Online Classes


Intro Track Classes
Improv classes open to anyone. No experience necessary!

Improv for Beginners

A stress-free 3-hour introduction to improv. This is a great opportunity to learn some of the basics from the comfort of your own home. Everyone will have a chance to participate.

1 session, $45. No prereq.

Improv Workshop A

Improv Workshop A takes beginning students through all the core principles of improv in a fun, safe environment. You’ll build self-confidence, develop your creativity, experiment, play, and make new friends from the comfort of your own home. No experience necessary!

6 sessions, $310 ($30 off for repeaters). No prereq.

Improv Workshop B

For students who’ve passed Improv Workshop A. Improv Workshop B gives students the chance to go further. You’ll keep learning, gain confidence and have fun!

6 sessions, $310 ($30 off for repeaters). Prereq: Passed Improv Workshop A

Core Track Classes
The improv track at the heart of The Groundlings School. Audition required.

Basic

Basic Improv introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation through the use of games and exercises in a fun, fast-paced environment. Basic lays the foundation for The Groundlings style of improv and sketch, which each level above Basic (Intermediate and Advanced Improv) will build upon.

12 sessions, $525 ($150 off for repeaters). Prereq: Passed audition.

Click here to schedule a free audition.

Intermediate

Intermediate Improv uses the skills developed in Basic to concentrate on scene work and the Groundlings signature style of character development in both improvisational scenes and monologues.

12 sessions, $525 ($150 off for repeaters). Prereq: Passed Basic.

Advanced

Advanced Improv focuses on continued character development as well as advanced improv scenework and technique, and culminates in a class show.

12 sessions, $525 ($150 off for repeaters). Prereq: Passed Intermediate.

Sketch Writing Classes
No prerequisites. Screenplay software (Final Draft, Celtx, WriterDuet, etc.) required.

Sketch Writing for Beginners

Great for students just getting started who want an overview of the basics of sketch writing. Bring your funny ideas and we’ll show you how to turn them into hilarious sketches.

4 sessions, $170. Prereq: None.

Sketch Writing Workshop A

A 6-session deeper dive into sketch writing! Learn the difference between character and premise sketches, identifying beats, writing for your medium, and how to find material. Get experience and build confidence in your writing ability. For each class, students will write and submit sketches, and we will find the gold in whatever you create.

6 sessions, $300. Prereq: None.

Continued Sketch Writing

Already know the basics? Let’s keep going! Bring in your sketches and get top quality notes to turn your own comedic sensibility into sketches you can be proud of. Students are asked to send a finished sketch to the instructor before the first class.

4 sessions, $170. Prereq: None.

Additional Online Specialty Classes
Prerequisites vary. 

The SNL Audition Experience

with Josh Duvendeck

Join Groundlings Main Company member Josh Duvendeck in a lecture style class on the subject of the SNL audition process. Josh will walk you through his experience, from submission tape to in-person audition at studio 8H twice. He’ll also share tips about putting together your own submission tape. The class will be part lecture, part Q&A, so bring all those questions you’ve always wanted to to ask!

1 session: Monday, January 25, 7 - 9:30pm.

$45. Prereq: None.

Hip Hop Improv 101

with Derek Reid

This class will challenge improvisers of every level of hip hop skill. We will be learning basic rhyme structure with setups and punchlines. Exploring rapping in character. Using emotion and character to drive rhymes. Students will leave this class with a renewed sense of confidence, personal swag, and poetic spirit that is the very essence of freestyle hip hop.

6 sessions (Tuesdays, 7 - 9:30pm) starting February 2.

$300. Prereq: None.

Improv for Everyday Life

with David Jahn

Learn how the thought process and tools of improvisation can assist in everyday communication and creativity in all areas of your life.

4 sessions (Saturdays, 10 - 12:30pm) starting February 6.

$170. Prereq: None.

Long Form Improv

with Roy Jenkins

Learn the basicis of Long-Form improv from Crazy Uncle Joe founding member Roy Jenkins and participate in an online show at the end of class!

4 sessions (M/W, 7 - 9:30pm) starting February 15. Performance on March 8, 7pm.

$170. Prereq: Passed Intermediate.

Intro to Voiceover Acting

with George McGrath

A one-day introduction to the world of Voice-Over acting that gives students an overview of the kinds of job opportunities in the Voice-Over world and techniques to becoming a good actor behind the microphone.

1 session: Sunday, February 7, 12 - 2:30pm.

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1 session: Sunday, February 21, 12 - 2:30pm.

$45. Prereq: None.