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Act up! Improv and Acting Class for Middle School Actors
Sharpen your listening, reaction, and acting skills through improv games, exercises, and scenes. In this class, we'll explore the five basic rules of improvisation and learn how improv skills can also help in real life situations.
Ms. Annette (she/her)
121 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 5 learners
There are no upcoming classes.
year old learners
learners per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 5 weeks
45 minutes per class
There are no open spots for this class.
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Over the course of five lessons, we will explore the five guidelines of improvisation, adding a new one each day of camp: *Accept the offer/ Say "Yes, and..." *Make choices/ Endow the scene with more information *Be active in your choices *Make your partner look good *Don't force the moment-- relax and have fun! Through guided discussion, group and individual acting exercises, improvised scenes, YouTube clips (see resources) and a series of scenes and games, actors will be encouraged to take...
Often, young actors are intimidated by the risk-taking of improvisation, but the observation and listening skills learned through improvisation help learners become stronger actors. They're helpful in real life situations as well! The goal of this class is that actors will listen to and communicate with one another, and will say "Yes, and..." to the other actors sharing their stage.
Annette has been teaching theater and creative dramatics for over 25 years, and specializes in working with children and teens. She has worked as a theater teaching artist with several non-profit organizations and also works as a drama coach and musical director.
Reflection questions will be given to students who wish to keep a log.
A notebook or binder for learners who wish to keep a journal
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
We will be watching clips from the classic improv show "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?"
Ms. Annette (she/her)
Teaching Artist, Bookworm, Singer, and Dreamer
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
121 total reviews
154 completed classes
Hello there! My name is Annette, and I am so excited to be part of the Outschool learning community! I have been teaching for over 25 years, and have a teaching certification for preschool through high school music. While pursuing my Bachelor of...