Student expectations

  • Arrive on time or be early.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.
  • Bring a water bottle!
  • Stay off your phone during class.
  • Don’t bring food or gum to class; water with a closable lid is fine.
  • Trash ends up in a bin, not the floor.
  • Be attentive when you aren’t up.
  • Be mindful of the space and personal boundaries of those around you.
  • No alcohol or drugs are to be brought or consumed in class.
This class may challenge and push you out of your comfort zone. You have the personal autonomy to judge for yourself if an activity or exercise is too much for you, and the freedom and responsibility to speak up for yourself and modify exercises as needed. Furthermore, we expect all students to assume good intent from everyone in the class, and to use their personal agency to comment on impact if something is said or done which offends or violates their personal boundaries so that all may learn from the experience and may course correct moving forward.

Students of improv learn as much from each other as from the instructors, so your attendance is vital to the success of the class, your classmates, and yourself. Missing more than two classes will compromise your ability to advance to the next level while full attendance does not necessarily guarantee advancement.

Bathroom breaks
There is one designated bathroom break during a class. If you can’t wait or require more than one break please quietly do your thing; no need to ask permission, we’re all adults.

Third Coast is a safe, creative, and collaborative environment; any complaints to the contrary are dealt with immediately.

Class Evaluations
After the course you will have an opportunity to fill out an anonymous course evaluation about your class experience. This feedback helps us to improve and sustain a fun and educational atmosphere.

At the end of each level, the instructor will recommend students for advancement, repetition, or dismissal on an individual basis. The final evaluation, which determines advancement, cannot be given if a student has not paid the class balance.

Third Coast Comedy Club was built as a safe space for everyone, full of inclusivity and opportunity, and we take this responsibility seriously. We believe everyone should be treated with respect regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability, neural type, or age. 
We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment, discrimination, hate, and bigotry.
Gendered, racist, sexist, or homophobic insults, violence towards women, and portraying non-consensual sex is also not tolerated. 
If you ever experience or witness activity that you believe created an unsafe space, take one (or all) of the following actions:

Safe Space Committee Members
Luke Watson (Co-Founder), Scott Field (Co-Founder), Gabrielle Saliba Field (Former Student), Allison Summers (Instructor), Max Kemp (Assistant Training Center Director), Aleta Myles (House Team Performer), Paige Pennigar (Former Student), Isaac Kirk (Director of Diversity and Inclusion)

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