One of the most common responses that befuddled parents give when they are told their child is a little shy and reserved, is: “But you should see her at home! She sings, she dances… She’s a rock star at home!” In fact, they have captured the spirit and teaching foundation of our Kids Improv class: We’re all rock stars when we’re at home. Through interactive games that encourage teamwork and group-mind development, the Kids Improv classes focus on getting students to a level at which they do, indeed, feel at home, and are comfortable enough to be their fun silly selves.
And for the ones who already have no problem breaking out of their shell, we work on “harnessing” that energy, and being able to manipulate those expressive tendencies by allowing things to happen organically rather than forcing the joke or going for the easy laugh.
Together we play, think, and share the spotlight. We learn to be respectful of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and to be fearless and free, as we discover the truth in comedy.