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PHIT has taught improv to over 1,000 people since its inception in 2005 and we want to teach your son our daughter next. PHIT Kids & Teens classes create a space for students from Kindergarten through High School to develop their creativity and comedic talent, while making new friends and sharing lots of laughs. Our improv curriculum — taught by experienced instructors — is perfect for inventive young minds, class clowns, and first-time performers.

All classes take place at the PHIT Comedy, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (inside The Adrienne Theatre arts complex).

Photo Credit: Tom Lovelund

Photo Credit: Tom Lovelund

OPEN HOUSE FOR POTENTIAL STUDENTS & THEIR PARENTS

Free Intro to PHIT Kids & Teens: If you are considering a class with PHIT Kids & Teens for your child but not sure about committing to a eight-week session before having the chance to see if your child will enjoy our instructors, staff, and classes, we encourage you to sign up to attend our  FREE open house, held one month before the start of our Spring and Fall sessions of classes. Children will enjoy a one-hour session taught by the same instructor who they would work with during the session while parents can come up to our office to enjoy a snack, learn a little more about the program and have time for questions and answers with PHIT’s Kids & Teens Coordinator. You’ll leave with a sense of the program that will help you make an informed decision about whether you feel the class is right for your kids or teens. Parents please note: you must register each child attending the open house separately. Parents do not need to register separately to attend the snacks and discussion during the open house.

OUR OPEN HOUSE FOR THE SPRING 2017 SESSION WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 4, 2017. OUR NEXT OPEN HOUSE, FOR FALL 2017 CLASSES, WILL TAKE PLACE THIS COMING SUMMER!

GRADE K-1 CLASSES

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Improvised Play: Students will develop improv comedy performance basics and storytelling skills through age-appropriate, imaginative games and lessons. They will engage with improv essentials such as character, voice, use of body, agreement and listening. Throughout the course, students will devise a story of their own creation, which they will present as an improvised play for family and friends at the end of the session.

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Instructor: Danielle Klaiman
Teaching Assistant: Erin Pitts
Start Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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GRADE 2-3 CLASSES

Beginner Improv Skills: Students will learn a combination of storytelling, theatrical, and improv comedy skills with a core focus on improvised scenework. Through a series of fun and imaginative games and lessons, students will gain skills in listening, cooperation, character, environments, object work, and thinking on their feet. The course will culminate in a performance by the students of an improvised play, made up on the spot using prompts completed by family and friends who attend.

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Instructor: Sarah Clemency
Teaching Assistant: Sue Taney
Start Date: Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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GRADE 4-5 CLASSES

Students in our Grade 4-5 Intermediate Improv Skills class performing in their graduation show for family & friends! (Photo Credit: Tom Lovelund)

Students in our Grade 4-5 Intermediate Improv Skills class performing in their graduation show for family & friends! (Photo Credit: Tom Lovelund)

Intermediate Improv Skills: Students will develop (or in the case of returning students extend) their foundations in comedic improvisation as they prepare for our middle school courses’ focus on short-form improv. Through a series of fun and imaginative classes, students will learn and improve skills like listening, collaboration, and character exploration. They will also learn the golden rule of  “Yes, and…” as it applies to creating an improvised scene through agreement. The course will culminate in an improvised performance for family and friends.


INTERMEDIATE IMPROV SKILLS
Instructor: Derrick Houck
Teaching Assistant:
 Melissa Widhson
Start Date:
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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GRADE 6-8 CLASSES

Student's in PHIT Comedy's Kids & Teens Program with grades 6-8 "Beginner Short-Form Improv" instructor Nick Gillette (Photo Credit: Tom Lovelund)

Student’s in PHIT Comedy’s Kids & Teens Program with grades 6-8 “Beginner Short-Form Improv” instructor Nick Gillette (Photo Credit: Tom Lovelund)

Beginner Short-Form Improv: Students will learn the art of comedic short-form improvisation. Through a series of fun and engaging classes, students will utilize learned skills in listening, agreement, and the power of “Yes and…” to play confidently in games. The first half of the course will focus on the basics of improv comedy and the second half will focus on playing and performing short-form games. The course will culminate in a live performance of a short-form set by the students.

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Instructor: Sam Abrams
Teaching Assistant:
Kilo Martin
Start Date:
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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Intermediate Short-Form Improv: Students will continue developing their short-form improvisation skills beyond basics. Through a series of fun and engaging classes, students will utilize learned skills in developing characters and creating objects and environments with miming to play confidently in new improv games. The first half of the course will focus on the intermediate improv comedy skills and the second half will focus on playing and performing short-form games. The course will culminate in a live performance of a short-form set by the students. Pre-requisite: Completetion of two sessions of Beginner Short-Form Improv at PHIT Comedy, or approval of the Kids & Teens Coordinator.

NickGilletteSmallINTERMEDIATE SHORT-FORM IMPROV
Instructor: Nick Gillette
Teaching Assistant:
 Joe Tuzzi
Start Date:
Saturday, March 11th, 2017
Time:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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GRADE 9-12 CLASSES

Beginner Long-Form Improv: Students will be introduced to the art of long-form improvisation by learning  the key concept of “Yes, and..”. They will also learn important basic improv skills like: listening, creating characters, establishing relationships, exploring scenes with objects and environment work. Students will then combine these skills to create fully improvised scenes with a partner and discover how scenes can grow through agreement and support.


BEGINNER LONG-FORM IMPROV
Instructor: Fred Brown
Teaching Assistant:
 Courtney Painter
Start Date:
Thursday, March 9th, 2017
Time:
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
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Intermediate Long-Form Improv: Students will continue developing their long-form improvisation skills beyond basics as they work more intensively on the skills initially taught in our beginner class: listening, creating characters, and establishing relationships. Students will spend more time creating improvised scenes with partners, with feedback and direction from their instructor. Pre-requisite: Completetion of two sessions of Beginner Long-Form Improv at PHIT Comedy, or approval of the Kids & Teens Coordinator.