Total Improv Kids is a one of a kind school that uses the art of theatrical improvisation to offer kids a fun and exciting means of tapping into right brain thinking and expanding their imaginations. Total Improv Kids also nurtures important life skills within a healthy, supportive group environment. It is a great means for students to explore who they are, allowing them to find the greatest potential in themselves and each other.
Skills students learn include:
• Self-Confidence • Cooperation • Nurturing • Focus • Listening • Memory Recall • Communication • Connection • Intuition • Problem Solving • Spontaneity • Support of Others • Occupational Preparedness • Relaxation • Good Judgment • Personal Validation • Trust
We are the only school of improvisation that does not focus specifically on a career in the entertainment business, but on life skills the students can draw from no matter where their futures take them. Total Improv Kids classes are run by founder and improv mentor Linda Fulton as well as teachers from the Total Improv Kids staff fully trained in The Fulton Method. Occasionally, the studio will host guest teachers, including improv professionals from Second City and other schools.
Class size: 12-14 students
Age range: 8-18
Class times: Saturdays 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturdays 1 - 3 p.m.
*Students take one class per week.
*New classes start at different times.
Prices: $25 per class or $100 for the month
If the month has a fifth week, students get it FREE with the purchase of a month’s worth of classes.
Special Online Discount: If you mention the website and sign up for three months of class, you get one month of classes FREE!
Also, since Total Improv Kids is a California 501c3 registered nonprofit, there are other opportunities for price breaks for economically challenged families. Please contact Total Improv Kids for more information.
HOW CLASSES WORK
I work with students of all ages and experience levels and get them working together. Classes typically run two to three hours long and while I manage the class, I offer students the space and opportunity to lead themselves whenever possible, giving them a sense of control over their learning. Students do everything from simple warm up games through activities specifically designed to teach lessons through scene work and more complex exercises. I make sure EVERY student is involved and participating, getting them comfortable with the work and each other. I teach from a vast catalogue of hundreds of classic and original improv games, all with my own spin, specifically designed to help students grow in specific aspects of their development. Every single class is different and can be tailored to any students’ needs!
THE FULTON METHOD
I teach kids using The Fulton Method, which is a unique and dynamic approach to classic improvisation meant to supplement traditional learning methods. As a major proponent of Social Emotional Learning (SEL), I help students learn through experience and prefer to give them control of their own learning and development in a structured and guided classroom setting. The idea is to help them work together to teach themselves, to learn empathy, and how to cooperate and collaborate…in an extremely fun and exciting environment. The Fulton Method is a mature yet supportive approach to growth and education, using improv as a tool to help young students on any learning level identify their strengths, develop their personalities as well as their minds, adapt necessary life skills that will help them build a future and most important, grow the confidence they need to succeed in any endeavor.