Masterclass - True-Life Storytelling

Transform your life experiences into a compelling narrative

This class will give you the tools to transform the raw materials of your day-to-day life and personal history into moving and entertaining stories. The focus is on the performative aspect of storytelling, in the vein of shows like The Moth, Risk, or Confabulation. Over the course seven weeks, you will create, develop, write, practice, workshop, and perform one seven-minute true-life story. Elements that will be covered include: storytelling basics, how to think of ideas for stories, discovering your voice, creating conflict, developing structure, using imagery and detail, performing, how to practice, and more. You will leave this class with one polished story, and with the tools to create and develop many stories about your life. The focus will be on short pieces, but these skills are equally applicable to longer narratives (one-person shows, Fringe shows, etc.) The course will include some theory, but classes will mostly be made up of practical in-class activities, including some in-class writing. Expect approximately two hours of homework per week. Appropriate for both beginner and more experienced storytellers. There will be a graduation show at the end of the course (not compulsory). THERE IS NO PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus 2 Graduation Shows!

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


Masterclass - Advanced Scenework

Scenework intensive

A weekly delving into the intricacies of the scene. Hone your offers, heighten your boldness, improve your reactions with an experienced improv teacher. PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 4

Next class:
  • TBA

4 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card

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Total: 114.98$ (100$ before taxes)


Masterclass - Acting For Improvisers

Work on your acting skills, and you will become a stronger improviser

The Meisner acting technique was developed in order to get actors to be more in touch with their instincts, to be better observers and listeners to their partners, and in turn respond truthfully to them. What better way to get more connected in your improv work? We will practice the introductory Meisner repetition exercises and activities, and learn how to incorporate that training into building stronger improv scenes. You will learn how to get more involved in your scene, by truthfully connecting to your partners and the circumstances instead of struggling with what is going on in your head. This work puts the focus on behaviour, impulses, and reactions, which will lead to more organic and fun improv scenes. PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 4

Next class:
  • TBA

4 weeks of 2:50 hour classes + Student Card

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Total: 143.72$ (125$ before taxes)


MasterClass - Acting for Improvisers II

This class will build on the tools you acquired in Acting for Improvisers I, now giving you more scene work time to apply them. You will continue to work on strengthening your listening skills, committing to truthful reactions, connecting to your partner, and point of view, in order to create more fun, organic, and engaging scenes.
Next class:
  • TBA

3 weeks of 2:30 hour classes + Student Card

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Total: 100.61$ (87.50$ before taxes)


Longform - Armando II

Continue to develop your skills with Armando Diaz' classic format!

Go further, initiate stronger scenes, tell better stories. This deep dive on the Armando format is an exciting expansion on the curriculum from Armando I. PREREQUISITE: ARMANDO I

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus a Graduation Show!

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


Musical I

Introduction to Musical Improv

Music Improv Level 1 will introduce you to the world of music improv through exercises, games, and scene work. We will learn the basics of how to improvise melody and lyrics of a song and how to apply these elements within a scene. We will start to practice some song structures that will make you look like a magician on stage. You will walk away from this seven-week course with the initial training necessary for short form musical improv competency which is also the prerequisite to further your study of improvising a full length musical. PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 6

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2.5 hour classes + Student Card

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Total: 321.93$ (280$ before taxes)


Musical II

Musical Improv Level II will cultivate and expand upon the skills you’ve acquired in Level I

We will spice up the musical elements such as harmonies, rhyming, and improvised choreography, and add more types of song structures to your repertoire. This class will continue to go further into improving your scene building skills, and exploring how to bring them to glorious musical moments. We’ll throw in more fun short form musical games, and thread it all together for a graduation show! PREREQUISITE: MUSICAL I

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2.5 hour classes + Student + Show

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Total: 321.93$ (280$ before taxes)


Musical III

Go deeper, gain confidence, increase your versatility - Narrative experience required!

You will go deeper into the practice and string the pieces together in order to build long-form, narrative musicals. You will gain more confidence, intuition, and freedom with the structures you’ve already learned, and increase your versatility by exploring different song styles and content. Throughout the course, you will practice exercises and learn new games that will help improve your scene and musical work. Our program will culminate in a full blown musical graduation show! PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 6 AND NARRATIVE I

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2.5 hour classes + Student Card + Show

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Total: 321.93$ (280$ before taxes)


Longform - Harold I

The classic longform

An excellent training format for focusing on game, group mind and many other longform techniques. For students who have completed Level 6 with the teacher's approval. PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 6

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus a Graduation Show!

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


Longform - Harold II

Expansion

An expansion on the what makes the ultimate improv format so challenging, exciting and unique, with a focus on technique and scenework. PREREQUISITE: HAROLD I

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus a Graduation Show!

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


Longform - Narrative I

Learn how to improvise a entire story starting from nothing!

Create compelling heroes & fascinating villains. Know what information you need to put at the beginning of your story so you can find an exciting ending. Most importantly, learn how to do it all in an intuitive way. For players with previous improv experience. PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 6

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus a Graduation Show!

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


Longform - Narrative II

Take those narrative skills further

Get practical experience with longform narrative with weekly rehearsals. Explore the structure of story and the hero's arc in greater depth. PREREQUISITE: NARRATIVE I

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus a Graduation Show!

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


Longform - Narrative III

The ultimate Narrative presentation

Work with your peers and build towards a costumed narrative showcase, complete with genre and theme. PREREQUISITE: NARRATIVE II

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus a Graduation Show!

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


Longform - Armando I

Longform improv based off of true stories

Learn to connect scenes together to form larger stories. Using a longform format called The Armando which uses true stories to generate premises for scenes. PREREQUISITE: LEVEL 6

Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus a Graduation Show!

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


House Team

Members of the Montreal Improv house teams (who have been selected via audition) can pay for their classes here.
Next class:
  • Ignore time/date. This is for the Jan/Feb HT.

Sundays 1-3 PM plus two shows per term

Pay online:

Total: 114.98$ (100$ before taxes)



Musical Conservatory

Hone your skills in the The Musical Conservatory Program, going deeper into the craft by applying everything you’ve learned so far, and tuning up to your group’s unique tone. You will explore and design your own styles and formats as a troupe, and will have the opportunity to perform two shows within the the term. Free access to monthly Musical Drop-In Workshops included.
Next class:
  • TBA

6 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card
Plus 2 Graduation Shows!

Pay online:

Total: 321.93$ (280$ before taxes)


Musical Drop-In Workshop

NOTE:

PAID CASH ONLY, IN PERSON
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY ONLINE FOR THIS CLASS/SHOW.

All are welcome to drop-in and explore the art of musical improv! These fun-filled sessions are for both beginner and experienced musical improvisers, where you will learn and practice short form musical games and scenes. If you’re slightly intrigued or already addicted to Musical Improv, you don’t want to miss out on these monthly workshops!


No experience necessary.
$10/workshop
NOTE:
PAID CASH ONLY, IN PERSON
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY ONLINE FOR THIS CLASS.

Next class:
  • Musical Drop-in 3:30-5:30PM

52 weeks of 1 hour classes + Student Card

Pay online:

Total: 11.50$ (10$ before taxes)



Retake

Retaking a class may be permitted by authorization of the Education department. To inquire about this option, please contact classes@montrealimprov.com.
Next class:
  • Sundays starting on Jan 20 @ 1am

NOTE: retaking a class requires permission from classes@montrealimprov.com.

Pay online:

Total: 114.98$ (100$ before taxes)