Our Classes

 

Oakville Improv workshops are designed to develop improv skills in a positive, encouraging, and friendly environment. Our instructors are improv comedy professionals (yes, there are such things!) who have produced improv for stage and television. Our classes do not require any prior experience in improv or acting.

This was my first acting class ever.  When I finally decided to tackle it head on, and go after what I really want in life, I ended up in a class full of people who had fun and gave me confidence and belief that I could accomplish whatever it is I put my mind to.
– J. Cuen, Adult Participant 2013

Adult workshops: These are designed for adults who are looking to build the skills to perform in our shows – or who just want to build their presentation skills or confidence. It’s a fun activity for couples, and a great way to make new friends.

Kids workshops (8-10 and 11-13 years): Improv is a wonderful way to build confidence, overcome social anxieties, and provide an outlet for naturally funny kids.

Teen workshops (14-17 years): Aimed at high school students, these workshops cover the same material as our adult classes. It’s a perfect complement to high school drama or improv classes, and a great social activity for kids who aren’t into sports.

Each workshop session consists of 20 hours of instruction – this is usually divided over eight classes of 2.5 hours for adults, and ten classes of 2 hours for youth and teens. At the end of each workshop session, students are invited to participate in a showcase performance, where they can improvise in an informal atmosphere for an audience of family and friends.

James Jeffers starred in Oakville’s Own Superhero – changing his superhero name each show by audience suggestion. Also starring L-R: Paul Muhleisen, Lea Wilkening, Iryna McCoubrey, Christine Pillman, Terri Skov and Natasha Bromfield

We joined up because I thought it would be a fun birthday present for my husband, and it ended up being something we both love doing together.
– H. Baker, Summer 2013

Check out this interesting article on Improv and why taking classes might be important for everyone.

For more details, or to register for classes, please contact Amy McKenzie: amy@oakvilleimprov.com

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