Classes

Learn The Art of Improv

The Calgary Improv School offers improv classes to take you from beginner to expert, engaging your creativity and fun, and performing on the completely made-up stage. Improve your work, relationships, and well-being with the best brain training on the planet, taught by the best improvisors in the city.

Wednesday February 20, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

You love watching, now get playing!  Get your feet wet with the basics of improv and turn fear into fun with this easy-going 4-part introduction to improvised theatre.

Dates: Wednesdays February 20-March 13, 2019 | 7PM – 9PM
Showcase: Sunday March 24 | 8pm

Sign up today at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-improv-part-i-testing-the-waters-february-20-march-13-2019-tickets-52878572233

Prerequisites: none

This 4-class plus Student Showcase course is Part I of our two-part Intro to Improv. Want to sign up for Part I & II together? There’s a discount for that! Email jaime@kinkonauts.com to learn more!

Every Calgary Improv School course has a showcase opportunity on a Sunday evening after the final class. Participation is optional, so you do you! Each group will get around 20 minutes to demonstrate some of the things they learned in class. Invite your friends and family to check out your improv chops!

Instructor: Jennifer LeBlanc
Saturday February 23, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Continue building on what you learned in Intro to Improv: Part I, and wade into spontaneous agreement, character, and stage skills in this 4-part course. Then, show off what you’ve learned in a special class showcase!

DATES: SATURDAYS, FEBRUARY 23 – MARCH 16 | 11AM-1PM
SHOWCASE: SUNDAY MARCH 24 | 8PM

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-improv-part-ii-wading-deeper-saturdays-february-23-march-16-tickets-52878759794

PREREQUISITES: INTRO TO IMPROV PART I, OR RECOMMENDATION BY INSTRUCTOR

This course is Part II of our two-part Intro to Improv. If you are a continuing student, you may qualify for a $25.00 discount! Email jaime@kinkonauts.com before registering for more info.

Every Calgary Improv School course has a showcase opportunity on a Sunday evening after the final class. Participation is optional, so you do you! Each group will get around 20 minutes to demonstrate some of the things they learned in class.  Invite your friends and family to check out your improv chops!

Instructor: Nicole Zylstra
Saturday February 23, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Want to spend a weekend immersed in improv? This 2-day course will teach you how to develop effective scenes with fun, energetic, and challenging improv games. Sink or swim when improvising at break-neck speed, in the Obviously Improv style!

DATES: SATURDAY & SUNDAY FEBRUARY 23 & 24, 2019 | 1PM – 5PM
SHOWCASE: FEBRUARY 24 | 8PM

Sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intermediate-improv-short-form-intensive-february-2019-tickets-39538529807

Prerequisites: Intro to Improv Parts I & II, or the recommendation by instructor

Every Calgary Improv School course has a showcase opportunity on a Sunday evening after the final class.  Participation is optional, so you do you!  Each group will get around 20 minutes to demonstrate some of the things they learned in class.  Invite your friends and family to check out your improv chops!

Instructor: Laura Tennisco
Saturday March 2, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Learn how to move your improv from the shallow end to the deep end with rich, detailed characters and relationships onstage.

Dates: Saturdays March 3 – March 24 | 3PM – 5PM
Showcase: March 24 | 8PM

Prerequisites: Intro to Improv Parts I & II, or recommendation by instructor 

Sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intermediate-improv-character-march-2-23-2019-tickets-53321486000

This 4-class plus Student Showcase course is Part I of our two-part Intro to Improv. Want to sign up for Part I & II together? There’s a discount for that! Email jaime@kinkonauts.com to learn more!

Every Calgary Improv School course has a showcase opportunity on a Sunday evening after the final class. Participation is optional, so you do you! Each group will get around 20 minutes to demonstrate some of the things they learned in class. Invite your friends and family to check out your improv chops!

Instructor: Logan Teske
Wednesday April 3, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Continue building on what you learned in Intro to Improv: Part I, and wade into spontaneous agreement, character, and stage skills in this 4-part course. Then, show off what you’ve learned in a special class showcase!

DATES: THURSDAYS, APRIL 3 – MAY 1 | 7-9PM
SHOWCASE: SUNDAY MAY 5 | 8PM

Register online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intro-to-improv-part-ii-wednesdays-april-3-may-1-tickets-53321628426

PREREQUISITES: INTRO TO IMPROV PART I, OR RECOMMENDATION BY INSTRUCTOR

This course is Part II of our two-part Intro to Improv. If you are a continuing student, you may qualify for a $25.00 discount! Email jaime@kinkonauts.com before registering for more info.

Every Calgary Improv School course has a showcase opportunity on a Sunday evening after the final class. Participation is optional, so you do you! Each group will get around 20 minutes to demonstrate some of the things they learned in class.  Invite your friends and family to check out your improv chops!

Instructor: Jennifer LeBlanc
Saturday April 6, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Telling effective and entertaining stories is what improvisers strive to do! Make your scenes go swimmingly by creating strong beginnings; introducing narrative shifts, conflicts, or tension; and satisfyingly wrapping up your stories.

DATES: SUNDAYS, APRIL 6 – MAY 4 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
SHOWCASE: MAY 5 | 8PM

PREREQUISITES: INTRO TO IMPROV PARTS I & II, OR RECOMMENDATION BY INSTRUCTOR

Sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/intermediate-improv-narrative-saturdays-april-6-may-4-tickets-53321705657

Planning to take more than one class this season? Register for two or more to receive a $25 rebate on each class. Questions? Email jaime@kinkonauts.com

Every Calgary Improv School course has a showcase opportunity on a Sunday evening following the final class. Participation is optional, so you do you! Each group will get around 20 minutes to demonstrate some of the things they learned in class. Invite your friends and family to check out your improv chops!

Instructor: Nicole Zylstra

Saturday Drop-in Dojo

Kinkonauts Saturday Dojo 1pmCalgary’s only year-round drop-in improv class!

Get your weekly improv fix at our adult drop-in improv Dojo on Saturdays* from 1pm to 3pm. One of the talented Kinkonauts will guide you through a fun workshop open to all levels of improvisers!

The workshop is only $5 for all students.

If you have any questions about Dojo, please email Michael at dojo@kinkonauts.com.

 

Cancellations*:

  • There will be no Dojo on Saturday, April 20 as Reactor Improv Festival is taking place
  • We will occasionally cancel Dojo on a holiday or for a special event. You can always check ahead of time by emailing us or joining our Dojo Facebook group for updates.