I know, I know. Non-anxious people freak out at the idea of improv, so how can I expect you to want to take this class?
First off, let me explain what I mean by “improv.” You won’t be doing “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” style scenes or anything (too old a reference?). I don’t expect you to be funny. I don’t expect you to even know what improv is! Improv, the way I use it, is any exercises or games that bring the childlike playfulness out of adults. We’ve been trained in school and work and society not to have fun, and this course is designed to bring that back.
Second, you won’t be alone. “Cam, I’m socially anxious, I WANT to be alone!” Yeah, I just mean you won’t be singled out. This is group stuff. Supporting each other as we all play together.
We’ll play with the ideas of:
Through play you’ll start to find the fun in life and not take things so seriously. I’ve seen people go from too scared to enter the classroom, to performing in front of hundreds of people. But that’s not the expectation. Frankly, even if you get nothing from this other than a three-hour break of fun and joy in the middle of the week, it’s so worth it.
Let’s play your anxiety away!
WHO: You and a fun group of people who are all here for the same reason.
WHAT: Play Anxiety Away improv class.
WHEN: Starting in September. Dates to follow.
WHERE: Probably Cahoots Creation Studios, 388 Queen Street East, Unit #3 (entrance off of Trefann Street).
WHY: Because it’s helpful and fun!
HOW MUCH: $225 plus tax.
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“Six weeks ago, I struggled to find the courage to go to class (and not sneak out part way through), but I went (and stayed) and it was awesome! The six weeks flew by and I’m amazed at how I’ve changed.
If you’d told me six weeks ago that the class would allow me to get to where I am today, I wouldn’t have believed it. In fact, I wouldn’t have believed that I could survive six weeks in an improv class. But the hardest part was signing up. The class was a blast!
I met great people and for six weeks we played and had fun together and sometime, during those six weeks, while we were laughing until our cheeks hurt, I changed. I learned not to be so anxious and to know that it’s okay to screw up. I learned to laugh and have fun.
If you are thinking of taking the class, but are anxious or worried that you can’t do it, you can. I did. And it was okay. It was more than okay. It was awesome!”
– Leona J