the dynamics of an ensemble is vital to performing great improv. The focus of this class is to identify and use the strengths of individual performers and work together to discover your organic, unified voice. A culmination of the curriculum in levels 1-4 is reviewed while learning how to take your long form improv skills to the next level by building a better performer.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

Improv Level Two
from 275.00

Level 2: Improv Devices
7 Week Course | $275 | Improv Level 1 Required
Once you are familiar with the basics of improv we focus on developing your personal strengths. We explore character, dynamics, and status to help you identify your role in each scene. We take a closer look at what happens at the top of a scene and how it can guide your choices. This level helps to build your confidence and skills to work within an ensemble.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

 
Improv Level Four
from 275.00

Level 4: Group Mind & The Ewing Part 2
7 Week Course | $275 | Improv Level 3 Required
In this course, students learn the concept of the group mind and put it into practice. By learning how to be vulnerable and supporting one another unconditionally, this level strengthens the cohesiveness of the group while deepening individual performance.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

 
Summer Immersion Improv Level One
275.00

Improv Level 1 Immersion: Introduction to Improv
5 Day Course | $275 | Zero Experience Required
After completing this course, students are eligible to enroll in Improv Level 2. The course meets daily during the week of July 9 according to the following schedule:

  • Sunday, 7/9: 1:00-5:00 pm
  • Monday, 7/10: 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Tuesday, 7/11: 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Wednesday, 7/12: 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Thursday, 7/13: 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Friday, 7/14: Showcase (time TBD)

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.