5 Things to Help You Get Ready for Your First Improv Class

September 18 will kick off our Fall season of improv

education, with our Level 1: Introduction to Improv

classes.


Here are some helpful tips via CSz Las Vegas, and a few

CSz team members from around the U.S., to help set you

up for success as you jump in. Big thank you to Courtney

Pong, manager of CSz Boston, for compiling these tips together.


1. WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES.

"Wear clothes/shoes you feel comfortable moving around

in" - Ria Torricelli, CSz NYC & Elizabeth Guerra, CSz

Boston.

We don't have any America Ninja Warrior exercises

planned, but just being in clothes you feel most

comfortable in will help keep you focused on enjoying the

experience.

If you're coming straight from work, our theater has

multiple bathrooms to change in.


2. CONSIDER A NOTEBOOK + PEN

If you think of something you want to reflect on later,

jotting it down in a notebook will help. We advise pen and

paper - instead of a phone/tablet - to help minimize

possible distraction from the beeps and boops. Plus

nothing beats pen and paper (except scissors).


3. BRING WATER / A REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE

You'll be talking and moving in class, so water is

suggested. We have a drinking fountain to refill a water

bottle.

"Stay in the moment. Stay hydrated. My Aunt Paula told

me this but it’s some of the greatest advice I’ve ever

received." — Ellyn Broderick & Aunt Paula, Cincinnati, OH


4. BE EARLY.

The first day of anything can already come with its own set

of nerves. To avoid being rattled, "plan on getting there 15

minutes early." - Christin Rills, CSz Boston

Can't get there 15 minutes early?

"Be five minutes early to class. Socialize in those five

minutes and not during the first five minutes of class." Chip

Aucoin, CSz Chicago.


5. KNOW WE'RE GLAD YOU'RE HERE.

"Don't worry about impressing anyone. You signed up and

showed up. That in itself is impressive enough," - Murphy

Felton, CSz San Jose


"It's supposed to feel weird and imperfect. You're doing

enough by being present." Sean Sullivan, CSz Chicago

"Focus on the fun rather than the funny." Curt Q. Hendley,

CSz Austin


That's it! We'll take care of the rest. See you for the first

day of class, Tuesday, September 18th, @ 7:00p or

Wednesday, September 19th, @ noon.

Got any questions?
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