Summer Fun Week 4: Emotions in Motion (Grades 3-5 in the fall)


The Laughing Academy


3rd - 5th grade


Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 6, 2021

5 classes

9:00am - 1:00pm CDT


3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025


16 students

Class Experience

(for those who be grades 3-5 in the fall)

“Show me, don’t just tell me,” is a common principal of improv. As we act out our emotions, the audience is moved along with us, we come to better understand our own emotions and develop more empathy as we come to understand what motivates others. Our focus will be on finding and understanding emotions through a variety of improv games that are sure to get kids laughing as they learn.

Classes for this age group focus on group improv and team-building games, fostering a fun and exciting atmosphere where everyone gets to participate while they learn to work co-operatively and develop the self-confidence to express their creative intuition.

Our performance games for children are age-appropriate versions of the short form improv exercises developed by Viola Spolin, and best known through work by The Second City. Skills developed through short form improv exercises at this age include: empathy – the ability to see another person’s point of view and appreciate their feelings, justification – the ability to extemporaneously express and explain a point of view, and storytelling - the basis of the skills needed for literary analysis.

Each session culminates in an in-class demonstration on the last hour of the last day, and we will seek an appropriate way to share it with parents, whether via Zoom, recording or outdoors.

Give your child an unforgettable experience while building life skills and having a laugh!


All camps and classes are masked and socially distanced. We have been running learning pods and classes over the last several months and are practiced at maintaining safety during this unusual time.


The Laughing Academy

3230 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025