Classes with Carolina Improv

Carolina Improv Company classes are designed for adults and recommended for persons 18 or older. Our courses are designed for a variety of students – those who want to perform comedy as well as people who want to study improv for personal/professional development or fun. To be successful in anything you do you need to be able to communicate and collaborate in the moment. Key improvisation techniques will help you to think on your feet, create new ideas effortlessly, actively listen to others, and work productively inside team environments.  Our workshops will help you learn to read any audience and will heighten your professional flexibility, making it easier for you to accommodate anyone in your life from clients to family and friends.

By teaching the fundamental and advanced skills of improv comedy, we make it easier for you to engage in the scene and relationships on stage. We do not encourage you to be a “funny” person. As the art of improvisation becomes easier, and your own sense of humor becomes more developed, you will create more honest and truthful work, your confidence and comfort level on stage will increase, and comedy will be the inevitable (and hilarious) by-product.

Experience levels are never an issue as we tailor feedback to each individual student so mixed experience levels are never an issue. We provide an environment perfect for all – experienced improvisers, aspiring actors, CPAs, attorneys, customer service representatives, and every other average John or Susan venturing into the world of improv comedy as a break from the weekly routine. Escape the real world and take a well deserved break – it’s like a play date for adults. Be a child for a few hours every week!

CIC uses improv training techniques that accelerate the student’s growth in ways other places don’t. While the quick gags of other improv clubs may evoke laughter from an audience, we believe dedication to both the fundamental skills upon which quality improvisation is based, and the presentational nature of the artform, can create an incredibly personal experience that will inspire awe as well as laughter.

Our improv curriculum focuses on scenic and short form improvisation, geared towards format, character, story structure and more. Emphasis is placed on empowering the individual improviser, “finding the game” in scenes, and developing an honest sense of play.

Learn to have fun, accept ideas, be positive, support others, pay attention, “almost succeed,” make eye contact, find your creativity, accept your own ideas and be more flexible. You’ll be amazed at how the lessons apply to your life both on and off stage. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Be prepared to have fun, to learn, and to laugh!

“Improv classes have been key in helping me make some much needed personal changes. I had been through about 10 years worth of very difficult circumstances with my family. I had become withdrawn and had no confidence in myself in social settings.”
“Improv also gave me the confidence to leave a dead end direct sales job and get another one that I felt good about and believed in. I’m no longer afraid to approach people and tell them what I do. I am able to make more confident decisions and speak out without the fear of rejection”
Enroll for Classes with Carolina Improv

Improv Level 1


IMPROV Level 1 – Fundamentals of Improv Comedy

IMPROV Level 1 explores the basics of comedy improvisation: team-building, trust, speed, status, active listening, and agreement. Students learn to be fearless and have fun on stage using the CIC approach to improv comedy. This class meets once a week for eight weeks. While enrolled in class, students are encouraged to attend CIC shows for free.

Date & Time Details:

Tuesdays: Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: tbd

Location: Uptown @ Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach

Price: $195 – Enroll Online - click on the start date you’re enrolling into.

ENROLL by Sept. 3

All Sales Final. No Refunds. All Enrollments are Final and not transferable to a different date.


Improv Level 2

IMPROV Level 2 – Advanced Improv

IMPROV Level 2 expands on fundamentals learned in Improv Level 1, including short form improv games, culminating in an optional student showcase. This class offers new curriculum and exercises that were not presented in Improv Level 1. Class meets once a week for eight weeks. While enrolled in class, students are encouraged to see CIC shows for free. Pre-requisite: IMPROV Level 1.

Date & Time Details:

Wednesdays, Sept. 10, 17, 24, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29

7-9pm

Student Showcase – Sat., Nov. 1

ENROLL by Sept. 3

Instructor: tbd

Location: Uptown @ Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach

Price: $195 – Enroll Online Now

All Sales Final. No Refunds.


Improv Level 3

IMPROV Level 3 – Characters and Relationships

IMPROV Level 3 - Learn to instantly create solid characters (voice, attitude, and physicality) and develop meaningful relationships in every scene you perform. This eight-week class replaces the former Improv 301 and offers new curriculum and exercises never offered before. Pre-requisite: IMPROV Level 2 and invitation from instructor.

Date & Time Details:

Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 11 and 18

7-9pm

ENROLL by October 30

Instructor: Marilou Cook

Location: Uptown @ Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach

Price: $195 – Enroll Online Now

All Sales Final. No Refunds.


Improv Level 4

IMPROV Level 4 - Game of the Scene and Scene Patterns

IMPROV Level 4 (previously known as IMPROV 201) focuses on the two-person scene, building on the fundamentals of Levels 1 through 3. Students learn to identify the game of the scene, developing and heightening patterns of interaction. The class meets once a week for eight weeks. While enrolled in class, students are encouraged to see CIC shows for free. Pre-requisite: IMPROV Level 3 and invitation from instructor.

While enrolled in class, students are encouraged to see CIC shows for free.

Date & Time Details:

Starting tbd

Student Showcase: tbd

Instructors: tbd

Location: Uptown @ Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach

Price: $195 – Enroll Online Now

All Sales Final. No Refunds.


Improv Level 5


IMPROV Level 5 – Advanced Game of the Scene / Long Form

IMPROV Level 5 focuses on the practice of the tools learned in Level 4 for finding game of the scene for long form improv. Emphasis on practicing different long format styles as seen in Carolina Improv Company shows, such as LaRonde, Day In The Life, Four Letter Word and more.  Pre-requisite: IMPROV Level 4 and invitation from instructor. The class will culminate in a long form improv showcase, designed and produced by the class.

While enrolled in class, students are encouraged to see CIC shows for free.

Date & Time Details:

Dates: Mondays – Sept. 8, 15, 29, Oct. 6, 13 & Oct 20

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ENROLL  by September 1

Instructors: Gina Trimarco & Kevin Cox

Location: Uptown @ Myrtle Beach Mall, 10177 N. Kings Hwy in Myrtle Beach

Price: $195 – Enroll Online Now

All Sales Final. No Refunds.


Advanced Improv Intensive with Casey Casperson

Advanced Improv Intensive with Casey Casperson

WHEN: Sun., July 6, 10am-4pm

WHERE: Carolina Improv @ Uptown Theater, 10177 N. Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach SC

COST: $100

REGISTER by June 21; payment due by June 28.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Former and current players and students who have completed Level 1 and higher; limit 16 people

In this all day intensive, improviser Casey Casperson*, founder and owner of Sick Puppies Comedy in Boca Raton brings us some refresher improv and acting techniques, along with some new stuff in the areas of long form comedy. This intensive is geared towards players and is also open to current students whom have completed Level 1 or higher.

Areas that will be covered and practiced:

  • Character Creation – Learn how to be the YOU that YOU already are.
  • Sanford Meisner techniques
  • Developing a point of view quickly
  • Long Form styles: Armando, Armandito, Living Room, Beagan
  • Long Form edit techniques: bolt, cut to, tap in, tap out, narrate

Cost: $100

More About Casey Casperson:
Casey Casperson – Founder/Director of Sick Puppies Comedy. Casperson graduated in 2001 from the University of Evansville with a degree in Theatre Management. His improvisational involvement includes being a member of Laughing Gas and THEY Improv as well as performing with Just the Funny. He’s been a stand up comic for nearly 15 years and utilizes this style to influence new forms of improvisation. He’s performed in clubs across the country, but prides himself in his ability to train others to sell, build teams and be effective public speakers thru improv.


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