Improvisation is about more than being funny. It involves active listening, confidence, creative thinking, flexibility and working as a team. Our staff has years of experience in both the entertainment and corporate worlds, and our corporate curriculum allows us to build a workshop that will give your employees the tools to expand their creative potential while solidifying teamwork within your organization. Our interactive classes will make an impact where other presentations have failed. The experience is challenging, eye opening, exciting and fun.
No joke, improvisation is about more than being funny. The skills our actors need to be successful are the same skills business people need to be successful. You need to be able to listen, think on your feet, create and innovate quickly, communicate powerfully, and work well in a team when the pressure is on.
These “soft skills” turn out to be pretty important, in business and life. The good news is we teach them, with fun instructor-led courses that make learning fun. We offer standardized courses and custom program design, depending on your needs. And we thrive in a variety of settings, from embedded corporate university programs, to sales conferences, to team or departmental gatherings.
Let’s start with the basics: “What is an improv team building workshop?”
Over the course of 90 – 120 minutes, our instructors will teach your group basic improv comedy skills and team building techniques. (If you’re totally out of the loop, improv comedy is what you see on “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) It’s a lot of fun — and it also helps the group figure out new ways to communicate and work together collaboratively. The principles of improv can be applied to a number of everyday business and organizational challenges. Learning them can foster creativity, leadership, teamwork and respect. Improv can …
– demonstrate the power of teamwork and collaboration – promote trust among colleagues – improve communication and presentation skills – teach “in-the-moment” thinking and build creative muscles
We have teachers available to work with groups of all sizes. Workshops can be held at The Comedy Spot, or the teachers can come to you. This is the kind of event that will have the office talking for weeks — contact us and tell us about your group and get a price quote.
Some things said about the IMPROV CLASSES taught by Sean:
“If there’s a more talented or eclectic teacher of performing arts in AZ, I’ve never met him. Sean Dillingham does it all, acting, stand-up, and improv. Sean is a man on a mission. His classes have no downside. He’ll improve every facet of your performance. I swear Sean could teach a brick to walk. Yes, he’s that good. Drop in for one class, just one. You’ll thank me.”
– Billy O. (Stand-up comedian)
“Sean is an amazing instructor! He is by far the funniest Improv comedian I’ve ever seen and a very talented actor. It’s obvious that he genuinely loves teaching Improv and somehow, lucky for us, he is able to see our potential even if we don’t see it in ourselves!”
– Jenny L.(Actress)
“As far as I’m concerned there’s not a better Improv instructor than Sean Dillingham. Since taking the classes I have become a better comedian, and actor. I use the skills I’ve learned at every single audition and performance I’m in. I would recommend the class to anyone in performing arts – it’s a must! I have learned how not to just be a character, but to become the character. I am truly living in the moment which is refreshing.”
– Laura W. (Actress/Improv/Stand-up)
“Sean really understands improv and we learn in a fun and supportive environment. This improv class isn’t just for actors and stand-up comedians. Everyone can expand their confidence and improve their communication skills by coming to this class and learning improv skills from Sean!”
– Judy M. (Actress)
“I’ve wanted to send a little note/compliment to you for some time, but haven’t until now because it’s not easy to find the words to express how much I appreciate you. The encouragement, guidance and kindness that you show to all, no matter ones skill level is commendable. Thank you for making me feel welcome and giving me the confidence to believe that I have the potential to grow and get better. You’re the best!”
– Elizabeth G. (Improv)
“Sean has been an outstanding coach / instructor / director and has helped me grow tremendously!Sean somehow draws the funny out of people and everyone laughs and has an awesome time!”
– John F. (Improv)
“Sean has a keen eye and ear for improv. He will tell you exactly what your weaknesses are on stage in order to improve your overall performance and audience engagement in a constructive manner. This instruction has improved not only my Improv and Acting, but also in situations where I am talking in front of a group of people. The structure of the class is inclusive, welcoming, and supportive.”