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.

Improv

Second City Sillies

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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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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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 15-18)

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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Improv for Autism for Teens (ages 13-18)

Improv for Autism offers a class in improvisation for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Classes will focus on ensemble and team building to help with the exploration of different relationships and social cues. Improvisational games used in this class will teach the students skills such as accessing emotions and storytelling….

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Improv for Autism

Improv for Autism offers a class in improv for teens and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Classes will focus on ensemble and team building to help with the exploration of different relationships and social cues. Improvisational games used in this class will teach the students skills such as accessing emotions…

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Improv for Autism (Ages 9 - 13)

Improv for Autism offers a class in improvisation for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Classes will focus on ensemble and team building to help with the exploration of different relationships and social cues. Improvisational games used in this class will teach the students skills such as accessing emotions and storytelling….

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Improv Workshops

Music Improv Basics (ages 14-18)

Explore the world of creating improvised songs and musicals! Students cover the fundamentals of Music Improv – from learning the art of “selling-it” to discovering the art of impromptu rhyming. Singers and non-singers alike will enjoy diving into short-form games, musicals and song structure. No training in voice or music…

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Improv with The Second City! at Chicago Children's Theatre (ages 5-8)

Improv with The Second City is held in partnership with The Chicago Children’s Theater and takes place at The Station, 100 S Racine.

This class is kids ages 5-8 who want an introduction to improvisation and learning to play with others in a structured setting. This class uses…

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Improv with The Second City! at Chicago Children's Theatre (ages 9-13)

Improv with The Second City is held in partnership with The Chicago Children’s Theater and takes place at The Station, 100 S Racine.

This class is for kids ages 9-13 who want an introduction to improvisation. This class uses some of the tenets of improv like creating a…

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Parent Prov at Chicago Children's Theater

Why should the kids have all the fun!? Parent Prov runs concurrently with your student’s class, allowing you to truly understand what they’re up to, and talk about it together all week. This beginning level class is low-stakes, fun, and will even sneak in some useful skills for you, like…

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