Middle School WEEK 2~ Improv: Creative Collaboration

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The Laughing Academy

Ages

6th - 8th grade

Dates

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Aug 10, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020

Time

12:00pm - 2:30pm CDT

Location

3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025

Instructor

Kim G.

Capacity

9 students


Class Experience

**Class Size Limited to 9 students. Masks Required. We will be teaching children effective communication and understanding of the intentions and non-verbal communication of others while we all interact while wearing masks. The goal is to ready for them to a return to school in which they will interact with masks***

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.

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.

We will record a brief performance on the last day for you to enjoy at home.

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!

Notes

Health and Safety Precautions Include:

We have lowered camp enrollments to a maximum of 9 students.

We will provide students and staff with masks and ensure we keep proper social distancing in all of our activities.

To ensure our facilities and equipment are safe we will regularly be disinfecting during the sessions and in the evenings.

We will play games where there is no contact between players.

Participants will not use/share the same equipment.


Location

The Laughing Academy

3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025