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Bad Dog Theatre Youth Improv and Family Open House

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Here is a press release I just received that interested me. I think both Toronto teachers and Toronto moms (and dads) might find it just as interesting. If you're in the Halton region, check out the last paragraph. (All the information that I was sent is quoted below.)

Bad Dog Theatre opens it's doors for the 
Youth Improv Extravaganza 
and Family Open House

Bad Dog Theatre
138 Danforth Ave. (at Broadview)
Saturday, March 6, 2010
12 - 5 p.m.
Admission Free
Donations Welcome

On Saturday, March 6, 2010, Bad Dog Theatre opens it's doors to kids and families in the community for the Youth Improv Extravaganza and Family Open House.  This special event brings together young improvisers from Bad Dog's Youth Improv Series for an afternoon of showcase performances for family and friends on the theatre's mainstage.

After each showcase, the audience and members of the community are invited to join Bad Dog's instructors and students for a free drop-in improv session.  This allows guests the opportunity to learn some of the fun improv techniques performed on the stage that day.

Now in it's fourth year, Bad Dog Theatre's Youth Improv Series gives children aged 5 - 18 the opportunity to experience the joy of improv theatre.  Through personalized instruction and a strong emphasis on teamwork, instructors create a fun, challenging, and rewarding improv experience for young participants.

More kids onstage: Young improvisers join the cast of Theatresports!

In two special episodes of the popular show Theatresports, select members of the Youth Improv Series are invited onto Bad Dog Theatre's mainstage to star alongside Toronto's best comedic talent.  These special "kindersport" episodes of Theatresports run on Fridays, March 5 and May 28.  Tickets are $10, and can be reserved at

Each show brings together two teams of improvisers to act out scenes scored by the audience.  Theatresports provides an interactive and hilarious night of improv theatre for all ages.  You may even catch a volunteer or two on stage!

Youth Improv Series Spring Session Dates

Little Kids Foundation Series (ages 5 - 7)
Sundays, April 4 - June 6, 2010

Big Kids Foundation Series (ages 8 - 10)
Wednesdays, March 31 - June 2, 2010

Youth Foundation Series (ages 11 - 13)
Tuesdays, March 30 - June 1, 2010
Teen Foundation Series (ages 14 - 18)
Saturdays, April 3 - June 5, 2010

What Parents Said

“My 15-year-old son will do ANYTHING in his power, not to miss a class! That says it all!”
-Parent, Teen FoundationPlus Class, Spring 2008

“I am so happy to have found Bad Dog Theatre!! My son has started the youth improv class and absolutely loves it. Not only has he learned new skills, more importantly he has had fun and found his self-confidence. He laughs, smiles and tells me all the time about how great his improv class is.”
-Parent, Youth Foundation Series, Spring 2008

“My son is 9 years old and absolutely loving the program. He was apprehensive at first because he did not understand what improv was he knows that it's all about fun! I cannot recommend it enough!”
-Parent, Kids Foundation Class, Spring 2008

About Bad Dog Theatre

A not-for-profit charitable corporation, Bad Dog Theatre strives to perform and develop the best possiblt improvisational comedy in Ontario. Born as Theatresports Toronto, Bad Dog Theatre Company established its permanent home at 138 Danofrth Avenue in 2003 and boasts the second largest improv training school in Canada.

As the “improv hub of Toronto” (NOW Magazine), Bad Dog Theatre offers affordable improvised shows five nights a week, ranging from student shows to critically-acclaimed improvised serials, including the 2009 Canadian Comedy Award nominee BattleAwesome AwesomeStar.

In addition to offering adult classes for all levels of improvisers, Bad Dog Theatre is committed to giving youth the opportunity to experience improv through our Youth Improv Series for students aged 5 – 18. The theatre also offers corporate teambuilding and educational workshops and has recently expanded to include Bad Dog Oakville—a satellite program for youth and adults in the Halton area.

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