Workshops & courses in Improvisation...
The 'Intro to Impro' weekend
Relax as two of the SPROUT IDEAS team guide you through the essentials of improvisation. This course covers everything you ever wanted to know about how to improvise. The perfect place for complete beginners to start - indeed, we recommend anyone new to SPROUT IDEAS begins here.
Who is this course aimed at?
Tell me about the course
Complete beginners - interested in acting or performing or wishing to improve their communication skills and confidence.
Actors & performers new to impro.
Improvisers who wish to refresh their existing skills
Even if you have some prior experience of impro, we usually recommend you start your journey here since everything we cover in subsequent courses is based on the core principles we introduce here.
In fact, this course is suitable for anyone who wants to try something new and have a fun weekend!
You'll learn all the rules that 'make impro work' and engage in exercises to develop the skills core to successful improvisation.
How to be more spontaneous
How to release your creativity (or how you block it!)
Being 'in the moment'
Improve your active listening
Teamwork (impro is not a solo activity) - create stories and ideas collectively
You'll learn that failure does not exist - only more or less successful ways of doing things.
Our 'Intro to Impro' course is 100% practical - the only way to learn it is to do it. So, you'll be on your feet 'doing' nearly all the time - in pairs and in small groups.
No previous experience of impro, acting or any kind of performance is required for this course. It is based on the work of Viola Spolin and Keith Johnstone and our own understanding from years in the field of improvisation.
A key misconception that many people have about impro is that you have to 'be funny' to do it. You don't...but you will have lots of fun.
Who are our teachers?
There will be TWO tutors - both regular performers and both experienced teachers who are used to teaching everyone from students at drama school, to trainee GPs and computer programmers. They are experts in providing a safe and relaxed atmosphere in which to learn, experiment and have fun.
The group size is limited to 16 people so there is always someone to help if needed.
Are you the sort of person to try Impro?
Here are some of the occupations of the students we have...
Schedule & Operations Executives,
Film producers and Marketers,
Holistic Massage Therapists,
Booking a place
To book a place, please email us on email@example.com or call us on 020 8923 2545. The course costs £100.00 (£75.00 concs) for both days and we accept payment by cheque, bank transfer or secure online payment using credit or debit card.
Full details on how to pay will be sent to you when you book your place.
Our Intro to Impro course is often repeated - if you have done the course before and wish to do it again you pay only the concessionary price of £75.00.
SPROUT IDEAS has a policy of being as inclusive as possible, but we regret that this course is not suitable for anyone with significant learning difficulties or visual impairment. If you have a disability, please tell us in advance and we'll let you know if there are any aspects of the course that you may find it difficult to participate in.
In addition, sadly courses held at 55 East Road are on the third floor and only accessible by stairs.