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August / September 2018

Semester Start: August 20, 2018 | Student Showcase: October 14, 2018


The goal of the Planet Ant Training Center is to provide the highest quality instruction possible while fostering a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment to students from any and all backgrounds or identities.  It is important to all employees at Planet Ant to offer a supportive space where everyone can be free and safe to explore, learn and grow as an artist.

Please Contact us if you have any questions/comments/concerns.

Please see our Student Resources page for more information.

All students must be 18 or older. Classes must be purchased prior to start date. Payment Plans may be available upon request.


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Introduction To Improv (August/September 2018)
from 165.00

Our introductory improv program consists of 4 levels and is designed for students that are entirely new to stage performance and improv while also providing a good fit for students who have decided to refresh their improv skills.  Throughout these classes students will be eased into the basics of improvisation while being focused on building ensemble in a fun welcoming environment.  A class show will finish the 3rd and 4th level of the section.  All classes are six weeks in length.

Sessions offered this term:

Intro 1A | Thursdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: Sean McGettigan

Intro 1B | Saturdays, 11a-2p | Location: Black Box | Instructor: Sean McGettigan

Intro 2A | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: Black Box | Instructor: Louie Krause

Intro 2B | Tuesdays**, 7p-10p | Location: Ant Hall | Instructor: Jaclynn Cherry

Intro 3A | Mondays*, 7p-10p | Location: Ant Hall | Instructor: Emily Engelhart

Intro 4A | Mondays*, 7p-10p | Location: 11831 Joseph Campau | Instructor: Andy Reid

*NO CLASSES ON LABOR DAY | 9/3

**NO CLASS: 9/4 | Intro 2B | Jaclynn Cherry

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Intermediate Improv (August/September 2018)
190.00

Our Intermediate level begins digging into the deeper elements of improvisation.  Acting, honesty, styles, relationships, connections, motivations, tropes and slightly more advanced long-form improv forms will be some of the topics covered.  A class show will complete each level.  All classes are six weeks in length.

New students with previous experience may audition into our Intermediate improv section. All students must audition in order to qualify for the Intermediate Improv section.

Audition Date: TBA

Sessions offered this term:

Intermediate 1 | Thursdays, 7p-10p | Location: Black Box | Instructor: Quintin Hicks

Intermediate 2 | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: TBA | Instructor: Andy Reid

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Advanced Improv (August/September 2018)
190.00

In our Advanced Improv section students will be introduced to the various long-form forms chosen by our resident company.  Critique will be elevated to it's highest level as dictated by class need.  Advanced Improv 1 & 2 will have a mid term show as well as a final show.  Advanced Improv 3 will have a weekly show on Thursday nights in addition to their class. All classes are six weeks in length.

New students with previous experience may audition into our advanced improv section. All students must audition in order to qualify for the Advanced Improv section.

Audition Date: Sunday | August 5

Sessions offered this term:

Advanced 1 | Thursdays*, 7p-10p | Location: Purple Building 2nd Floor | Instructor: Rico Bruce Wade

Advanced 3A | Wednesdays, 7p-10p | Location: Ant Hall | Instructor: Rico Bruce Wade

Advanced 3B | Wednesdays, 7p-10p | Location: Purple Building 2nd Floor | Instructor: Quintin Hicks

*NO CLASS: 8/23 | Rico Bruce Wade

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Musical Improv (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00

For years Planet Ant has been winning awards with its comedy musicals and music based productions.  Have you ever wanted to add music to your improv scenes?  Now you can.  In each class you'll be learning musical improv from 2 of Planet Ant's instructors who will guide you into creating improvised music in your scenes.  You will be taken from the most basic beginnings into adding harmonies and even dance moves.  No singing experience is needed.  Get up and have your voice heard.

Musical Improv is 6 weeks and culminates in a class show.

No audition required.  Students must have completed an introductory improv program at any theatre.

Sessions offered this term:

Musical Improv | Wednesdays, 7p-10p | Location: 11831 Joseph Campau | Mikey Brown/Mike McGettigan

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Sketch Writing (August/September 2018)
190.00

Our sketch program takes students through basic character creation, monologues, writing in various styles of comedy, depths of satire, the art of the pitch, collaborative writing, and more.  By the end of the Sketch 4 students will have a personal collection of over 30 sketches done in various styles.  In Sketch 5 students will cast/co-direct, along with the instructor, a 45 minute live stage show composed of sketches chosen by the class.  Class size is limited to 8 writers as to maximize feedback and participation.  Each class is six weeks in length.

Sessions offered this term:

Sketch 2 | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: Purple Building 2nd Floor | Mike McGettigan

Sketch 4 | Tuesdays, 7p-10p | Location: Ant Hall Green Room | Lauren Bickers

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Sketch To Video (August/September 2018)
165.00 190.00

Learn to create short videos one step at a time  Students will be slowly introduced to creating their own videos one essential piece at a time.  Beginning with learning the language of film and writing, then filming and in camera editing, editing, sound and lights students will culminate the course with a group project of their choice.  A 5 part web series or a festival ready short.  No special equipment required.  If you have a cell phone then you have all you need to get started.  Each class is six weeks in length.

Sessions offered this term:

August 25—September 15

Sketch To Video 5 | Saturdays, 11a-2p| Location: 11831 Joseph Campau | Instructor: Mike McGettigan

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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Payment Plan (August / September)
60.00

Payment Plans require approval from the Training Center Administration. Please contact Andy Reid (andy.a.reid@gmail.com) if you are interested in learning more about our payment plans.

In order to qualify for any level of instruction, you must have completed the previous level; price includes an online processing fee; Class times and locations are subject to change, please refer to planetant.com/trainingcentercalendar for the most up to date information on class times and locations.

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