This 2 hour class shows you what improv is all about! Sign up alone or with friends and meet new fun people!
LEARNING IMPROVISATION IS FUN
Boom Chicago is Amsterdam’s premiere location for improvisation training. We are proud to offer a six-level curriculum and endless comedy electives and workshops! Our core classes are three hours long for eight consecutive weeks.
Each level in our core program has 24 hours of coursework, spread over eight three-hour sessions. Most people start with our eight week program Intro to Improv.
Not convinced? Try a Taster Class! This class runs for two hours and costs only €25. If you decide to join a full class – we’ll deduct this from your fee! Spoiler alert. Most people want more!
By taking classes, you join a community of performers, comedians and like minded people. Members of the community not only form long lasting friendships, but also collaborate on projects and create improv teams together. We offer student discounted tickets for all of our Boom Chicago shows. Boom Academy Community Shows are every Sunday evening at 20:30.
This is where it all starts! An exciting eight-week course for beginners of all backgrounds. Join to increase your confidence, performance skills or join a fun community.
This class focuses on initiating and sustaining long-form improvisational scenes. The course starts with a focus on scene fundamentals, acting in improv and an introduction to playing the game.
Continue your development! This course focuses on giving students the tools to develop interesting and well-rounded characters. Various frames of reference will be used including physicality, emotion, status, and music.
ADVANCED PROGRAM - LONG FORM
This level expands on the students’ previous scene work experience and delves deeper into building dynamic and supportive scenes. Topics include starting scenes organically, exploring support moves and understanding opening devices.
In this course, students will explore the concepts of game and point of view, and how they can use them to drive scenes. Concepts like shiny objects, gift-giving, justifying and straight-manning.
A sweeping overview of long-form formats that will give students an introduction to iconic forms including the La Ronde, the Pretty Flower, the Living Room, and many more.
ADVANCED PROGRAM - SHORT FORM
Now that you have the basic tools of improv, we’re going to dive into the energy and commitment of short-form game play.
Through exploration of genre and themes, students will create their own short-form games.
This class will teach you concrete skills that will help you become a better sketch comedy writer.
The course covers a wide range of techniques and styles to help you discover your own comedy voice along with exercises to boost confidence, creativity and imagination.
This course is an introduction to writing comedy. It consists of writing exercises, group feedback, and individualized coaching.
This course focuses on learning the voice, connecting to the music, and learning basic song structure. This level is aimed at beginners in musical improv. It is taught by Boom Chicago cast member Stacey Smith and accompanied by Jules Dekker. This class is 6 weeks long.