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Unlock your creativity and unleash your comedic genius with improv classes in San Francisco. Learn to think on your feet, collaborate with others, and gain confidence while having a blast in these interactive and engaging classes.

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Tuesday Improv - Daytime Special (Class + Coaching)

Kissin Improv

Learn the art of improv from one of the country's most experienced performers at Kissin Improv. Gain valuable skills for presentations, public speaking, and social situations while having a great time. All levels are welcome, with personalized instruction from a renowned master of improvisation.

(67) All levels 16 and older
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Explore private group events and team building activities ranging from cooking to art, escape rooms, trivia, and more

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ONLINE Fun with Improv

Fun w Improv. Improv Now. @ Virtual Classroom

Unlock your creativity and boost your confidence with an exciting and interactive course that will transform your public speaking skills. Join us at Fun w Improv. Improv Now. and discover the joy of improv, whether you're an actor, a newbie, or simply looking for a fun and engaging experience. Don't miss out on this opportunity to unleash your potential!

(45) All levels 16 and older
+50 pts
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Musical Improv - Accompanied by a Professional Pianist

Kissin Improv

Unleash your inner musician and comedic genius in this dynamic class where you'll craft hilarious lyrics and melodies on the fly. With guidance from a seasoned pianist, explore a variety of techniques including rhyming, narrative approaches, and song structure, culminating in the ability to improvise entire musicals from scratch. Whether you're a seasoned performer or a novice, join us for a fun-filled journey into the world of musical improv!

(67) All levels 16 and older
+600 pts
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Zen-prov! Improv Classes

Zen-prov! Improv Classes

Embrace the power of improv to enhance personal growth and mindfulness in a supportive group setting. Join us for experiential exercises, deep discussions, and guided mindfulness activities to unlock your creativity and build confidence. Dive into a transformative journey of self-discovery and connection with others.

All levels 14 and older

5 sessions

+3250 pts
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On-Camera Commercial Improv with Stacy Gallo

Actors Connection New York @ Online Classroom

Learn how to fine-tune your on-camera-commercial audition skills in a fun and relaxed virtual environment with top commercial casting director Stacy Gallo. Previous students have booked national network spots and signed with top NY agencies. Don't miss this new online class at Actors Connection New York!

(324) Advanced 18 and older

3 sessions

+2490 pts
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Improvising Life Series - A Six Week Elective Improv

The Radical Agreement Project

Unlock the power of improv to enhance your everyday life! This dynamic online course focuses on essential skills like active listening, pacing, succinct communication, and comprehension through fun and engaging exercises. Whether for job interviews, social events, or personal growth, you'll learn to communicate with clarity and confidence. Join us to transform your interactions with creativity and spontaneity!

Beginner 17 and older

6 sessions

+1250 pts
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Beginners Improv: Intro to Improv

The Radical Agreement Project

Embark on a laughter-filled journey, delving into the world of improv comedy. Elevate your listening, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills through engaging theater games – a spirited experience for those seeking a delightful exploration of spontaneous comedic scenes.

Beginner 17 and older

6 sessions

+1250 pts
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Pitch Lab: Deliver A Killer Presentation

General Assembly

Pitch Lab: Deliver A Killer Presentation Like A Stand-Up Comedian! Due to the current health concerns, all GA short-form events, workshops & bootcamps will temporarily be held online - including this one. Registered students will be notified 24 hours in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the Zoom Meeting Room and other tools you'll need for the session. Registration for this class will close 2 hours prior to the...

(2637) All levels 18 and older

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Improv Classes in San Francisco are rated 4.3 stars based on 3,073 verified reviews from actual purchasers.

  • Tuesday Improv - Daytime Special (Class + Coaching)

    Reviewed by jessica d. on 9/9/2022
    I had a lot of fun making my wall hanging! It was a great way to spend a weeknight and I am planning to decorate my home with my creation.
  • Tuesday Improv - Daytime Special (Class + Coaching)

    Anonymous review on 12/19/2019
    Carl is a very generous, fun and kind teacher. This was my very first improv class and he made it an experience I want to repeat! I learned alot in one class thanks to his dedication to the art. Thank you Carl! Geneviève

Discover the Best Improv Classes in San Francisco

Improv, short for improvisational theater, is a form of ensemble theater that relies on spontaneity. Improv relies on quick thinking and collaboration to develop a scene. Actors will work off each other to create dialogue, characters, and the setting of the scene. Nothing is prepared beforehand, although some improvisational games may suggest a scenario or basic setting. Different styles of improv developed throughout the years: improv games (short form), improv scenes (long form), and improvised plays (narrative form). 

