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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:

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.

Games for Performance (Ages 14-17)

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.

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 13th – December 10th (skipping 10/18 and 11/13 for holidays)
Showcase on December 6th.

Smiling Hideout Theatre teens!

Fundamentals of Improv Ages 8-10

Tuesdays – 11:00-12:30
Instructor: Kristin Henn
Fee: $275

Improvisational Principles
Ages 11-13 

Tuesdays – 11:00-12:30
Instructor: Jessica Arjet
Fee: $275

Games for Performance Ages 14-17

Tuesdays – 1:00-2:30
Instructor: Kristin Henn
Fee: $275

Games for Performance Ages 14-17

Tuesdays – 1:00-2:30
Instructor: Jessica Arjet
Fee: $275

Saturday Classes

September 17th – December 17th (skipping 10/15 and 11/26 for holidays)
Showcase on December 13th.

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

Story Play ages 5-8 

Saturdays – 10:00-11:00am
Instructor: Margaret Hunsicker
Fee: $190
Free sample class on Sep. 10th!

Fun-damentals of Improv Ages 8-10

Saturdays – 10:00-11:00am
Instructor: Aspen Webster
Fee: $190
Free sample class on Sep. 10th!

Improvisational Principles
Ages 11-13 

Saturdays – 11:00-12:30pm
Instructor: Margaret Hunsicker
Fee: $275
Free sample class on Sep. 10th!

Improv for Performance Ages 14-18

Saturdays – 11:00-12:30pm
Instructor: Aspen Webster
Fee: $275
Free sample class on Sep. 10th!

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Tue. Sep 13th, 11:00am-12:30pm. $275

Fundamentals of Improv: ages 8-10 with Kristin Henn

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Tue. Sep 13th, 11:00am-12:30pm. $275

Improvisational Principles: Ages 11-13 with Jessica Arjet

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Tue. Sep 13th, 1:00pm-2:30pm. $275

Games for Performance: Ages 14-17 with Kristin Henn

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Tue. Sep 13th, 1:00pm-2:30pm. $275

Games for Performance: Ages 14-17 with Jessica Arjet

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Sat. Sep 17th, 10:00am-11:00am. $190

Story Play: ages 5-8 with Margaret Hunsicker

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Sat. Sep 17th, 10:00am-11:00am. $190

Fun-damentals of Improv: Ages 8-10 with Aspen Webster

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Sat. Sep 17th, 11:00am-12:30pm. $275

Improvisational Principles: Ages 11-13 with Margaret Hunsicker

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Sat. Sep 17th, 11:00am-12:30pm. $275

Improv for Performance Ages 14-18 with Aspen Webster