Thursdays 4:30pm – 5:20pm
Improvisation, or improv, drama classes for 10 to 12-year-olds can be an exciting and dynamic way to introduce young people to the world of acting and creative expression. At this age, children are typically energetic, imaginative, and willing to take risks, which are great qualities for improv. Here’s an overview of how to structure and conduct these classes:
Introduction to Improvisation: Explain what improv is – creating scenes and characters spontaneously, without a script.
Benefits of Improv: Discuss how improv can help with creativity, quick thinking, communication skills, and confidence.
Respect and Support: Teach them the importance of supporting each other’s ideas to create a safe and positive environment.
‘Yes, and…’ Principle: Introduce the fundamental principle of accepting what another actor presents (“yes”) and then adding to it (“and”) to move the scene forward.
Mistakes are Gifts: Encourage them to embrace mistakes as opportunities for unexpected and creative turns in the scene.
Age Appropriateness: Ensure that all games, scenes, and themes are suitable for the 10-12 age group.
Inclusivity: Make sure every child feels included and has an equal opportunity to participate.
Adaptability: Be ready to change the lesson plan based on the energy and mood of the class.
We allow that every group of children is different, and the key is to maintain an atmosphere of fun and learning, allowing the children to explore their creativity without fear of judgment.