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Improv for Beginners returns to Samford University's Academy of the Arts for Summer 2014!
Extemporaneous Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Douglas O'Neil, Jr. and Dr. Julie Steward will be teaching Improvisation and Comedy for Beginners as part of the Academy of the Arts at Samford University!
The key skills used in improvisation -- such as creative thinking, trusting one's self, teamwork, and "leaving one's ego at the door" -- are applicable to a broad range of life skills and careers. This course introduces these concepts in a classroom and a hands-on workshop environment where everyone performs with and in front of everyone else. This allows students to employ new ways of thinking and working with other people, even if a student never intends to perform on stage.
PLUS - this Professional Development course counts for 1.4 CEUs!
Our previous students say:
Custom Workshops for Schools!Improv training is very useful for arts disciplines such as speech and theatre, but has also been used in the business and professional worlds to enhance valuable life skills such as creative thinking, communication, problem solving, and teamwork. We bring all of these concepts to our in-school workshops, which are taught by professional improvisors with classroom experience. We work with you to determine the key skills and topics we will cover with your students, and we provide a learning experience that our students and teachers alike can engage in, enjoy, and build upon with their other curriculum. We've taught everywhere from elementary school gifted programs, to advanced high school theatre classes, to our community course at Samford After Sundown, and we'd love to add you to our list of happy alumni!
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*Because of the individual student participation necessary for our work, we do ask that groups be limited to a maximum of 45 students/session - though multiple consecutive sessions can be booked for a single day.