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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.

All students enrolled receive a student ID which allows them to see shows for free (over 200 shows over the course of the term!)

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
285.00

Level 1: Introduction to Improv
7 Week Course | $285 | Zero Experience Required
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 7 - February 18
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 8 - February 19
Sundays 4:30 - 7:30 | January 13 - February 24
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 31 - March 14
Saturdays 2:30 - 5:30 | February 2 - March 16

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
285.00

Level 3: The Ewing Part 1
7 Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 2 Required
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 8 - February 19
Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 | January 13 - February 24

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
285.00

Level 5: Building a Better Performer
7 Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 4 Required
Wednesday 6:30 - 9:30 | January 30 - March 13

This performance level of our training program focuses on enhancing your presentation and acting skills on stage. Using the skills you’ve developed through improv levels 1-4, your instructor will help elevate your already smart, comedic choices to the next performance level. Detailed notes from your instructor each week will focus on the following performance components: character work with believable performances, engaging and playing for an audience, and overall presentation as it relates to stage presence, projection, physicality, and spacial recognition of the stage.

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
285.00

Level 2: Improv Devices
7 Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 1 Required
Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 9 - February 20
Saturdays 2:30 - 5:30 | January 12 - February 23
Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 | February 3 - March 17

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
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Level 4: Group Mind & The Ewing Part 2
7 Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 3 Required
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 7 - February 18
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 29 - March 12

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.

Improv Level Six
285.00

Level 6: Building a Better Show
7 Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 5 Required
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 10 - February 21
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 29 - March 12
Sundays 4:30 - 7:30 | February 3 - March 17

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 the ensemble and work together to discover your organic, unified voice. A culmination of the curriculum in levels 1-5 is reviewed while learning how to take your long form improv skills to the next level by building a better 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.