Performing Arts

The Fundamentals of Improv Comedy
Ages: 18+
Improv comedy is a fun and life-changing performance art form that will help you grow self-confidence as you discover your inner funny and learn that you can handle anything life throws at you! This eight-week class reviews the fundamentals of improv comedy. Each week you will laugh and bond with your classmates while you learn new principals of improvisation. There are so many reasons people join this class; some are looking for a level-one course in improv acting, some want to brush up on previous improv lessons, and some students just want to boost their public speaking skills and feel more confident in front of a crowd. No matter what your reason is, all experience levels are welcome! Grant Garrison is a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory for Improv Actors in Chicago with over twelve years of teaching experience.
Instructor: Parker Players
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $165 R/$180 NR
13667 Th, Sept. 13 – Nov. 15, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (no class 10/11, 10/25)

The Fundamentals of Sketch Comedy

Ages: 18+
Join Grant Garrison for 16 weeks as you learn The Second City method of comedy sketch writing.  Using improvisational acting, we will analyze our improv scenes to review what worked, why it worked and how to improve the scene until it grows into a prepared sketch.  All students will laugh and bond together using a wide range of improv exercises and techniques as the students write, cast, and star in their very own sketch comedy show without ever writing anything down on paper. The class will conclude with a performance of the sketch comedy show, showcasing the material written in class. Grant Garrison is a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory for Improv Actors in Chicago. The Fundamentals of Improv Comedy or other improv training is required as a prerequisite.
Instructor: Parker Players
Location: PACE Center
Fee Per Session: $165 R/$181 NR

Session One: Writing Material - 14447 
Th, Jan. 24 – Mar. 14, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Session Two: Casting, Rehearsing, Performing – 15332
Th, Mar. 21 – May 9, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Showcase Sa, May 11, 6:00 p.m. at The Schoolhouse

Musical Theater Dance

Ages: 15+
Learn different styles of Broadway dance and choreography as well as improving your dance technique. Proper warm up, body placement and some good conditioning will get you where you need to be. Whether you are getting ready for your next audition, show or just want to have something fun to do, this class is for you. All levels welcome.
Instructor: Liane Adamo
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $70 R/$77 NR
Sundays, 10:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
14502 Jan 6-Feb 10
14503 Feb 17-Mar 24
14504 Mar 31-May 12 (no class 4/21)


Adult Tap

Ages: 16 +
Learn and practice the basics of tap vocabulary like shuffles, flaps, digs, time-steps in simple rhythm combinations and across the floor traveling steps. Then we put it together for quick, fun and rhythmically challenging tap combos set to music. Tap shoes are required.
Instructor: Inspire Creative Staff
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $68 R/$74 NR
Sundays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
14505 Jan 6-Feb 10
14506 Feb 17-Mar 24
14507 Mar 31-May 12 (no class 4/21)


Full Monty Audition Workshop

Ages: 15+
Learn comedic timing from some of Colorado’s best comedians. This class will help you think quickly in an audition setting and give you great skills to take to the stage.
Instructor: Inspire Creative
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $35 R/ $38 NR
14587 Sa, Apr. 6, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.