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TUESDAYS Find Your Scene: Advanced Improv Class (Tier 1) with Scott Braidman
EIGHT Tuesdays, 7-9pm starting September 13, 2016 (complete dates below) at North Star in Sunderland (45 Amherst Road, Sunderland, MA) $160 (Prerequisite: Zen of Improv 4) Class Dates: 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 (If we need a make up class it will be on 11/1) Have you ever felt lost in a scene? Ever felt like you were running out of steam? Not sure what the next best move might be to keep the magic flowing? We'll practice some key concepts and tools that propel you into fun, successful scenework, including game of the scene, emotional mapping, heightening, and environment. The focus is on skills to use during your scene that will help you find solid footing. This class is perfect for folks who want to get more comfortable with scenework before moving into learning improv structures in our more challenging Advanced Improv classes. About your teacher: Scott Braidman has been learning, teaching, and performing improvisation for 13 years. He has studied and performed the Harold at The iO Theater in Chicago, The UCB Theater in New York, and ImprovBoston. He's currently living right here in the Happy Valley, performing with The Majesters and The Happier Valley Comedy Show. ***Students are required to attend at least six of the eight classes in order to graduate to the next level.*** If you would rather REGISTER BY PHONE, call Brown Paper Tickets directly at 1-800-838-3006. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR BY PHONE, PLEASE CONTACT RICH AT info@happiervalley.com to complete the process, old school-style. (Small print: Please note that once you make your purchase, your place in the class is non-refundable unless we can get someone to fill your spot.) (More small print: This class session will be canceled if we do not receive the minimum number of students.)

When: Sep 6, 2016 7pm to Oct 25, 2016 9pm in Sunderland, MA
Cost: 80 - 160 USD

Working as an Ensemble (Advanced Improv Level Tier 2)

*Please email info@happiervalley.com if you're interested in taking this class* Learn what it takes to be part of a performing group. Sharpen your skills in listening, supporting, leading and following. We'll practice putting scenes together to form a cohesive performance, with a focus on the timing and execution of edits and making moves that benefit the current scene and the piece as a whole. By the end of the class, we'll work on finding connections between themes and characters to weave our scenes together. PREREQUISITE: At least one "Tier 1" Level Advanced Improv Class at Happier Valley Comedy School. (If you're not sure if you meet the prerequisite, please contact Rich at info@happiervalley.com.) About your teacher: Scott Braidman has been learning, teaching, and performing improvisation for 13 years. He has studied and performed the Harold at The iO Theater in Chicago, The UCB Theater in New York, and ImprovBoston. He's currently living right here in the Happy Valley, performing with The Majesters and The Happier Valley Comedy Show. Eight Wednesdays, 7-9pm, starting September 7, 2016 (Complete dates below.) At North Star in Sunderland (45 Amherst Road, Sunderland) Price: $160 Dates: 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 (If we need a make up class it will be on 11/2) ***Students are required to attend at least six of the eight classes in order to graduate to the next level.*** IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO REGISTER ONLINE, you may call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 to register via phone. If that doesn't work for you, email Rich at info@happiervalley.com to complete the process, old school-style. (Small print: Please note that once you make your purchase, your place in the class is non-refundable unless we can get someone to fill your spot.)

When: Sep 7, 2016 7pm to Oct 26, 2016 9pm in Sunderland, MA
Cost: 80 - 160 USD

MONDAY Find Your Scene: Advanced Improv Class (Tier 1) with Scott Braidman

SEVEN Mondays, 7-9pm starting September 12, 2016 (complete dates below) at North Star in Sunderland (45 Amherst Road, Sunderland, MA) $140 (Tier 1: Prerequisite: Zen of Improv 4) Class Dates: 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 (If we need a make up class it will be on 11/7) Have you ever felt lost in a scene? Ever felt like you were running out of steam? Not sure what the next best move might be to keep the magic flowing? We'll practice some key concepts and tools that propel you into fun, successful scenework, including game of the scene, emotional mapping, heightening, and environment. The focus is on skills to use during your scene that will help you find solid footing. This class is perfect for folks who want to get more comfortable with scenework before moving into learning improv structures in our more challenging Advanced Improv classes. About your teacher: Scott Braidman has been learning, teaching, and performing improvisation for 13 years. He has studied and performed the Harold at The iO Theater in Chicago, The UCB Theater in New York, and ImprovBoston. He's currently living right here in the Happy Valley, performing with The Majesters and The Happier Valley Comedy Show. ***Students are required to attend at least six of the eight classes in order to graduate to the next level.*** If you would rather REGISTER BY PHONE, call Brown Paper Tickets directly at 1-800-838-3006. IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO REGISTER ONLINE OR BY PHONE, PLEASE CONTACT RICH AT info@happiervalley.com to complete the process, old school-style. (Small print: Please note that once you make your purchase, your place in the class is non-refundable unless we can get someone to fill your spot.)

When: Sep 12, 2016 7pm to Oct 24, 2016 9pm in Sunderland, MA
Cost: 70 - 140 USD

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About Sunderland, MA
The Town of Sunderland Massachusetts was founded in 1718 and is located in Franklin County. Originally Swampfield Sunderland was renamed in honor of Charles Spencer, the Earl of Sunderland and former prime minister of England.

The town contains about 4000 year round residents.

Sunderland is home to Mount Toby State Forest which is a favorite hiking, biking and trail-riding spot for visitors and residents alike. The towns “Buttonball Tree” which is over 350 years old located on North Main Street is also a large tourist attraction.