CSz Education :: Improv Classes

NOW ENROLLING SUMMER 2015

Welcome to CSz Education!

For over 20 years we have been been teaching Philadelphia students of all ages and backgrounds the art of improvisation.

We Know Improv

As performers in ComedySportz, we know how fun improv can be. We also know that improv is a valuable and rewarding skill-set for performers and non-performers alike. Not only is it a tool for comedic performances, it is also a life skill that is as effective in the board room as it is in the classroom as it is in the living room.

Let us show you how. You’ll be amazed at what you can do.

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 (Summer 2015)
When: Wednesdays, June 10th – July 29th
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Playground at the Adrienne
Instructor: TBD
Tuition: $225
Register for this class!

“It is so helpful to have instructors who are so knowledgeable, enthusiastic and encouraging” – CSz Student

Improv 101 :: Introduction to Improv – Session B (Summer 2015)
When: Tuesdays, July 7th – August 25th
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Where: The Playground at the Adrienne
Instructor: TBD
Tuition: $225
Register for this class!

“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.
CSz 201 :: Introduction to Scenework – (Summer 2015)
When: Mondays, June 15th – August 3rd
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Where: The Playground (2030 Sansom Street)
Instructor: TBD
Tuition: $225
Register for this class!

“Saw real improvement this level with helpful and friendly critiques.” – CSz Student

CSz 301 :: Character and Relationships

This class continues to build your scenework ability through establishing characters and a strong understanding of relationship. You will explore how character work can push a scene/game forward; utilizing a characters want, need and drive. Prerequisite: CSz 201 or permission of Education Director.
CSz 301 :: Character and Relationships – (Summer 2015)
When: Saturdays, June 20th – August 8th
Time: 1:00 – 3:00pm
Where: The Playground (2030 Sansom Street)
Instructor: TBD
Tuition: $225
Register for this class!

CSz 401 :: Workshops

CSz Education offers specialty Workshops throughout the year on various topics including Musical Improv, Rap, Advanced Styles, Puppetry, etc. Prerequisite: Improv 101 or permission of Education Director. There are no workshops offered at this time. Sign up on our Mailing List to find out when the next session starts.

“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.