Beginners Improv Class Seattle, WA @ Seattle Improv Classes

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GIVE ME 8 evenings AND...
I'LL teach you to think on your feet with confidence!

Feel comfortable, confident and creative thinking on your feet...
Even with complete strangers!
(I guarantee it, even if you are a nervous beginner.)

"Gain skills and strategies for communicating under pressure, such as during: 
job interviews, dating and public speaking!"

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who never thought they could, listen up!

From: Chad Elliot

So, you want to break out of your shell, become more outgoing, learn to think on your feet -- and you've always thought you couldn't. You've come to the right place, read on!

Let me make this clear: being good at improvising (on stage and off) is not about talent or luck or DNA.

Nope!

You have to do three things to become a great improviser:

  1. Be willing to let go of your old, outdated ideas about what you're capable of accomplishing.
  2. Learn the secrets and skills of wonderful improvisers.
  3. Practice those skills until you can do them easily.

George Franco - Emmy Nominated TV Reporter - Atlanta, GA*

"There are nothing but good things I can say about this wonderful teacher."

*George did eight hours of one-on-one improv coaching with Chad over the phone.

Renee Larkin - Data Specialist - Everett, WA

"A great way to develop yourself personally. I would recommend it to just about anybody."


Do the drills!
Get the skills!

That's all most things in life boil down to -- you get what you practice!

Why?

If you practice sitting on the sidelines, telling yourself you can't do it, criticizing yourself for every mistake... then you're building those as habits. But, you don't have to do that.

If you challenge your ideas about yourself, learn new skills and practice them, push your comfort zone and find out what you are capable of doing... You'll discover you have much more potential than you thought.

The key is that you have to learn what skills are important, and practice those skills in a step-by-step fashion.

Then, the rewards pay off for the rest of your life.

Why can improv change your life? You may find yourself applying your new improv skills to ace job interviews, get a promotion, talk to an attractive stranger or just have more fun with friends. What would your life be like if you could relax and have fun in any social situation?

Think on your feet in any situation...

Become a more effective communicator...

Connect with people more easily...

Pam Forquera - Speech Pathologist - Issaquah, WA

"If you just want to do something fun, it's only positive. There are no negatives - there's nothing embarrassing about it."

Maria Stoica - Software Engineer II, Microsoft - Redmond, WA

Improv review

"I've been working on a novel for six years. But a year ago I developed writer's block, and progress on my novel stopped dead in its tracks. My creativity was dried up. Then I signed up for your classes. After the first class, my creative juices got flowing. For the first time in a year, I could start to write again. Ever since then, I've been writing more of my novel every week."


What you gain from improv training:
Courage...
Creativity...
Confidence...
Communication...

“Being in a room full of strangers who were all very friendly and supportive really helped me to come out of my shell and be creative. I also had a lot of fun and met awesome people!”

Wen Xiao
Seattle, WA                 

Most people don't learn improv to become actors. They do it because it's a fun, exciting way to gain skills that make their lives better! Improv helps you:

  • Think quickly, especially under pressure...
  • Unleash your creativity so you are never at a loss for new ideas...
  • Turn negativity and self-doubt into enjoyment and bull-dog determination...
  • Develop effective people skills to become more successful in your business and personal life...
  • Release limiting beliefs about what you can accomplish and who you are...
  • Feel confident enough to enjoy public speaking...
  • Prove you can do it despite all your previous doubts...
  • Re-discover the playfulness and joy you had as a small child...
  • And, much more...

How is that possible?

Because for decades, the techniques of improv have allowed millions of people, of all ages and backgrounds, to walk onto a bare stage and make up an entertaining scene. Without a script. Often in partnership with people they've never met. And, in front of a live audience.

That's a helluva tough challenge! You need amazing techniques and communication skills to pull that off. And, those skills need to be simple and easy enough for anyone to learn. Quickly.

