Many years ago, in my youth, I had the interest in performing, but I wasn’t very comfortable on stage. My parents wanted to support me in my interest in performing, so they enrolled me in an acting class. It was in this class that I was first introduced to improvisation, commonly known as “improv”, and developed the confidence to stand and perform in front of an audience.
My acting instructor has long retired, but I was recently introduced to a local school that teaches improv to kids. National Comedy Theatre (NCT), the same organization that performs live family-friendly improv shows, conducts improv camps, classes, and workshops for kids and teens.
The classes, camps, and workshops through NCT are held in their studio location in the Liberty Station area of San Diego, an area which has become the hub of instruction of the arts for youth in San Diego. Improv classes are currently held from 10am-11:30am Saturday mornings for kids age 8-12 & for teens age 13-17 on Saturday afternoons from 12:30pm-2pm. They also offer camps and workshops throughout the year. A new session is starting soon! Click HERE for more details about youth improv opportunities in San Diego through NCT.