YOUTH 101 - Jun 27, 2011 - Colette Henderson

YOUTH 101: Improv Comedy (Ages 8-10)

Regular Fee:$195.00
Availibilty:Class is limited to 14 students. Only 7 spots left.
Registration:Registration for this class is closed.
Start Date:Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 9:30 am

Improv is the art of making it up. Students will cover the fundamentals of improvisation and comedy scene work. By learning performance games and taking risks in a safe environment, DSI students develop the ability to tell stories collaboratively and work in the moment.

DSI classes will help students: Improve verbal ability; Enhance active listening skills; Build body awareness; Boost self-confidence. Improvisation can have a positive impact on students both on- and off-stage.

June 27-July 1, 9:30am - 3:30pm


Participants must fit the age range.

THIS IS AN INTENSIVE CLASS — Intensive classes are a great way to get through our training program in a shorter period of time without sacrificing any in-class time.

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Class Dates and Times*

Mon, Jun 27, 2011 9:30 am DSI Comedy Theater
Tue, Jun 28, 2011 9:30 am DSI Comedy Theater
Wed, Jun 29, 2011 9:30 am DSI Comedy Theater
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 9:30 am DSI Comedy Theater
Fri, Jul 01, 2011 9:30 am DSI Comedy Theater

* All classes are 3 hours long unless otherwise noted above.

Instructor: Colette Henderson

Colette Henderson

Colette grew up loving comedy and is delighted to be onstage creating her own. Born in Boston, she spent most of her childhood in Chapel Hill. From age 8 through high school, she was a competitive horseback rider and taught riding at Springforth Farm in Durham. Colette graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Elementary Education in 2009. She is currently a 4th grade teacher in Cary, NC.

She began her improv studies in the summer of 2005 with Zach Ward, and has since studied with Jeremy Griffin, Austin Nava, Callie Peck and Paula Pazderka. She has workshopped with Joe Bill, Rene Duquesnoy, Anthony King, Anthony LeBlanc, Kevin Patrick Robbins, Asaf Ronen, Jane Borden, Corey Brown, Kevin Thom, Megan Gray, and Jeff Griggs, among others. She was a member of the all-female powerhouse ensemble Elaine as well as Comedy Sportz. She now performs Improv Slam regularly and sometimes can be found impersonating Diane Rehm or Kirsten Dunst in Match Game. She also teaches DSI summer youth camps.

In addition to comedy, Colette enjoys working with kids and goofing around with her improviser boyfriend, Bryan Barnes.

What Our Students Think About This Course:

Rajeev Rajendran at 7:44am, October 13, 2009
Improv 101 is neither particle nor wave but has qualities of both.