CSz Education :: Improv Classes


When you take an improv class, you’ll be amazed at what you can do

You’ve seen us play ComedySportz. Now, it’s your turn to play!

Whether you just want to have fun and make new friends or you dream of performing on stage, TV and beyond, CSz Education has something for you! From your first ice breaker to your final class show, our team of expert instructors is there to support your growth as an improviser every step of the way. All classes and performances happen right here in our arena: The Playground (2030 Sansom Street), including our official ComedySportz Rec League where CSz Education students can compete in their own ComedySportz match for friends and family.

CSz Education students experience some excellent perks including FREE Open Practice Sessions every Saturday and FREE admission to see ComedySportz.

“By the end, when we were performing the showcase, I really felt like I’d learned a significant body of work. That was amazing.” – CSz Student

Improv Class Curriculum

ComedySportz 00: Open House

Are you a Loyal Fan who’s always been interested in taking a ComedySportz class but not sure if it’s for you? Try the “ComedySportz Open House”. It’s a low cost, low pressure, low carb way to get up on your feet and play some ComedySportz-style improv games with our Artisitic Director Dave Jadico. And it’s 100% FREE! It’s the perfect introduction to the ComedySportz 101: Intro to Improv class.
This class is not offered this semester. Sign up on our Mailing List to find out when the next session starts.

“I took it more for a public speaking perspective, but I think the real outside benefit was just having more fun with life.” – CSz Student

CSz 101 :: Introduction to Improv

This course introduces you to the skills of improvisation; developing basic verbal and physical communication skills by exploring spontaneity, active listening, risk-taking, story-telling, character development, and more. Learn how to improvise in a safe, non-judgmental environment where the laughter comes easy and fun is the name of the game. No prerequisite except a willingness to have fun and meet new people.
Improv 101 :: Introduction to Improv – Session A (Spring 2015)
When: Mondays, April 6th – June 1 (no class on Memorial Day)
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Playground at the Adrienne
Instructor: Kelly Jennings
Tuition: $225
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CSz 101 :: Introduction to Improv – Session B (Spring 2015)
When: Sundays, April 12th-June 7 (excluding May 24th)
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Where: The Playground at the Adrienne
Instructor:Sue Taney
Tuition: $225.00
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“It is so helpful to have instructors who are so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and encouraging” – CSz Student

CSz 201 :: Introduction to Scenework

This level introduces you to the building blocks of scenework, giving you the tools to create honest relationship-driven scenes on stage. A few of our most popular games will be used to strengthen your listening, character, and scene-building muscles as you become a stronger, faster more bionic improviser. Prerequisite: CSz 101 (Intro to Improv) or permission of Education Director.
When: Saturdays 1-3pm
Dates: April 11-June 6th (no class on May 23rd, Memorial Day)
Where: The Playground (2030 Sansom Street)
Instructor: Alli Soowal
Tuition: $225
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“Saw real improvement this level with helpful and friendly critiques.” – CSz Student

CSz 301 :: Advanced Improv

This class continues the study of successful scene-work and adds more and more ComedySportz gamez to your repetoire. An open match for an invited audience will be performed on the final day of class. Prequisite: ComedySportz Intermediate level or permission of Education Director.
This class is not offered this semester. Sign up on our Mailing List to find out when the next session starts.

CSz 400 :: Short For Long (Workshop)

Do you consider yourself a Longform Improvisor? Wouldn’t you rather just consider yourself an Improvisor? In this workshop we will work on utilizing Shortform improv skills to further your Longform play. Find the game quicker, find relationship faster and learn to play on your toes and not rest on your heels. You will learn games and exercises to break you of being in your head and train your body to also be a useful tool. The back lines of a Harold or Armondo can become a place for planning or even doubt.We will push you to be present in every moment. Let’s break the barrier between Longform and Shortform. Let’s explore some really amazing play!
CSz 400: Short for Long
When: Sunday, March 15th
Time: 4-7pm
Where: The Playground (2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia)
Instructor: Kristin Finger
Cost: $50
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“I think the real outside benefit was just having more fun with life.” – CSz Student

General Info:

  • Check out our excellent Student Perks.
  • You got questions, we got a Class FAQ.
  • Our staff of professional instructors have from 8 – 15 years of performing and teaching experience.
  • You’ll develop practical skills you can apply in almost any real-life situation.
  • The atmosphere of a CSz Education class is nurturing and supportive.
  • You’ll make new friends
  • You’ll laugh. A lot.

Can’t make it to our classes? We can customize an improv workshop just for you in our arena, your school or your home!
Let us know how we can help you.