The ICC Level 1 – INTRO TO IMPROV 1 of 2
Dates: August 28th, September 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 9th
Time: Wednesdays, 17:00-19:30
Location: ICC Theatre, Frederiksholms Kanal 2
Teacher: Ben Cassar
Price includes one class trip together to one of the ICC shows, student discounts, and new awesome friends.
In our Level 1A FUNdamentals class, you’ll learn “YES! AND…!”, the main philosophy of accepting and building. You’ll also learn the other building blocks of improvisation, listening, staying present, ensemble, support, deferring judgment and, most importantly, fun.
“What is improv?” At its heart, improvisation is about working together as a team to create something wonderful in the moment. Improv is literally for everyone because it’s all about having fun and improving as a person. 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.
Why is it called Level 1A? It’s where you learn the building blocks of improvisation.
“What do I need to bring?”
* Clothing that you can move easily in
* A bottle of water
* An open mind and an eagerness to explore.
“Will there be a performance?” Nope.
“What do we do?” Each week we will introduce you to new exercises and challenges to help you become more aware, a better listener, and more confident in a safe and supportive atmosphere. You will also begin to understand the importance of supporting others, being open and accepting.
“Who can take this class?” Anyone 18 years old and over.
“How long is this class?” 7 week sessions with each class lasting 2.5 hours
“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, working with an ensemble, 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. Plus, it’s amazingly fun.
“Do I have to be funny?” Absolutely not, but you might be. It’s more about adding skills to who you already are rather than trying to be funny.
Ben Cassar is one of ICC’s first students and started improv lessons back in January 2016. Since then he has progressed through all ICC levels to become a regular performer on the ICC stage; performing weekly for over two years. Ben has performed in multiple international improv festivals in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Oslo. For a while he also performed with the ICC short form team performing shows in front of various corporate clients. He has also attended many workshops with some of the funniest and best improvisers from the US and Canada.
Still not sure?…….. WATCH THE VIDEO “WHY JOIN AN IMPROV CLASS?”