Learning improv is something all people should do. From kids first starting out in youth theater classes to adults participating in corporate training, the skills that you can gain from improv activities can help you in many facets of your life. If you want to give yourself, or your child, an edge, consider some of these benefits that improv can provide.
Impromptu Improv Activities Can Boost Your Confidence
Confidence is a great benefit from learning improv. You learn how to carry yourself, react in the moment, and gain the camaraderie that comes with everyone doing the same activity. Improv requires you to completely trust the other actors in the scene with you. You all have to work together as a team to successfully entertain your audience. While you may challenge each other, you’re always working together, not against each other.
Making New Friends
Friendship also comes along with fun improv activities. Whether you’re doing team building activities in NYC or taking acting classes on the other side of the world, being surrounded by people enjoying the same activities as you are creating instant friendships. These friendships and the memories created from improv can serve as a source of inspiration for years to come.
Faster reaction time also comes naturally when you learn the skill of improv. You need to be able to react to what those around you are doing, so you gain the competitive edge of fast thinking while also having fun! This can be invaluable during debates or when being asked questions during interviews. By being able to think quickly on your feet, you will come across as more prepared and more knowledgeable than others.
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