Drop-in and get a taste of what we do!

Our Drop In classes have something for everyone!  They range from beginner classes for non performers, to intermediate classes for those seeking to practice skills, and to those who really want to stretch their wings and get on stage!

Classes are $10 per session unless otherwise noted. Most of these classes are booked in advance and sell out, so RSVPing is recommended to guarantee your spot. Fridays are usually sold out up to two weeks in advance.

To reserve a spot, confirm the drop in teacher, class eligibility, and any other inquiries email Ralph MacLeod at ralph@socap.ca

See what’s coming up by checking out our calendar of events

Beginner Drop Ins

Improv For Beginners
Saturdays 6:00-pm-7:30pm

Prerequisite: 18+ – All experience levels welcome!

Come Prepared to Laugh! These classes are geared towards regular people with little to no improv or theatre experience.  The atmosphere is very positive and supportive and during most of the class, everyone is on their feet trying everything out together.  There is no judgment, only support.

You will learn simple, yet powerful, concepts that will allow you to be more spontaneous, fun, and engaging.  We work hard to overcome fear, self doubt, and judgement and replace them with joy, confidence and the incredible power of being positive. The exercises we cover make for fun scenes but are also applicable to your professional and personal lives. How to communicate effectively, how to remove judgement, how to overcome your fears.

Teachers: Amanda Parker, Linda Julia Paolucci, Gord Oxley, and Devon Hyland

Intermediate Drop Ins

Prerequisite: Core I or equivalent from another school.
Not sure if you qualify? Email ralph@socap.ca to inquire about how you can get into these classes

Friday Intermediate Drop In
Fridays 6:00pm – 7:30pm

This drop in focuses on developing YOU the improviser within the context of the two-hander scene.  Themes include the best ways to stay ‘in the moment’, agreement, showing not telling, heightening, initiations, and avoiding common traps and bad habits.

Teachers: Ralph MacLeod

NOTE: THIS CLASS SELLS OUT UP TO TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE. YOU MUST RSVP TO RALPH@SOCAP.CA TO RESERVE A SPOT.

Performance Opportunity: That Friday Show follows this drop in at 8pm!   Class participants, and others, are encouraged to perform a scene in that show with an experienced improviser.  Come down and put your name in the bucket. Space is limited. Those in the class are guaranteed spots if they want.

Sunday Character Based Longform Drop In

Sundays 5:00pm – 6:30pm (3rd floor)

This drop in focuses on telling stories similar to a play or television drama. We look to develop characters, identifying the hero, understanding wants/ needs and taking them on a journey. We look at elements of the Hero’s Journey. We get into modeling familiar stories, styles, and genres.

Teachers: Ralph MacLeod

Performance Opportunity: A Night at the Improv. Some students from the Sunday Drop In will be invited to perform in this longform show. If you want to perform, please put your name forward.

NOTE: THIS CLASS SELLS OUT UP TO TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE. YOU MUST RSVP TO RALPH@SOCAP.CA TO RESERVE A SPOT.

Additional Drop Ins – Advanced, Special Topics

Prerequisite: Core II or equivalent from another school.
Not sure if you qualify? Email ralph@socap.ca to inquire about how you can get into these classes

Dramatic Improv
Wednesday August 21st

$20 – Limited to 10

Focus is on context, subtext, listening, raising stakes, being present with your scene partner. No matter what style of improv you like, this will raise your game.

“The biggest thing I’ve noticed in my students who work on this is that they have a lot less fear on stage and panic way less.”

Teachers: Ralph MacLeod

 

Diagnostic Drop In with Video
Wednesday Aug 28th

$25 – Limited to 8

In this drop in, we will film scenes and watch them back together with notes. You get to see what the audience sees.

Teachers: Ralph MacLeod

 

Interpersonal Skills Drop-In with Ralph MacLeod

Next class TBA

Does meeting strangers fill you with dread? Does flirting terrify you? Want to get better at just interacting with other humans? If so, this class may be for you. Through this interactive workshop, we will help you better understand yourself and others’ behaviour in order to:

  • more effectively network with others – both inside and outside your social circles
  • flirt
  • strategies on getting people to enjoy your company
  • reducing your anxiety and relaxing in the company of others

This class is based in practical application – so you’ll be up on your feet rehearsing strategies and participating in hands-on learning. Are you ready to get better at managing the people in your life?