CLASSES FOR ADULTS

“I thought it was really cool seeing 7 people acting like kids again. It was very good for the soul and ones true spirit. As the class went on I could definitely feel everyone becoming more comfortable with each other. Speaking for myself I really believe that improv is going to help me get in touch with my true self and definitely good for personal growth.”

Drew Allman

All 6-week sessions are $150 + HST. Specialty classes vary and fees are listed below their descriptions. *Workshop fees are non-refundable, class credit can be uptained up to 72 hours prior to the first class. All credit must be used within the year and are applied to classes of the same value. Most of our regular classes have a “Try before you buy” policy, ask about trying the first class before payment.  Classes run on a minimum enrollment, register your spot by e-mail:  info@durhamimprov.com or call (647) 899-3342

 

THE ONE-DAY INTENSIVE IS BACK!

“IMPROV(E) YOUR BUSINESS”

Stephanie will be offering another one of her business centred workshops perfect for business professionals who are too busy to sign up for a 6-week workshop. This course condenses a 6 week workshop into one fun filled day with a focus on how improv can improve your sales and personal interactions. Learn how to increase your numbers without turning your clients into one!

Register for your spot at info@durhamimprov.com or call/text Stephanie at (647) 899-3342

Get ready to learn while laughing!

megaphone-yelling-at-employeeDate: Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Time: 1pm-6pm

Cost: $100 + HST

Location: The Lounge at the Harmony Creek Community Centre

 

 

NEW 6-week Stand-up course, with Angela Maiorano Thurston!

Angela newIf you have an eye for the funny things in life, and are interested in telling it, this is your course. It takes a bit of guidance, a bit of work, and a bit of guts. The participants will work towards creating a strong 5 minutes worth of material which they will showcase at the end of the 6 weeks!

About Angela: Angela is an actress and stand up comedian. She was seen in such shows as Due South and Sue Thomas F.B Eye, was the voice of characters in  such animated classics as The Carebear Movie and Bob and Margaret and is seen regularly on stages like Yuk Yuk’s, ALTdotCOMedy, and the Laugh Resort. After the success of her stand-up “Angela-land” at the Toronto Fringe Festival, she was invited to join comedian Joe Avanti’s North American comedy tour. She finds great joy in helping others shape their brand of “funny” and is looking forward to working with the class to prepare them for their graduation class: open mic. night at Buster Rhino’s!

Dates:  **NEW DATE!!** Tuesdays, starting May 12th, 2015

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (in the “Lair”, the building next to the church building, on the third floor)

Fee: $150 + HST

 

 

“Smart Acts: Theatre for ages 40+”

Smart-Acts-logo-finalDid you know that acting is one of the best ways to improve cognitive capacity as you age? This class is for the 40+ crowd who are “acting-curious”. In a safe, supportive environment, we will cover all the basics, from vocabulary and concepts, to some of the strategies that actors employ in creating a character. No experience necessary and no memorizing required. We will also look at the relationship between acting and the latest research in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Happiness Theory. So come out for this fun-filled class that is also good for you! Taught by Michael Serres.

Dates: Tuesdays starting May 19th, 2015

Times: 7pm-9pm

Location:  Harmony Creek Community Centre (in the Lounge)

Fee: $150 + HST

 

ADVANCED IMPROV IS BACK!

???????????????????????????????It’s time to take Improv to a whole new level: no more simple games, it is all about relationships, character development and exploration, connecting faster, and turning the “funny” into “theatre”. Yes, you will still laugh your head off but we will stretch your acting chops as we delve into all human emotions and the spontaneity of life!    Taught by Stephanie Herrera.

Dates: TBA

Times: 7-9pm

Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre  in “The Lounge”

Fee: $150 +HST

 

Improv for Beginners!

improv class 4Using improv games popularized on the TV show, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’,  participants will learn to trust their instincts, build on the skills of listening, connecting with people, being spontaneous, and most importantly, they will get out of their comfort zone and learn to react! It is a six week course followed by a performance.  There will be a final class show which allows for a supportive audience of friends and family to witness the confidence shift in the workshop players first hand! Taught by Sheri Prescott (click on “About the Instructors” for all our bios!)

Dates: Thursdays starting May 14th, 2015

Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm

Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa)

Fee: $150 +HST

 

Smart Acts: Scene Study Class!

Coarse-Acting-ShowOur Scene Study Class is a great opportunity to take your skills to the next level. We’ll look at the given circumstances of the text, character and script analysis, character development, and explore ways to make interesting choices about your character’s actions and reactions. If you have taken some of our other classes, and are wondering “what next?”, or are looking to polish your skills, then our Scene Study Class is for you! Call now and reserve your place in this popular class! Taught by Michael Serres.

Dates: 6-weeks starting Monday, April 27th, 2015

Time: 7 pm- 9pm

Location: Harmony Creek community centre in the Lounge.

Fee: $150 + HST

 

TV/Commercial & Film Acting workshop! (Beginners)

filmThis 6 week workshop will take you through all the basics of acting on camera, from stepping into the audition room (where to stand, what to say, how to prepare) to getting into the room (how to find an agent, building your reel and resume, finding work on your own). Each week you will have time to practice your craft on camera, working with TV and movie scripts, commercials, and a little improv, to make you audition ready!
As an added bonus, for those who are serious about continuing with their quest to get in front of a camera, we have secured professional photographer for a one day photo shoot enabling you to get professional looking head shots at half his regular price (up to 5 looks for only $150!).

 

Dates: Sundays, starting April 19th, 2015

Time: 7pm-9pm

Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa)

Fee: $150 + HST

Advance On-camera acting class!

 

136186-425x282-acting-classes-for-teensPerfect for the actor with experience or who wants to challenge themselves further. This 6 week course will delve further into acting techniques with a larger range of scripts and genres. Practice makes perfect and with this class, you will feel more prepared going into auditions as well as breaking down a script and understanding a character.

Dates: TBA

Time: 7-9pm

Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre in the “Lounge”

Fee: $150 + HST