Student Resources

Welcome to The Bad Dog Academy

The Bad Dog Academy is the Bad Dog Theatre Company’s school of improvisation - dedicated to teaching the language and skills that create & support unscripted performance. With some of Canada’s best improvisers as instructors, you will be pushed to be your best improv self! Whether you’re trying to break into the performing arts, hone a creative edge, or simply become more comfortable in front of new people, the Bad Dog Academy’s improv workshops are for you. They’re FUN, the people are supportive and there’s never any pressure to do things you’re uncomfortable with. Moreover, we want you to get the most out of your experience with Bad Dog, we want to finish this term at Bad Dog with greater confidence, whether it’s as a performing improviser or just in public-speaking!

~ Julie Dumais Osborne, Artistic Director & Jess Bryson, Academy Director

Student Resources

Class Prep

  • Please come to class ready to work 10 minutes before the scheduled start time.
  • Please wear clothing & footwear that allows you to move comfortably and unselfconsciously (no open-toed shoes or bare feet).
  • Please bring a pen & notebook to class. (Just in case.)

Payment Options

We require full payment on the first day of class. Failure to pay on time could result in a $20 penalty. We accept payment by Stripe, cheque or money order. Cheques may not be cashed right away so if cash-flow is a concern, we strongly recommend that you pay via Stripe (Credit card payments can be processed through Stripe.) A variety of payment plans are available upon request. Please contact to make arrangements.

Refund Policy

Refund policy: class tuition is nonrefundable after two classes, but may be applicable as credit towards another class. If a student choses to cancel after one class, they will receive a refund minus the cost of one class. If they withdraw their registration before classes begin they will receive a full refund.

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Anti Discrimination & HarasSment Policy and Reporting

Bad Dog strives for the most comfortable environment, free from harassment for all students and staff. Read the company's policy and learn more about our anonymous reporting form.

further questions about our classes? 

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