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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 six 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.

Improv Level One
285.00

Level 1: Introduction to Improv
7-Week Course | $285 | Zero Experience Required
Sundays 4:30 - 7:30P | July 14 - August 25
Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30P | July 24 - September 4

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. The student showcase will be within the week after the last day of class.

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.

Please note: Because construction on our new theater will be wrapping up during this term, classes will begin off-site and finish in our new space. Welcome e-mails with class details and location information will be sent the week before classes begin.

Improv Level Three
285.00

Level 3: The Ewing Part 1
7-Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 2 Required
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30P | July 8 - August 19
Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30P | July 24 - September 4

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.

Please note: Because construction on our new theater will be wrapping up during this term, classes will begin off-site and finish in our new space. Welcome e-mails with class details and location information will be sent the week before classes begin.

Improv Level Five
285.00

Level 5: Building a Better Performer
7-Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 4 Required

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
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30P | July 8 - August 19
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30P | July 25 - September 5
Saturdays 2:30 - 5:30 | July 27 - September 7

Once you are familiar with the basics of improv, we focus on developing your personal strengths. We explore characters, 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.

The student showcase will be within the week after the last day of class.

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.

Please note: Because construction on our new theater will be wrapping up during this term, classes will begin off-site and finish in our new space. Welcome e-mails with class details and location information will be sent the week before classes begin.

Improv Level Four
285.00

Level 4: Group Mind & The Ewing Part 2
7-Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 3 Required
Saturdays 2:30 - 5:30P | July 13 - August 24
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30P | July 25 - September 5

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.

Please note: Because construction on our new theater will be wrapping up during this term, classes will begin off-site and finish in our new space. Welcome e-mails with class details and location information will be sent the week before classes begin.

Improv Level Six
285.00

Level 6: Building a Better Show
7-Week Course | $285 | Improv Level 5 Required

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.