Mon, 04 Oct|
Fundamentals of Improv 2: Art of The Scene
Dive deeper into our emotional work and scene play, and pick up new skills to assure a solid scene every time the lights go up!
WHEN AND WHERE
04 Oct 2021, 5:45 pm NZDT – 29 Nov 2021, 8:45 pm NZDT
Wellington, 12 King Street, Mount Cook, Wellington 6021, New Zealand
NOTE: No matter the Covid level, the Workouts are definitely on. If we can't meet in person, we do it online. While in-person and online are different, the connections, sponteneity and fun still grow from class to class.
The Heart of It
Now that we know the basics, Fundamentals 2 session is mostly about getting you the scene experience you need to nail journeys consistently and confidently. We're now diving in deep, and getting way more improv practice than ever before.
Fundamentals 2 is special in that the lessons get tighter, and the scene practice is maximised. You start with a lesson session, then after a quick break (as long as you're signed up for the Workout sessions as well), you get a special session just to do scenes, with both your fellow classmates and other Improv Connection players with a multitude of experience, in smaller groups – more scenes, with more experienced players.
In addition to deepening your learning with more emotional expansion and scene skills, you'll learn
• Our ABC method – a structure to assure your scene gets off on the right foot, and builds equitably and joyfully
• World building – object work that will inspire you as much as any word can do
• Silent scenes
• Rapid-fire dialogue techniques
Note: As this course is longer, and requires hiring an additional teacher for the evening, the course fees are set higher accordingly. That said, accessibility is a core value of Improv Connection, so let us know if you are in need of a course fee adjustment during regristration. Those who pay more make scholarships possible.
Basic Package – Course & Workouts Term Pass
Dates: Mondays, 4 October 2021 – 29 November 2021, with one week off October 11, for the NZ Improv Festival
Class Format: 5:30 arrival (if possible), 5:45PM – 7:20 Lessons, 7:20–7:30 Break, 7:30 – 9:30 smaller Workout Session with a coach and fellow Improv Connection players at all levels, to get in maximum reps.
Shows: 2 – one midterm, the other after the final class.
Bonus Class: "Improv Rules" class/Q&A taught by improv greats from around the world.
Social Connection: Membership to Facebook group for connecting with other improv students and to further your learning. In addition to celebrating after each of our shows, we share, cross promote, and go to other shows together. We also meet regularly for informal jams and rehearsals.
Documentation: Detailed notes are emailed to you after most classes. Photos, audio, and/or video of every show, for you to learn from, and share your improv play with family & friends.
Clear Pathway: There are 6 subsequent courses available beyond Fundamentals of Improv 1. Each class is designed to fully hone your skills, optimize your gifts, and if you like, get you performing right here in Wellington!
Location: Courses are held at Forest & Bird, 205 Victoria Street. Shows are in CBD, exact location and time TBA.
Optional: One-on-Ones: Extra focus and rehearsal, opportunity to supercharge your progress, and Workouts (see below)
Class Only Option
Note: Discount code not available. If you have an opportunity to play consistently outside of Improv Connection, and/or budget is a chief concern, you have the option to do just the class portion each week – 5:30 arrival going to about 7:20PM.
Since the vast majority of practice comes in the Weekly Workouts portion of the night, we highly encourage you to choose the option which includes the Term Pass at a $25 discount.
Payment & Refund Policy
To maximise participation, we offer scholarships to those who can not afford to pay the full amount. If you need a scholarship, please contact us about a scholarship by using the contact form, and we'll try to work something out. We've never turned away a student due to lack of funds.
We reserve the right to choose the students who are a good fit for our program. If we do accept you into the course, your payment will secure your spot, and you're set to go! If we are unable to accommodate you in the course as an applicant, your fee will be refunded within 24 hours. If you join us in the course, but leave the course after your first class session, your payment is refundable, minus an administration fee of $100. No refunds are offered after the second class session begins. All course fees are GST inclusive.
Course + Term Pass at $25 off
---> Use code SUPEREARLYSTUDENT60 for $60 off before August 17 at 11:59PM. Class package includes eight 1.75-hour weekly course sessions, with eight 1.75-hour practice sessions that immediately follow. Also included are two class shows (each recorded, photographed & edited for you and friends & family), and a bonus guest teacher session.$399.00
Course Only – No Discount Code
No Discount Code, please. Class package includes eight 1.75-hour weekly course sessions ONLY – No Workouts. Also included are two class shows (each recorded, photographed & edited for you and friends & family), and a bonus guest teacher session.$250.00