Improvisation Classes for Beginners

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Learn the Introduction to Improvisation with our acting & drama courses in Sydney.

Think on your feet! Have fun and learn the fundamental skills and principles of improvisation, as seen on shows like “TheatreSports”, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” & “Thank God You're Here”.

We always seek to create a playful and supportive, you-can-do-no-wrong environment in our classes. Our aim is always to coach our students to success.

This is a fantastic course to: build confidence, improve your presentation and audition skills, learn basic theatrical concepts, listen to and connect with other people, as well as spark your imagination and expression in an entertaining and interactive atmosphere.

Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • have an understanding of improvisation terminology
  • have an understanding of how verbal or physical offers are used in improvisation
  • have an understanding of how scene narrative is used in improvisation
  • have an understanding of creating an environment for a scene
  • understand how to accept, extend and deal with offers in improvisation
  • understand how to name characters, objects and locations in an improvised scene
  • understand how to combine physical and verbal offers in an improvised scene
  • have an understanding of character status
  • understand how to find the focus of an improvised scene
  • have an understanding of character objectives
  • understand how to identify scene objectives in improvisation
  • have an understanding of the basics of stage technique and stagecraft

Ideal for

All levels of experience welcome – no previous improvisation drama experience required.

Course content

  • Listening skills
  • Naming characters, objects, and locations
  • Creating an environment, character, objectives, and character status for a scene
  • Endowing Characters
  • Physical and emotional endowment
  • Establishing a narrative
  • Advancing and extending ideas
  • Basic Stage technique and stagecraft

This course may be slightly adapted to benefit the needs and interests of the class.

Venue

Darlo Drama
Level One, 16-18 Oxford Square
Darlinghurst 2010

Public transport and parking direction:

Darlo Drama is located on Oxford Square, which is right at the intersection of Riley Street and Oxford Street, in the heart of Darlinghurst.

Public transport
We are a five-minute walk from Museum Railway Station, straight up Oxford Street and a multitude of bus routes travel right passed our front door.

Parking
For those preferring to drive to Darlo Drama, street parking is available in the streets surrounding our school, but they are mostly metered and have a two-hour limit.
Most of our students prefer to park at Wilson Parking on Riley St, which is a short walk from Darlo Drama.
Wilson’s evening parking rate of $8 flat fee applies for entry AFTER 5pm and exit BEFORE 10pm.
Book here: Wilson Parking

Other information

  • Students should wear casual clothes with covered shoes, and bring a water bottle.

Classes

Improvisation Classes for Beginners

<p><strong>Learn the Introduction to Improvisation with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/Drama+Classes">acting & drama courses</a> in Sydney.</strong><

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$335 Limited inc GST / $268 / $301.50

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Relaxed environment, excellent teachers.

  • said: Love the courage and the confidence that this course brings.

  • said: A highly enjoyable class. Michael created a safe space for us to experiment and learn. Thank you!

  • said: The best were the out of the box ideas !

  • said: Student gave 5 stars

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