I originally signed up for Jester’Z beginning improv class almost 2 years ago. It for realZ changed my life and in so many wayZ made me a better person. People say I’m funny so I figured for sure I’ll be good at improv. I mean that’s what people would say to me, so why not?
Well what I learned in the first 10 minutes was…IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BEING FUNNY! Say what?!?!?!?!?!
Improv is about thinking fast, fully listening, trust, staying present, relationships, and so much more… If you work in sales, as I do, beginning improv should be a pre-requisite for your company’s orientation in my opinion. Really if you’re a human being, beginning improv should be a pre-requisite for, I dunno….puberty? LOL… I think about the incredible advantage all the teens who take the teen beginning improv class get from learning such valuable skills at such a critical growing stage in their lives. Oh how different life might be had I learned this stuff then….excuse me… I digress… 🙂
Bottom line…I often feel like I want to drag people to the class and then say…”See I told you so”, but I am a firm believer that people have to decide to do things on their own. Now this goes way against my desire to want to control things, shocking I know that I can admit this, but at the end of the day where else can you go to grow as an individual and have an absolute blast and make amazing friends? (If you have an answer that is anything besides Jester’Z….please skip it…you get where I am going with this right?)
So, I’m curious….to anyone who has taken an improv class before, especially at Jester’Z….what made you decide to do it and what was your experience like? Please comment below and I will end this with a picture of my beginning improv class from 2 years ago…since ‘they’ say a picture is worth a thousand words…whoever ‘they’ are anyways… 🙂