|Comedy Classes & Workshops
Improv comedy classes are great for helping kids develop many skills including leadership skills, self confidence, communication skills, public speaking, listening skills and teamwork. Students learn to use their imagination and creativity through fun improv games and exercises that teach building scenes and working together with other aspiring young performers in a non-competitive environment. Kids in all levels of acting and performing experience are encouraged to take our classes.
NYC PUBLIC CLASSES at the Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd (btwn 8th & 9th) Street NY NY 10019 (Theater District)
Beginners Improv/Stand Up Comedy for Kids
Recommended for ages 8-13.
Advanced Improv/Stand Up Cmedy Kids/Teen Class
Recommended for Ages 10-16. Students 12 and under should take beginners class first or have some experience in theatre and or improv/comedy classes.
Every week students participate in warm-up, technique and performace improv games. Each session ends with an Open mic where students can showcase their story telling and craft their comedy material through stand-up comedy routines. Monthly Showcase - students perform with the professionals at public performances.
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|IMPROV 4 KIDS!
|Additional Class Sessions
1000s of K-12 students from NYC area schools and around the world drop by for a workshop in Improv comedy with Improv 4 Kids / Eight Is Never Enough. Many of our teachers do weekly/regular session with the Comedy Hall of Fame Outreach Programs.:
Mondays/Wednesdays Bronx Envision High School Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation
Tuesdays/Wednesdays - Queens Prep Academy via Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation
Tuesdays EVENINGs - Flushing HS YABC program, Queens via Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation
Wednesdays - Prep Academy for Writers, Queens via Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation
Fridays Summit School, Queens via Comedy Hall of Fame Foundation
Saturdays via JCC Manhattan
1-2 hour masterclass for student groups anywhere in the tri-state area or our theater. Students play classic warm-up, technique and performance theater games that introduce skills for improv comedy and theater. These classes are also the coolest way to teach creative thinking, public speaking, listening, eye contact, and team. For groups of 40 or more, book a field trip to our TIMES SQUARE THEATER for just $15pp. 2-3 hours program includes a show and workshop. (Smaller groups can be added to established show)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT for TEACHERS
Improv comedy workshops are great to get teachers working together as a team. We teach the same workshops for Fortune 500 company managers, IT teams, sales and service staff. And the teahers can take the games learned in Professional Develop to help get their classes - their teams - motivated to learn. Use Improv to role play historical figues, famous scientists, literary characters etc. Use games to make math more fun. Sometimes it is great just to give each other a break from the stress with a fun game. Wake up the mind and body with ZIP ZAP ZUP.
LET's PUT ON A SHOW
Our teachers will take a group of your students and prepare therm for a public showcase. 6-10 classes, dress rehearsal and show MC'ed by our professionals at our theater OR your schools, camp etc. After one of our sessions, students often have the skills to continue on their own (with in school teacher sponsorship/organization) and create a full time theater club.
RESIDENCIES at SCHOOLS, CAMPS and ORGANIZATIONS
Our teachers work closely with students and teachers using Improv Comedy (as well as Stand-Up and Sketch comedy) to get students excited about creative writing, communication (public speaking, focus, eye contact, listening etc) team work and leadership skill sets. Currently we teach 100+ students /semester that will receive NYC DOE english elective credits via the Comedy Hall of Fame Laugh It Out program. Walt Frasier (Improv 4 Kids co-founder) currently serves as the Comedgy Hall Of Fame Director of Instruction. These programs have been featured on CBS, NY POST etc. CLICK HERE FOR MORE PRESS
Acting - technique study, coaching for roles and auditions, monogues and more
Singing- Study with classically trained working performers
|2008 OHIO NATIONAL GUARD
I4K teachers used improv classes to get kids talking about and dealing with having parents deployed to Iraq and Afganistan
|FIELD TRIPS TO
10am - 4pm Shows
Schools, Camps, After School, Scouts, Family Events
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IMPROV 4 KIDS
Grade 5-12, College
EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH
(Groups of 40 or more, we will add show to calendar)
Free chaperone admissions avail (limit one freebie per eight paying students)
Broadway Comedy Club
318 West 53rd Street
New Yrok, NY 10019
Students can eat lunch in theater
90-minute Show plus Q&A
$10 per person
2-3 hour Show & Workshop
$15 per person
for Student Groups
Soda Service, Tax, Service
for Student groups
Includes Finger Food plate
(Fries, chicken finger and wings)
Soda Service, Tax, Service
|Improv Games & Warm Ups:
Click HERE to learn about some of our favorites Improv Games
Click HERE for a full study guide including a fun word find, glossary of terms and more basic info on the art of improvisation.
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