Enrolling Classes

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’s 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.

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

 

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 ten-week session before having the chance to see if your child will enjoy our instructors, staff, and classes, and students are like 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 based on whether or not they enjoyed a sample class and whether or not you like our approach to educating kids and teens while having fun! 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.

Date Day Time Grade Level Instructor Assistant Registration Status
1/24/2015 Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. K-1 Danielle Klaiman Erin Pitts REGISTER NOW FOR FREE!
1/24/2015 Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 2-3 Adam Siry Sam Abrams REGISTER NOW FOR FREE!
1/24/2015 Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 4-5 Sue Jahani Joe Tuzzi REGISTER NOW FOR FREE!
1/24/2015 Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 2-3 Tara Demmy n/a REGISTER NOW FOR FREE!
1/24/2015 Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. 2-3 Rachel Semigran n/a REGISTER NOW FOR FREE!

 

GRADE K-1 CLASSES

“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.

State Date Day of Week Time Instructor Assistant Pre-requisites Registration Status
2/28/2015 Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Danielle Klaiman Erin Pitts n/a ENROLL NOW!

 

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.

State Date Day of Week Time Instructor Assistant Pre-requisites Registration Status
2/28/2015 Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Adam Siry Sam Abrams n/a ENROLL NOW!

 

GRADE 4-5 CLASSES

“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. Throughout 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.

State Date Day of Week Time Instructor Assistant Pre-requisites Registration Status
2/28/2015 Saturday 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Sue Jahani Joe Tuzzi n/a ENROLL NOW!

 

GRADE 6-8 CLASSES

“Beginner Short-form Improv”: Students will learn the art of comedic short-form improvisation. Throughout 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 shortform games. The course will culminate in a live performance of a shortform set by the students.

State Date Day of Week Time Instructor Pre-requisites Registration Status
2/28/2015 Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Tara Demmy n/a ENROLL NOW!

 

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.

State Date Day of Week Time Instructor Pre-requisites Registration Status
3/3/2015 Tuesday 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Rachel Semigran n/a ENROLL NOW!