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Music Improv Fundamentals 1

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

An introduction to the basics of music improv, this eight-week course covers all of the essentials skills needed to succeed in creating improvised songs and musical scenes. Strengthen your vocal technique, improve your musicianship, learn to rhyme, and apply your existing improv skills in song. Prerequisites:  Improv Level E or equivalent ...

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$325

8 sessions

Music Improv 6

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Refine your musical improv techniques and test original material in front of an audience as you create a musical show that features both musical improvisation and musical scenes developed through improvisation. Prerequisites:  Music Improv: 5 within 4 months of activity start

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$340

8 sessions

Improv X (ages 11-13)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Experience improvisational games and exercises that are the foundation of Second City's unique brand of comedy. This class will enhance student's ability to communicate with others, develop confidence in their own creativity as well as teach students to respect the ideas of others. Class culminates with a brief demonstration performance. Notes: Parents...

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$175

7 sessions

ImaginAction (ages 4-6)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

A fun-filled fifty minute class designed to involve your child in the basic improv games used at The Second City. This class helps free up your child's creativity and gets them accustomed to working and sharing in a group environment. Notes: Parents are invited into the classroom to view a brief demonstration of activities on the final day of class....

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$175

7 sessions

So You Want to Try Stand-up

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Have you always wanted to try stand-up but were too intimidated to try? This workshop will take you from "Wish I could" to "Wow! I did!" in a supportive atmosphere, practice finding the comedy in real-life experiences and turn them into a stand-up set. This class will include writing, discussion, a bit of improv, and will prepare you for your first...

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$70

Comedy Writing (ages 11-13)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Learn the basics of sketch comedy scenes, the building blocks of any Second City show and the process of how improv can generate sketch material. Notes: Parents are invited into the classroom to view a brief demonstration of activities on the final day of class. Please note that there are often multiple sections of each class. Students are separated...

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$299

7 sessions

Smartphone Cinema

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Smartphone Cinema will help you make use of the tiny movie studio in your pocket, your phone! We'll cover image stabilization and composition techniques, peripheral accessories like lenses and microphones, and common apps that will give you greater control of your phone's camera and allow you to begin editing your projects right on the device. Notes:...

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$70

Curtain Up (ages 9-12)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Students will create original, imaginative stories through fun games and exercises, and then bring those tales to life on the stage! Class culminates with a brief demonstration performance for friends and family. Notes: Parents are invited into the classroom to view a brief demonstration of activities on the final day of class. Please note that there...

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$175

7 sessions

Acting (ages 11-13)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Learn the basic skills of acting. Monologues, scenes and exercises are used to examine techniques as actor uses to establish a character. In this course, students discover skills found in the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the human condition. Exercises include movement, sense memory, personalization, objective, beat work...

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$299

7 sessions

On Camera Acting Techniques (ages 13-18)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Learn on-camera commercial, TV and film acting techniques from working on-camera actors. In addition to weekly on-camera acting training, the class will cover the basics of resumes, agents, casting directors, and callbacks. Prerequisites: One session of Teen Improv or Acting

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$350

7 sessions

Advanced Acting (ages 14-18)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Learn advanced acting skills through scene study from the scenes in the Second City archives. Prerequisites: Intro to Acting Notes: Parents are invited into the classroom to view a brief demonstration of activities on the final day of class. Please note that there are often multiple sections of each class. Students are separated by age and to...

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$299

7 sessions

Advanced Improv (ages 14-18)

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Learn the fundamentals of a strong improvised scene using the improv techniques learned in Intro to Improv. Prerequisites: Intro to Improv Notes: Parents are invited into the classroom to view a brief demonstration of activities on the final day of class. Please note that there are often multiple sections of each class. Students are separated...

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$299

7 sessions

One Person Show Workshop

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

The best way to get work is to make work! Ever fantasized about creating your own one person show, but weren't sure where to start? This is the course for you! Act in the best role, the one you wrote for YOU! Find your story, write new material, and leave with an outline of your one person show. Learn secrets and tips about how to produce, market...

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$200

2 sessions

Stories & Improv: The Monologue Deconstruction

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

What is it about the combination of spontaneous true stories and improv that works so well? Many of the longest and most successful improv shows of all time feature a simple combination of a storyteller and improv. In this four week class, we will learn the monologue deconstruction, a form that is simple in its design, and yet difficult to master....

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$170

4 sessions

Writing 4 Immersion

at The Second City Training Center - Old Town 230 W North Ave 4th Fl, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Refine your comic voice and strengthen your skill in revision while learning premises that break the rules ? clothesline scenes, songs and more.

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$285

5 sessions

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