ABOUT CLASSES SHOWS CORPORATE KIDS + TEENS VENUE CONTACT Contact Us Login

Welcome to Recycled Minds Kids + Teens. If you're a parent seeking a fun, unique and safe experience for your child, you've come to the right place. 

At Recycled Minds, we're passionate about empowering children through the art of improvisational comedy. Designed by owner and founder, Sean Hancock,  our programs are carefully crafted to provide a safe, supportive, and fun environment where children as young as 6 can explore their creativity, build confidence, and develop essential life skills—all while having a blast! 

Whether your child dreams of performing on stage or simply wants to make new friends and have fun, our expert instructors, engaging curriculum, and vibrant community are here to nurture their talents and ignite their imaginations. Join us on this exciting journey and watch your child blossom into a confident, quick-thinking improviser!


Experienced Instructors

Each instructor has a background in improv and theatre with experience on stage and in the classroom with adults, teens and kids. 

Creative Lessons

We offer classes that teach everything from improv comedy to standup to creative storytelling. This is the place to stretch your child's creative muscles.

Virtual + In-Person

Whether it's due to sickness or just busy schedules, sometimes physically going to a class is not in the cards. So, we also offer select virtual class options. 

Improv isn't just for the class clowns and drama nerds.

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.

2024 Summer Camps

Looking for something creative and non-sports related that will be an absolute blast for your kids and teens this summer? All camps are 3 hours long and include a Recycled Minds t-shirt. Register for our one week improv comedy camps by May 31st and get $40 off!


 

IMPORTANT CLASS INFORMATION

PAYMENT

If you register by May 31st, we're offering a $40 early registration discount. If you miss the boat, there is still a $10 discount if paid in full at the time of registration. All discounts are automatically applied. If you would prefer a payment plan, classes are $90/month for a total of 4 payments.

All classes include a non-refundable $25 deposit for administration costs and materials. This is not an additional cost. It is already reflected in the total price.

Please email us at [email protected] if you have questions.

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID ARE AVAILABLE!

No student is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. If you are in need of a scholarship, please email [email protected]  for more details. 

SIBLING DISCOUNTS

We understand how quickly things add up with multiple children! So, we are happy to offer sibling discounts. Families with multiple children enrolled as students are eligible for our sibling discounts. These discounts can be accessed by entering one of the following codes at checkout:

• Families with 2 different students enrolled at the same time receive 10% off registration with code: FAMILY10F24

• Families with 3 or more different students enrolled at the same time can receive 20% off registration with code: FAMILY20F24

*This discount is not meant for a single student enrolling in multiple camps/classes. 

REFUNDS

Once a payment has been made, students have until 1 week before the start of class to cancel registration and receive a refund less the $25 deposit. If a student cancels the registration within less than 1 week prior and before their 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. Further classes, or space in classes cannot be guaranteed. Registrations canceled after the first day of class will not be refunded or credited.

*Full refunds will be issued in the event that we cancel a program. 

ADDITIONAL INFO

Class minimums are 5 students and are subject to cancellation if minimums are not met. 

Picture and recordings of Recycled Minds' programs may be made for internal purposes and final performances may be recorded to share with families, however, it is not guaranteed. Occasionally, these recordings and pictures are used publicly for the promotion of our programs. If you are concerned about the public use of your child's image please email us for a Media Opt-Out form. Families are welcome to record the performances for themselves.

Family Improv Online Course

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Improv comedy is a form of live theatre where scenes, characters, and dialogue are created spontaneously, on-the-spot based on audience suggestions or prompts. Unlike traditional acting or comedy, improv relies heavily on collaboration, quick thinking, and the willingness to embrace uncertainty and spontaneity.

Our classes and camps typically consist of a combination of warm-up exercises, skill-building activities, group games, and scene work. Each session is designed to be engaging, interactive, and tailored to the age and experience level of the students.

Students should wear comfortable clothing that allows for ease of movement including close-toed shoes. We also encourage them to bring a water bottle. Snacks will be provided for camps.

In some cases, students can join classes mid-session, depending on availability. However, we recommend your child starts at the beginning of the season to develop better connections with other students and build upon the principles of improv. You will need to contact us through our website before you register.

The safety and well-being of your child is important to us. All instructors and staff members undergo comprehensive background checks to ensure the safety and security of our students. These checks include criminal history screenings and reference checks. Additionally, our instructors receive ongoing training in child protection policies and procedures to maintain a safe and nurturing learning environment. If any concerns arise, our staff are available to address them promptly and confidentially. We lock the front door 15 minutes after the start of class and unlock it after class ends. If the Lounge is available, parents are welcome to hangout there for the duration of their child’s class. 

Yes, we offer scholarships and financial assistance to families who demonstrate need. You can apply for a scholarship here: https://forms.gle/FB6ZvGXmpswQUYyE9. Please contact us directly for payment plan options.

We take dietary restrictions and allergies seriously and work closely with families to accommodate their child's needs. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies during registration, and our staff will ensure appropriate accommodations are made.

Recycled Minds is dedicated to creating an environment that is safe, supportive and encouraging. We recognize the important role parents play in their child's upbringing. Recycled Minds’ approach is designed to respect the parents' role, avoid politicizing gender identity, and maintain an environment focused on the educational and developmental needs of the students. To respect the parents' wishes, Recycled Minds has the following policy:

  • We will not ask students to share their gender identity or preferred pronouns. This is a personal matter that the theater defers to the parents.
  • Instructors will refer to the child as noted on their registration and use the corresponding pronouns, unless the child uses a commonly accepted nickname or shortened version of their given name, they use at home. Example: William to Billy, Elizabeth to Beth.
  • If a student asks an instructor or the other students to be referred to as other than what they were registered as, we will contact the parent or guardian to discuss how they would like to address the situation. We believe in a strong partnership with parents and their role in their child’s development. 
  • In activities like improv or acting classes, students may play characters of different genders. However, the theater expects students to authentically portray these characters without making claims about their own gender identity. The goal of these activities is to develop creativity, empathy and imagination - not to explore or express one's personal gender identity.

APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

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+, a parent or legal guardian and have reliable transportation to apply.

APPLY NOW
Close

50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.