Winter Youth & Teen Classes
Bad Dog Theatre's Youth and Teen classes are some of our most popular offerings. Taught by our Youth Academy Instructors over seven weeks, your kids will learn the in's and out's of performing improv, while honing in on important life skills as well!
Youth Performance Ensemble
Grades 6-8 | Saturdays 10 AM-12 PM, January 12th-March 9th*** (7 weeks)
Behind every great improv scene is a strong ensemble with interesting characters. Refresh your skills and build an ensemble with 11 other eager and experienced teen improvisors. In these two sessions youths (grades 5-8) will build on their previous improv skills and develop a group mind that will take your scenes to the next level. Students will also be learning how to develop rich, interesting characters that drives the scenes forward in a whole new exciting way.
Students get to show off their prowess at the end of the term at a fun Showcase that is open to friends and family.
*** - No class on Family Day weekend (February 16th)
Performance: Saturday, March 9th at 1 PM at Bad Dog Theatre
Teen Performance Ensemble
Grades 9-12 | Mondays 4:30-6:30 PM, January 14th-March 4th*** (7 weeks)
Behind every great improv show is a strong ensemble. Refresh your skills and build an ensemble with other teens eager to flex their skills on stage. In this session teens (Grade 9-12) will develop a group mind that will take your scenes to the next level.
Think fast on your feet, follow your impulse, and work in harmony with your ensemble to create performances audiences will be convinced they were pre-written.
Students taking part in the TPE get to show off their prowess in two performance opportunities.
*** - No class on Family Day (February 18th)
Performance 1: Saturday, February 9th at 7 PM at Bad Dog Theatre
Performance 2: Saturday, March 9th at 1 PM at Bad Dog Theatre
Youth March Break Camp
Grades 6-8 | Monday March 11th-Friday March 15th, 9 AM to 4:30 PM (5 days)
Learn the ins and outs of improv while playing fun improv games (like Whose Line is it Anyway?) that help unlock creativity, increase confidence and develop campers impulses & sense of play. Campers get to show off their prowess at the end of the week at a fun Showcase.
The camp is designed for all levels – no experience is needed!
Performance: Friday, March 15th at 5 PM at Bad Dog Theatre
Youth March Break Camp
Grades 9-12 | Tuesday, March 12th, 10 AM-5 PM (1 day)
Collaborate, listen and learn! The teen campers will spend the day sharpening their skills and learning a unique Bad Dog signature format.
The camp is designed for campers with some prior improv experience.