My husband and I did something entirely and totally new this weekend – we took an Improv class! As some of my tweeple mentioned, taking an improve ‘class‘ is sort of an oxymoron but as we learned, being spontaneously funny takes work! Improv is the art of acting, singing, talking or reacting in the moment in response to some stimuli in the environment around you. You may have seen it in practice on the show ‘Whose Line is it Anyways?‘
Our teachers (the fabulous Oona and Morgan from Upfront) do improv classes for corporate and team training. After a simple one hour intro class, I can see why. We all came away from the class with a definite bond (after that much laughter, it’s hard not to!) and an appreciation of how to act and react ‘in the present.’ We also worked on the ability to access creativity in the moment, think clearly under pressure and the art of proactive listening.
The class was hilarious and creative (no, I have no idea what I’m doing in the photo above). I will definitely look for another opportunity to take one again.
Online Marketing Consultant says
Keep sticking with the improv classes! They can be difficult at first, but they're very rewarding.
Oh that looks like fun!!
Brooke, It was a little out of my comfort zone for sure. My husband is an engineer so it was WAY out of his comfort zone. =)
Jessie, they started us off on little baby steps and then got us into the harder stuff.
Janice, a 12 week class sounds amazing! I would do that in a heartbeat. It was so much fun and very liberating.
Looks like you guys had fun! I could NEVER do something like that….soooo far out of my ‘comfort zone’. Lol!
Funny that you should post this, since I am currently taking a 12 week improv class in NYC. Fun, isn’t it?
Carmen Rose says
Sounds like cheap therapy to me! I wonder if they have anything like that around here, I’d do that in a heartbeat!
Wow, you have guts. . . lol. . I don’t think I could cut loose like that! It does sound like fun though.
Anne-Marie, looks like you had tons of fun. Good for you! Was this class stepping out of your comfort zone?