The Comedy Arena Training Center 

Our goal is to cultivate the evolution of comedy by providing its students with the highest quality of professional training in improvisation, sketch and stand-up comedy in a supportive and safe space. We aim to teach skills that can be used on or off the stage for those professionals in the Arts or for those professionals in Corporate America.

 
We're not about Levels here

You decide what path of courses works best for you. Graduated from a Level 1 somewhere else? Great! We'll count that credit here too. Regardless of your background or your previous training (if any) through study and practice, we will instill in our students a passion for the creation of their own unique comedic voice and their continual evolution as comedic performers and writers.

Student Benefits

While enrolled in classes at The Comedy Arena, students will reap the benefits of meeting some amazing people, making friendships that will last lifetimes, seeing Free Comedy Arena shows and partaking in  what will be transformative experiences.

Comedy Classes

Get bold. Get loose. Get silly. Our Comedy Classes are a series of 6 week courses that will teach you how to celebrate mistakes, take big risks, laugh, breathe, laugh again and say YES! Let comedy grow you in all the best ways as these classes show you how sometimes having no plan is the best plan, making things up on the spot is exactly where it's at and taking the stage can be a blast. 

 

Intro to Improv

This is where your improv journey starts where you’ll learn the skills needed to create strong improvised scenes. Some of these skills include building ensemble, giving and taking focus, object work, and, one of the most crucial fundamentals of improv, the concept of “yes, and.” It's going to change your life.

 

The Comedy Arena Intro to Improv Comedy Class is a fun, supportive way to learn improvisational thinking, gain self-confidence, develop business soft-skills and meet new people. 

 

While enrolled, students can see Comedy Arena shows for FREE.

*No experience or prerequisites required.

WHEN: Jan 16th 2021

This class runs once a week for 6 weeks from 4:00PM - 6:00PM followed by a student showcase

Spacework and Emotions

Go further, grow stronger, laugh harder. In this course we will equip players with the improv tools needed to deliver solid scene work, focusing on emotion, listening, spacework and more! You will learn how to be great scene partners, as well as how to build meaty stories with zero script, zero rehearsal. A final performance on our stage will showcase these next-level scenes. 

PRE-REQ: Completion of an intro to improv/level 1 improv class.

WHEN: TBD 2021

This class runs once a week for 6 weeks from TBD PM - TBD PM followed by a student showcase

Character Development

Continue to hone the skills necessary for doing strong scene work and building ensemble. Students are introduced to the skills needed for character work, an element essential to dynamic improvised scenes. You'll explore creating characters through internal motivations, like point of view, status, wants and intentions, and external ones, like experimenting with physicality. You'll learn how to make choices in scenes that help define your character. 

While enrolled, students can see Comedy Arena shows for FREE.

PRE-REQ: Completion of an intro to improv/level 1 improv class.

WHEN: Jan. 17th  2021

This class runs once a week for 6 weeks from 4:00PM - 6:00PM followed by a student showcase

Intro to Long Form Improv 

Dip your big toe into the Improv world of Long form. Learn the techniques and skills it takes to perform a 25 mins run. By the end of the 6 weeks students will share the stage with The Comedy Arena's Crew and perform a long form showcase, on our stage. 

WHEN: TBD 2021 

Runs once a week for 6 Weeks - from TBDPM - TBDPM followed by a student showcase

Troupe &  Show Development 

Get into what it means to craft a custom and unique show that audiences will want to see time and time again. Students will learn many different styles of improv formats in our 6 weeks course. After the 6 weeks course this class will have have the opportunity to have a month long run at The Comedy Arena.

WHEN: TBD 2021

Runs once a week for 6 Weeks - from TBDPM - TBDPM followed by a student showcase

Stand Up Comedy Class 

This is where your stand up journey starts where you’ll learn the skills needed to create strong jokes, sets and bits. Stage presence, mic control and how to connect with the audience. It's going to change your life.

The Comedy Arena's Stand up Comedy Class is a fun, supportive way to learn about the stand up comedy world, gain self-confidence, develop business soft-skills and meet new people. 

All classes meet once per week for 6 weeks followed by a student showcase. While enrolled, students can see Comedy Arena shows for FREE.

PRE-REQ: NONE! No experience required. We'll teach you all of that!

WHEN: Feb 16,  2021

This class runs once a week for 6 weeks from  7:00PM - 9:00PM followed by a student showcase

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1-Day Stand-Up Comedy Intensive

This 1-Day [5 Hrs] Stand-Up Comedy Intensive is now at The Comedy Arena! Learn the techniques professionals use to create killer jokes, stage presentations and stand up tricks of the trade.This class is perfect for first timers to stand up or those that want to learn to punch up there material.  
WHEN: TBD 2021 [Saturday]

Summer Camp - Acting/Improv 

Camp ComedySportz is a fun, interactive performing arts camp where your child experiences team building, supporting friends, taking creative risks and building self confidence while they learn how to play ComedySportz improv games. 4th - 11th grade students

Summer 2021 (5 Days)
Time: 9:00am-12:30pm 
 

Kid/Teen Improv

Your Student can participate in the entire 2018-19 Teen League Season or take part in 1 of 3 terms throughout the school year. Post each quarter these students will perform a head to head match showcase for friends and family.

Middle/High School Improv Classes

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214.769.0645 • CSzWorldWide.com • info@thecomedyarena.com

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