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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Youth

Our youth classes provide individual attention from experienced coaches who have worked with youth and teen improvisers for many years. Students explore the concepts and skills of improv through games and exercises, and most classes culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.

Upcoming Classes:

In-Person: Youth Improv Level 1 and 2 (6th-9th Grade) with Stephanie Dennison

Ft. Mason

Class Time/Dates: 4:30 - 6:00pm PST on Mondays // March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 22

Schedule: 8 sessions; once a week for eight weeks

Class length: 1.5 hours

Class size: 12 students maximum

Prerequisite: Prior improv experience suggested but not required.

Tuition: $229

*Please note this is a combo class with both Level 1 & 2 students. Email us at bats@improv.org if you have any questions about this.*

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It’s never too early to start improvising, and now you can start that journey here at BATS!

Youth Improv Level 1 is a fun and engaging introduction to improvisation. This class focuses on the foundations of improv like:

•listening

•collaboration

•teamwork

•imagination

…which all happen to be GREAT life skills, too!

Through games and exercises, students will practice individual skills, create stories, and learn to be part of an ensemble, all in a low-pressure environment with an emphasis on FUN!

The class will culminate in a showcase where we play with and for family and friends.

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Youth Improv Level 2 allows students to explore the skills they learned in Youth Improv Level 1 in more depth, creating improvised scenes and stories through listening, teamwork, and imagination.

In Youth Improv Level 2, you will focus on:

• Building improvised worlds and creating environments together

• Inhabiting characters and using your body and voice to make them distinct and realistic

• Creating stories and developing scenes that center on characters’ relationships and objectives

• Playing with an ensemble where you make your partner look good and have fun!

The class will culminate in a showcase performance for family and friends.