Intro to Musical Improv
Prerequisite: Level Two Improv or Higher
8-Week Course + Final Grad Show
February 21 – April 11, 2022
Grad Show: Sat Apr 16th at 4:00PM
Put your thoughts and emotions into song and take your improv scenes to the next level. Through exercises in group dynamic, support, and movement, you will learn how to turn every song you improvise into a full-blown musical number. And the best part is, you don’t need to be a professional singer to bust out a killer song onstage. You and your classmates will work on building solid relationship-based scenes, inspired and supported by musical underscoring, while understanding and utilizing the accompanist as a third scene partner. Through singing, you’ll be given an overview of different song structures and specifically gain the tools to write a meaningful four measure chorus, a song tag line, and even unique verses. Through light choreography we will work together as a group mind to create simple and coordinated rhythmic movements that support the scene and the characters you’ve created.
This is an eight-session class running from Monday, February 21 – Monday, April 11, 2022 (7:00-10:00PM). The instructors are Leslie Collins and Jeff Poteat.
This class will meet on the following dates: Feb 21, Feb 28, Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 4, and Apr 11. The class graduation show will be Saturday, April 16th at 4:00PM.
All students must adhere to student policies as described in the Dallas Comedy Club Student Handbook. Class sizes are limited to allow for optimal instruction and student development. Improv classes involve close physical proximity and are held indoors; students must be 18 years or older with proof of COVID vaccination to enroll and participate. All sales are final and classes are non-refundable.
COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS (Updated January 4, 2022): Due to the increasing COVID-19 cases, we have decided that all students and staff are required to wear a mask while in our Training Center, effective immediately. Masks must be worn during any DCC class or workshop at all times, whether you are vaccinated or not. This pertains to all Students, Student Advocates, and Instructors. This means every single person in class at tour theater must be wearing a mask at all times. Anyone who is unwilling to follow this will be asked to leave the theater immediately.