There are many reasons why people sign up to improv classes, here’s some that you may not have thought of:
You’re looking for more confidence in public speaking
Standing up in front of people and having their eyes on you can scare the bejebus out of most people. It’s terrifying and it can make your knees tremble, your voice quiver and bring on the desire to go home! In fact, most people will go all out to avoid doing it. Surprisingly improv classes can magically dissolve this fear. Once it becomes second nature to stand up in front of people and say the most ridiculous things, it looks like a walk in the park!
You’re not always as confident in general as you could be
Improv gives the opportunity to be whoever you want. You can be a cow in a field, a student who is longing to be a writer, or you can even be a librarian who wants to break out and become a rock star. Discovering that you can stand up, engage an audience and have them all squealing with laughter is certainly the ultimate when it comes to confidence boosting. You are put in a position where you have to step outside of your comfort zone. You’ll find that everybody will help you to become seriously funny and be able to find your own voice.
You’re looking to become a better listener
Just as with any conversation, improv is about giving and taking. It’s not just about waiting for your turn to talk. In improv classes you’ll learn to really focus on what’s being said by your partner and this will help you to become a good listener. You’ll be well practiced and this will be demonstrated in your everyday life when you’re at work etc.
You’ve always wanted to try acting
You can try acting, whilst just laughing, laughing and laughing! In addition, you’ll be meeting some cool and funny new people and having the time of your life.
You want to challenge your creativity
Thinking fast has just become your new norm. You’re training your brain to think on its feet and that’s wonderful for the brain’s creativity muscles. Not only will this reflect in the office, but it will also help with any other situation.
You need a new social outlet
Get ready to meet a load of people that you never thought you’d meet and potentially make good friends with them. Improv appeals to all types of people and you’re going to find you live better because of it. You’ll meet people from all over the local area and they may well be from outside your usual social group.
The first time people do improv classes, they usually have no idea what to expect. But any anxiety soon goes and it gives a chance to come out of any shell.
These are some of the reasons I signed up for the Improv Dojo - now's your turn....