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Hideout Theatre improv kids learn to work together!

Why kids’ improv classes?

Improv is fun and exciting! Kids enjoy this lively creative outlet.  At the same time they will be learning some valuable skills such as:

  • Positivity
  • Communication 
  • Risk management
  • Working together
  • Building confidence
  • Self Expression 

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:

Story Play (Ages 5-8)

Everyone loves story time. In this class we take our favorite stories and act them out! We play dress up and with puppets and face paint and generally have a great time making our favorite stories come to life!

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.

Preparation for Performance (Ages 14-17)

In this class the topics will be determined by the students and the teachers. In the past we have covered such topics as playing improv games at the top of our ability, creating narratives, delving into deep emotions.  Each member of the class will help determine and shape the class.  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.

 

Improv for Special Needs

The Hideout Theatre is committed to growing special needs programming, with classes being offered to youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders and to at-risk youth in residential settings via our Building Connections program. Parents have reported that their children have gained a wide variety of benefits from taking classes, including expressive language gains, increased confidence, improved social skills, a decrease in negative behaviors, and an increase in self-expression. More information and registration can be found on our Building Connections Homepage.

Tuesday Classes

September 11 – December 11 (skipping 11/20)
Showcase on on December 4.

Smiling Hideout Theatre teens!

Fun-damentals of Improv Ages 8-10

Tuesdays – 11:00-12:30
Instructor: Jessica Arjet
Fee: $300

Improvisational Principles
Ages 11-13

Tuesdays – 11:00-12:30
Instructor: Luke Wallens
Fee: $300

Preperation for Performance Ages 14-18

Saturdays – 1:00-2:30pm
Instructor: Jessica Arjet
Fee: $300

Saturday Classes

September 15 – December 15 (skipping 11/24)
Showcase on May 5th.

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

Story Play ages 5-8 

Saturdays – 10:00-11:00am
Instructor: Margaret Hunsicker
Fee: $195

Fun-damentals of Improv Ages 8-10

Saturdays – 10:00-11:00am
Instructor: Tyler Lane
Fee: $195

Improvisational Principles
Ages 11-13 

Saturdays – 11:00-12:30pm
Instructor: Jessica Arjet
Fee: $300

Scenes for Performance Ages 14-18

Saturdays – 11:00-12:30pm
Instructor: Margaret Hunsicker
Fee: $300

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Kids Classes

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Tue. Sep 11th, 11:00am-12:30pm. $300

Fun-Damentals of Improv - Tuesday 11:00-12:30 - Ages 8-10


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Tue. Sep 11th, 11:00am-12:30pm. $300

Improvisational Principles - Tuesday 11:00-12:30 ages 11-13


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Tue. Sep 11th, 1:00pm-2:30pm. $300

Preparation for Performance - Tuesdays 1:00-2:30 - Ages 14-18


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Sat. Sep 15th, 10:00am-11:00am. $195

Story Play - Saturdays 10:00-11:00 - Ages 5-8


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Sat. Sep 15th, 10:00am-11:00am. $195

Fun-damentals of Improv - Saturday 10:00-11:00 - Ages 8-10


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Sat. Sep 15th, 11:00am-12:00pm. $300

Improvisational Principles - Saturday 11:00-12:30 - Ages 11-13


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Sat. Sep 15th, 11:00am-12:30pm. $300

Scenes for Performance - Saturday 11:00-12:30 - Ages 14-18