At the core of Bad Dog’s improv training program is our Youth and Teen Series. These classes are where we tackle the basics… the meat and potatoes of improvising… the bricks and mortar of building scenes. Foundation classes such as these provide a basic vocabulary; something to build on, whether you are looking to become a more confident performer or just find a greater comfort level thinking creatively or speaking in public.
Youth Improv class is the perfect starting point for young performers and improv fans who are not yet in high school. For high school students with some prior experience, we recommend trying our Teen Improv class. Our classes offer an introduction to improvisation and an opportunity to jam, play games and perform scenes and receive personalized instruction.
A Solid Foundation
We believe that the building blocks of good improvisation can be learned at any age and our Youth Academy classes introduce and reinforce the same key skills as our adult classes in a safe, supportive and – most of all – FUN environment. We emphasize story, listening, impulse work (being spontaneous!), teamwork, basic stagecraft, agreement, confidence and game play.