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Classes (Edmonton): Spring classes – Grindstone Theatre

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Classes (Edmonton): Spring classes – Grindstone Theatre

Stand-up Comedy, Improv, Musical Improv, Long form Improv, and Acting Classes!

Grindstone Theatre is accepting applications for Spring classes! Register here. 

STAND-UP COMEDY: You know you’ve always wanted to be a comedian, so do it already! This class is going to help you create your first stand-up set, or if you’ve already got some material, then it is going to help you refine it into comedy gold! You can expect writing exercises, exercises in breaking down the science of comedy, as well as performing tips and performance experience in a creative and supportive environment. This class is gonna be a good time, so sign up and get your funny on!

No experience required. 18+

Showcase performance: Sunday, June 25 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Tuesdays, 7 – 9pm. April 18 to June 20 (No classes on April 25, May 23).

IMPROV LEVEL 1: Say YES, AND…take improv level 1. This class is great for learning the basics of improvisation. It will cover how to setup scenes, get suggestions, tell a story, create a character and make strong offers in an improvised scene. Using warm up exercises and short form games, improv level 1 will get you on your feet, making it up on the spot.

No experience necessary.

Showcase performance: Sunday, June 25 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm. April 22 to June 24 (No Class on April 29, May 20).

MUSICAL IMPROV: This class is all about making up songs on the spot to create improvised musical comedy. We explore song structure, melody, rhythm, song styles and the different techniques used to make up unforgettable songs. You can expect to be up on your feet working as a group and even creating solo songs. The class will cover different musical theatre styles, going from scene work into songs and much more!

Showcase performance: Sunday, June 25 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 11:00am – 1:00pm. April 22 – June 24 (No Class on April 29, May 20).

INTRODUCTION TO LONG FORM IMPROV: Long form improv can take on many forms, styles and genres which will be explored in this class. Building on basic improv skills students will work on narrative based long form improv as well as an array of exercises and tools that will take your improv to the next level!

Previous improv experience required.

Showcase performance: Sunday, June 25 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Showcase performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 Classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 1:30 – 3:30pm. April 22 – June 24 (No class on April 29, May 20)

FUNDAMENTALS OF ACTING: This class will cover acting technique for the stage and screen. If you are looking to pursue a career in the theatre or are just looking to pursue acting as a hobby then this is a great class for you. Through warm ups, text analysis, monologue work, and scene work this class will help you to increase your skills and knowledge to take your acting to the next level.

No experience necessary.

Showcase performance: Sunday, June 25 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory.

  • Cost: 8 classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 4 – 6pm. April 22 to June 24 (No Classes April 29, May 20).

ACTING LEVEL 2: Do you have previous acting experience that you would like to further develop? This class will continue to build upon the repertoire of skills you’ve developed on your journey to excellence in acting. The final Showcase presentation will be theatrical and challenge each student in the group.

Previous acting experience is required

Showcase performance: Sunday, June 25 at the Basement Theatre (10037 84th Ave). Performance is encouraged but not mandatory. 

  • Cost: 8 Classes + Showcase – $300.
  • Dates: Saturdays, 6 – 8pm. April 22 to June 25 (No classes in April 29, May 20).

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