THE IMPROV TRAINING PROGRAM

An introduction to the foundations of YesFinland’s approach to non-narrative improv

Our Training Program is a comprehensive introduction to the foundations of YesFinland’s approach to Non-Narrative improvisation. This 1-year program introduces the core concepts of play, scenes, characters, and connections. By the end of the Training Program, players will have all the tools needed to improvise on stage with confidence.

The Training Program is made up of 4 Levels of Courses, and is designed to turn students into Improvisers, and prepare them for the stage.

FOUNDATIONS LEVELS

Two 8-week Introductory courses covering the basics of Improvisation

LEVEL 1


PLAY

Level One introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation; building an ensemble, developing fun characters, and playing together in an improvised world.

At the end of this course students will be inspiring each other, creating worlds together, and building scenes from nothing.

*Improvisers with sufficient experience may be able skip this level

LEVEL 2


SUPPORT

Building on what you learn in Level 1, Level 2 focuses on creating characters and developing scenes organically, and supporting your scene partner and teammates.

At the end of this course students will be able to organically start scenes, make confident choices about their characters, and inspire their partners within their scenes.

*Improvisers with sufficient experience may be able skip this level

DEVELOPMENT LEVELS

Two 8-week intermediate courses teaching YesFinland’s approach to improvisation

LEVEL 3


CONNECT

Level 3 teaches students to generate inspiration from their improv scenes, seek and establish patterns together, and connect scenes together to explore these ideas.

At the end of this course students will be able to decisively initiate scenes, develop ideas with their scene partner, and connect scenes together through character and stories.

*This course culminates with a student showcase

LEVEL 4


EXPLORE

The final course of the Training Program helps players explore the ideas, worlds, and characters they develop together by connecting scenes in fun new ways.

At the end of this course students will be able to play together on stage, generating ideas organically, and exploring these ideas actively with joy and confidence.

*This course culminates with a student showcase

UPCOMING CLASSES

No event found!
Load More

NOT SURE WHERE YOU FIT IN?

THAT’S OKAY.

Drop us a line. We’ll be happy to answer your questions and help you find your way.

1 + 9 =