CLasses at The TreeHouse

Level One: Games and Stage Habits

Ages 6-8

Cost $100/month

Minimum 4/Maximum 12

Wednesdays 4.30-5.30pm

September 4-December 11

*No Class The Week of November 27 (Thanksgiving Break)

*WINTER SHOWCASE will be held on Wednesday, Dec 11 at 7pm

In this class we will learn to play many different Improv Games with the goals of getting to know each other, exploring the elements of a story and sharpening our skills as an ensemble. Students in this class will develop familiarity with performance and build habits to help them succeed in future theatrical opportunities. This group will perform a humorous demonstration of their skill set for parents and friends at the end of the semester. 

 

No Prerequisite. Beginner level. Some reading and memorization skills helpful.

 

 

 

 

Level Two: Scripting and Staging a Sketch 

Ages 9-12 

Cost $100/month

Minimum 4/Maximum 12

Wednesdays 5.45-6.45pm

September 4-December 11

*No Class The Week of November 27 (Thanksgiving Break)

*WINTER SHOWCASE will be held on Wednesday, Dec 11 at 7pm

Level Two builds on the basic stagecraft and storytelling covered in the beginner class. Students will start to work on a character’s motivations and context within a story. Through improvised scenes we will delve into conflict resolution and creating dialogue with the class acting as a writer’s room to collaboratively script our piece for the showcase.

 

Prerequisite: Having taken Level One is preferred for those in 3rd or 4th grade. Strong reading and memorization skills helpful.

 

 

 

 

Level Three: Improvising as a Team

Ages 12-16 

Cost $100/month

Minimum 4/Maximum 12​

Wednesdays 7-8pm

September 4-December 11

*No Class The Week of November 27 (Thanksgiving Break)

*WINTER SHOWCASE will be held on Wednesday, Dec 11 at 7pm

While there are no right or wrong answers in Improv, there are rules that help us all work better. The teenage class will explore some more classic and long-form Improvisational rules and also learn the application of these concepts while creating unscripted scenes. The showcase will feature students at this level preforming games and scenes with an audience participation element.

Prerequisite: Strong reading and memorization skills helpful