Adult Classes and Workshops

Classes and Workshops

 
We offer a variety of classes for adults ranging from yoga to improv. Details and registration for all of our adult classes are below. We also offer team building workshops and corporate training workshops. More information on corporate workshops here. If you're looking for classes for children, visit this page for a variety of classes for kids. 
 
 

Seminars


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Yoga 

 

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Improv

Improv For Anyone! 

Workshop leader: Corinne Kason
 

Our very popular Saturday morning Improv Class is back. This class welcomes everyone: those new to Improv, seasoned improvisers, actors who want to try this genre of theater, and all those in between who just want to have fun. Games are designed for everyone's enjoyment and growth.  Many techies, doctors, lawyers, couples, and homemakers find this class refreshing and fun and a way to unleash their creative talents and become more open and communicative.

 
Come give improv a try Saturday mornings at the Dragon Theatre. We've got classes for the summer and the fall. 
 
This round of classes is taught by Corinne Kason, a professional actress who has worked in New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. She taught Improv for the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory in L.A. and S.F. and is currently teaching Improv at the San Carlos Charter Learning School.
 
WHEN: Fall session runs October 28 - December 2nd. Class runs 10a until noon.
 
WHERE: The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City (2120 Broadway Street) on the stage.
 
WHO: anyone aged 18 and up! There's a minimum requirement of 8 people for the class to be a "go." A maximum of 16 students accepted so register early to make sure you get a spot in this popular class! Registration closes at 5 pm Thursday, October 26. 
 
HOW MUCH: $200 for the entire 6 weeks (about $33 a session) with an early bird discount of $175 if you register before October 16th,
 
Questions? Email us at classes@dragonproductions.net
 

Register for Improv for Everyone

 

Creating Improv Characters

Workshop Leader: Terry Sandke

 

In theatre, film, and TV, actors have days or weeks to develop a character.  In Improv, if they are lucky, they will have 30 seconds. 


In theatre, film, and TV, actors develop their scenes with guidance from writers and directors.  In Improv, actors work, in the moment, with their partners to define the scene right now.


This workshop will offer a range of techniques that the actor can use to work with their partner to quickly define their character for an improv scene.  Students will leave the class with a greater sense of their own improvised character skills.  AND, they will have fun and lots of laughs on the way.


Terry Sandke has been teaching Improv classes at Dragon Productions since 2007.  He was a founding member of the San Francisco Improv Troupe, “Spontaneous Combustion." He has been improvising for twenty-one years – eleven with the BATS Improv Sunday Players in San Francisco.

 

WHEN: The next session runs on Tuesday evenings from September 19 through October 31.  (There will be no class on October 24 because of rehearsals for “The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler.")  Class runs 7pm to 9pm.

 

WHERE: The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City (2120 Broadway Street) in the upstairs classroom.

 

WHO:  Anybody aged 18 or up who has completed a Beginning Improv class. There's a minimum requirement of 6 people for the class to be a "go." A maximum of 10 students accepted so register early to make sure you get a spot in this popular class! Registration closes at 5 pm Monday, September 18. 

 

HOW MUCH:  $200 for six classes (about $33 a session) – ($175 if you register before Tuesday, September 12). 

 

Questions? Email us at classes@dragonproductions.net

 

Register for Creating Improv Characters

 

Improv Essentials

Workshop Leader: Terry Sandke

 

Improv skills help in many parts of your life.  Moreover, anybody can learn to improvise – it just takes practice.  Work with a small group in a safe atmosphere emphasizing PLAY.  Surprise yourself by creating characters, stories, and scenes on the fly!  Play with fun folks who like to laugh!  Learn essential skills all improvisers know.

 

As one student said, “I love this class.” Come and play. Have fun with us. Meet fun people.

 

Terry Sandke has been teaching Improv classes at Dragon Productions since 2007.  He was a founding member of the San Francisco Improv Troupe, “Spontaneous Combustion." He has been improvising for twenty-one years – eleven with the BATS Improv Sunday Players in San Francisco.

 

WHEN: The next session runs on Wednesday evenings from September 20 through November 1.  (There will be no class on October 25 because of rehearsals for “The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler.")  Class runs 7pm to 9pm.

 

WHERE: The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City (2120 Broadway Street) in the upstairs classroom.

 

WHO:  Anybody aged 18 and up. No experience needed.  Shy people are especially welcome. There's a minimum requirement of 6 people for the class to be a "go." A maximum of 10 students accepted so register early to make sure you get a spot in this popular class! Registration closes at 5 pm Tuesday, September 19. 

 

HOW MUCH:  $200 for six classes (about $33 a session) – ($175 if you register before Wednesday, September 13). 

