Group Dynamics for Improv
$50.00 – $150.00
This class is all about group dynamics. You will learn to navigate scenes with multiple characters, work on developing the groupmind with your ensemble, and find how your unique comedic voice can best serve your team. This class will help you learn to make support moves, analyze game mechanics, and use elements like movement, composition and music to add depth to scenes.
Sundays, 3 to 5 pm, June 7 to 28 (with Dani Alon)
Prerequisites: Longform 101 or equivalent longform experience.
Variable Pricing: The regular course price is $100 (+HST). We are also offering spots at the reduced price of $50 (+HST) for students with financial need, as well a donor’s price at $150 (+HST), for those with the means to donate extra to support the Embassy. There is also a free spot for recipients of our Inclusion Scholarship (the deadline to apply is Monday, May 25 at 11:59pm — recipients will be notified by the end of the week).
This course will be run online using Zoom. We recommend downloading the program in advance: https://zoom.us/download
1. You will need a laptop or desktop with reliable internet connection, and we recommend using headphones or earbuds.
2. If you’ve never used the software before, please have it downloaded in advance — we suggest trying it out with friends before the beginning of the course and/or logging onto the session at least 15 minutes early to work out any tech issues.
Dani Alon is the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Improv Embassy. She began improvising in 2009 in Toronto, where she performed weekly with the Impatient Theatre Co. from 2010 to 2012. She is a graduate of the Second City Conservatory and has studied at iO Chicago and UCB NY. She is currently a member of Ottawa sketch troupe Shit Hot Shit Show. Dani has also been doing stand-up since 2017 and is the creator and co-producer of The Fembassy, a comedy show for women and non-binary performers. Outside of the Embassy, she has taught and performed in Bristol, UK (Bristol Improv Theatre) and Sarasota, FL (Florida Studio Theatre) with “Mom & Dad” duo partner and Embassy co-founder Chris Hannay. The pair have also performed at the Big City Improv Festival in Toronto and Mprov in Montreal. Dani also works as an animator and designer (she made our logo!).