IMPROV CLASSES

CSz Richmond Theater • Summer 2019 Improv Classes

TEACHING LITTLE KIDS TO RETIREES AND EVERYONE IN BETWEEN.

Improv is more than just a performance tool. It teaches you life skills that are valuable well beyond the stage. 

It's time to get out of your head and bring laughter into every aspect of your life! Our introductory through advanced workshops emphasize basic improvisational skills by exploring spontaneity, staying in the moment, teamwork, risk-taking, storytelling, creating characters, and other fun stuff in a relaxed and supportive environment.  

 

We're the oldest improv training facility in Central Virginia, teaching skills to students and businesses since 1996. And our professional CSz Richmond facilitators connect with the worldwide CSz network of training centers, in 30 cities internationally and growing. From kids to business professionals, come play with us and see why everybody's talking about CSz Richmond!

OUR SUMMER 2019 CLASSES

IMPROV CLASSES FOR ADULTS

FREE IMPROV SAMPLER CLASS!

Want to try this whole "improv" thing but are afraid of committing to an entire 8-week class? Then come try it out for FREE!! We're offering a free 2-hour Improv Basics class for the commitment-phobic. Come play with us and a bunch of other people just as curious as you. You still need to register so we know you're coming, but otherwise it's totally no strings attached. Yes, AND!

Ages 18 and up, please!

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

Monday, September 9th, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

 

For Adults 18 years and older

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IMPROV 101

For Adults - Summer 2019

Improve your presentation skills. Get better at one on one interactions. Learn the secrets of amazing teamwork. Sharpen your ability to listen and respond. Have ridiculous amounts of fun! Think you're too old? It's never too late to discover the improv basics. Let us help you learn the on-stage skills that you can take with you every day no matter what you do! Hilarious fun that's incredibly practical!

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Theater

Mondays  July 1 - August 19, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Showcase: August 26, 7:30 PM

 

For Adults 18 years and older

8 Weeks  •  $180  

SOLD OUT!

Kim has been a Major League player with ComedySportz Richmond since 1997, and has studied & performed across the country in Chicago, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and more. She is the director of the musical improv troupe "iProv", and by day has been as teacher with Chesterfield County schools for the past 18 years!

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FORWARD FOCUS

For Adults - Summer 2019

For experienced students of improv looking to explore further! This 8 week class helps you dive deeper into long form improv, You’ll perform dynamic scenes grounded in a strong point of view, emotional commitment, physicality and a wide world view. Students will receive side-coaching, kind and direct personal feedback.

This class has a pre-requisite of an improv 201 class at CSz Richmond or at a similar improv training facility

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Training Center

Wednesdays  July 10 - August 28, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Showcase: Sept. 4, 2019, 7:30pm

 

For Adults 18 years and older

8 Weeks  •  $180  

SOLD OUT!

FORWARD FOCUS

PLUS!

For Adults - Summer 2019

For students who just couldn't get enough of our Spring Forward Focus class! Continuing diving deeper into your improv craft!

This class has a pre-requisite of the Forward Focus class at CSz Richmond

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Training Center

Thursdays  July 11 - August 29, 2019

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Showcase: Sept. 5, 2019, 7:30pm

 

For Adults 18 years and older

8 Weeks  •  $180  

Betzi has been improvising for 13 years. She has studied at iO South, UCB, the Annoyance, Coalition Theater and CSz Richmond. Betzi has performed performed with several long form and Harold troupes over the years, and currently performs with the musical improv group Sounds Good to Me! and Disco Lemonade Improv, as well as working as a coach for private long form improv clients.  

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IMPROV FOR ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL

COMEDYSPORTZ IMPROV FOR AUTISM 101

For Ages 13-19 - Fall 2019

This 4-week class will explore the world of improv, structured to support those who are along the Autism Spectrum. Classes will focus on ensemble and team building to help with the exploration of different relationships and social cues. Through a variety of fun exercises and games, students will learn about the art of improvisation. We build the fun and comedy all without a script in hand! This is a chance to stretch the brain and grow flexibility in a relaxed environment. Curious if this class is right for your student? Contact Rachel, our accessibility coordinator and course teacher, at Rachel.garmon@cszrva.com

LOCATION: CSz Richmond Training Center

Saturdays  Sept 21, 28, Oct 5 & 12, 2019

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

 

For anyone on the Autism Spectrum Ages 13-19

4 Weeks  •  $90  

Rachel Garmon has been performing improv for 15 years and teaching for 8 years. She has been active in the autism community in the DC area teaching classes and workshops for those along the autism spectrum in both accessible and inclusive settings. Last year she partnered with Children’s National Hospital to do a 16 week series of Improv workshops focused on social skills. In the Richmond area she brought the first sensory friendly improv show and workshops in partnership with the Autism Society of Central Virginia.

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Our High School League and Middle School League teams meet and play all year long! Find out more HERE!

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Our popular SUMMER CAMPS are now online! registration is open for the Summer 2019 camps, and this year campers are going on all sorts of Improv Adventures!

CLICK HERE to find out all about our Summer Camps for kids ages 9-18, and register while there's still space available!

Our school age programs are designed to teach kids cooperation, collaboration, kindness, and creativity through the basic elements of storytelling, characters and interactive play. Our popular summer COMEDY CAMPS are when we offer the most classes for school aged kids. We're also planning the return of our Elementary Improv class for kids in 3rd through 5th grades!

 

And throughout the year, we offer weekly Middle and High School League® ComedySportz® programs.  Find out more about our CSz School Leagues HERE! 

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT US?

Quotes and testimonials from actual CSz Richmond Improv students

" 'Yes, And' opens up a whole

  new world of endless

  opportunity and possibilities!!"

"Improv training made me more confident with giving presentations to large groups of people."

"It's just really amazing to see someone come out of their shell and blossom before your very eyes."

"Taking a Comedysportz class is like going to funny boot camp except without the guns and uniforms."

"You support each other. You learn to share focus, which means you have each other's backs."

"It makes me feel better about myself, and it makes me feel more confident in a new situation."