Everyone should take an improv class at least once in their lifetime. Why?
Improv Allows You to be a More Positive Person, Improv Makes You More Creative, Improv Helps You Become a Team Player, Improv Makes You a Better Listener, Improv Helps You Make Big Choices, Improv Helps You Enjoy the Moment.
Improv is a powerful tool for everyone. Being able to go into a room and not fear speaking to new people, attending a job interview, and presenting your best self, learning what TRUE collaboration is as you find your home team inside of the improv class. Improvisers are the bravest folks we know.
Improv is unique in that if you see a performance, that’s it… there will never be another show exactly like it ever done again. Improv is different every time. The emphasis of this course is to provide the basic skills of improvisation: listening, clarity, confidence and performing instinctively and spontaneously. Students will experience performing improvisational scenes individually, in pairs and as part of an ensemble for an audience.
Improvisation of course is the practice of acting, singing, talking, and reacting, of making and creating, in the moment and in response to the stimulus of one's immediate environment, fellow actors and inner thoughts. Those skills carry over into all other subjects and aspects of life as improvisers are able to walk into any situation and figure out how to make that moment awesome. The progression over three years goes from improv basics to true leadership and risk of building new games and hosting school events, our improvisers also provide workshops to junior high schools around the city as a part of continued learning. The three-year progression can be 3 or 5 credits to fit your timetable.
If school team is your thing, then Scona’s Three Improv teams NOSEBOWL, Canadian Improv Games and Northern Alberta Improv Games Team come from this class. We also do a weekly improv show Fridays at lunch to really test our courage and share how awesome Improv is for a live audience.
Jam sessions for non-class members happen Wednesday through Friday at lunch on stage.