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 1 – Mindset & Skillset

Online Sessions 
Prerequisite: None! Open to Adults 18 and older 
Schedule: 8 sessions (once a week for 8 weeks) 
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total) 
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299

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
  • 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.

Still on the fence? Here’s why you should study improv at BATS.

NOTE: Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged. If you think you will have to miss the first session of your Foundation 1 class, please notify the office before registering.

Upcoming Classes:

Mondays, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

October 25, 2021- November 29, 2021

Schedule: 6 sessions
Class dates: October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $349

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

November 2 - December 21, 2021

Schedule: 8 sessions
Class dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7, 14 & 21
Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total instruction)
Class size: 16 students maximum
Tuition: $299


Zoe Galvez

In-Person: Foundation 1 Intensive

Fri - Sun, November 12- November 14

Class Time/Dates:
-Fri. 6:00pm - 10pm PST
-Sat. & Sun. 10:00am - 5:00pm PST 

**There will be a 1-hour break for lunch on both Sat. & Sun. 
Prerequisites: None! All adults 18 and older welcome!
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length: 4 - 6 hours per day (16 hours total instruction)
Tuition: $299

Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS-style of improvised theatre. This intensive covers all of the content of the 6-week Foundation 1 class over three days.Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere. Through games and exercises, you'll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!