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Improvised Singing

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LEVEL ONE IMPROV SINGING

Sometimes improv needs a little razzle dazzle. Learn the basics of improv singing in short-form games, scenes, and and straight-up songs off the top of your head. Learn to seamlessly weave in and out of singing, communicate with the musical accompanist, work as an ensemble or solo singer, apply song structure, and take a first crack at this amazing (and totally freakin’ scary) form of improv. Classes meet for six weeks, 2.5 hours each week, limit 14 students. You must have completed Levels One-Six at the Hideout or have equivalent improv training to take this class. The workshop will culminate in a student showcase for friends and family in the Sunday Weekender.

 

LEVEL TWO IMPROV SINGING

This second class in our musical improv series will build on the basics and invite the performers to step up their game, creating more complex song structures, exploring a wide variety of song genres and styles, and doubling down on confidence and commitment. You’ll begin to explore and master solo song performance and techniques for bringing character and tone into your songs. You will drill your rhyming, precision and timing skills. Classes meet for six weeks, 2.5 hours each week, limit 14 students. You must have completed the Level One Improv Singing class and gotten teacher approval to participate in this level. The workshop will culminate in a student showcase for friends and family in the Sunday Weekender.

 

LEVEL THREE IMPROV SINGING

Take what you’ve learned in the first levels of improvised singing and apply them to storytelling and narrative. Learn where, when, and what to sing about to best support your story. Find the song behind the song and start to improvise lyrics that are poetic and metaphoric. Work on opening and closing numbers and start to build your own musical formats and troupes. Classes meet for six weeks, 2.5 hours each week, limit 14 students. You must have completed the previous two levels of improv singing class and gotten teacher approval to participate in this level. The workshop will culminate in a student showcase for friends and family in the Sunday Weekender.

Kacey Samiee

Classes FAQ

Q: Where do I start?
A: Register for one of our Level One classes (schedule below) …more info

Q: Can I test drive the classes?
A:
We offer a two-hour Free Improv Class twice a month …more info

Q: How soon can I perform?
A:
Levels Two through Six culminate student showcases in the Weekender. Graduates of Level Three are eligible to play Maestro …more info

Q: Do I HAVE to perform?
A: You can always opt out of the student showcases, but we’re pretty sure that at the end of twelve weeks of improv, you’ll be itching to try it out on stage …more info

Q: Can I skip Level One?
A: Probably not, but we’re open to extenuating circumstances …more info

Q: How do I do more?
A: We offer regular Essential Elective classes on Tuesdays and four-week Extended Electives throughout the year …more info

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Improvised Singing

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Mon. Jul 8th, 7:00pm-9:30pm. $255

Level One improv singing class with Kacey Samiee and Mallory Schlossberg (six weeks) **Class held at the Hideout Theatre (617 Congress Ave)