Online Kids & Teen Classes

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Escape Series

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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Ages 10-13 Acting Escape (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Acting Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try acting – 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 Acting Escape (Online)

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

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Ages 10-13 Stand Up Escape (Online)

Looking for a fun way to reach out to the outside world? Second City’s brand new online Stand-Up Escape Series is the perfect way to connect, laugh and try stand-up – 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 Stand Up Escape (Online)

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

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Ages 10-13 Musical Improv Escape (Online)

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

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Ages 14-18 Songwriting Escape (Online)

Do you like to make up funny songs in the shower? Or while muted on a boring Zoom call? Break up the monotony of physical isolation by making up songs with us! No prior experience is necessary for this fun introduction to writing comedy songs. Over the course of four…

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Drop-ins

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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Stand Up Drop-in for Ages 10-13 (Online)

Learn the basics of writing and performing stand-up comedy from the comfort of your socially distanced home! Using the glories of modern technology, you and a group of fellow teens will “meet” with one of our comedy experts to learn how to “find the funny” all while getting a sneak…

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Stand Up Drop-in for Ages 14-18 (Online)

Learn the basics of writing and performing stand-up comedy from the comfort of your socially distanced home! Using the glories of modern technology, you and a group of fellow teens will “meet” with one of our comedy experts to learn how to “find the funny” all while getting a sneak…

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

Are you interested in taking an acting class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in acting class for tweens is open to everyone Ages 10-13. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new people!

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

Are you interested in taking an acting class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in acting class for teens is open to everyone Ages 14-18. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new people!

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Comedy Writing Drop-in for Ages 10-13 (Online)

Are you interested in taking a comedy writing class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in comedy writing class for tweens is open to everyone Ages 10-13. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new…

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Comedy Writing Drop-in for Ages 14-18 (Online)

Are you interested in taking a comedy writing class, but you’re not quite sure if it’s right for you? Give it a test drive! Our weekly drop-in comedy writing class for teens is open to everyone Ages 14-18. It’s a great opportunity to practice, have some fun, and meet new…

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Camp

Online Camps for ages 7-9

Virtual camp = real fun!

PARENTS, we know you’re doing your best to find interactive play (how did our parents even do it?!) and we’re here to help you with a virtual room filled with kids! We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second…

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Online Camps for ages 10-12

Virtual camp = real fun!

PARENTS, we know you’re doing your best to find interactive play (how did our parents even do it?!) and we’re here to help you with a virtual room filled with kids! We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second…

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Online Camps for ages 13-15

Virtual camp = real fun!

PARENTS, we know you’re doing your best to find interactive play (how did our parents even do it?!) and we’re here to help you with a virtual room filled with kids! We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second…

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Online Camps for ages 16-18

Virtual camp = real fun!

PARENTS, we know you’re doing your best to find interactive play (how did our parents even do it?!) and we’re here to help you with a virtual room filled with kids! We’ve figured out how to bring real, live fun straight from The Second…

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Advanced Online Camps: 1-Day & 5-Day

Already taken full-length classes or camps with us? Got some improv experience from your own neck of the woods and want to try it The Second City way. Whether you’re a current student with us or an improviser from the other side of the world, you can hop into our…

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New Teen HRFS Online Classes!

Teen Harold Ramis Film School Online: Adaptation

Teen comedies rock! Especially ones adapted from well-known and unknown classic tales in the free Public Domain. Whether it’s Sydney White (Snow White adaptation), 10 Things I Hate About You (The Taming of the Shrew adaptation) or Clueless…

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Teen Harold Ramis Film School Online: Directing Comedy for Film & Video

This is a teen version of the adult class. Through weekly exercises, analysis of online clips, and virtual class discussions this course teaches you how to tap your own creativity, get the most out of a group of people while keeping your perspective, and how to work with…

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Teen Harold Ramis Film School Online: Comedy Filmmaking 1

Funny shorts are everywhere from SNL to the internet.  Learn the basics of making comedy sketches and short movies including camera, editing, and sound.  Students will write, direct, and produce their own humorous videos using the methods employed by Second City for years such as ensemble, collaboration, and…

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Teen Harold Ramis Film School Online: How TV Changed the World

This class will explore the TV shows that changed the face of comedy.  We’ll study the unique and innovative programs that influenced culture and media. We’ll watch and discuss TV shows and performers like I Love Lucy, Monty Python, All That, Simpsons, SNL, Key and Peele, and everything…

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Teen Acting

Teen Acting On Camera Level 1 (Online)

Breaking into the On-Camera World

Learn how to get agents, producers and casting directors blowing up your inbox to audition and then NAILING your takes with The Second City Training Center. Find out what’s important about great headshots, resumes, actor reels and online casting services while delivering commercial copy in mock…

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Teen Writing

Teen Sketch Level 1 (Online)

Teen Sketch is a quick and fun entry into the world of sketch comedy writing. Part one of this three-part course is an exercise-based class WITH NO GRADES (woohoo!) that is all about generating ideas and exploring point of view while learning some terminology along the way. Homework includes in-class…

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Teen Sketch Level 2 (Online)

Come on back and get your sketch comedy even sketchier! In part two of this three-part course, teens build on tools learned in Teen Sketch 1, further developing their comedic point of view along with learning and writing sketch comedy styles like “Fish out of Water,” “Inappropriate Response” and “Parody.”

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Teen Playwriting Level 1 (Online)

The Second City’s approach to playwriting is focused on two elements: improvisational writing and storytelling structure. In the first course in this program, students will gain the skills to generate from abundance, create three-dimensional characters and explore their stories. Over the course of this eight-week class, students will develop several…

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Teen True Story for the Stage (Online)

Have you been bitten by the storytelling bug? Live, true-storytelling is both a trendy new performance form popularized by public radio shows and creative community events, and one of the oldest forms of performance there is. Storytelling has been used to teach, inspire, entertain and galvanize since before the written…

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Teen Writing a Screenplay 1 (Online)

A sellable screenplay = quit your day job. This class will help you create characters, understand structure & learn to pitch. You’ll end this course with an outline of your [awesome] screenplay idea as well as the start of your script….

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Teen Writing for TV & Film (Online)

In Online Writing for TV & Film students familiar with the Second City model of comedy writing will explore visual writing, story structure and character in preparation for creating longer works for TV and film. The class will read existing scripts, view film and television selections, and write and workshop…

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Teen Writing Strong Women (Online)

In Writing Strong Women you will create memorable female characters that DRIVE your piece. Writers (women AND men) will create sketches, monologues, stories and character pieces through writing exercises, analysis of text and a variety of writing assignments….

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Teen Writing Satire for the Internet 1 (Online)

In this four-week online writing satire course, you will learn how to form a strong comedic point of view on topical news and pop culture events. You will brainstorm, draft and rewrite short pieces in the style of McSweeney’s, Shouts and Murmurs and other sites. Internet presence, pitching, and submission…

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Teen Writing Your Web Series (Online)

Writing Your Web Series gives you the tools to help your web series succeed. Lecture and suggested reading will include character development, format, structure, and the business side and current landscape for web writing. You will outline your idea, write episodes and workshop them, hearing them read and getting live…

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Teen Stand Up

Teen Stand-Up (Online)

Learn the art of stand-up comedy with The Second City Training Center featuring hands-on lessons in storytelling, character building, observational humor, one-liners and more. Students receive weekly lectures, multi-media demonstrations and exercises to create enough unique content to have a polished act by the end of the 4-week class.

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