How long is a class term?
One term is 8 weeks long. Each class meets once a week for three hours.
Tell me more about this class show.
Every class culminates in a show for family and friends, usually on a Monday or Tuesday night, though occasionally on a weekend day. This is the class’s chance to show off what they’ve been learning all term. You don’t have to participate, but you’ll want to!
I have improv experience. Where should I start?
Generally, we recommend that every person starts from Intro 1. Our philosophy is a little different from other improv classes, and ideally a class of students will go through the program together. However, if you have significant improv experience, it is always possible to move into one of the later intro classes or the advanced program. If you are unsure, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your refund policy?
Students can receive a full refund if they need to back out of a class before it begins. If you decide not to continue a class after the first couple weeks, the refund is $180. No refunds are offered after the third class.
Do you offer gift certificates for your classes?
We do! Gift certificates are available in all denominations here: https://app.gopassage.com/events/go-comedy-gift-certificates
The gift certificates are good for show tickets, as well as all of our improv classes.
Do you have age restrictions?
For our classes, we generally ask that students are 18 or older (with the occasional exception). Please check with us if you are younger than 18. There are no other age restrictions, and we do get students of all ages and experience levels.
Can I take multiple classes at once?
The improv classes are designed to build off of one another, so it’s recommended not to take more than one in a term. However, the Skills classes are usually perfectly fine to take along with another improv class, and many students also opt to take an improv and sketch class at the same time.
What are some of the benefits of improv classes?
Improv classes have many real world benefits. They will help you be more comfortable on your feet, and in front of a crowd. In addition, you will learn to work with a group, and better understand how to support the people you’re working with. Our classes are very popular with attorneys and sales people, in addition to those who wish to explore improv comedy as a hobby or career.
Will you teach me to be funny?
You are funny! But improv classes are not about being the funniest person onstage. It is all about getting out of your head, and learning to relax and feel comfortable. Oftentimes improv IS funny, but that is not the ultimate goal.
Do you offer any classes for kids or teens?
We occasionally offer a teen class on Sundays, pending availability and interest. For kids, we offer summer improv day camps. Unfortunately, as of right now, those are the only programs we offer for younger improvisers.
Ok I paid for my class — what’s next?
A few days before class begins, one of our Go U directors will send out an email detailing everything you need. If you don’t hear from us by the start date of the class, please reach out.
What’s with that late fee?
Here’s the thing. Classes are capped at 10, or 12. If we don’t know how many students are going to be in a class, that’s how you get bloated numbers, or too-small classes. We just want to know how many students we have. So, hey. Let us know you’re continuing on to the next class. Please. If you just show up on the first night, we will add a $25 late fee. We know. We hate doing it. But, it’s really really easy to avoid.
I’m a student! How can I get onstage?!
We have so many opportunities for you! If you want to come play short-form games with us, sign up for Fresh Sauce any Sunday at 9pm! If you have a troupe looking for opportunities, email Pj Jacokes: email@example.com
What if I have trouble affording the class payment?
We get it! We have interning and ushering opportunities for students in exchange for classes; please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in applying. We also frequently work with students on payment plans, and, if applicable, offer a diversity scholarship.
Explain the entire payment process to me, please:
First, it’s important to note that if you are registering for a class, but plan on paying the first night of class, you STILL need to let us know. We’ll remind you. Don’t worry. But classes fill up fast (or conversely, sometimes we do have to cancel!), and we don’t want you losing your spot because you just showed up on the first night to a full class.
The easiest way to register and pay for class is online, through PayPal. However, if you are taking the class at a discount, or need a little extra time to pay, we do have some other options:
- Pay your teacher at any time – cash or check only, please. Credit cards are accepted over the phone, or at our box office.
- Send the class payment to email@example.com, through Pay Pal.
- Pay at the box office anytime! Box office is open from 6pm-10pm on Wednesday through Sunday. Call, or stop by, and you can pay easily! A quick note: the 10 minutes before and after a show starts are the busiest times for box office, so you may be asked to wait. Please be patient.
- Call Jess during the day. She’s here Monday-Friday, from 10am-5pm, and she can usually take payments over the phone!
- Email Jess. What a great option if you hate phones! She can create a PayPal link for you, so you can easily pay for the class online. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t let it get to that point where we you’re banned from the class show, or we have to go into collections! We’re broke too; we know how it goes and we want to help.
Crap, my question isn’t here!
No worries! Email email@example.com, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible! (We don’t work weekends. We apologize!)
If you have further questions, please contact Gary Lehman or Jessica Kay at 248.327.0575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.