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BATS Improv School 2022 — Online & In-Person

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BATS School Of Improv


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) resident group BATS Improv’s acclaimed School of Improv offers in-person and virtual online classes for adults, children, and teens. Adult classes cover many aspects of improv: games, exercises, scene work, character development, spontaneity, and more.

Adult classes range from three-hour introductory workshops to a complete series of Foundation 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 classes, as well as Improv Gym, Performance Labs, Specialty classes, Learn @ Work, and Studio Scene Work classes. Children and teen in-person classes focus on Beginning Youth Improv for grades kindergarten through two, Beginning Youth Improv for grades three through five and six through eight, and Beginning Youth Improv for grades nine through 12 (teens).

PLEASE NOTE: This calendar event listing only includes classes taking place online or in-person at FMCAC. BATS also offers classes at other locations in Palo Alto, CA and in San Francisco’s Mission District. 

INTRODUCTORY WORKSHOPS (Open to all adults 18 years and older)

In-Person: Intro To Improv. Saturday, January 8, 2022 (With Dave Dennison); Sunday, January 23, 2022 (With John Remak); Saturday, February 12, 2022 (With Rebecca Stockley); Sunday, February 27, 2022 (With Susie Sargent); Saturday, March 19, 2022 (With Laura Wachtel) & Sunday, March 27, 2022 (With Susie Sargent); All classes meet at 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and cost $54 each.

Online: Intro To Improv. Sunday, January 9, 2022; Sunday, February 6, 2022 (With John Remak) & Sunday, March 6, 2022 (With Zoe Galvez); All classes meet 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and cost $35 each.

FOUNDATION SERIES CLASSES

In-Person Foundation 1: Mindset & Skillset. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 to February 9, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (With John Remak); Thursday, January 20, 2022 to February 24, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. & Sunday, February 13, 2022 to March 20, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (With Regina Saisi) $349

Online Foundation 1: Mindset & Skillset. Saturday, January 8, 2022 to February 26, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (With Brian Jones); $299

In-Person Foundation 2: Movement & Story. Monday, January 10, 2022 to February 14, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (With Laura Wachtel); $349 (prerequisite: Foundation 1 and approval from BATS@improv.org)

Online Foundation 2: Movement & Story. Tuesday, January 4, 2022 to February 22, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (With Zoe Galvez); $299 (prerequisite: Foundation 1 and approval from BATS@improv.org)

In-Person Foundation 3: Character & Relationship. Tuesday, February 22, 2022 to March 29, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (With Ken Robertson); $349 (prerequisite: Foundation 2 and approval from BATS@improv.org)

Online Foundation 3: Character & Relationship. Tuesday, March 8, 2022 to April 26, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (With Zoe Galvez); $299 (prerequisite: Foundation 2 and approval from BATS@improv.org)

In-Person Foundation 4: Scenework & Acting Skills. Tuesday, January 4, 2022 to February 8, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (With Laura Wachtel); $349 (prerequisite: Foundation 3 and approval from BATS@improv.org)

Online Foundation 4: Scenework & Acting Skills. Thursday, January 20, 2022 to March 10, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (With Derek Yee); $299 (prerequisite: Foundation 3 and approval from BATS@improv.org)

In-Person Foundation 5: Narrative. Wednesday, February 16, 2022 to March 23, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  (With Ken Robertson); $349 (prerequisite: Foundation 4 and approval from registrar@improv.org)

Online Foundation 5: Narrative. Thursday, March 24, 2022 to May 12, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (With Brian Jones); $299 (prerequisite: Foundation 4 and approval from registrar@improv.org)

Foundation 6: Performance Showcase. (prerequisite: Foundation 5 and approval from registrar@improv.org) Check BATS’ EventBrite page for updates.

Online Improv Gym: Wednesday &/or Thursday, monthly, starting January 5, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; $125/month

Hybrid Improv Gym: Online: Wednesday &/or Thursday, monthly, starting January 5, 2022, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.; in-person, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., $175/month

KIDS, YOUTH & TEEN CLASSES

In-Person Beginning Youth Improv. (Kindergarten to second grade). Tuesday, January 11, 2022 to March 1, 2022, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, January 15, 2022 to  March 5, 2022, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $229

In-Person Beginning Youth Improv. (Grades three to five). Wednesday, January 12, 2022 to March 2, 2022, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, January 15, 2022 to  March 5, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Grades six to eight). Thursday, January 13, 2022 to March 3, 2022, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, January 15, 2022 to  March 5, 2022, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. $229

In-Person Beginning Youth Improv. (Grades nine to 12). Friday, January 14, 2022 to March 4, 2022, 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. & Saturday, January 15, 2022 to  March 5, 2022, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $229

PERFORMANCE LABS

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SPECIALTY SESSIONS

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Learn@Work: $30-$35 Check BATS’ EventBrite page for updates.

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