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Hip Hop Improv 101 (w/ Douglas Widick)

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Class runs Mondays 7-10pm, January 7th-February 25th 2019 (8 weeks)
Pre-Req: At least 2 levels of longform improv at any theater.
Location: Midtown Manhattan (Will be emailed to you before class!)
Instructor: Douglas Widick

Class showcase is TBD but most likely Thurs, Feb 28th!


Early Bird (thru 11/30/18): $325
Regular Rate (starts 12/1/18): $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 for Venmo: Please make sure to provide 1) Your email address & 2) Name of Class, with your Venmo Payment.


North Coast is proud to offer a few highly discounted spots to students from diverse backgrounds. Applications Open thru Nov 30, 2018.


About The Instructor:


Douglas Widick

Douglas Widick is a founding member of Hip-Hop Improv group, North Coast, which was named one of Timeout NY’s Top 10 Comedy Shows of 2014. You can catch him performing around NYC with many other musical improv, improv, and sketch groups as well. He is a member of house Musical Improv teams at both the Magnet and PIT Theaters, and just finished sketch shows with Pop Roulette (PIT), The 2017 Tony Awards (UCB), Dead Dads Club (UCB).

He also performs with UCB Theater NY Maude Sketch Team Dangerous Woman. Doug teaches an 8-week Hip-Hop Improv class at the Magnet Theater, and was recently seen in the Off-Broadway musicals, F#%king Up Everything and Blank! The Musical.