Child Actors! Join YADA Spring Break Improv Camp!

Improv is for everyone, whether your child aspires to be an actor or is simply seeking a fun activity over spring break.  All YADA (Youth Academy of Dramatic Arts) students will become more spontaneous, creative, playful, and imaginative, all while developing valuable theater and interpersonal skills.  YADA’s Improv Instructors have decades of experience encouraging kids to find their voice, gain confidence, and think creatively on their feet.

This weeklong daycamp is hosted by YADA and held at the Third Street Theater (8115 W. 3rd Street near the Grove), scheduled to coincide with schools’ spring breaks – from April 6-April 10th, Monday through Friday.

Classes will introduce students to the fundamentals of improvisation in a supportive and encouraging environment. Through exercises and games, students will learn the basic skills of improv and have a blast developing their spontaneity, playfulness, imagination, and confidence.

Spring Break Improv Camp

Camp will end with an unforgettable showcase performance in YADA’s own 99-seat theater. YADA showcases are often attended by Casting Directors, Agents and Managers and are of course open to parents – come and enjoy a fun comedy show performed by your kids!

No prior experience necessary. Camp is divided into two groups by age (6-9 years and 10+) and is just $250 for the week!

Class size is limited and fills up quickly, a wait list is available when registration is full.

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Los Angeles, CA 90048
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About YADA:

For nearly twenty years, YADA—the Youth Academy Of Dramatic Arts—has been a resource for Los Angeles’ theatrical youth. Located in the historic Dupree Dance building on West 3rd Street, YADA offers a safe and exciting environment for young people to learn and grow in theatrical performance. Classes are based on age and ability, catering to children from five to seventeen years of age with Primary through Master courses. Designers, directors, choreographers, musical directors, stage managers, and running crew are all on staff to create special, professional performances by students. With alumni like 90210′s Lily Collins and Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka, YADA is known for fostering a creative, enriching environment for LA kids to get into theatre.

Read what campers and students have to say!


James Grace has been the Artistic and Managing Director of the iO West Theater for the past 16 years and has performed, directed, and taught improvisational comedy for almost three decades. He has taught improv to people of all ages from grade school to master improv students. James has performed, written, produced and directed comedy for the stage, web, television and film.


Jen Smedley, an actor, writer, and improviser has been performing and creating comedy for over 21 years. She has a theater degree and minor in writing from Wesleyan University. Getting her professional start as a member of the regionally touring improv group The Weisenheimers, Jen fined tuned her talents at the Second City Training Center in Los Angeles, as well as The Groundlings Theatre, where she performed in the Sunday Company. You can catch Jen regularly at M.I.’s Westside Comedy Theatre and Io West performing with MILKS and Den of Detectives. Jen teaches improv to people of all ages and also in corporate seminars. She has written for TV and network social media. She currently writes/co-produces/acts in Workless and “NeverNSFW.”


Jamison Scala is a NJ born and raised actor, writer, comedian. He is a graduate of The Second City(SC) Conservatory, has performed with SC on Norwegian Cruise Lines, and performs regularly at SC Hollywood and throughout LA. In addition to performing, Jamison teaches youth improv and sketch writing at Second City and YADA.