Here are some common questions students usually ask us.
If we don't answer your question here, feel free to contact us and ask it; we love hearing from you!
A. We believe, and have seen with every student we’ve ever taught, that anyone and everyone can be a really good improviser. Improv uses the knowledge and experiences you already have as a jumping off point to open up your imagination to endless possibilities. When you were a child you would play and pretend all day long, but as adults, these parts of our mind are hushed and put into solitary confinement through day-to-day life. We’ll walk you through exercises to stop those blocks and allow you to be able to access the part of your brain you haven’t used in a long time. It’s all about having fun and pretending once again. But this time as a grown-up!
A. Right now we no longer have any drop-in classes available. Other options are our 8-week class, scheduling a one-on-one session, or scheduling your own group session. Details for each can be found here.
A. Absolutely! Like we said above, The majority of the students in the classes have no performing/improv experience at all. Most of them are in the class to learn the skills of improv to apply to other areas of their life. Besides being a performer, improv is great to help you with public speaking, thinking quicker on your feet and outside the box, get you out of your comfort zone, and help you become a more social person. The skills or improv can be applied to all areas of your life!
A. Right now we do not allow people to come to the class to audit. Improv classes focus heavily on having the group of students feel well connected and comfortable with each other, and having other people in the room not participating can sometimes mess with that, so we only allow everyone in the room to be people who are part of the class group. However, we can explain more to you to help you know what to expect.
Each class begins with warm-up exercises to get everyone on their feet, moving, connecting, and working out kinks. Then we do exercises to focus specific things we will be working on during that particular class. Feedback is given after each one and since the class size is small, you receive individual feedback very often.
The majority of the students in the classes have no performing/improv experience at all. Everyone is new and in the same boat and we realize that and make it the most comfortable and judgement-free for everyone; so no need worry at all about that. It is a safe place to learn, make mistakes, and get better. There is absolutely no judgement whatsoever, but lots and lots of fun.
Also, to get an idea of what we do, prospective students are encouraged to attend any of the current class’s graduation shows to see examples of our what you will learn in the 8-week class. Follow the Facebook page for updates on upcoming shows.
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