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Hip Hop Improv 101 (with Richie Alfson)


Instructor: Richie Alfson
Sundays 3-6pm: Aug 5th-Sept 30th (8 Weeks - No Class 9/2 for Labor Day)
Show: TBD  
Pre-Req:  1-2 Levels of Long-form Improv (at any theater)
Location: Studios 150, 150 West W 46th, New York NY 10036


Early Bird (Now extended thru July 20!): $325
Regular Rate (July 20-Aug 5): $350

About The Class:

Hip Hop Improv 101

This 8 week musical improv class will get you comfortable and confident with freestyle rapping and will teach you how to weave your rapped verses in and out of your scenes. You’ll get a feel for rhyme scheme basics, creating musical and rhythmic hooks, and you’ll learn three different ways to get into a hip hop improv song. Good scene-work is imperative to good musical improv; let’s drill into the deal of your scene and its’ characters so you can learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and rap from a place that matters.


Two options for registration! Venmo or EventBrite (Credit Card or Paypal) Take $5 off when you pay via Venmo!
Note: Please make sure to send your email address with Venmo Payment.


North Coast is proud to offer a few highly discounted spots to students from diverse backgrounds.


About The Instructor:


Richie Alfson

Hailing from Oklahoma City, Richie Alfson began improvising in Boulder, Colorado where he co-founded and directed the group Left Right TIM. In Colorado he also performed at the Bovine, the Impulse, and with The Dinner Detective Colorado. After producing and performing in a show for the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, he moved to New York City and began studying at the Upright Citizens Brigade, under the tutelage of Anthony Atamanuik, Lydia Hensler, Rich Talarico, and others. He holds a degree in Theater and a minor in Technology, Arts, & Media from CU-Boulder. He has written, produced, and acted in several NYC off-Broadway productions. Currently, Richie can be seen performing with North Coast, SHADOWS & RapTime.