Online Improvisation Classes
PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE CORRECT DATE FROM THE DROP DOWN BOX WHEN FOLLOWING THE BOOKING LINK AS THERE ARE LOTS OF CHOICES AND NO REFUNDS EXCEPT IN THE CASE OF CLASS CANCELLATION.
In response to the unprecedented situation with the Coronavirus, The Maydays and The Nursery have moved our drop-in classes online through video conferencing tool Zoom.
Improvisation is a fantastic way to connect with people and can help us to keep perspective and balance in these challenging and confusing times, as well as helping with creativity and confidence.
In these classes, we are taking improv exercises, scenes and games online as well as creating new online exercises in our daily research and development sessions.
Check out the ‘Unexpected Delights of Online Improv’ blog from our #improvisersinarms HERE
Online Improvisation Drop-in
Our online drop-in classes are slightly shorter than our normal drop-in classes, but still offer the same combination of pair and group work, challenge and fun. In these classes, you will practise the skills of building, agreement, emotional expression and creativity. You will have an opportunity to connect with people around the world and share community and laughter through improvisation games and scenes.
These classes are energetic and playful, and each one is different, offering an opportunity to play and grow in challenging times.
Who is it for?
Our online drop-ins are open to anyone from experienced players to absolute beginners. The atmosphere is accessible and non-judgemental while still providing the right level of challenge for those who want to push themselves.
When do they take place?
We have classes at a variety of different times to suit different schedules and time zones. The full schedule is below. Please note all times are in BST / GMT+1.
What if I haven’t used Zoom before?
Your teacher will take you through the programme at the start of your class, and will make sure that everybody can use the functions they need.
What if I have never improvised before?
That’s no problem! These drop-ins are open to all levels and improvisers are very friendly people; though our Saturday class at 3.30 pm is specifically catered to beginners and would be a perfect place to start.
What if I lose my connection or freeze?
We should be able to solve most minor technological mishaps, but if the internet is not your friend that day, we can easily move you to another class. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
How much are they?
Our standard two-hour classes are just £10, and our shorter one hour morning classes are just £5. As we are offering free tickets to those who are unable to afford them, we are also offering an option to buy a place for yourself and a place for someone less able to afford it.
PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE CORRECT DATE FROM THE DROP DOWN BOX WHEN FOLLOWING THE BOOKING LINK AS THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.
ONLINE DROP-IN SCHEDULE:
- MONDAYS: 10 am-11 am & 7.30 pm-9.30 pm BST / GMT+1
- TUESDAYS: 5 pm-7 pm & 7.30 pm-9.30 pm BST / GMT+1
- WEDNESDAYS: 10 am-11 am & 7.30 pm-9.30 pm BST / GMT+1
- THURSDAYS: 7.30 pm-9.30 pm & 10 pm-12 am BST / GMT+1
- FRIDAYS: 10 am-11 am, 5 pm-7 pm BST / GMT+1
- SATURDAYS: 1 pm-3 pm & 3.30 pm- 5.30 pm (Perfect for beginners) BST / GMT+1
- SUNDAYS: 1 pm-2 pm BST / GMT+1
We now have ADVANCED drop-ins for Experienced Players:
- Friday evening 7.30-9.30 pm BST / GMT+1
- Saturday morning 10.30 am-12.30 pm BST / GMT+1
- Sunday afternoon 3.30-5.30 pm BST / GMT+1
- Full info and booking link HERE
Who teaches these classes?
All classes are taught by experienced members of The Nursery and The Maydays teaching staff. The schedule changes weekly and the teacher names will be published on Social Media (subject to change.)
How do I join an online class?
An hour before your class starts, you will receive an email to the address you gave when you bought your ticket. Just click the link ten minutes before class starts and Zoom will do the rest.
How many people will be in the class?
Most classes have a limit of 12 participants, but our shorter morning classes have a limit of 20.
- The Nursery cannot refund tickets after purchase.
- The minimum age for these classes is 18.
- Classes start on time and if you are more than 15 minutes late without letting us know, you may not be able to join the class, as you will have missed warmups.