Basic Improvisation Skills Training
Wouldn’t thinking on your feet help you in any facet of your life?
There are two main reasons why improvisation is beneficial to study:
- Improved Speaking Fluency
- Improved Problem Solving ability
Improvisation breaks down the barrier between mind and voice. It increases the mind’s ability to form ideas, and present them in a coherent, salient manner. This skill translates to virtually every profession.
In a competitive job market, the skills improv has to offer are more valuable than ever.
Listening is a skill with definitive benefits to customer service, sales, and management, just for starters. Listening is also a skill that is basic to any actor training, but especially to improvisation. Improvisation also improves your concentration skills, helping you to ‘tune in’ to aspects of communication that you might not have previously noticed. Improvisers think on their feet and recognize opportunities as they arise.
Whether you are an aspiring actor, a member of the workforce who wants to add to or improve his/her skillset, or someone who just needs a little more play in their life, classes in improvisation can be invaluable.
Our curriculum is designed by an educator with a Master’s degree in Communication , who has been teaching and performing improvisation for over twenty years. Typical students include therapists, teachers, salespeople, business lecturers, trainers, and actors.
- an introduction to scenework
Have a look at some of the valuable research on the effectiveness of Improvisation in the fields of Business, Education, and Health.
What different kinds of improvisation are there?
Short-form improvisation usually takes the form of playfully competitive games and scenes based on a large amount of audience suggestions and participation. Popularised by “Whose Line Is It Anyway,” short-form is where you might see us perform a scene about your bad date last week, or do a 2- minute musical about the struggles of an overworked shoe salesman. Long-form improvisation is a series of related scenes and games based off a single audience suggestion. In long-form, players use the single word to get down to the bottom of all of its associations and implications. Long-form has more of a tendency to be strange and unexpected, but come along for the ride and we promise you’ll never see anything like it again!