' Tara Donovan - Animator: Improv Class, Part 2: Level up!

Improv Class, Part 2: Level up!

September 12, 2011

What good luck! I just found out about improv classes at the nearby Black Swan Tavern. I got up some gumption, got my sister-in-law to come along, and showed up.

This class was a huge success, largely due to the talented host, Ralph MacLeod. It's one thing to lead people with assorted levels of experience through improv exercises. It's quite another to help us understand the deeper purpose of what we were doing. I've never had that explained to me, and it made so much sense.

I have so much to learn -- for my animation performances, and also for just general enlightenment. Improv is great for learning so many real world skills: to think on your feet, to not worry about making mistakes, to believe you are part of a supportive and encouraging group that all wants to learn together. I will definitely try this class again.

Open improv classes Saturdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm, $5
2nd floor, 154 Danforth, Toronto, M4K 1N1, 416-903-5388,
Black Swan Improv Comedy Classes