Each instructor has a background in improv and theatre with experience on stage and in the classroom with adults, teens and kids.
We offer classes that teach everything from improv comedy to musical theatre to creative writing. This is the place to stretch your child's creative muscles.
Whether it's due to COVID or just busy schedules, sometimes physically going to a class is not in the cards. So, we also offer select virtual class options.
If that's your child, they'll absolutely love it. However, 85% of our students fit a different description. They may be new to the area looking to find friends or they're looking for a creative outlet that's not sports or perhaps they were bullied and need to build back their self-confidence. After years of teaching in high schools, universities and homeschool co-ops, we've seen the power of improv and creativity transform students.
In our classes, your children learn the principles that make every scene in life successful like "Yes, And," "Make Each Other Look Good," "Give Good Gifts," and "Respond to the Last Thing." These principles make up the improv toolkit that increases creativity, thinking on your feet, being authentic and comfortable in your own skin. These aren't just principles for theatre. They're principles for life.
Recycled Minds Teen Improv Classes are the perfect place to exercise your child's creative energy in improvisation, storytelling and acting! Students play fun theatre games to explore their creativity, boost self-confidence and develop spontaneity and playfulness. They learn to play well with others while discovering their passion!
Every Thursday from 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Spring Semester runs Feb. 3 - May 26, 2022
Location: The Creative Space, 121 E 34th St., Garden City, ID 83714
Start Date: Feb. 3, 2022
Being a good storyteller is an invaluable skill to have. Whether it’s making friends, giving a presentation or marketing a product. We thrive on stories. In this camp, students will learn the basics of storytelling including story arch, plot, character development, cadence, pacing, and more. This camp is 2.5 hours long with a short break and includes a performance on the last day. Ages 9-16.
June 13-16, 1:30PM-4PM (Ages 9-16)
Exercise your child’s creative energy in improvisational theatre including comedic storytelling, stage direction and acting. Students will play fun theater games while learning soft skills like good communication, building confidence, playing well with others and thinking outside the box. The camp is 2.5 hours long with a short break and includes a performance on the last day. Ages 9-12.
June 13-16, 9:30AM-12PM (Ages 9-12)
Exercise your child’s creative energy in improvisational theatre including comedic storytelling, stage direction and acting. Students will play fun theater games while learning soft skills like good communication, building confidence, playing well with others and thinking outside the box. The camp is 2.5 hours long with a short break and includes a performance on the last day. Ages 13-16.
July 11-14, 9:30AM-12PM (Ages 13-16)
In this camp, students will move beyond the basics of improv and explore scene transitions, structure, how to go beyond the crescendo of a scene and how to build dynamic characters. This camp is 2.5 hours long with a short break and includes a performance on the last day. Ages 13+. Must have 1yr improv experience and/or instructor permission.
July 18-21, 9:30AM-12PM (Ages 13+)
Is your child the comedian in the family? Hone that funny bone and learns the foundations of crafting a joke, punch up, delivery and stage presence. Your child will also gain self-confidence, learn to roll with the punches and celebrate others' successes in this Standup Comedy camp for kids and teens. This camp is 2.5 hours long with a short break and includes a performance on the last day. Ages 9-16.
July 11-14, 1:30PM-4PM (Ages 9-16)
In this course, you'll learn how to play 10 improv games and walk away with life lessons learned from the improv principles found in those games. Taught by Sean Hancock, owner and founder of Recycled Minds, this course is created with over 20 years of experience teaching and performing improv comedy. He breaks down each game into 3 parts: the instructions, an example for you to follow and the life lessons learned from these improv games.LEARN MORE
As part of our mission to bring joy and transformation, Recycled Minds Comedy offers scholarships to defray the cost of classes for students that need financial assistance. We want everyone to experience the laughter lifestyle without concern of cost. The Scholarship Fund is only applicable to our standard level improv classes and does not apply to special events or workshops unless otherwise noted. *Must be 18+ and have reliable transportation to apply.
Once a payment has been made, students have until 1 week before the start of class to cancel registration and receive a 100% refund. If a student cancels their registration within less than 1 week prior and before the first day of class, there will be no refund, however, students have the option of rolling over 50% of the registration amount as a credit to a future class. A class credit is only good for the following class season when the class was purchased. Future classes, or space in classes cannot be guaranteed.