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Physical Theatre

The Physical Comedy Program is a unique movement program focusing on developing the physical skills of the performer. From clowning to slapstick to stage combat, physical comedy has delighted audiences and been a great way for performers to add detail and range to their characters. This program helps the performer develop tools to become a skilled artist of this classic art form.

Clowning

Clowning

Clowning is for anyone interested in exploring a different element in physical comedy. It is also for people interested primarily in the art of clowning. This is an excellent class for any performer who wants to “shake things up” and explore a new form of expression.

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Dance

Tap Dance for Theatrical Characters

In Tap Dance for Theatrical Characters Reggio will enhance your comic dialogue, songs and musical stage performance with some footloose, fancy-free hoofing. This workshop will focus on uniquely blending the basic fundamentals and styles of tap, to enliven your theatrical capabilities.

1.5 hours, 6 weeks

This workshop is not offered every term….

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Movement

Movement

Movement is for any student who wants to better understand how to use their body as an instrument for dramatic and comedic acting. Students gain a deeper insight on how to use physicality to make stronger character choices, widen their acting range, and feel more confident while on stage. Students…

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Advanced Movement

In this 4-week Advanced Movement course we will learn to fully connect our physical bodies to our voice and improvising skills. We will work hard and play hard in Viewpoints, seven levels of tension, Bartinieff Fundamentals, voice and breath work, and building character from body.

2 hours, 4 weeks

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Laban Efforts for Improv Actors

Improvisers rely on gesture and movement to communicate mood and character. Rudolf Laban, a pioneer in the study of movement, used the word “Effort” to describe this dynamic quality in human expression. Create new characters from a body first approach! Use Laban Efforts to get your characters moving in new…

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Viewpoints: Don't Just Stand There, Improvise!

If improv is the spontaneous generation of dialogue between characters, then Viewpoints is the spontaneous generation of inspired and unique movement between performers. Originally used to inspire visually stunning choreography, Viewpoints pushes performers to surprise themselves with their own movements, gestures and staging. Start saying something with your work without…

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Stage Combat

Stage Combat

Have you ever wanted to learn how to slap someone, deliver a punch to the stomach or how to fall without hurting yourself in the process? This is the class for you! Stage Combat is for serious performers who want to expand their skill set. It is for people who…

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Private Lessons

Private Lessons

One-On-One Coaching

The Second City Training Center offers individual, customized coaching in a variety of areas including, but not limited to:

Acting
Monologue prep
On-camera audition prep
Dialects Accent Coaching

Youth & Teen Coaching
Audition Prep
Monologue Prep

Writing
Advanced sketch critique
Screenplay & Sitcom coaching
Sketch Production (Coaching a group through their first production)
Sketch generation & critique…

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