ICC Course FAQ
Who can take the course?
Anyone 18 years old and older. 16 and 17-year-olds need permission from a parent. No previous experience required.
Should I sign up?
YES! AND it’s the best time you’ll have all week! You’ll laugh and form lifelong bonds with people, all the while growing as a better person. You’ll learn how to do all of this in a positive, safe and fun environment. Reward yourself with a bit of fun!
What’s the value of this?
You’ll learn improv skills and philosophies which will improve your life: confidence, better listening, staying in the moment, colaboration, creativity and problem solving, trusting yourself, becoming a better public speaker and more comfortable around people. Improv also helps you become comfortable with the uncomfortable. It’s a great way to push the boundaries of your comfort zone in a positive and supportive environment. Remember, every second of every day is improvised. So you’re already doing it, whether you know it or not. Plus our improv courses are amazingly fun.
What is improv?
At its heart, improvisation is about collaboration and fun. Improv is literally for everyone because it’s mostly about having fun.
Do I have to be funny?
Absolutely not, but you might be. Improv is more about adding skills to who you already are rather than trying to be funny.
Does my English have to be really good to do Improv?
Around 80% of students who have trained at the ICC have English as a 2nd language.
How long are courses/courses?
Each course is once a week for 7 weeks. Each class lasting 2.5 hours. We ask that students arrive on time for class. We also ask our students to see live improvisation performances at the ICC Theatre during the duration of their course.
How many students are there in the courses?
The number of students in a course is a maximum of 16. This allows everyone to participate equally and for the ICC teachers to be able to give one-to-one coaching and feedback.
What should I bring for the class?
All you need is:
- clothing you can easily move in.
- A bottle of water if you think you will need refreshment (you will mostly be on you feet).
- An open mindset and a smile.
- A notebook and a pen if you are keen to learn.
How are the courses conducted?
In a classroom with floorspace and chairs along the wall. Most of the time you will be on your feet doing exercises and games as a group. Exercises and games can include all course participants at the same time, a hand full of people or you and one other person. In between the exercises the teacher will explain the theories behind the exercises, and you will be able to ask questions and get answers. As you progress through the courses you will also get to do scenes, which is a ton of fun. All courses are always conducted in a safe and supportive way by experienced ICC teachers.
What if I can’t attend all the 7 classes in the course?
When you sign up for an Improv course, we hope that you will try to be as committed to attending every class as much as you can. However, things happen, and occasionally you might have to miss a class. If this is the case, please notify your teacher about your absence as soon as possible. Remember you can maximum miss 2 classes, during each 7 week course in order to progress to the following level.
How many classes are allowed to be missed?
In order to make sure everybody in the course benefits, we want to make sure everybody is on the same level it is allowed to miss a maximum of 2 classes per course. If you miss more than that, you have to retake the entire course to be able to proceed to the following level.
Is there a time limit between taking the ICC level courses?
Yes, maximum 12 months from end to start between each level.
What is the Earlybird offer and how does it work?
When you sign up for a course up to 14 days before the start, then ICC rewards you with our Early Bird offer of 2 free tickets to regular ICC Shows. (Workshops, special events such as Comedy & Cocktails are not included in the early bird offer). You will receive a confirmation email including coupon code. This coupon will deduct the price of 2 tickets from your total purchase.
What is the class trip?
Once every course, we will take a “field trip” to see a Mainstage team show for FREE. The teacher will schedule the field trip at a day when most students can go. If you are unable to make the class trip it is just to bad.
Fundamentals L1A - Do I need to have experience as a actor/performer?
No you don’t. Most of our students have NEVER had any acting experience at all.In fact, often the BEST Improvisers are the non-actors because they do not come to class with any preconceptions of what they think they ‘should’ be doing. They just come for the fun!Acting experience can help in terms of being more used to ‘playing’ and the technical aspects of being on-stage – but you have plenty of time to learn those things on the courses anyway.
I have not received any confirmation after signing up?
You will always receive a confirmation email (check you spam) when you sign up for any ICC course. If you did not receive the email and the withdrawal went through you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will assist you.
Can my course be rescheduled?
At the ICC we always make sure to provide the best experience for the students and to create the most beneficial environment. Therefore, In the unlikely event there is a low number of signups for a course we reserve the right to reschedule the course. This is simply because we want to make sure you get the best possible experience and as parts of the course is group exercises we need enough people to make the work the right way.
May I transfer to another course?
Unfortunately, once you sign up for a course you can’t transfer to another course, unless ICC rescheduled the course and the new date does not fit the student’s schedule.
None of the available dates suits me. When is the next course scheduled?
If you didn’t find a date for the course you are looking for that would work out for you, please subscribe to our mailing list in the newsletter box here: https://www.improvcomedy.eu/classes-l1a/ Once you’ve subscribed, you’ll receive an email notifying about newly published courses.
We’re continuously scheduling new courses, so as soon as we know when is the next level going to be, it will be available on the website. We’re planning courses according to the availability of the venues and more importantly, adjusted to the times that would fit most of the students.So keep your eyes wide open!
I can’t get a sitter for my child. Can I bring them to class?
We ask that you do not.
Can I bring a friend to class?
Uninvited guests are not allowed in class.
Can I take pictures or videos during class?
Students are not allowed to take photos. Be aware, participation in an ICC course & workshop means you consent to film, photo and sound recording which may include you and its use in commercial distribution without payment or copyright.
Can my pet dog, monkey, snake, cat or other animal come to the class?
No. Absolutely not. Please leave them at home.
Will there be a performance at the end of the course?
For FUNdamentals Levels 1A & 1B, there is no performance. For Levels 2-5 there will be a showcase demonstrating the skills you’ve learned. All course showcases will be on Sunday nights as part of our nICCe Sunday Community Night and you are highly encouraged to invite friends and family.
Are there free shows to see or ways to practice?
Yes! Sunday nights are our nICCe Community nights, free for all ICC students (50DK to the public.)
These nights include:
- Student Showcases
- Open Stage: Members of the ICC Family will get anywhere from 1 to 20 minutes to perform everything from music to poetry to dramatic scenes to experimental improv and more.
- Talent Pool Show: The recent graduates of our entire training program, who are preparing to audition for the main stage cast.
We also have open improv jams each week.
Where are the courses at?
The courses take place either at the ICC Theatre space (Frederiksholms Kanal 2, 1220 KBH), or at our Training Centre (Løngangstræde 37B, 1220 KBH). Both locations are within 2 minutes’ walk of each other.
Can I sell my workshop to another person when I can’t participare myself?
If you want to transfer/sell your workshop spot to another person: You will be charged an admin fee of 120DKK.
Why don't I get important emails from ICC?
If you have unsubscribed from ICC mailing lists you will miss out on important information. Contact email@example.com to resubscribe.