FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Q: I’ve never done this type of thing before. What if I am unable to learn it?


A: We believe, and have seen with every student we’ve ever taught, that anyone and everyone can be a really good improviser, even if you never want to step on a stage ever again. Improv uses the knowledge and experiences you already have as a jumping off point to open up your imagination to endless possibilities. When you were a child you would play and pretend all day long, but as adults, these parts of our mind are hushed and put into solitary confinement through day-to-day life. We’ll walk you through exercises to stop those blocks and allow you to be able to access the part of your brain you haven’t used in a long time. It’s all about having fun and pretending once again. But this time as a grown-up!




Q: Do you have drop-in classes?


A: Currently we aren't offering any drop-in classes. Other options are our weekly group class, scheduling a one-on-one session, or scheduling your own group session. Details for each can be found here.




Q: Can you really learn improv online witout being in a class?


A: Improv is a skill like any other, as long as you have the right teacher and put focus into the lessons, exercises, and homework each week, you will be able to advance your ability to use these skills. We've taught students from all over the world and have streamlined this course into lessons that anyone can benefit from. And there's also plenty of improv books out, so if you can learn improv from a page, it'll be even easier to learn from groups video!




Q: I don’t have any experience with improv at all and am not looking to get into acting. Would the class still be a good fit for me?


A: Absolutely! In fact, the majority of the students in the classes have no performing/improv experience at all. Most of them are in the class to learn the skills of improv to apply to other areas of their life. Besides being a performer, improv is great to help you with public speaking, thinking quicker on your feet and outside the box, get you out of your comfort zone, and help you become a more social person. The skills or improv can be applied to all areas of your life!




Q: Can I Audit a class or sit-in on a class to see what it’s like?


A:. Right now we do not allow people to come to the class to audit. Improv classes focus heavily on having the group of students feel comfortable with each other, and having other people in the room not participating can sometimes mess with that, so we only allow everyone in the room to be people who are part of the class group. However, we can explain more to you to help you know what to expect. Each class begins with warm-up exercises to get everyone on their feet, moving, connecting, and working out kinks. Then we do exercises to focus specific things we will be working on during that particular class. Feedback is given after each one and since the class size is small, you receive individual feedback very often. The majority of the students in the classes have no performing/improv experience at all. Everyone is new and in the same boat and we realize that and make it the most comfortable and judgement-free for everyone; so no need worry at all about that. It is a safe place to learn, make mistakes, and get better. There is absolutely no judgement whatsoever, but lots and lots of fun. Also, to get an idea of what we do, prospective students are encouraged to attend any of the current class’s graduation shows to see examples of our what you will learn in the 8-week class. Follow the Facebook page for updates on upcoming shows.





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Creativity Training Center

Los Angeles, CA

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