 

Questions? Email us at classes@dragonproductions.net

 

Register for Improv Essentials
 

Improv For Anyone! 

Workshop leader: Corinne Kason
 

Our very popular Saturday morning Improv Class is back. This class welcomes everyone: those new to Improv, seasoned improvisers, actors who want to try this genre of theater, and all those in between who just want to have fun. Games are designed for everyone's enjoyment and growth.  Many techies, doctors, lawyers, couples, and homemakers find this class refreshing and fun and a way to unleash their creative talents and become more open and communicative.

 
Come give improv a try Saturday mornings at the Dragon Theatre. We've got classes for the summer and the fall. 
 
This round of classes is taught by Corinne Kason, a professional actress who has worked in New York, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. She taught Improv for the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory in L.A. and S.F. and is currently teaching Improv at the San Carlos Charter Learning School.
 
WHEN: Fall session runs October 28 - December 2nd. Class runs 10a until noon.
 
WHERE: The Dragon Theatre in downtown Redwood City (2120 Broadway Street) on the stage.
 
WHO: anyone aged 18 and up! There's a minimum requirement of 8 people for the class to be a "go." A maximum of 16 students accepted so register early to make sure you get a spot in this popular class! Registration closes at 5 pm Thursday, October 26. 
 
HOW MUCH: $200 for the entire 6 weeks (about $33 a session) with an early bird discount of $175 if you register before October 16th,
 
Questions? Email us at classes@dragonproductions.net
 

Register for Improv for Everyone

 

Public Speaking

Speaking With Presence

Workshop leader: Bora "Max" Koknar

Two one day sessions: 

Sunday, October 29th 10a - noon
Monday, November 6th from 7-10p

Price: $65
Age: 18+ 

 

Take your public presentation skills to the next level by tuning into your body as your primary instrument of communication. By trying out a variety of fun exercises and activities from many different acting styles and traditions including, mime, clowning, mask-work, stage combat and improv, you will discover tools that fit well with your own personal style of presentation. And all the while, you will gain a deeper awareness of the stories your body tells beyond the words you use.

 

Register for October Class Register for November Class

 

 

Private Coaching 

 
Taught by Meredith Hagedorn (over 20 years experience), Executive Artistic Director of Dragon Productions Theatre Company. Meredith can assist you with audition preparation or just marketing yourself. Serious, supportive approach. Rates: $70/hour. Email info (at) dragonproductions.net for questions and scheduling.
 
Max Koknar, Education Director, can work with you and help you improve your skills in public speaking and business presentations, audition prep (professional, community, college), character movement and physicality, mime, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation and dialect work. He can also partner with actors of any level over the long term with regular sessions to develop self-awareness of their strengths and weaknesses and work together on improving your overall craft in a supportive and stimulating environment. 


Max can also provide consultation on things like play writing and script development, self-producing, marketing, personal branding, audience experience design (site specific/immersive/interactive plays and other live events). 

 

Where appropriate and more convenient for the client, it may be possible to arrange an online class via skype or similar service. 

 

Pricing is on a sliding scale depending on what you want to work on and ability to pay, from $50 - $150 an hour. Contact Max at max (at) dragonproductions.net with a little about yourself and what you're looking for to get a specific quote. 

 
A brief look at Max's bio: 
 
  • Actor, Consultant with First Person Travel on NYT Featured Headlands Gamble
  • Lead Actor, Writer, Co-Director, Co-Artistic Director on SFWeekly Featured Ancien Regime
  • Story and Audience Experience Designer on a collaboration with Finnish government (The Decameron Project 2017) at the old Outokumpu mine.
  • Consultant/Guest Lecturer/Teaching Artist/Coach in collaboration with U.C. Berkeley (Berkeley, CA), Adventure Design Group (San Francisco, CA), The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH), Willow Glen Elementary Tiger Theatre (San Jose, CA), Daniel Wright Elementary (Dublin, OH),  Theatre of All Possibilities (Various Bay Area, CA), California Theatre Center (Various, CA, NV, WA, OR), Northside Theatre (San Jose, CA), Crowded Fire (San Francisco, CA), Triangle Lab (Bay Area, CA) and the Arena Stage (Washington DC)
  • Have performed in front of nearly 500,000 people over the course of my career.
  • Past collaborators and teachers include movement coaches who’ve worked for the Blue Man Group and Marvel’s Thor, students and collaborators of Marcel Marceau, Obie Award Winners, and Cirque du Soleil clowns.
 

 

 
About Dragon Productions Theatre Company:
Dragon Productions Theatre Company is a 501c3 nonprofit company. Your attendence in our classes allows us to keep expanding our offerings season after season and enriches the greater Bay Area community. Thank you so much for your interest and support! 
 
 

 

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