Improv Level One: Communicate. Collaborate. Play.

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Improv Level One: Communicate. Collaborate. Play.


Class cost: $180   Min students: 7   Max students: 14

Class Dates: Wednesdays, April 5-May 24 (8 weeks) 

Time: 6:30 to 8:30

Location: Whitmire Activity Center, ​​310 Lily Pond Dr, Hendersonville, NC 28739

The last class will include a showcase of student’s work which will be open to the public

Must be 18+ to attend

*The last day to receive a full refund is March 5, 2023.  After March 5, 2023, no refund will be issued. 


*More than 2 missed classes will result in automatic withdrawal, with no credit issued.  

Class Description:

Emily's teaching motto is "growth only happens when you are willing to step outside your comfort zone." In this class, we are working at getting comfortable onstage and stepping into bravery while having fun doing it. We will be learning to have compassion for ourselves and our classmates as performers as we learn the fundamentals of improvisation and develop support and spontaneity. Together, we will learn the importance of “yes and-ing,” heightening the absurdity, and raising the stakes. We will also cover the differences between short form and long form improv. This is a short form class. (Think: “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) 


About the Teacher

Emily Swindal lived in New York City for 8 years as an actor and improv comedian and relocated to Hendersonville during the pandemic. Emily has studied and performed improv and sketch comedy writing at NYC’s Magnet Theater and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre NY. Emily has performed with an assortment of improv teams. Some of her past instructors include Elana Fishbein, Peter McNerney, Ross Taylor, Michael Lutton, and Nicole Drespel. She has a BFA in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah Conservatory. Emily can’t wait to meet you.