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Workshops for Grades K-8

Various workshops are available for grades K-8. Prices are estimates based on small groups (12 students or less).

Communication Workshops

Introduction to Communication - Grades 5-8

An introduction to improvisation and effective communication skills, focusing on listening, collaboration, and creative problem solving and taught through a series of interactive improvisation based exercises and games.

50 minutes – $250
1-1/2 hours – $375
2 hours – $475

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Advanced Communication and Improvisation – Grades 6-8

Building on the skills and concepts introduced in our Intro to Communication workshop, middle school students explore how they express and interpret language and ideas through a variety of interactive communication exercises.

For all workshops, an additional travel charge is necessary for sites located more than 20 miles from North Ave….

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Team Building and Collaborative Learning – Grades 5-8

Through improvisational exercises and interaction, students experience a sense of ensemble or team within the class through listening, cooperation, and an awareness of how to be a contributing part of a greater whole.

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Drama and Theatre Workshops

Introduction to Second City Improvisation – Grades K-5

The fundamentals of improvisation as taught and practiced at The Second City, covering the concepts and skills of listening, stage presence, environment, and character through interactive exercises and games.

50-60 minutes – $250
1-1/2 hours – $375
2 hours – $475…

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Introduction to Second City Improvisation – Grades 6-8

The fundamentals of improvisation as taught and practiced at The Second City, covering the concepts and skills of listening, stage presence, environment, and character through interactive exercises and games.

For all workshops, an additional travel charge is necessary for sites located more than 20 miles from North Ave. and Wells St.,…

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Advanced Improvisation – Grades 6-8

Building on the skills and concepts introduced in Introduction to Second City Improvisation., this workshop uses a variety of exercises and games to teach the basics of improvisational scene work.

For all workshops, an additional travel charge is necessary for sites located more than 20 miles from North Ave. and Wells…

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Character Workshop – Grades 6-8

The essential elements of theatrical and comedic character creation are explored by students through active participation in a variety of guided improvisational exercises, leading to the creation of own original comedic characters and a better understanding of character in drama and literature.

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Introduction to Musical Improvisation – Grades 6-8

An introduction to the skills required to improvise short songs and musical scenes using exercises that cover elements of vocal performance, production, and projection as well as games that introduce rhyming, song structure and musical styles.

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Writing and Literacy Related Workshops

Improvisation for Literacy Skills – Grades 3-8

This fun and interactive workshop uses both improvisation and writing exercises to build and reinforce literacy skills such as vocabulary building, sequencing, and inference.

For all workshops, an additional travel charge is necessary for sites located more than 20 miles from North Ave. and Wells St., Chicago….

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Introduction to Principles of Comic Writing – Grades 6-8

Students experience a series of improvisational and writing exercises that teach them the basics of how to create comic premises and scenes for the stage.

For all workshops, an additional travel charge is necessary for sites located more than 20 miles from North Ave. and Wells St., Chicago….

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