Improv Classes for Kids and Teens in NYC
 

Playgrounded offers weekly improv classes for kids and teens ages 6 and up.

 
 

 
 

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We applaud bravery and risk-taking, promote generosity, and are devoted to creating kind, safe environments where everyone feels comfortable to discover and share what makes them awesome. 

 
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLERS

(AGES 6-9)


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The Slide

In this program, players will take the plunge into the world of improv through a variety of theater games and exercises. They will learn to work with their peers as a team, exploring what it means to support each other as both actor and audience. Players will create original characters and environments that they will use in funny, creative play.

Beginners welcome.


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THE Slide: LEVEL I

Sunday Mornings (10 Weeks)

Session Runs: Sundays, September 29th through August 16th, 2019

No class October 13th and December 1st.

Open classroom demonstration on Sunday, December 15th. Parents and guests welcome at 10:30AM.

Class Meeting Time: 10:00AM-11:30AM

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Teacher: Jordan Bialik

$350

(You will be redirected to www.jordanbialik.com for payment)



 
 

Young actors will take the plunge into the world of improv through a variety of games and exercises.

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MIDDLE SCHOOLERS

(AGES 10-12)


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The Seesaw

In this program, players will learn to balance strong improv skills with their unique comedic voices. They will explore the tenants of strong scene work, including further focus on acceptance, listening, awareness, and grounding. Players will then learn how to activate these skills in a variety of theater games and short-form scenes that have a clearly defined who, what, and where.

Beginners welcome.


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THE Seesaw: LEVEL I

Sunday Afternoons (10 Weeks)

Session Runs: Sundays, September 29th through December 15th, 2019

No class on October 13th and December 1st.

Open classroom demonstration on Sunday, December 15th. Parents and guests welcome at 1PM.

Class Meeting Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Teacher: Jordan Bialik

$350

(You will be redirected to www.jordanbialik.com for payment)


THE Seesaw: LEVEL I

Tuesdays After School (10 Weeks)

Session Runs: Tuesdays, September 24th through November 19th, 2019, Sunday Demonstration Follows

Open classroom demonstration on Sunday, November 24, 5-6:30PM. Parents and guests welcome at 5:30pm.

Class Meeting Time: 4:30PM-6:00PM

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Teacher: Jordan Bialik

$350

(You will be redirected to www.jordanbialik.com for payment)


THE Seesaw: ADVANCED

Sunday Afternoons (10 weeks)

Session Runs: Sundays, September 29th through December 15th, 2019

No class October 13th and December 1st.

Open classroom demonstration on Sunday, December 15th. Parents and guests welcome at 3pm.

Class Meeting Time: 2:30PM-4:00PM

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Teacher: Jordan Bialik

Prerequisite: The Seesaw: Level I

$350

Please contact us to sign up or learn more!



 
 

Players will learn to balance strong improv skills with their unique comedic voices.

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HIGH SCHOOLERS

(AGES 13 & UP)


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The Jungle Gym

In this program, teenagers will develop a deep understanding of improv principles in order to tackle long-form structures. Rigorous focus on scene work, collaboration, and ownership of each player’s comedic voice is used to prepare players for performance.

Beginners welcome.


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THE JUNGLE GYM: LEVEL I

saturday AFTERNOONS (10 weeks)

Session Runs: Saturdays, September 28 through December 14th, 2019

No class October 12th and November 30th.

Class Meeting Time: 2:00PM-3:30PM

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Teacher: Aaron F. Brateman

Class Description: Through a variety of theater games and exercises, players will work on developing strong group mind, while learning how to activate grounded comedic premises in long-form scenes that have a clearly defined who, what, where, and why.

Price: $450

(You will be redirected to www.aaronfbrateman.com for payment)


THE JUNGLE GYM: LEVEL II

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS (10 weeks)

Session Runs: Sundays, September 29 through December 15th, 2019

No class October 13th and December 1st.

Class Meeting Time: 2:00PM-3:30PM

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Teacher: Aaron F. Brateman

Prerequisite: The Jungle Gym: Level I

$450

(You will be redirected to www.aaronfbrateman.com for payment)


THE JUNGLE GYM: advanced

SUNDAY mornings (10 weeks)

Session Runs: Sundays, September 29 through December 15th, 2019

No class October 13th and December 1st.

Class Meeting Time: 11:00PM-12:30PM

Location: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018

Teacher: Aaron F. Brateman

Prerequisite: The Jungle Gym: Level II

$450

(You will be redirected to www.aaronfbrateman.com for payment)



 

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