Online: Foundation 2: Movement & Story with John Remak

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BATS School of Improv (#22-08-3596)

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Class Date/Time: Mondays 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST / August 15, 22, 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26 & October 3

Prerequisite: BATS Foundation 1 or equivalent*

**This class requires Head of School or Coach approval. Email bats@improv.org with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility

Schedule: 8 sessions (once a week for 8 weeks)

Class length: 2 hours (16 hours total)

Class size: 12 students maximum

Tuition: $299

Foundation 2 moves further down the path to fully improvised scenes and stories by putting the mindsets from Foundation 1 into a scene structure while staying present physically in the moment and with your partner.

In F2 you will learn how to:

  • Put the building blocks of improvised worlds together and learn the skills that will enable you to create in a relaxed state of play.
  • Improvise from a grounded physical state that will be your touchstone when you don’t know what to say.
  • See and respond to what is already present, allowing you access to the creative part of your mind that intuitively knows what comes next.
  • Inhabit character and story throughout the body while creating fully realized environments out of thin air.
  • Identify the basic information of the scene. Who are these characters, how do they know each other, where are they and why are they there?

Students that complete F2 are eligible to perform in the BATS Improv Gyms

At the end of Foundation 2, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what the next step is best — repeating F2 to strengthen the improviser’s physical awareness or moving to F3: Character & Relationship.

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(If you are participating in a virtual class and do not meet the vaccination requirements for attending an in-person event, you are still in compliance with the policy because you are not attending in-person events.)

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BATS Improv Class Refund Policy

  • If you cancel more than 96 hours (4 days) before a class begins, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee.
  • If you cancel within 96 hours (4 days) of your first class, or any time after your first class session, your tuition will be forfeit.

In the event that we cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, we’ll refund your tuition in full.

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