Worx Training Center News
Intro and Intermediate Improvisation Classes
Change your life with some improv training. The place to begin is our Intro-to-Improv class which is our entry level class for both the short- and longform programs. The next class in the program would then be an intermediate short- or longform class followed by an advanced short- or longform class. The following classes are currently being offered:
Intro-to-Improv- This class provides the basic skills necessary for short- or longform improv: you will learn exercises to build energy, establish focus,and get everyone in the group on the same page. All Intro-to-Improv classes are on either Monday or Wednesdays from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. There are six classes consisting of one day a week for three consecutive weeks, a one week break, and then one day a week for another three consecutive weeks. The next available class begins:
More information on Intro-to-Improv
May 6, 2013 (Mondays) 7 - 10 p.m.
and after that
June 30, 2013 (Sundays)
August 28, 2013 (Wednesdays)
Note: A May 8th class is sold out
- Intermediate Shortform - The Intermediate Shortform class is for those students that have learned the basics of improv and are ready to put them into action. The goal of this course is to introduce the students to the nature of short form improv, learn the structure of a show, why we do the things we do, and most importantly how to turn on the charm when on stage. You will learn improv "games" typically included in a ComedyWorx(TM) show. All this leads to an end-of-course performance in front of family and friends. Intermediate Shortform classes are on either Mondays or Wednesdays from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. There are six classes consisting of one day a week for three consecutive weeks, a one week break, and then one day a week for another three consecutive weeks. The next available class begins:
More information on Intro to Improv
July 10, 2013 (Wednesdays)
and after that
September 9, 2013 (Mondays)
- Advanced Shortform- This class provides the advanced skills necessary for participating in shortform improv performances. You will learn games and specific elements of the ComedyWorx(TM). This class includes two opportunites to perform in shows at the
Worx.This class is scheduled privately in collaboration with Intermediate Shortform graduates. NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED
More information on Advanced Shortform
- Intermediate Longform- This class explores recognizing and creating patterns (an essential part of longform improvisation) as well as agreement and adding information (the most important part of all improvisation). This class will also explore how to improvise in a group setting. You will explore knowing when to lead and when to follow, committing to the group's energy and trusting your
fellow players. Each group will get at least one performance together in the
Yes Yard(TM).This class is scheduled privately in collaboration with Intro-to-Improv graduates.
NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED
More information on Intermediate Longform
- Advanced Longform-
This class will give you a variety of tools and approaches that help make great scenes. We’ll explore a range of topics including connecting with your scene partner, scenic initiations, character work and group scenes. This class will focus on putting elements together into a longform piece. Each class will rehearse as a performing group for the six week duration of the class. Each group will get at least two performances together in the Improv Mixer or the Yes Yard(TM).This class is scheduled privately in collaboration with Intermediate longform graduates.
More Information on Advanced Longform
May 12, 2013 (Sundays) 6 - 9 p.m
Class limited to Intermediate Longform Graduates Only
Space is limited for these classes, so please sign up soon. You can contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or simply Register Now.
Grants Available for Teachers
Funding has been made available for a limited number of tuition grants for K - 12 teachers. More information on tuition grants for teachers can be found on the Grants page.
of the WTC Longform Program
Graduates of the Worx Training Center longform improvisation program. Front Row: Dan Sipp, Jenny Spencer, Suzanne MacDonough & Cary LaMay.Back Row: Ronnie Ansley, Chris Spencer, Dawn Gum, Cassiana Gudgenov & Greg Vydra.
The Musical Improv workshop led by Greg Hohn of Transactors and area recording artist Mark Lewis was a phenomenal learning experience and good time for all. If you missed it drop us an email and we will keep you posted the next time we schedule it.
Improvising Story Attendees
Improvising Story with Director & actor Jay O'Berski. As promised it sharpened the attendees storytelling skill set. It was a fun three hours appreciated by everyone who attended. If you missed it this time drop us an email and we will keep you posted the next time we schedule it.