CLASSES FOR ADULTS

“From a teacher’s point of view I just want to say thank you for providing my high school students with their first steps over the bridge to the world of professional improv. This has been an excellent opportunity for them to see themselves as performers outside of the high school setting and I’ve seen a real jump in their self-confidence and professionalism. I just want you to know that the gifts an event like this gives kids can last their whole lives. Thanks again!”

Dorothy Palmer, Teacher, Pine Ridge S.S

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

 

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: 

Monday Sept. 14 – 7 – 9 pm
Monday Sept. 21 – 7 – 9 pm
Monday Sept. 28 – 7 – 9 pm
Monday Oct.. 5 – 7 – 9 pm
Monday Oct.. 12 – No class
Monday Oct.. 19 – 7 – 9 pm
Monday Oct.. 26 – 7 – 9 pm – Final class

Location: Harmony Creek community centre in the Lounge.

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:

Wednesday Sept. 16 – 7:30 – 9:30
Wednesday Sept. 23 – 7:30 – 9:30
Wednesday Sept. 30 – 7:30 – 9:30
Wednesday Oct. 7 – 7:30 – 9:30
Wednesday Oct. 14 – No class
Wednesday Oct. 21 – 7:30 – 9:30
Wednesday Oct. 28 – 7:30 – 9:30

*Please note the time change! 

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 September 24th, 2015

Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm

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

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: Tuesdays starting Sept. 22nd

Time: 7pm-9pm

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

Fee: $150 + HST

*New Class!!*
Physical Comedy & Stage Combat!!

combat

Learn how to do the prat falls and tumbles safely. Learn the techniques of stage fighting, how to throw and take a punch, basic sword play and more! Taught by Adam Lloyd Wilkinson

 

Date: Wednesdays starting November 4th, 2015
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Fee: $150 + HST