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August 12th @ 11:00 - August 16th @ 17:00

Looking for a new start as a musical improviser? Feeling a bit stuck? Want to take out your song brain and tune everything up? Want to laugh like a drain while you do so? Want that close enough to the beach to swim in the evening?

By popular request, AndAlso’s musical intensive 2024 is not one of our levels, a technique or a style. We are not teaching the (musiacl) Harold, how to do narrative, or Jerry’s screwy puppytime. 

It’s Scene into Song. That’s it. The building block of a musical improv show. The AndAlso Summer Longform Intensive 2024 is a guide to the science and art of the improvised song, and the scene which comes before it. What goes where and how to make both feel satisfying and rich. Over the course of a week, you will explore the elements of a great improvised song (and scene), understanding how they relate to each other and the power they have.

Drawing on influences and training from all over the improv globe, you will explore ideas inspired by the legendary iO and Annoyance Theatres, the Showstoppers and Baby Wants Cand. An overview of many ways to play, with an eye on the individuality of the player and how to fit the context. Because improv is not a mystery. There are techniques, tricks and patterns we can learn without losing our intuition. We can balance the creative and the technical. In fact, we are strongest when we do. 

This class includes:

  • ‘To begin at the beginning’: Being inspired by anything
  • ‘Both things together’: Dealing with multiple ideas and cross-initiation 
  • ‘This guy again’: Characters that are fun and easy to maintain
  • ‘Verse, chorus, bridge’: What song sections are for 
  • ‘I was sad, now I am sadder’: Emotional escalation, climax and change
  • ‘This looks pretty’: Physicality, stage picture, and even dancing

Plus (optional) social activities.

When: This class is available as a day class (12-16th August, 11:00-17:00) and an evening class (19th-23rd August, 19:00-21:30), with the evening class being a shorter version of the same syllabus. The day class ends with an opportunity to share what we have been doing with the students of the summer longform intensive. 

If you take classes with us in Brighton, this course is designed for those who have taken at least one full term of musical improv. It is not an introduction. If your training is with another school, we recommend a couple of years of regular improv practice. Email us on hello@andalsoimprov.com if you would like to discuss whether this is the right class for you. 

Cost: Your place is secured with a £100 deposit, bookable from March. The balance is due six weeks before the course. We will send you an invoice with a payment link. For now, add these dates to your diary and start picking out a swimming costume. 

Day Class 12th-16th August: £275.00

Evening Class 19th-23rd August: £190.00

This fee is for tuition only and does not include accommodation. We start later in the day to allow Londoners to travel down, but if you are coming from further afield or looking for accommodation for another reason, you can tell us on your registration form and we may be able to help coordinate shared accommodation in Brighton. 

Currently, we are expecting to hold the daytime intensive at BHASVIC, Brighton and the evening intensive at the Ralli Hall, Brighton and Hove. However, we are currently seeking our own premises and if this is open in time, will move our intensives there. If it happens, this will be in central Brighton and we will let intensive students know as soon as we do. 


August 12th @ 11:00
August 16th @ 17:00
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81 Denmark Villas
Hove, East Sussex BN3 3TH United Kingdom
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Hove, East Sussex BN3 6EG United Kingdom
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  • Just awesome.
    Ruby, Brighton, UK
  • Challenging, fun, with plenty of mayhem!
  • A hugely fun and relaxed way to start your journey into musical improv, and just a lovely way to spend a day.
    Justine de Mierre, Improv Teacher, The Unqualified Yes
  • A smart, different approach to improv
    Lauren Bambauer, Improv Teacher, California
  • This was the most relaxed, unstressed and happy I’ve ever felt in my life. I just can’t truly express how grateful I am.
    Ben Stratford, Freshman, BYU
  • Simple instructions that turn out to be very useful. What has seemed complex, inscrutable and hard becomes accessible. You find answers to questions you hadn't thought to ask yet.
    Harvard Henrikson, Molecular Biologist, Norway
  • With Heather and Jules you will try everything in improv, and then, the opposite, and then the same thing, only different. They will change the way you see and do improv (for the better)!
    Luis Nogueira, Portugal