Foundation 1 is our fun introduction to the joys and thrills of improvisation and the BATS style of improvised theatre. Students learn improv concepts and vocabulary, practice new skills, and perform in a safe, friendly atmosphere.
Through games and exercises, you’ll play, explore, and experiment with creating characters and scenes, guided by one of our seasoned coaches. Foundation 1 is all about unleashing your innate skill. Are you human? Then you have all the experience necessary to excel!
At the conclusion, you can move on to Foundation 2 or continue to take Foundation 1 as many times as you’d like. You’re sure to get something new out of it each time!
Why Study Improv?
It’s fun! And improv skills are life skills: listening, connecting and collaborating with partners, maintaining flexibility, telling a story, embracing risk, building resilience. Whether you dream of the spotlight or just want to get more comfortable making small talk, you can develop your skills, and we can help you.
Our program can take you from novice to the stage, or you can stop anywhere in between. And as your improv skills grow, so will you as you become more confident, carefree, and comfortable in your own skin. Frankly, we can think of no higher form of education.
NOTE: 16 Students Maximum. Attendance at the first session of your course is strongly encouraged.
Location: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA
If you cancel more than 96 hours (4 days) before a class begins, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee.
If you cancel within 96 hours (4 days) of your first class, your tuition will be forfeit.
Summer Youth and Adult Sessions cancellation policy:
If you cancel more than 14 days (2 weeks) before your first class, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee.
If you cancel within 14 days (2 weeks) of your first class, your tuition will be forfeit.
3 Important Items:
1) Some classes may have individual policies, so please be sure to read carefully before you register.
2) In the event that we cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, we’ll refund your tuition in full.
3) All cancellation and refund requests must be emailed to [email protected], and include the title and start date of your class. Each class tuition payment will stand on its own, and is non-transferable.
At the BATS School of Improv, San Francisco’s largest and most respected improv training center, you’ll learn the craft of improvisation, BATS-style — listening, paying attention, storytelling, status, spontaneity, and making your partner look good.
We offer classes year-round for adults and youth, beginner to advanced, actors and non-actors. Classes are held in two San Francisco locations and in Palo Alto, and most meet for three hours once a week for six weeks. All classes are taught by our friendly and insightful coaching staff, innovators in the field of improvisation.
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