Training Center

The Four Day Weekend training center was founded to nurture and develop a growing interest in the art of improvisation. The training center’s mission is to provide students of all skill levels the necessary tools to grow as an improviser. The training center has five levels ranging from beginner to performer.

class information

  • Classes are for ages 18 and up.
  • All classes run for 8 weeks and are followed by a showcase for your friends and family.
  • All sales are final
  • You may miss up to 2 classes per session without penalty.
  • Any additional questions can be directed to Tabitha Parker at  

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NBCDFW Channel 5: Four Day Weekend Training Center

Discussing the art of improvisation and how it can benefit people from all walks of life with Tabitha Parker, the Director of the Four Day Weekend Training Center, and Shawn Frambach, Level 1 Improv Teacher.

Video link here

IMPROV CLaSSES

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level one

Intro to Improv.

Level One is an introduction to the art of improvisation. Whether you’re an accountant or an actor, Level One teaches you to hone your creativity, build your listening skills and use the “yes, and” principle to improve your communication.

Prerequisite: None

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LEVEL TWO

Characters

In Level Two, we continue to build on the fundamentals learned in Level One while exploring and encouraging you to build a range of characters through vocal, physical, and emotional choices. We also start to explore the ideas behind the environments and locations that we create on stage together.

Prerequisite: Level One

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LEVEL THREE

Group Mind

Level Three continues building on the fundamentals of improvisation and introduces the idea of group mind. Working together with your classmates to build worlds, support each other, and be on the same page.

Prerequisite: Level Two

Level Four

2-Person Scenes

Now that you have honed your basic skill set, Level Four helps you refine your scenework. Pushing you to improve and grow as a performer, Level Four covers the dynamics of relationships and different ways to play them.

Prerequisite: Level Three

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Level Five

Forms

Level Five covers an array of different performance long-forms, such as the Harold, Close Quarters, the Armando, and more.

Prerequisite: Level Four

COMEDY WRITING

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Writing Level One

By the end of Writing One, you’ll be writing complete comedy sketches for the stage. Through in-class exercises and take-home assignments, you’ll develop the skills needed to succeed as a comedy writer.

A large part of this class is reading and work-shopping homework scenes, so please be prepared to complete homework assignments.

No previous writing experience required.

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WRITING LEVEL TWO

Level Two will introduce you to the different types of sketch including Satire, Parody, Song, Silent, etc.

A large part of this class is reading and work-shopping homework scenes, so please be prepared to complete homework assignments.

Prerequisite: Level One

WRITING Level THREE

Prerequisite: Level Two

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WRITING Level FOUR

Prerequisite: Level Three

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