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

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  • 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 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

CANCELATION NOTICE: March-April Armando II has been canceled due to low enrollment. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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 recommended.

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: Musical II & Instructor Permission

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  • TBA

7 weeks of 2.5 hour classes + Student Card + Show

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Total: 321.93$ (280$ before taxes)


Musical IV

Pre-requisite: completed Musical III and permission from instructor.

This is an advanced musical improv course that will give you more versatility in your long form work by exploring different types of musical theatre genres, in both song and story. You will bring everything you’ve learned from Musical 1-3 and expand on them which will provide you with more tools and freedom for creating various types of narrative musicals. You will gain more practice and skills that help you become a pro! TIME: Wednesdays, 7-9:30, Starting July 10

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  • TBA

7 wks of 2.5 hours + show. with Adina

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Total: 321.93$ (280$ before taxes)


Masterclass - Advanced Scene Study

Advanced Scene Study

This class will delve into the intricacies of scene work, help you progress as an improviser, and help you identify and troubleshoot areas for growth. Hone your offers, heighten your boldness, and improve your overall repertoire! Looking to take your improv to the next level? This four week class is for you! Requirements: This class is appropriate for students in Level 5 and above.

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  • TBA

6 weeks of 2 hour classes + Student Card

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Total: 172.46$ (150$ 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

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  • TBA

7 weeks of 2:50 hour classes + Student Card

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Total: 252.95$ (220$ before taxes)


Longform - Pretty Flower

In this advanced class, you will tackle the Pretty Flower format, a long-form, highlighting a grounded central story with exploratory game tag-outs.

You will learn how to find games and play them fast and furious while also getting tips and techniques on how to keep a grounded/ relatable source scene. At its core the Pretty Flower is an evolution of a monoscene that allows players to explore additional worlds of a base scene through deconstruction and tag-outs. Must have completed L5 and up.

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  • TBA

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

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Total: 229.95$ (200$ before taxes)


Longform - Pretty Flower II

In Pretty Flower II you will continue to explore this fun format and relish in getting it more and more with each class. PREREQUISITE: Pretty Flower I

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  • 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 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

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  • 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)


Musical Re-take

Retaking a class may be permitted by authorization of the Education department. To inquire about this option, please contact classes@montrealimprov.com.
Next class:
  • TBA

7 weeks of 0 hour classes + Student Card
Plus a Graduation Show!

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Total: 160.97$ (140$ before taxes)