Improv comedy isn't just about making audiences laugh. It's also a great way for performers to sharpen their wits and reaction time, as well as to overcome public-speaking anxiety. That's why the instructors at Endgames Improv offer so many classes and workshops, helping novices improve everything from group dynamics to scene work to sketch writing. But Endgames Improv's bread and butter is really its jam-packed schedule of comedy shows. Read on to learn about a few of them:
"SF Tonight": During this weekly show, comedians skewer San Francisco's local news stories, using real headlines as their inspiration.
"#ThrowbackThursday": Audience members submit their old photos to Chivalry Club, a long-form improv team, who uses those sometimes-embarrassing pics as the basis for their weekly show.
"Inside Baseball": This variety show is kind of like a comedy smorgasbord, combining the best of local sketch, standup, and improv into one must-see event.
At City Dance Studios, classes are tailored for students with various levels of experience to ensure everyone can enjoy the art of self-expression through movement. Lessons introduce students to
a diverse array of dance styles ranging from classical ballet and jazz, to contemporary hip hop and exotic Bollywood, and West African. Each of the five spacious studios (they range from 900 to 2,400 square feet) are equipped with sprung hardwood or Marley floors and are surrounded by mirrors, so budding dancers can keep an eye on their form and keep pet parakeets occupied until the class has ended.
At Stepz, professional Bollywood dance instructors imbue students of all ages with dance moves inspired by Eastern India. They foster an environment of support and encouragement as dancers soak up fundamental foot positions and learn to express themselves through fluid movements and flowing hand gestures. Students looking to shed excess pounds can speed up routines in one-hour aerobics classes, which lead groups though rigorous dance routines specifically designed to tone muscle.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
I have that rare combination of extensive on-screen experience and acting fundamentals. From primetime shows, day-time drama to features. Often acting coaches are by-products of theory without the understanding of what the actor faces each and every time they walk onto a stage, set or audition room.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
Every actor will be given a copy of their scene in advance. As well, once scenes are determined 'camera-ready' they will receive a copy of that scene in order to watch and learn from privately. Actors are only expected to provide small props and details laid out by the circumstance of the scene.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
After teaching undergrads at university and then privately for a successful studio, I have been evolving my vision with over 20 years of professional experience. My main preoccupation in life is translating observations and experiences into a process for actors. My studio is an expression of that.
What do you love most about your job?
That regardless of age or experience each and every person brings a valuable lesson to every class. Everyone's approach to acting is completely unique since it always comes from them. When I start to interact with that process I always learn something new about them, myself and how we learn.
Whether you're an experienced dancer or just an amateur twinkle toes, check out Dance With Sherry Studio in San Rafael.
At Dance With Sherry Studio, dancers of all levels can experiment with movement and hone their skills through one of many heart-pumping classes.
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