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Online: Foundation 4: Scenework and Acting Skills with Brian Jones

BATS School of Improv (#22-08-3635)

When and where

Date and time

Location

Online

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Class Date/Time: Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM PST / August 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 8 & 12

Prerequisite: BATS Foundation 3 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

Building on the improv foundational skills learned in F1-F3, now the improvisers will learn scene structure and acting skills that will help them create story on the spot.

In Foundation 4 improvisers will learn:

  • Identifying the basic information of the scene. Who are these characters, how do they know each other, where are they and why are they there?
  • How to effectively start scenes, build them in the middle, and successfully “land the plane.”
  • How to embody the basic information of the scene. How can we as actors, shift our body, face, voice and imagination to establish and support the world we are creating.
  • Basic acting skills that lend themselves to believeable storytelling.

At the end of F4, the coach will make a recommendation for each student about what the next step is best — repeating F4, going to the Improv Gym to hone specific skills, or moving to F5: Longform Narrative.

Please read our Zoom-prov Etiquette Guidelines and contact bats@improv.org for help if your Zoom setup does not meet the guidelines.

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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.