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There are no Story Play (Ages 5-8) sessions scheduled at the moment.

There are no Fun-damentals of Improv (Ages 8-10) sessions scheduled at the moment.

There are no Improvisational Principles (Ages 11-13) sessions scheduled at the moment.

There are no Teen Class (Ages 13-18) sessions scheduled at the moment.

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The Hideout has improv classes for kids of all ages!

 

The Hideout has improv classes for kids of all ages!

 

Plan for the Spring:

It is very important to the Hideout to keep all our children safe. Our class protocols will change depending on the City Stage we are currently in.

Stage 5: All students must be either vaccinated or show a negative covid test each week. Students and teachers must wear masks. No food or drink allowed.

Stage 4: All students must be either vaccinated or show a negative covid test each week. Students and teachers must wear masks. Eating or drinking only when away from other students, and mask returned to proper place before joining class again.

Stage 2&3: All students  must be either vaccinated or show a negative covid test each week. No masks required.

Stage 1: No vaccine or testing requirements. No masks required.

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 games and create “mess up” stories and generally have a great time bringing 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.

Teen Class (Ages 13-17)

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. There may be other performance opportunities depending on the wishes of the class.

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.

 

Times and Days

Saturdays

February 5- May 14 , skipping March 12 and 19, showcase on May 7

Smiling Hideout Theatre teens!

Story Play ages 5-8  – 

Saturdays – 10:00-10:55am

Location:  The Hideout Annex 5555 N. Lamar Suite 103B

Instructor: Jessica Arjet and TBD
Fee: $180

Fun-damentals of Improv Ages 8-10 –  

Saturdays – 10:00-10:55

Location:  The Hideout Annex 5555 N. Lamar Suite 103B

Instructor: Iara Pinto and Jerrod Espinosa-Setchko

Fee: $180

Improvisational Principles –
Ages 11-13 

Saturdays – 11:00-12:30

Location: The Hideout Annex 5555 N. Lamar Suite 103B

Instructor:  TBD

Fee: $275

Improv For Performance – Teens –  

Saturdays – 11:00-12:30

Location:  The Hideout Annex 5555 N. Lamar Suite 103B

Instructor: Iara Pinto and Jerrod Espinosa-Setchko

Fee: $275

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

 

Tuesdays – canceled

Home School classes will return in the Fall!

Feb 1-May 3, Skipping March 15, showcase April 26

Fun-damentals of Improv Ages 8-10 –  

Tuesdays 11:00-12:00

Location: Hideout Downtown – 617 N. Congress Ave.

Instructor: TBD

Fee: $180

Improvisational Principles – Ages 11-13

Tuesdays – 11:00-12:30

Location: Hideout Downtown – 617 N. Congress Ave.

Instructor: Jessica Arjet

Fee: $275

Improv For Performance – Teens 

Tuesdays – 1:00-2:30

Location: Hideout Downtown – 617 N. Congress Ave.

Instructor: Jessica Arjet

Fee: $275

 

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