Ovation! ~ proudly serving students from York Region, Toronto and surrounding areas including: Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.

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10 - 16 YRS

Improv & Sketch Comedy

For beginner to intermediate level students, wishing to learn and practice the basics of improv, sketch and stand-up comedy.

 

Do people think you’re funny?

Want to learn how to make people laugh?   Then this is the program for you! Improv at Ovation will take you out of your routine and into an evening filled with spontaneity and laughs. By learning the fundamentals tools of improv such as listening and accepting, we'll help to build your confidence and break certain fears about creativity. Through ensemble exercises you'll start trusting your impulses and begin to let go of inhibitions. The class will also explore the basics of comedy  including:  storytelling, creating a character, creative writing, physical comedy,  sketch and scene development, presenting your material, finding your comic voice, establishing your style.  We use both found materials, and created ones, exploring a variety of themes and finding your own comedic identity in performance.

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   SEASON/COURSE SCHEDULE

this course runs for 60 min on

 MONDAYS from 7:15pm-8:15pm

(schedules are subject to change)

 **Course Fees: please inquire.

*Performances: Two:  this class performs a piece in the Winter Showcase; and a separate piece in the spring Get STAGEstruck! show at Markham Theatre.  Additional rehearsal and production hours will be required when mounting the spring show.