Improv Program

In the Kids Improv Program you’ll study the fundamentals of improvisation through exercises that help to develop strong ensemble and character work. Develop stage presence as well as patience, self confidence, good communication skills, and a respect for other performers and their creativity.

 

These classes will be delivered Online unless otherwise specified.

Improv Online

FamilyProv with Janet Davidson

Quarantine? More like QuaranTEAM!

Looking to schedule family time with interactivity, learning, and lots of fun? FamilyProv is a 60-minute online improv drop-in course designed for families of all sizes (and generations!) with children ages 8 and up. Learn the basic tools of improv (Yes And, teamwork, and collaboration) while laughing…

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Improv Drop-in for Ages 10 - 13 (Online)

Bring real, live fun from The Second City into your living room

Looking for laughs? Tired of gaming? Already finished everything on all of Netflix? We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second City to you! Our totally digital, totally FUN improv drop-in classes are for…

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Improv Drop-in for Ages 14-18 (Online)

Bring real, live fun from The Second City into your living room

Looking for laughs? Tired of TikTok? Already finished everything on all of Netflix? We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second City to you! Our totally digital, totally FUN improv drop-in classes are for…

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Ages 10-13 Improv Escape (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Improv Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try improv – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of…

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Ages 14-18 Improv Escape (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Improv Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try improv – all without leaving your living room. No prior experience is necessary for this fun, relaxed introduction to some of…

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Improv

Second City Sillies (ages 2-4)

Playtime meets clowning meets learning in this new offering from The Second City Training Center. Second City Sillies takes the best of our kids programming—focused on teamwork, comedy, and fun—and shapes it for your littlest budding comedians. This parent/student class is a great way for your little one to experience…

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Improv (ages 4-6)

Improv for ages 4-6 is for our littlest improvisers. It is for kids who want an introduction to improvisation and learning to play with others in a structured setting. This class uses some of the tenets of improv like creating a supportive environment and the concept of “Yes, and” to…

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Improv (ages 7-8)

Improv for ages 7-8 is for our younger improvisers. It is for kids who want to continue exploring improvisation while learning to play more interactive game in a fun structured setting. This class uses some of the tenets of improv like listening and supporting your partner to teach kids some…

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Improv (ages 9-10)

Improv for ages 9-10 is for kids who want an introduction to improvisation. This class uses some of the tenets of improv like creating a supportive environment and the concept of “Yes, and” to teach kids some basic skills. It gets them on their feet and presents them with a…

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Improv (ages 11-13)

Improv for ages 11-13 is for kids who want an introduction to improvisation. This class uses the tenets of improv like agreement, listening, and emotions to teach kids basic life skills. It gets them out of their heads and active while showing them new ways they can work with and…

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Improv (ages 14-18)

Improv for teens ages 14-18 is for those who are interested in learning how to improvise. It is also for teens that just want to try something new for fun. Participating in class games and exercises can help build confidence and teach public speaking skills. It is also a great…

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Advanced Improv (ages 14-18)

Advanced Improv is for teens who have completed the introductory teen Improv course and feel they are ready to move on to more advanced work. Creating a good scene through improvisation is challenging, but it is also very rewarding. Scenework is where students get to experience the skills they’ve learned…

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Long Form Improv (ages 14-18)

Long Form Improv is for students who have improv experience and are interested in performance-oriented scenic improvisation also known as “Long Form” improv. Being knowledgeable and having experience performing Long Form formats is an important part of one’s improv vocabulary. As students begin to venture out and perform in public…

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Dramatic Improv (ages 15-18)

Dramatic Improv is for teens who have already taken the Advanced Improv class and want to further develop their improv skills. It is also for young improvisers who want to develop their acting skills in an improvisational setting. A student who wants to improvise dramatically is serious about their craft….

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Parent Prov

Now that you’ve signed your kid up for class, it’s your turn too! Looking for more ways to connect with your kid? Parent Prov is a 40-minute improv class that runs concurrent with your student’s class, allowing you to truly understand what they’re up to, and talk about it together…

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Wellness Improv

Improv for Anxiety (ages 12-14)

Improv for Anxiety for Teens is an innovative class that helps teens overcome the fear and avoidance associated with social anxiety. Second city instructors create a space where teens can break the cycle of avoidance in a supportive, non-judgmental, and affirming environment. No prior improv experience necessary.

An experienced Second City…

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Improv for Anxiety (ages 13-18)

Improv for Anxiety for Teens is an innovative class that helps teens overcome the fear and avoidance associated with social anxiety. Second city instructors create a space where teens can break the cycle of avoidance in a supportive, non-judgmental, and affirming environment. No prior improv experience necessary.

An experienced Second City…

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Youth & Teen Ensembles

Youth Ensemble (ages 11-14)

The Youth Ensemble is for students ages 11-14 who have improv and/or acting experience and want to develop and perform in an original show with an ensemble. This class gives you the full experience of developing a Second City revue. Students will experience the thrills and frustrations that come from…

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Teen Ensemble (ages 15-18)

The Teen Ensemble is for students ages 15-18 who have improv and/or acting experience and want to develop and perform in an original show with an ensemble. This class gives you the full experience of developing a Second City revue. Students will experience the thrills and frustrations that come from…

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