Instructed by TBD
COST: $160 per month
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Intermediate to advanced
Director approval required
Ongoing CORE class the main class in the APPLIED CORE Program of the Impro Theatre School, which is where students of Impro Theatre School focus on improv skill building, narrative storytelling, and apply the concepts learned in the CORE Program to weekly improv work. This is the program where students put hours of work into the craft of narrative improvisation. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book ”Outliers” he wrote, that “ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness,” meaning it takes 10,000 hours to practice to master a skill. Of course, it’s important not to oversimplify Gladwell’s quote. Gladwell’s idea of “greatness” requires much more that simply practice. One example is that the 10,000 hours must be focused and often directed. At the Impro Theatre School, the Ongoing CORE class is a great place to put in a large portion of those 10,000 hours of improvisation practice. In this class, students work with the same instructor for an extended period of time, allowing that instructor to help the student deepen their work and focus on individual challenges in a new and more in-depth way.
This class is perfect for all types: experienced improvisers who want to stay fresh, actors who want to strengthen their improv technique and go deeper in their acting, writers and directors who want to explore narrative spontaneously on their feet, and non-actors who love improv and want a place where they can be creative that is safe and nonjudgmental. This is a monthly ongoing class, meaning there is no set end date and students are encouraged to make this class your improv home base and workout room!
Students in the APPLIED CORE program are encouraged to attend the Impro School Placement Auditions where they can receive additional faculty advisement on their progress. For students who have been working with Impro for a while, this is also a good opportunity to audition for the Impro Conservatory.
Currently, there are three sections of Ongoing CORE:
Wednesday Nights – 7-10pm
Saturday Mornings – 10:30am to 1:30pm
Saturday Afternoons – 2-5pm