Dates: 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20
6 Weeks + A Showcase
Restrictions: 18 & Over.
Prerequisites: Completion of an intro level musical improv course at any theater.
**An Accompanist will be present for each class**
Musical Improv (Level 2)
In this class we will continue to build on the skills we learned in the intro course by focusing on song types, styles, harmonizing, back line support and approaches to long form sets. We will continue to strengthen our grasp and execution of song structures and introduce some new song forms as well. We will also work on building strong scenes and finding more lyricism in our improvised songwriting. The class will culminate in a show at the theater.
Ashley Ward, your instructor, is an improvisor and improv teacher living in Los Angeles. While living in New York, Ashley was an instructor for 7 years at the People’s Improv Theater where she was named Teacher of the year for 2013. Ashley has also taught workshops for various corporate clients and universities, including Ernst & Young, Amgen, UCLA, Columbia and Princeton, to name a few. Ashley has taught improv through the internationally renowned musical improv team Baby Wants Candy, teaching improv basics, musical improv and advanced improv classes to high school and college students as well as improv students in London and Edinburgh, Scotland. In Los Angeles, Ashley taught improv at UCB and The Ruby. As a performer Ashley was on several teams at The PIT and UCB in New York and in Los Angeles she performed weekly with Magic To Do and Baby Wants Candy at UCB Sunset. With Baby Wants Candy Ashley has performed improv at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Kennedy Center, Soho Playhouse NYC and the Leicester Square Theater in London. As an actress she has appeared on MTV, Adult Swim and in Michelle’s Wolf’s Comedy Central digital series Now Hiring and most recently in Hello Jack! The Kindness Show on Apple+.
Classes meet at our theater OR at one of our nearby rental spaces just a short walk away. Class sizes are limited. Enrollment is dependent upon availability. For enrolled students a confirmation welcome email will be sent 48 before the start of the first class. There are no refunds or transfers on tuition.