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Intro to Impro
Students learn how to work spontaneously to create characters and situations, explore ideas and issues, and utilise dramatic elements and structures.
In this fun and dynamic ten week unit, students will explore and develop drama skills including movement, voice, character creation and emotion work. The unit will culminate in a showing of skills learned, in the form of short improvised scenes. Students will not only learn drama skills but also critical 21st century skills such as communication, collaboration, creative thinking and flexibility (all this while having fun!)
Learning Goals
  • To develop drama making and performing skills including voice, movement, improvisation, character creation, playbuilding, storytelling.
  • To develop 21st century skills such as confidence, the ability to work collaboratively, concentration, discipline, problem solving and creativity.
  • Students are able to take on roles and create imagined situations.
  • Students are able to create and develop characters from their own situations and imaginations or from fantasy, literature and film as well as representations of people in everyday life.
  • Students are able to use props, costumes, music, sfx to bring a performance to life.
  • Comfortable clothes and some space to move.
  • Each class will end with a take-away - something to think about, apply or bring back to class.
  • Formative assessment will occur through class activities, discussion and feedback.
  • Cumulative assessment will be in the form of a final showcase of skills learned.
Time commitment
  • A small amount of outside class time may be required for preparation and homework.
Supply List
  • As we explore elements of drama such as symbol and character, participants will be required to find items from home to use as props or to create sounds.
  • Simple items of clothing such as hats and coats to aid in character creation may also be required.
Once a week One-Time Class
50 minutes Class Duration
5 Kids Class Size
Ages 6-15 Age Range
USD 104.65 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

My name is Shannon and I am a qualified Drama and English teacher from Australia. In 2017 my family and I (my husband and two teenage sons), sold everything we owned to travel the world and learn from all that it has to offer. We are currently based in Vietnam and I am teaching English online.
I graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours in Theatre 1994 and since that time have been working as a professional actor, director and teacher. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Secondary) as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have both an Advanced and Professional TESOL Certificate and hold an International English Teaching Licence as well as an Australian teaching license.
In 2004 I started my own Theatre school called TheatreMax, offering drama classes and productions for ages 3 through to adults and my background in Theatre translates into my English teaching style. My teaching focus is very much student led and interest driven with a focus on creativity, storytelling and confidence building. I also homeschool (or worldschool as we are travelling!) my two boys and believe in people following their passions, trying, failing and then trying again.
I have extensive experience working with students with both physical and intellectual disabilities and have worked as a classroom teacher in Australian high school mainstream and support units. Fun fact, in the 90’s I used to travel around Australia dressed up as a purple fluffy creature called Tickle the Doodat for a children’s group called The Hooley Dooleys. I am an accomplished script writer and have been commissioned to create productions for community groups around such issues as pollution and bullying. I have worked with many community and school groups of various ages and nationalities and in various countries to devise performances for cultural and arts festivals.
No matter what class of mine you choose you will develop your creativity and confidence and have fun!
Please note that all my classes require a minimum of three students to run and can be scheduled at a time to suit you. Contact me to arrange a class today!

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Steph on Aug 23 about Intro to Impro

I think the other learners should expect lots of fun and games, with education too. Parents should be happy to know that this is a very creative and impro-ish class that will boost their kids' creativity. Kids who are looking to improve their emotion-acting skills will benefit most. From Summer '10 :D