NY Improv Program

level image Improv 101 through Improv 401 make up our core Improv Program. In these courses you will learn how to improvise game-based comedic scenes and the Long Form structure known as the "Harold".

The Improv Advanced Study Program is open to all students who pass Improv 401 and wish to continue taking classes. The program offers a wide variety of classes including ones on specific aspects of improv, drilling the Harold, and different forms.

This class introduces the basics of how to perform long-form improv. Students will learn how to use "yes-and," playing at the top of your intelligence, active listening and support to create comedic improvised scenes.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
(AGE 10-12) - Intro to Long Form Improv - ONLINE Tues & Thurs 3pm PT/ 6pm ET Oct 20th, 2020, 3:00pm Monika Smith In Session
Improv 101 - ONLINE Wednesdays 3pm PT/ 6pm ET Oct 21st, 2020, 3:00pm Drew DiFonzo Marks Sold Out
Improv 101 - ONLINE Saturdays 11am PT/2pm ET Oct 24th, 2020, 11:00am Cory P Willis Sold Out
Improv 101 - ONLINE Sundays 3pm PT/6pm ET Oct 25th, 2020, 3:00pm Monika Smith Sold Out
Improv 101 - ONLINE Weds & Thurs 4pm PT/7pm ET Oct 28th, 2020, 4:00pm Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 101 - ONLINE Mon & Tues 9am PT/Noon ET Nov 2nd, 2020, 9:00am Toni Charline Sold Out
TEEN - Improv 101 - ONLINE Mon & Weds 3pm PT/6pm ET Nov 2nd, 2020, 3:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 101 - ONLINE Mon & Thurs 5-7pm PT/8-10pm ET Nov 2nd, 2020, 5:00pm John Flynn Course Details
Improv 101 - ONLINE Saturdays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Nov 7th, 2020, 11:00am Drew DiFonzo Marks Course Details
Improv 101 - ONLINE Sundays noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Nov 8th, 2020, 12:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 101 - ONLINE INTENSIVE Mon-Thurs 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Nov 9th, 2020, 6:00pm Intensive ONLINE Course Details

This class introduces the concept of finding the Game of The Scene in long-form improv. The "game" is the cornerstone of the UCB improv philosophy - it roughly means being aware of what makes your scenes funny and focusing on it as the scene progresses.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 201 - ONLINE Fridays 1pm PT/4pm ET Oct 16th, 2020, 1:00pm Ari Voukydis Sold Out
Improv 201 - ONLINE Sundays 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET Oct 18th, 2020, 9:30am Toni Charline In Session
Improv 201 - ONLINE Sundays 11am PT/2pm ET Oct 25th, 2020, 11:00am Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 201 - ONLINE Wednesdays 11am-1pm PT/ 2-4pm ET Nov 4th, 2020, 11:00am Sarah Claspell Sold Out
Improv 201 - ONLINE INTENSIVE Mon-Thurs noon-2pm PT/3-5pm ET Nov 9th, 2020, 12:00pm Intensive ONLINE Sold Out
TEEN - Improv 201- ONLINE Tues & Thurs 3pm PT/6pm ET Nov 17th, 2020, 3:00pm Cory P Willis Course Details
Improv 201 - ONLINE Tuesdays 7-9pm PT/10pm-12am ET Nov 17th, 2020, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Sold Out

This class introduces the form called The Harold. In the Harold, performers improvise comedic scenes that connect to create one unified piece.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 301 - ONLINE Thursdays 7pm PT/10pm ET Oct 22nd, 2020, 7:00pm Betsy Stover Sold Out
Improv 301 - ONLINE Saturdays 9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET Oct 24th, 2020, 9:30am Toni Charline Sold Out
Improv 301 - ONLINE Thursdays 6-8pm PT/9-11pm ET Nov 5th, 2020, 6:00pm Monika Smith Course Details
Improv 301 - ONLINE Saturdays 9am PT/Noon ET Nov 7th, 2020, 9:00am Donald Chang Sold Out
Improv 301 - ONLINE Saturdays 3-5pm PT/6-8pm ET Nov 7th, 2020, 3:00pm Toni Charline Course Details
Improv 301 - ONLINE Sundays 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Nov 8th, 2020, 11:00am Todd Fasen Course Details
Improv 301 - ONLINE Tues & Thurs 11am-1pm PT/2-4pm ET Nov 10th, 2020, 11:00am Betsy Stover Course Details
Improv 301 - ONLINE Tues & Thurs 7-9pm PT/10pm-12am ET Nov 17th, 2020, 7:00pm Brandon Gardner Course Details

In this class, students continue to study the Harold. After successfull completing this class, they have completed the core improv program at the UCBT.

Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Improv 401 - ONLINE Wednesdays 11am PT/2pm ET Oct 21st, 2020, 11:00am Brandon Gardner In Session
Improv 401 - ONLINE Sundays 11am PT/2pm ET Oct 25th, 2020, 11:00am Sarah Claspell Course Details
Improv 401 - ONLINE Thursdays 5-7pm PT/8-10 ET Dec 3rd, 2020, 5:00pm Sarah Claspell Course Details
Level Day / Time Start Date Teacher Actions
Character 101 - ONLINE Sundays Noon PT/3pm ET Oct 18th, 2020, 12:00pm Sarah Smallwood Parsons Sold Out
Video & Social Media Character Workshop ONLINE Thursdays 7pm PT/10pm ET Oct 22nd, 2020, 7:00pm Hal Rudnick Sold Out
Character 101 - ONLINE Wednesdays 4pm PT/7pm ET Nov 4th, 2020, 4:00pm Jon Bander Course Details
Character 201 - ONLINE Sundays 11:30am-2:30pm PT/2:30-5:30pm ET Nov 15th, 2020, 11:30am Hal Rudnick Course Details

The Advanced Study program is an application-only set of classes, designed for students who have completed the core curriculum and are ready to make a professional level of commitment to improv or sketch comedy, and are ready to perform at an advanced level.

No courses currently available in this level