FOR BUSINESSES AND SCHOOLS

“I signed up for the beginner improv class for professional reasons – speaking in public, thinking on my feet, use of humour etc., I can’t tell you how often this workshop comes
in handy! Not only did I see a big improvement in my professional life, but I have never laughed so hard!
I immediately signed up for the next class!”

Candice Foster

“Improv(e) Your Business!”

Arm your front line people with skills that make them more effective in conflict resolution and sales! Perfect for companies who would like to boost morale, increase presentation and team building skills, give their employees a chance to hone their listening skills and learn to think on their feet while having a ton of fun!

 

Schools
 

Past Clients include:

 Guelph Health

 Durham Region Police

 Durham College Board of Directors

 Durham Board of Education

 MPAC

 Expedia

 Community Living

 Durham Health

 Toastmasters

 Durham Region Municipality offices

 Keller Williams Energy

 Township of Scugog

 

Workshops can be tailored to fit your learning criteria. Some examples of past workshops: Toastmasters workshops that focused on enunciation, spontaneity, and physicality. Networking groups like Max International on perfecting the “cold call” and connecting with people faster. Corporate workshops for IMPAC, HLC Mortgage Brokers, and Guelph Health focused on listening skills and dealing with differing personalities.

Listen to some testimonials:

Let us tailor your goals into a fun and challenging day! Contact us for a quote: (647) 899-3342 or info@durhamimprov.com

 

For Schools:

We have been awarded an Ontario Arts Council Grant for Fall 2013!

For teachers interested in having subsidized Improv Classes, contact Stephanie at info@durhamimprov.com / (647) 899-3342

Schools desire more focus on team building, supporting, confidence and imagination building.  Improv is a foundation of acting and yet there is a lack of improv in drama curriculums because it is such a specialized skill. Improv, at a professional level, is highly under-represented in schools. Teachers find this highly entertaining medium to be beneficial to boosting confidence, trusting instincts, role-playing, and character building. Workshops are a great way for the students to get hands on experience with a professional improviser while passing on games and exercises to the teachers.

 

Through the use of improvisational games and exercises, the group will:

  •  Learn to listen and communicate more effectively
  • Learn the “basics” of how to work off the top of your head
  • Perfect the concept of “Yes and…” (building ideas together)
  • Decrease “blocks” and “hedging”
  • Increase awareness: of others, of self, of situations and environment
  • Learn to “get out of your head” and act!
  • Increase creativity and provocative thought

 

(Pricing is based on length of workshop and location. Contact us for a quote)

info@durhamimprov.com

 

New this fall….

Let’s Make a Movie!

For grades 2-8, a half day workshop where students will learn about the techniques of film making (including camera angles and lenses, storyboarding, and special effects!). The whole class will get to participate in some film making and will get to watch themselves on the big screen!

Cost: $200 + HST

Location: At our space in the Harmony Creek Community Centre OR we come to you!

Times: Either morning or afternoon Monday to Friday

The teachers will be given a workbook that contains additional activities for the classroom

Book your school: info@durhamimprov.com or call (647) 899-3342