What we’re about
This is the social network for people interested in learning the improv skills of improvisers such as The Comedy Store Players.
This group is for everyone who wants to learn how to improvise in life, at work and at home, for personal or professional development. We use improvisation off stage, not for comedy performance.
Our sessions are for confidence building, creativity, public speaking, mindfulness, leadership and teamwork, presence, self-awareness, communication, co-creation, resilience, problem solving, and fun.
Our meetups are for anyone and everyone: whether you are a student, mother, teacher, banker, construction worker, coach, consultant, tailor, manager, employed, self-employed, unemployed, funemployed, on holidays, or retired.
Here we share our ideas, learn new skills, go on adventures in a safe environment, and get special offers on Improvisation Academy classes. For more info have a look at our website www.improvisationacademy.co.uk
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- Improv in 6 ActsFlo's - The Place in the Park, Oxfordshire£180.00
### What's included?
Over six weekly sessions, you'll learn improv comedy via engaging activities, stories, short scenes and discussion. Discover the fun of letting go of perfectionism, creating spontaneously and playfully building confidence.
Every Monday evening from 2 October 2023 for 6 weeks, 7-9.30 pm
### How much will this cost?
£180, includes all classes, refreshments and free tickets to improv shows!
Over six weekly evening sessions, you'll learn the art of comedy improv through a series of fun and engaging exercises designed to build your skills and confidence. You'll enjoy thinking on your feet, collaborating with others and bringing your unique perspective to every activity.
In a concise and organized sequence, topics include:
- Embracing uncertainty
- Spotting success
- Short turn-taking
- Inhabiting the moment
- Confidence in your own voice and body language
The course isn't just for actors - it's for anyone looking to develop their communication skills – whether or not you want to take these skills onto the stage. It’s suitable for all levels of experience, actors and non-actors alike. Beginners especially welcome.
Improvisation appeals to business professionals keen to improve their public speaking, teachers hoping to engage students more meaningfully, and anyone who wants to have purposeful fun while meeting new people.
### Who will be teaching the course?
The course is designed and taught by Paul Z Jackson, director of the Awkward Actors shows. He is an experienced teacher of improvisation who has created a series of successful performing groups in British cities.
He’s a well-known author, speaker and 10-year President of the Applied Improvisation Network.
Paul draws on his experiences in journalism, comedy production and the BBC to design and lead projects, workshops and training programmes that transform lives by developing collaborative skills.
Sign up today and join us on a journey of discovery and laughter. You'll be amazed at what you can achieve when you let go of perfectionism and embrace the power of improv!