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1.  Improv Class/ Curriculum?

Posted 06-15-2017 03:43
I have taught improv throughout the years, and have formed various improv groups/ performances/ teams for my jr high and high school students. I think it would be a fantastic focus for a class.

Have any of you taught (or presently teach) an improv class as a high school elective?

If so, I would welcome any insight as to the structure and scope of the course.


2.  RE: Improv Class/ Curriculum?

Posted 06-16-2017 07:10

"The Ultimate Improv Book" (available in the Resources section of the EdTA Store) is a great foundation for curriculum; I use it extensively.

Robert Roy
Act2 Theatre Company
Pinckney Community High School
Pinckney MI

3.  RE: Improv Class/ Curriculum?

Posted 06-16-2017 12:21
I can recommend "Improv for Actors" by Dan Diggles. An excellent resource for designing curriculum, step by step.
Good luck!

Dawn DeMaio
Theater Teacher/ Director
GW Hewlett High School
Hewlett, NY

4.  RE: Improv Class/ Curriculum?

Posted 06-17-2017 10:28
I also built a curriculum around Dan Diggles' book.  It is excellent.

Rick Osann
Theatre Teacher
Maine Chapter Director
Standish, ME

5.  RE: Improv Class/ Curriculum?

Posted 06-19-2017 00:55
Thank you all for the suggestions!

Danette Bathauer
Drama Teacher
Atherton CA

6.  RE: Improv Class/ Curriculum?

Posted 07-03-2017 22:49
Diggles is well worth the investment. Lays out a solid multiple class curriculum that could be expanded or contracted, leveled up or down. I've used it with as young as 4th and 5th grade (with some obvious modifying) through to adults. Works excellently as a full course for beginners and those looking to build on previous skills.

Phillip Goodchild
Theatre Arts Instructor
Etobicoke ON