Improv was used as a form of entertainment in ancient Greece. Actors would don masks and perform improvised farces. Street performers later utilized improv to earn money. It was then in the 20th century that improv took a professional turn: improv comedy clubs opened, and improv television shows began to air. Today, improv is considered an essential acting skill, but it’s also done casually thanks to its low barriers to entry. 

Why You Should Learn Improv in San Francisco

Improv can help you get over stage fright or your fear of performing and speaking in front of an audience. If you suffer from these issues, improv can be anxiety-inducing. However, it’s been shown that actively engaging in an improv class for at least 20 minutes can reduce anxiety. Your uncertainty intolerance, a measure of how uncomfortable you feel in uncertain situations, will decrease, making you more comfortable with uncertainty. 

Improv will also make you more comfortable experiencing failure. The potential to fail when starting improv is high. There’s a chance you won’t know how to continue a scene; you might get stuck on dialogue, you might be unable to develop your character, or you might not know how to develop the scene and be mindful of your physical movements. The great thing about this though is that the more experience you have failing at improv, the more comfortable you’ll get participating in it in the future. Your failed experiences are something you can draw upon in future scenes to ensure that you don’t continue to fail. 

In-Person Improv Classes in San Francisco

In-person improv classes are offered in the San Francisco area. In-person classes are taught by professionals who will provide you with in-depth demonstrations and walk you through the fundamentals of improv. Classes are offered for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level players. Beginner-level classes and classes open to all skill levels can also be taken by those with a casual interest in improv. 

You can find new and returning improv classes in the San Francisco area on CourseHorse. There, you’ll learn about the class content, schedule, and any additional fees. Introductory classes have been taught at various schools and theaters as have intermediate and advanced-level classes. Classes focusing on the fundamentals can be found as well as ones that focus on scene work, character development, and improvisational stage blocking. 

Virtual Improv Classes 

If you can’t attend an in-person improv class or if there are none offered in your area, consider signing up for a virtual improv class on CourseHorse. 

Online improv classes can be taken from any interruption-free environment with a stable internet connection, including your home or office. Like in-person classes, virtual classes are taught by a live instructor who can answer your questions and provide you with constructive feedback. 

Actor’s Improv Studio’s Online Improv class is open to all skill levels. This class stresses trusting your creative instincts to guide you through your acting. You’ll use improv as a tool to make strong and spontaneous choices. What you learn in this class should help you access your creativity in your personal and professional life. 

Tuesday Improv is an online improv class offered by Kissin Improv. This class is ideal for beginners who are interested in one-on-one coaching. Participants will receive private or small group coaching in the fundamentals of improv for 50 minutes before the start of the class. Through this coaching, you’ll become more comfortable and familiar with improv before moving on to improv in a larger class setting. 

Private Group Improv Classes in San Francisco

Is your business or organization interested in booking a private group improv class to help improve communication and teamwork? If so, CourseHorse has classes that they can deliver to you. 

CourseHorse offers a virtual Team-Building Improv Workshop for groups of up to 40 people. In this class, your group will participate in improv games and exercises that are centered around improving listening, collaborating, and problem-solving. The goal is to take what you’ve learned in this class and transfer it to interactions and collaborations within a work setting. 

Smaller groups can take CourseHorse’s Corporate Improv Workshop. This 60-minute class can accommodate up to 20 people. Like the team-building workshop, this class focuses on collaboration and problem-solving among small groups. This class stresses listening to others and learning how to go with the flow. 

CourseHorse has a contact form on its website that you can use to reach out about other private improv classes they can offer you. You’ll be able to tell them about your group’s needs and interests to determine what type of improv class would best suit your group. CourseHorse also offers 20-minute demos for the price of $100. A demo will give you a rundown of how a class will go before you commit to it. 

CourseHorse can accommodate small and large group sizes depending on the class. A class size limit will be stated on the class page. If you don’t know your group’s size at the time of booking, that’s okay. CourseHorse will let you book a class with the minimum class size, so long as you update your final headcount later. Once your final headcount has been provided, CourseHorse will collect your final payment. 

CourseHorse does not charge booking fees and allows free cancellations up to two weeks before your class is scheduled. CourseHorse accommodates several online video platforms. They recommend using Zoom; however, if you provide the meeting details, your class may be taken using Microsoft Teams, Google Meets, or WebEx.

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