Improvisation Essentials

For adults 18+

Level: Beginner

Explore practical techniques to encourage spontaneity and unlock your imagination. Develop the fundamental skills to think on your feet and improvise with confidence in the rehearsal room and in performance.

Course components

  • Explore the fundamental principles of improvisation including accepting and extending offers, responding truthfully in the moment and following a spontaneous impulse.
  • Engage in voice and movement training to enhance your performance as an actor.
  • Collaborate with others to build self-confidence.


  • Ability to implement voice and movement techniques to tell a story.
  • Enhanced confidence as an actor to effectively communicate and engage with an audience.
  • Application of improvisation skills when receiving direction and performing under pressure.

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No experience necessary

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Please bring along a pen, notebook or electronic device and a bottle of water to all classes.
$345 Limited inc GST
Improvisation Essentials

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