Advanced Improv is for those who have completed our Intro program and are looking to further their improv education. Advanced Improv focuses on scene work and long form montages. Moving past the gimmicks of game-based improv, Advanced Improv will challenge you to create memorable scenes and skillful shows.
Registration is currently closed. It will open on April 30, 2019 (by noon) for our term beginning May 28. The dates and times listed below are for our current Spring term; we’ll announce the May class schedule when registration opens.
All classes are $230 unless otherwise noted. To sign up for a class, simply click add to cart and pay for it. We will send email correspondence to the email you provide, generally a couple days before the class begins. Each class only meets once a week, however you stay with the same section each week.
Advanced Improv requires some previous improv education. Contact us if you are unsure where you should start.
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Advanced 1: Scene Work
Welcome to longform! Begin your study of longform, shake the cobwebs off your improv, or reinvent your approach. Learn the GoU Improv Philosophy and be free of the “rules” of improv. This class will focus on the basis of longform improv: scene work. Learn how you create a scene, work with a partner, and keep an audience interested.
Adv. 1 | Sundays 12-3PM| Teacher: Bob Wieck | THIS CLASS IS FULL
Advanced 2: The Elements of Long Form
Building upon the scene work skills of Advanced 1, Advanced 2 begins stringing those scenes together through an improvised montage. Learn and master the elements that create longform improv.
Adv. 2 | Sundays 12-3PM| Teacher: Chris Petersen
Advanced 3: Forms
Now that you’ve learned the basics and the montage, learn how to perform different styles of longform improv, known as forms. This class will cover everything from a simple location based longform set to the legendary Harold.
Adv. 3 | Thursdays 7-10PM| Teacher: Chris Petersen | THIS CLASS IS FULL
Advanced 4: The Improviser
The focus of this class is you, the individual performer, and how you influence the group and your show. Extensive notes will be given to individuals and the group. The focus of this class is on YOU the improviser: your areas of strength, areas to work on, and suggestions on areas to focus on going forward after completing the Go U! The Improv Academy program.
Not offered this term.