NEW ORLEANS – Want to get that sweet and hilarious introvert out of their shell? Want to focus your little extroverts energy to better communicate with others? Spend a fun week with us, Funny Bones Improv, improving your child’s creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication skills.
Funny Bones Improv is happy to announce a week long intensive session for children ages 8-13. Classes start Monday July 11th and will be taught by Funny Bones Improv Player, Josh Toups. We are excited to hold these sessions at the beautiful Hotel Indigo located in the heart of the Garden District at Hotel Indigo – 2203 St Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130. There is a limit to 12 students for this session and a fee of $225.00 per student.
Study the fundamentals of improvisation with us. Your child will learn the four ‘c’s of improv: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. All of which has the added bonus of teaching patience, instilling self-confidence and respect for other performers. This non-judgmental process spills over into everyday life and we bet your entire family will soon be saying, “Yes…and?”
Is your child already involved with theater? Join us and the games we teach will help your child work well with an ensemble, gain experience with character work and has the potential to put them ahead of the game when it comes to casting.
Deana Criess, director of ImprovBoston’s National Touring Company said it best on KQED last year, “Improv enthusiasts rave about its educational value. Not only does it hone communication and public speaking skills, it also stimulates fast thinking and engagement with ideas. On a deeper level, improv chips away at mental barriers that block creative thinking — that internal editor who crosses out every word before it appears on a page — and rewards spontaneous, intuitive responses. Because improv depends on the group providing categorical support for every answer, participants also grow in confidence and feel more connected to others.” (Click here to hear the entire interview – it’s a good one!)
I bet you are wondering what X-Area means, right? Well, the first book that gave specific techniques for learning to do and teach improvisational theater was written by Viola Spolin and there she recalls how she often used the word intuition to explain improvisation. But with time, she decided that word was overused and that is no longer explained the free area your brain goes when improvising…so she coined the term X-area.
- Classes: April 11 – 15, from 4:00 – 5:30
- See your kids perform – April 16th – 2PM
- Hotel Indigo – 2203 St Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70130
- Fee: $225
- Class limit to 12 Children