Shortform: (usually on Fridays)
fun and fast-paced improvised theatre, filled with scenes, songs, games, and lots of audience participation and suggestions.

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Longform: (usually on Saturdays)
full-length, narrative, genre-driven, completely improvised stories based on audience suggestions.

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Foundation SpecialtyFoundation Specialty

Prerequisite: Varies by class
Schedule and class length: Varies by class
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: Varies by class

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Foundation Specialty classes give you more opportunities to play and have fun while deepening your improv knowledge in a specific area. Classes range from one to four weeks and explore a particular improv skill, such as status, character, games, singing, genre, narrative, or spontaneity.

These classes are a great place for Foundation-level students to explore a distinct element of improv in more depth, working with coaches who are skilled in that particular area.


Dancing for Dummies
with Guest Coach
Laura Doorneweerd
Sunday, 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Sunday, July 30, 2017
Bayfront Theater, San Francisco

Schedule: Class held Sunday, July 30th from 2:30-5:30pm
Class length: 3 hours total
Class size: 14 students maximum
Tuition: $60
Prerequisite: Foundation 1 and above!

In this workshop Laura will use her background as an improv and dance teacher to teach you how to bluff your way in ballet.  Or hip hop, Bollywood, country, disco, tango and many more styles. 

You will learn the most important moves and steps to make it look like you are a dancer.  The audience can shout out any style in music or dance:  You will know what to do.  And what games you can play using your moves. 

Stiff as a board?  No sense of rhythm?  This class is for you!

About Guest Coach Laura Doorneweerd

Laura Doorneweerd is an Amsterdam-based improv trainer and performer. She tours the Netherlands and Europe with several improv shows and is a founding member of the Ohana project for young European improvisers.
Laura has been teaching and directing since the age of 19 and ran her own theatre school for 5 years. She is trained in theatre, dance and Business Administration and teaches improv, physical theatre and soft skills. 
Also, her last name is a castle. True story. 


Guest Coach

Laura Doorneweerd

“I really feel it has made me a stronger performer.”

– BATS Student

Class Locations


BATS Improv
Center for Improvised Theatre

Bayfront Theater
B350 Fort Mason Center
San Francisco


Studio 210
3435 Cesar Chavez Street
San Francisco


Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto


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