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 bats@improv.org 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 Improv Gym  

Ongoing Performance Labs (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced)

optional: 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

Class Locations, Directions, Parking, Accessibility

All classes are currently being held over Zoom.  We will update our class offerings when we begin offering classes in-person.