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Jest Improv 101 Comedy Program

Improv is a journey. Travel with us to explore the basics and build a strong foundation so you can level-up with ease. If you aspire to become part of the performing troupe, or you simply want to gain more confidence in your own life journey, this is step one.

Great for Enhancing Essential Life Skills

Learning about improv comedy have shown to help with enhancing skills such as self-confidence, team-building, effective communication, quick thinking and much more!

Open to Everyone of All Skill Levels

Whether you have taken improv classes in the past or you've never set foot in an improv class before: this program will help to build a great foundation for anyone looking to learn about improv comedy!

Bonus Deal!

Free admission to the Saturday/Tuesday weekly drop-in class (think: Extra practice) during your 7-week 101 class session. Wow! That’s a $15-savings each time you attend drop-in. PLUS get free admission to our First Friday and Second Saturday shows!

A 7-Week Course Starting on January 21st

This course will be on Sunday afternoons from 1-3 pm from January 21st to March 3rd. A student showcase will be on March 8th. 

Have Fun with a Great Group of People

The number one priority of improv comedy is to have fun! Share the joy of improv with a great group of people in class and in the showcase.

@ The Bunker Theater in Ventura

All classes (along with the showcase) will take place at the Bunker Theater in Ventura: 2750 East Main Street, Unit B2.

Meet Your Instructor

Dawn Balk

Dawn Balk has been with JEST since its founding in 2018, and is currently a member of the performing group, and of the teaching staff. She has been working with students in a professional capacity for many years and is intent on endlessly spreading her Improv mania to aspiring performers.

​Dawn was cast in many performing groups while living in Chicago and attended several summers of intensive theater training camps before earning her BA in Communications/TV production from Columbia College Chicago.​

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