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

Our regular classes are 6 weeks in length. *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.   Classes run on a minimum enrollment, register your spot by e-mail:  info@durhamimprov.com or call (647) 899-3342

We aim to accept all registrants but we follow policy direction from our Board. We are unable to register persons with needs greater then we can support.

**Attention: As of Feb. 27th, our classes will be at our new location at 360 King Street West at the Keller Williams building in Oshawa!!!** (Check out the map on our home page)

 

***NEW!!!!***

Stand-up is back!

Stand Up Level 1: The goal is to build a five minute monologue.
In six weeks the student will learn:

– How to construct a joke
– The three main parts of a joke
– The seven types of jokes
– How to pick topics to write jokes
– The number one trigger of laughter
– How to write a “Top Ten List”
– Mic technique and stage presence
– How to memorize a set list

Prerequisite: None. This is an introductory course that teaches the basics of stand up comedy. Previous experience is not necessary. Taught by Jim McAleese (see our “About Instructors” page).

Dates: Wednesdays, starting April 19th, 2017

Times: 7pm-9pm

Cost: Flat fee $170

Beginners Adult Improv!

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 Scott Barnes (click on “About the Instructors” for all our bios!)

Dates: Mondays starting April 10th, 2017 (No class on April 17th and May 22nd). Session ends May 29th.

Time: 7:00pm- 9:00pm

 

Flat Fee: $170

Advanced Improv!

???????????????????????????????Taking all we know about accepting offers, character, and building scenes from the Beginner’s class, the Advanced Improv class let’s us explore more about creating more 3 dimensional characters, focusing on scene work that is relationship rather than on games. More attention to “Long form” improv is in this class, which takes on more of a theatrical feel, allowing the improvisers to explore longer scenes, how to carry a scene on your own on stage, and advanced games. This class is ideal for actors and anyone with a base of improv.
Participants will have a final show on one of the main stages.

**NEW start date:  Fridays, starting March 24th, 2017. (No classes on: April 7th and April 21st). Session ends on May 12th.

Time: 7pm-9pm

 

Flat Fee: $170

TV/Commercial & Film Acting workshop LEVEL II

This 6 week workshop is ideal for people with on-camera experience or who have taken the On-camera class before. The focus will be working on the same scenes for two to three weeks (instead of new scenes each week), bringing in special guests, and more camera angle shots (not just straight on audition pieces). If you’re ready to take your on-camera acting up a notch, this class is for you.

Dates: Sundays, starting April 23rd, 2017

Time: 7pm to 9pm
Location: Harmony Creek Community Centre (15 Harmony Road North, Oshawa) until the week of Feb. 27th, then we will be at our new location at the Keller Williams building at 360 King street west.
Flat Fee: $170