Schedule: 6 sessions; once a week for six weeks
Class Dates: 7-10pm on Thursdays January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, 14
Class size: 12 students maximum
Class length: 3 hours (18 hours total)
Prerequisite: Foundation 2
This six-session workshop is designed to help improvisers work on specific skill development through scene work.
The goal of the class is to give you direct feedback about your individual improv work. Coaches will help students identify ways in which they can more fully embody the basic improv principles, as well as identifying areas for improvement.
The focus in Foundation 3 is on performance-oriented scene work, ensemble, character, acting, and other advanced improv skills. The smaller class size gives students more opportunity to work in class and gives coaches a chance to provide more detailed evaluation and feedback. Since the there is a focus on your individual work, Foundation 3 is a great tune-up class for students of all levels and can be taken multiple times.
The first class session includes a group discussion to outline the each student's personal improv goals and objectives. The rest of the classes will use exercises to give the coach a chance to observe students work and give side coaching and feedback.
Students who attend at least five of the six Foundation 3 classes are eligible to move on to Performance 1. However, at the final Foundation 3 session, the coach will provide specific feedback to the player and provide a recommendation for the next class. For example, the coach may suggest that the player would be well-served to take Foundation 3 again and work on a particular aspect of their play. However, it is at the student’s discretion as to the next class they take.
Students who want to continue on a performance track with BATS should work on embracing success with the following skills:
* Are you fun to watch?
* Are you fun to play with?
* Pay attention
* Make eye contact
* Accept offers
* Yes, and
Be a good team player:
* Make your partner look good
* Develop professional theatre behavior
* Display flexibility when dealing with fellow players
Fill the theater vocally and physically:
* Have good vocal projection
* Move with flexibility and comfort on stage
* Use stage picture to enhance scenes
* Practice good space object and where work
* Follow and serve the narrative of the scene
* Work within the circle of expectation
* Support the context of the scene
* Play a variety of believable human characters
* Explore styles and genres
BATS Improv Class Refund Policy:
Your class tuition includes a non-refundable deposit equal to 20% of your payment.
If you have registered for a class and decide you want to drop that class AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE THE FIRST CLASS SESSION, you may choose to receive a refund for the amount of the class minus your non-refundable deposit OR you may choose to reapply your payment IN FULL to another BATS class.
Classes dropped 4-13 days before the start of the class are not eligible for the re-application of full payment to another class. You may either reapply your payment (minus the applicable deposit) or receive a partial refund. This option is not available for those enrolled in summer intensives or youth/teen camps.
Regular classes/workshops dropped within 72 hours of the first class session, or summer intensives and youth/teen camps dropped within two weeks of the first session, are not eligible for either re-application or any refund.