Eighth Grade Ensemble Improv (exploring long form improv)

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The Laughing Academy (

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Mon,
6:30pm - 8:00pm CDT
Apr 5, 2021 - May 24, 2021
Grades 8th  
The Laughing Academy
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Description

When we work as an ensemble we really begin to understand the nature of collaboration and how to both see the gifts in others and focus on our own contributions to creativity.

As kids head towards their teens, they begin to grapple with ideas about their place in the world.

Kids who are worried about saying or doing “the wrong thing” can sometimes hide their most unique qualities in pursuit of fitting in or being cool. When we focus on how our words are a valuable part of a bigger picture, the focus becomes less self-conscious and the communication flows more freely. Simultaneously, when we accept the uniqueness of others, by looking for their gifts, we create the kind of collaborative society we want to live in.

In our welcoming and nurturing classrooms, THE LAUGHING ACADEMY embraces the basic lesson of improv - which is that there are no wrong answers. In this environment, students are free to embrace their amazing individuality, and build confidence in their own ideas and instincts while still respecting the perspective and contributions of others.

Our middle school level class utilizes traditional short-form improv exercises, but will also challenge these older students by introducing long-form styles, scenework, and a focus on organically finding the truth in each moment and in the characters we create.

In addition to building self-esteem, creativity, teamwork, and listening skills, this class will help students get better at understanding and expressing their feelings, and gain greater empathy for the experiences of others – all while having loads of fun and blowing off steam.

Help your child understand and appreciate all the unique things that make them so awesome, and build the courage to make their own mark on the world!

Each class culminates in a final presentation which we will record to share with families.

Notes

Eighth Grade Ensemble Improv. We meet on Mondays 6:30-8pm and will record a final presentation to share with families. Parking is on the east side of our building, between the Luxilon Furniture and Family Video Stores.

Masks are required for all students and faculty, class size is limited, and we maintain proper social distancing.

Location
The Laughing Academy
3230 Glenview Rd
Glenview, IL 60025

Reviews

Pamela P.

Nov 20, 2020

Loved:

My son has loved Laughing Academy classes for years!

Eighth Grade Ensemble Improv (exploring long form improv)
Location: The Laughing Academy | Instructor: Kim Greene Hiller

Reviews for The Laughing Academy

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Based on 39 provider ratings

Lynette P.

Feb 24, 2021

Loved:

It is fun to get to express myself in different ways. This class puts a smile on my face and I am always in a good mood when I leave.

Middle School Improv: Creative Collaboration
Location: The Laughing Academy | Instructor: Kim Greene Hiller

Lynette P.

Feb 11, 2021

Loved:

My daughter loves going to Laughing Academy every week. It is such a fun way to get work done and be able to interact with other kids in a safe space. Kim provides such a positive atmosphere.

The Laughing Academy Micro School Second Session- 4th grade girls
Location: The Laughing Academy | Instructor: Kim Greene Hiller

Mary K.

Dec 9, 2020

Loved:

They laugh every time they go to your studio

Improvements:

Nothing

The Laughing Academy MICRO SCHOOL - 2nd Grade Tuesdays
Location: The Laughing Academy | Instructor: Kim Greene Hiller

Mary K.

Dec 9, 2020

Loved:

The self esteem and encouragement to use their voice and socialization

Improvements:

Nothing

The Laughing Academy MICRO SCHOOL - 2nd Grade Tuesdays
Location: The Laughing Academy | Instructor: Kim Greene Hiller
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Apr 5, 2021 - May 24, 2021
$185
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