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:

Thursdays: June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 10, 17, 24 & 31 

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Kevin Perry

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 May 28.

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 a 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:

Mondays: May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

Student Showcase – Saturday, July 12 

7-9pm

ENROLL by April 28.

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:

Starting in the fall.

Student Showcase: tbd

ENROLL by 

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 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 Wed., Feb. 26 for 6 weeks, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Student Showcase: Saturday, April 12 or 26 @ 4pm

THIS CLASS IS FULL

Instructors: Kevin Cox

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:

Starting in May

Dates: Starting in May

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

ENROLL 

Instructors: Gina Trimarco

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

Price: $195 – Enroll Online Now

All Sales Final. No Refunds.

Getting To Yes With Improv – March 28 & 29 – Myrtle Beach


Getting To Yes With Improv: A Workshop For Business Professionals

Fearless Speaking, Networking & Selling

WHEN: Sat., Mar. 29, 10am-5pm & Sun., Mar. 30, 9am-1pm

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

COST: $497

HOTELMarriott Courtyard Myrtle Beach – Fact Sheet

REGISTER

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Business owners, entrepreneurs, sales people, sales managers, coaches, speakers and anyone who wants to make more money or build better relationships.

Do you dread having to speak in front of groups and at networking events? Do you find it challenging to prospect for new business, secure repeat business, follow up on all of those business cards you’ve collected, get sales appointments and “close the deal”?

If you want to learn the 5 steps to getting to yes in business, keep reading!

The best way to improve sales and revenue is through the relationships you build, nurture and maintain. When you switch our mindset from “Speaking and Selling” to “Making Friends”, everything gets so much easier and ultimately we begin to hear more “yes” than “no” in your sales pitches. To build trusting relationships you need to be able to C.L.O.S.E™:

- Connect through Commonality
- Listen Actively
- Observe Behavior
- Seek Opportunities
- Empathize

You already possess these skills. Unfortunately you often forget to use them or forget that you have them. These important skills are the “soft skills” that some people take for granted or don’t find valuable (compared to other necessary business operating costs). The bottom line to improving your bottom line is this: people like to do business with people they like, know and trust and the key to that is RELATIONSHIPS.

The good news is that you can improve these innate skills through improvisation (improv) training. And for some this too sounds scary. Some think it’s only about comedy and performing because of how it’s been portrayed by television shows like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”. Performers use improv to collaborate and brainstorm ideas through active listening, observation, storytelling and acceptance of others’ ideas without judgment. Improv comedy shows are shows without scripts, just like life. And by the way, we are all performers because we are always performing (selling) for colleagues, clients, friends and even family. Improv teaches people to not worry about failure and to work better with others. All of this leads to building better relationships and the ultimate “YES” we’re all looking for!

In our upcoming two-day intensive “Getting to Yes with Improv”, you will learn how to wake up your natural abilities to network, build relationships and sell authentically in a safe environment with peers experiencing the same challenges. This intensive is interactive, stressing “learning by doing”. You might be uncomfortable at first but that will disappear quickly as you bond with others feeling the same way. And the best part, you will laugh while learning!


Other Business Training Workshops


Visit ImproviseYourBusiness for more information about:

  • Rejuvenate Your Business Boot Camp – March 1 in Myrtle Beach
  • Overcoming Sales Objections – March 20 in Chicago
  • Virtual Masterminds: Sales & Leadership