Workshop: Improv Classes for Youth & Teens, The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre

Youth Academy is The Bad Dog Theatre Company’s youth improvisation education program. We emphasize story, listening, impulse work, spontaneity, teamwork, basic stagecraft, agreement, confidence and game play.

Our Youth Academy classes build confidence, foster creativity and help young people give voice to their ideas, all in a supportive, nurturing and (above all) fun environment. The Bad Dog Youth Academy is open to young performers ages 10 to 18. Our classes offer an introduction to improvisation and an opportunity to jam, play games and perform scenes and receive personalized instruction.


For more information email our Youth Academy Coordinator at youth@baddogtheatre.com or visit www.baddogtheatre.com/youth/classes

At the core of Bad Dog’s improv training program is our Youth and Teen Series. These classes are where we tackle the basics… the meat and potatoes of improvising… the bricks and mortar of building scenes. Foundation classes such as these provide a basic vocabulary; something to build on, whether you are looking to become a more confident performer or just find a greater comfort level thinking creatively or speaking in public.

YOUTH FOUNDATION (AGES 10-13)
Our Youth Improv class is the perfect starting point for young performers and improv fans who are not yet in high school.

When:  Saturdays, 10-12pm, September 27th to November 22nd (no class Oct 11)
End of Term Performance: November 29th from 12-2pm
Duration: 2hr, 8 weeks of class plus final performance
Where: The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor St W

TEEN FOUNDATION (AGES 14-18)
For high school students with little prior experience, we recommend trying our Teen Improv class.

When: Saturdays, 12-2pm, September 27th to November 22nd (no class October 11th)
End of Term Performance: November 29th from 12-2pm
Duration: 2hr, 8 weeks of class plus final performance
Where: The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor St W

YOUTH PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLE
An advanced class for experienced high school performers

When: Fridays from 5-7pm, September 26th to November 21st, (no class October 10th)
Academy Tuesday Shows: October 28 & November 18 at 8pm
End of Term Performance: November 29th from 12-2pm
Duration: 2hr, 8 weeks of class plus Academy Tuesday shows and final performance
Where: The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, 875 Bloor St W

For more information email our Youth Academy Coordinator at youth@baddogtheatre.com or visit www.baddogtheatre.com/youth/classes

ABOUT THE BAD DOG THEATRE COMPANY
For over 20 years, the award-winning Bad Dog Theatre Company (previously known as Theatresports Toronto) has specialized in the art of unscripted comedy and improvised performance, and has provided affordable, accessible improv training for thousands of people of all ages and experience.

Dubbed “Toronto’s improv hub” by NOW Magazine and led by renowned improv veteran Julie Dumais Osborne, Bad Dog presents Theatresports – Toronto’s longest running improv show – every Saturday plus shows throughout the week at our newly opened venue – The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre at 875 Bloor St. W.