OUR CURRICULUM

At the Steel City Improv, we believe that once you get good at improv, you will get better at life. We know  improv classes make you more than just funny.  They make you better parent, mentor, entrepreneur, employee and friend.  It teaches you to deal with the unexpected, become a better listen and truly be in the moment. We have combined the best of the improv training found at New York, Chicago and Los Angeles into the SCIT curriculum. At the end of each course, our students show off their improv skills in a class graduation show and have a bunch of new friends.

OUR IMPROV CLASSES

Level One: Foundations of Improv
Level One is the starting mark, this is where you learn the fundamentals: Yes and, agreement, listening and commitment. Group exercises, basic scene work and object work are geared to make students more confident, committed performers and people. There is no prerequisites for this class.  It is designed for the absolute beginner and the seasoned actor.  
Prerequisite: NONE

Level Two: Scene work
Building upon the Foundations of Improv in Level One, you will work on building truthful, realistic and dynamic scenes by grounding oneself in discovery, exploration and heightening. The best comedy comes from truthful commitment on stage. Level One was fun, here the work gets even more exciting when we delve deep into the improvised scene. 
Prerequisite: Level One: Foundations of Improv
 
Level Three: Advanced Scene Work
In this level, students delve deeper into scene work and develop their sense of ensemble. Here we get more in-depth into long form improvisation with: tags, walk ons, and the three beat scene structure.
Prerequisite: Level Two: Scene work
 
Level Four: The Harold
In this level, students learn how to take their scene work and connect them to create one unified piece of comedic theater as ensemble using the format called HAROLD. Students will learn to examine not just individual scenes, but how they relate to entire shows.
Prerequisite: Level Three: Advanced Scene Work
 
Level Five: Advanced Harold
In this level, students get even more in-depth into long form improvisation format know as HAROLD. The explore new territory and techniques such as diverse openings and the run. Students will learn to create a more cohesive and unified piece of theatrical comedy.
Prerequisite: Level Four: The Harold
 

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