Since 2009, Santa Fe Improv has been teaching improv to actors and writers, artists and scientists, students, therapists, lawyers, teachers, retirees, entrepreneurs, and more.
Our program is ideal for anyone interested in challenging themselves with something new, personally satisfying, and fun.
Our goal is not to help you be funny. We’re much more interested in your desire to be present in the moment, to be truthful and courageous, to support your team through careful listening, and to play! The scenarios that emerge from improv are, just like life, almost always comedic. Give an adult the opportunity to leave worries behind for a few hours, and the heart and mind go to a place of joyful irreverence! But more . . .
Our students develop confidence, creativity, communication skills, and teamwork. Great for personal growth, it’s also highly useful in professional settings where responding spontaneously and creatively to issues at hand are important. (And we can’t actually think of a professional setting where that isn’t the case!)
We teach improv comedy to people from ALL walks of life
Our ongoing improv classes are our “Weekly Practice.” Like yoga, meditation, painting or learning any activity that takes commitment, improv is a practice that deepens over time. Weekly Practice requires Introduction To Improv and/or permission from the Director.
Santa Fe Improv is a school, but who doesn’t want to challenge themselves by getting on stage! Every show is different, unscripted and unrehearsed, as our courageous improv teams build worlds from words given to them by the audience. Our performers are all advanced students and teachers at Santa Improv, adept at story-telling and finding the funny in the truth!
Summer INTRO CLASSES Now Scheduled!
You might be wondering if you need to be funny or brilliant to do improv – you don’t. All you need is the desire for fun, challenge, and maybe even change. In our introductory class, you'll explore the fun of learning improv exercises, being present in the moment, working as a team, and laughing together.
Why improv? It’s fun! It’s creative! And it doesn’t require any natural tendency towards being a comedian, just the urge to try something new!
On top of that, recent studies show that improv not only gives teens a place to come together and have fun, but to develop their listening skills, communication, and presence of mind. Both emotionally and intellectually satisfying, improv provides the opportunity for a level of awareness frequently illusive in the irresistible world of electronics. The benefits for the teen looking to have satisfying and honest relationships based on truthful communication are evident. And to learn to connect and respond spontaneously—to other people and situations—in an atmosphere of fun and creativity is always a good thing!