Walton Arts Center to Host Second City Training Center’s Summer Improv Camp

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, March 15, 2018 – Walton Arts Center is proud to host Second City Training Center’s Summer Improv Camps. Early Bird registration for kid, teen and adult classes is now open at waltonartscenter.org.

A two-week day camp for students between the ages of 11 and 14 and one for students between the ages of 15 and 18 are available. Both camps will be weekdays from 10 am until 3:30 pm July 9-20, 2018 at Walton Arts Center. Early bird registration is $785 until May 7, then prices increase to $850. Registration fees do not include lodging or food.

Middle schoolers will focus on improv, writing and storytelling, clowning and physical comedy and theater arts and crafts. High schoolers will focus on improv, sketch comedy, stand-up and storytelling. At the end of camp, students will present a show for their family and friends.

A week-long adult intensive training session will be 6-9 pm July 9-13. Registration is $300. This is a crash course in the philosophies and methods that The Second City uses to find, explore and create material.

The Second City Training Center (SCTC) is the world’s largest school of improvisation and part of Chicago’s legendary comedy institution, The Second City. Walton Arts Center is only the third location, outside of the SCTC facilities in Chicago, Toronto and Los Angles, where classes are available. 

About The Second City Training Center
Part of the iconic comedy empire The Second City, The Second City Training Center is the foremost school of improvisation-based arts in the world, offering classes for kids through seniors at every experience level. Currently enrolling more than 11,000 students annually at its facilities in Chicago, Toronto, Los Angeles and online, the faculty is composed of working professionals in their areas of expertise and alums of The Second City. Home of the Comedy Studies Program in conjunction with Columbia College Chicago, SCTC also launched the Harold Ramis Film School in 2016, the world’s only film school dedicated to comedy. Past students of The Second City Training Center include Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Keegan-Michael Key, and many more comedy giants.

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.