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We believe the rules of improv are the building blocks for all comedic art forms. Learning to support one another, to build off ideas, and to think outside the box are key components of our curriculum. Our improv program consists of five levels, each designed to deepen one’s understanding of improvisational comedy and to improve group and individual performance. 

All students interested in our improv program must begin at Level 1, regardless of previous experience.

Never heard of improv? You can try it before you buy it! We offer a free improv class the last Wednesday of every month from 7-8 in our theater.

Improv Level One
285.00

Level 1: Introduction to Improv
7 Week Course | $275 | Zero Experience Required
Mondays 6:30-9:30 | January 8th - February 19th
Thursdays 6:30-9:30 | January 11th - February 22nd
Saturdays 2:30-5:30 | January 13th - February 24th
Sundays 1:00-4:00 | January 14th - February 25th
Wednesdays 6:30-9:30 | January 31st - March 14th
Saturdays 2:30-5:30 | February 3rd - March 17th
This level introduces the fundamental skills and vocabulary of long form improvisation. Students learn how to say “yes, and,” work together, and building interesting, grounded scenes. At the end of the seven weeks, the class performs in a student showcase for friends and family.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

Improv Level Two
285.00

Level 2: Improv Devices
7 Week Course | $275 | Improv Level 1 Required
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 9th - February 20th
Sundays 4:30 - 7:30 | January 13th - February 25th
Wednesdays 6:30 - 7:30 | January 31st - March 14th
Sundays 1:00 - 4:00 | February 4th - March 18th
Once you are familiar with the basics of improv we focus on developing your personal strengths. We explore character, dynamics, and status to help you identify your role in each scene. We take a closer look at what happens at the top of a scene and how it can guide your choices. This level helps to build your confidence and skills to work within an ensemble.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

 
Improv Level Four
285.00

Level 4: Group Mind & The Ewing Part 2
7 Week Course | $275 | Improv Level 3 Required
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 9th - February 20th
Saturdays 2:30 - 5:30 | January 13th - February 24th
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 29th - March 12th
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 | February 1st - March 15th
In this course, students learn the concept of the group mind and put it into practice. By learning how to be vulnerable and supporting one another unconditionally, this level strengthens the cohesiveness of the group while deepening individual performance.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

Improv Level 1 Immersion
285.00

Level 1 Intensive: Introduction to Improv
4 Day Course | $275 | Zero Experience Required
December 26th - December 29th | Showcase: December 30th
Learn everything in a Level 1 course in just four days! This intensive introduces the fundamental skills and vocabulary of long form improvisation. Students learn how to say “yes, and,” work together, and build interesting, grounded scenes. At the end of the course, the class performs in a student showcase for friends and family on December 30th!

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

 
Improv Level Three
285.00

Level 3: The Ewing Part 1
7 Week Course | $275 | Improv Level 2 Required
Wednesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 10th - February 21st
Sundays 4:30 - 7:30 | January 14th - February 25th
Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 | February 1st - March 15th
Saturdays 2:30 - 5:30 | February 3rd - March 17th
This level introduces The Ewing format to all students as a way to structure a smart and entertaining show. Within The Ewing format, students work on identifying patterns and using devices to find possible directions based off of the information at the very top of the show.

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.

 
Improv Level Five-A
285.00

Level 5a: Building a Better Performer
Mondays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 8th - February 19th
Saturdays 2:30 - 5:30 | January 13th - February 24th
Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30 | January 30th - March 13th
This performance level of our training program focuses on enhancing your presentation and acting skills on stage. Using the skills you’ve developed through improv levels 1-4, your instructor will help elevate your already smart, comedic choices to the next performance level. Detailed notes from your instructor each week will focus on the following performance components: character work with believable performances, engaging and playing for an audience, and overall presentation as it relates to stage presence, projection, physicality, and spacial recognition of the stage. 

FOR ALL GRADUATES: You will not need to take the entire program again to meet the pre-requisite for this class. 

Course requires a minimum of 8 students registered to make. DCH reserves the right to reschedule the course if the minimum is not met.

Students must be 18+ to register.