Freestyle Love Supreme Academy, the improv school created and run by FLS members, will offer winter and spring virtual classes open to all skill levels beginning January 29. Courses include Foundations of Freestyle and Welcome to the Cypher.
Foundations of Freestyle includes seven consecutive weekend workshops: Welcome to the Cypher; My Squad; It's Tricky to Rock a Rhyme; Hooks and Verses; For the Love of Improv; Flows & Shows, plus a class showcase open to family and friends. The course offers more than 30 hours of interactive class time with improv rap professionals.
Welcome to the Cypher, an introductory adult workshop in beatbox, finding your flow, and telling your story over a beat, is the beginning weekend of the Foundations of Freestyle course, and takes place over two days tailored for the Zoom environment.
FLS Academy staff and facilitators currently include FLS members and tour cast members Chris “Shockwave” Sullivan, Andrew “Jelly Donut” Bancroft, Aneesa “Young Nees” Folds, Anthony “TwoTouch” Veneziale, and Jay “Jellis J” Ellis.
Additional details about the upcoming virtual sessions follow:
Foundation of Freestyle (January 29-March 13): Seven-week virtual course for $695.
Welcome to the Cypher (January 29 and 30): Two-day virtual workshop for $125.
Foundation of Freestyle (April 23-June 5): Seven-week virtual course for $695.
Welcome to the Cypher (April 23 and 24): Two-day virtual workshop for $125.
Currently on a national tour, the improv troupe Freestyle Love Supreme was founded by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Anthony Veneziale. The troupe, recipient of a 2020 Special Tony Award and the subject of the Grammy-nominated Hulu documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme, played a return Broadway engagement in 2021. FLS Academy was co-founded by long-time FLS Members Anthony Veneziale, Chris Sullivan, and Andrew Bancroft, in partnership with FLS producers Kail, Miranda, Ars Nova Founders Jenny and Jon Steingart, and Hamilton co-producer Jill Furman.
Scholarships are available to ensure that each class is diverse and inclusive, regardless of students’ financial status. For more information email [email protected].