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Hideout Theatre improv kids learn to work together!

Why kids’ improv classes?

With improv, kids learn how to:

Be positive
Become more creative
Focus on the people they’re working with
Take risks
Overcome shyness

These classes create a fun and supportive environment for kids to learn the basics of creating improv, story telling, and stagecraft. The classes are taught primarily through games, play, and improved stories.

Class Descriptions:

Imagination Investigation (Ages 5-7)

Delve into improv with this fun and playful class. We will use imaginative games to learn stage craft, storytelling, character, and teamwork. This class is a great place to discover the fun and excitement of improv and comedy.

Fun-damentals of Improv (Ages 8-10)

Learn how be positive, take risks, and focus on the people you’re working with. We’ll learn about timing, story structure, building character, and more improv games than you can shake a stick at. This class will be a fun and supportive environment for kids to start focusing on what makes improv work.

Improvisational Principles (Ages 11-13)

Jump into some seriously hilarious improv work. Learn how to build exciting stories, create fascinating characters, and present them in the most awe inspiring way. This class is all about jumping in, having fun, playing hard, working together and finding your voice. Always fun, this class will focus on developing improv skills and creating performers.

Games for Performance (Ages 12-16)

This is a fast paced exciting class that will work on the various games that will make a fantastic performance. We’ll work on the rules and strategies for making the games as fun as possible both for the improvisor and the audience. Although you will have the opportunity to perform, it is not mandatory. Times and dates for out of class performances will be determined. This is our introduction class for this age range. You would spend at least one year in this class before you join Scenes for Performance.

Scenes for Performance (Ages 14-17)

This is a full on work out for your acting skills. We will get in there and work the scenes to make them as full and rich as possible. Including playing with character, timing, interactions, reactions, and narrative structure. If you like the Story and Acting elements of improv or want to hone your acting skills,this class is for you. Although you will have the opportunity to perform, it is not mandatory. Times and dates for out of class performances will be determined. This is the more advanced class for teens.  Requirement: At least one year of Games for Performance and/or permission from the instructor.

Free Sample Classes:

If you’re curious what our classes are like, we offer a free sample class the week before each session starts. You can come check out our classes and see if they’re a right fit for you, and then sign up for the upcoming session! See the full schedule below to register for the free sample classes!

Tuesday Classes

Smiling Hideout Theatre teens!

Imagination Investigation: Ages 5-7

Tuesdays 10:00-11:00
January 21st – May 6th (Skipping 3/11) with class showcase on May 6th
Instructor: Kristin Henn
Fee: $165

Fun-damentals of Improv: Ages 8-10

Tuesdays 11:00-12:30
January 21st – May 6th (Skipping 3/11) with class showcase on May 6th
Instructor: Kristin Henn
Fee: $245

Improvisation Principles: Ages 11-13

Tuesdays 11:00-12:30
January 21st – May 6th (Skipping 3/11) with class showcase on May 6th
Instructor: Jessica Arjet
Fee: $245

Games for Performance: Ages 14-17

Tuesdays 1:00-2:30
January 21st – May 6th (Skipping 3/11) with class showcase on May 6th
Instructor: Andy Crouch
Fee: $245

Scenes for Performance: Ages 14-17

Tuesdays 1:00-2:30
January 21st – May 6th (Skipping 3/11) with class showcase on May 6th
Instructor: Jessica Arjet and Kareem Badr
Fee: $245 (Instructor approval required. contact Jessica Arjet at Jessica@hideouttheater.com for questions)

Saturday Classes

9-11 Years Olds in “Tag Team Monologue”.

Imagination Investigation: Ages 5-7

Saturdays 10:00-11:00
January 18th – May 10th (skipping 3/8 and 3/15) with class showcase on 5/3
Instructor: Emma Holder
Fee: $165

Fun-damentals of Improv: Ages 8-10

Saturdays 10:00-11:00
January 18th – May 10th (skipping 3/8 and 3/15) with class showcase on 5/3Instructor: Luke Wallens
Fee: $165

Improvisation Principles: Ages 11-13

Saturdays 11:00-12:30
January 18th – May 10th (skipping 3/8 and 3/15) with class showcase on 5/3
Instructor: Emma Holder
Fee: $245

Games for Performance: Ages 14-17

Saturdays 11:00-12:30
January 18th – May 10th (skipping 3/8 and 3/15) with class showcase on 5/3
Instructor: Andy Crouch
Fee: $245

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