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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In-Person: Foundation 1 in Palo Alto with Derek Yee (#23-06-3797)

In-Person: Foundation 1 in Palo Alto with Derek Yee

June 15 – August 3
Cubberley Community Center

Class Time/Dates: 7:00pm-9:00pm PST on Thursdays // June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27, and August 3

Schedule: 8 sessions; once a week for six weeks

Class length: 2 hours

Class size: 16 students maximum

Prerequisite: None! Open to all adults 18 and over!

Tuition: $349

Foundation 1 is a fun, playful, and engaging introduction to the principles and mindsets of improvisation and the BATS style of improv. The class will focus on developing the ensemble and honing these foundational skills:

  • Listening
  • Support
  • Spontaneity
  • Imagination and
  • Collaboration

Students will learn the groundwork for the creative magic of improvising stories together.

World-class coaches guide students through the first exciting stages of improvisation in a safe, friendly atmosphere.

At the end of F1, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what next step is best — repeating F1 to strengthen the necessary skills or moving to Foundation 2: Movement & Story.

 *Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged – if you think you have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please email the office at before registering.*

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