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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Frequently Asked Questions About BATS School

These FAQs are being revised and are not all currently up to date. Please consult our new curriculum page and double-check with the BATS office if  you have any questions.

Eligibility, Coaches, Class Schedules, the BATS Course of Study

Do I have to take Foundation One even if I’m experienced?

 For students who have significant improv experience, we will sometimes make an exception. If you believe you fit this description, please email to talk to the School Administrator or Head of School.


What is the complete course of study? 

The answer to this will vary a bit for every student because everyone has different interests, strengths, and areas for development. We encourage you to speak with your coaches and the dean about your goals and development as an improviser.

Here’s an overview of the BATS course of study:

Foundation 1 

Foundation 2

Foundation 3

Foundation 4

Foundation 5

Foundation 6

Ongoing Performance Labs (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)

Specialty classes, Summer Sessions workshops


The very quickest you could go through our course of study and take your first performance class would be about 5 months from your first session, assuming you advance from each class and the schedule of classes offered lines up just right with what you need at the time. The typical time from Foundation 1  to the Foundation 6 performance series is 12 months. Although, following completion of Foundation 1 with coach approval all eligible students are welcome to participate in the Sunday Student Jams. 

Each student will have a somewhat different experience at BATS because of his or her unique skill set, and we like it that way! Our coaches and Head of School will give you specific feedback so you know what the best steps are to ensure your success when you hit the stage.


Registration, Payment, Cancellation, Waitlist, Refunds, Financial Aid

Adult Class cancellation policy:

  • If you cancel more than 96 hours (4 days) before a class begins, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee.
  • If you cancel within 96 hours (4 days) of your first class,  or any time after your first class session, your tuition will be forfeit.

All cancellation and refund requests must be emailed to, and include the title and start date of your class.

In the event that we cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, we’ll refund your tuition in full.

Please note: In the past, we have offered class credit in lieu of refunds. We are no longer able to offer this option. Each class tuition payment will stand on its own, and is non-transferable.

Email with any questions about payments or waitlists.

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Youth Class cancellation policy:

Please note that all class sales are final. If a class is under-enrolled, we may have to cancel it, in which case you’ll receive reimbursement in full. Please understand that this is the only time reimbursement will be offered. If your child cannot attend a class after payment is made, you can apply their tuition fee towards any future class with no expiration date.