WHAT ALL GOOD IMPROV TRAINING SHOULD INCLUDE:

  • A clear, simple, step-by-step approach. Many teachers just throw a bunch of random improv games together and call it a class. I even heard a teacher with 30 years of experience say, "This game is fun, but I have no idea what it teaches." I call that shoddy teaching. Any good teacher should have a clear blueprint for how to take their students step-by-step to their goals.
  • The teacher should adapt to the abilities and learning styles of the students. Just because someone is talented does not mean they are a good teacher. It's sad how often people form negative ideas about themselves -- when they just had a bad teacher. A good teacher adapts to the needs and learning styles of each person.
  • They should explain how to apply what you're learning to your life. Many classes don't do this at all. I've seen a teacher explain a concept and immediately do the opposite of it. Part of the joy of improv is using the skills all over your life. That can be tricky and a good teacher should be doing it and teaching you how to yourself.
  • The teacher should create a warm and supportive environment for learning. Many people use improv as a powerful tool for overcoming fears and insecurities. It's how you can break out of your comfort zone. That's why it's vital the class be an environment where you feel safe and protected. 

What are the skills you need to learn?

Okay, so now: what the heck are the skills you need?

  • Ways to overcome stage fright and feel confident in front of others. 
  • How to project self-assurance and make a positive first impression.
  • Strategies to connect with others and quickly create a cohesive team. (Whether with 2 people or 20.)
  • A step-by-step formula to improvise an entire speech from scratch. (On any topic, with zero prep time, even if you're scared.)
  • Insider secrets of the world's best storytellers.
  • A simple trick to communicate so fluidly it looks like you're reading another person's mind.
  • How to encourage and support others' ideas so they're excited to work with you.
  • Ways to come alive so you look vibrant and exciting. (Use your gestures, eye contact, and voice for maximum impact.) 
  • How to keep people on the edge of their seats with anticipation.
  • Techniques to let your ideas flow freely -- even with the pressure of everyone watching you.
  • How to handle it when your mind goes blank and what to do next.
  • A few simple tricks that help you get out of your head, stay in the moment, and you connect with your audience.
  • How to keep going when someone blocks your ideas.
  • How to be interesting... even when nothing is happening.
  • The mistakes that bore an audience to tears and are so easily avoided.
  • Unexpected twists that delight your audience and even surprise you.

Now, you may be wondering...

How long does it take to learn all that???

Excellent question!

​The answer is that anything worthwhile in life takes some time and effort. If you're not willing to accept that, you'll miss out on a lot in life. 

You can't expect to end up on Saturday Night Live after one improv class. Even an amazing one. But, you can expect to become much more comfortable thinking on your feet. You can expect to have a lot of fun. And, you can expect you'll use these skills in many situations to improve your life.

Learning all this can be made faster through good teaching. And good teaching is rare. It's common for people to take classes again and again and never gain all these skills. That's because of 3 reasons:

  • Many of the ideas are not explained, are poorly taught, or are ignored entirely.
  • Students aren't given enough hands-on practice with what they learn.
  • The class lacks a system, so it never comes together into a complete method you can use in the real-world.

I've created a training that's an opportunity to speed up your learning...


Announcing, the: 
Think-On-Your-Feet Mastery
Improv Funshop!

The complete, step-by-step, Improv success system.

You'll be guided through a complete system that will gives you the knowledge and skills to be successful improvising -- even if you have no experience.


  1. You'll Learn the Skills of the World's Best Improvisers: I'll guide you step-by-step through the mindset and tools that many of the top actors in the world have used to be successful.
  2. You'll Get Personalized Feedback: This is not a one size fits all. I'll adapt the class on a moment-to-moment basis to maximize how much you can learn.
  3. You'll Get Plenty of Examples of How to Apply What Your Learning in Your Daily Life: This WILL be a life-changing experience for you. I'll make sure you have lots of ideas on how to use this to be happier, more confident and more successful.
  4. Plus, You'll Get Special Bonuses You Can't Get Anywhere Else.

Here's what you get!

  • You'll get 8 evening classes full of more learning and laughter than you've experienced in years. Every Tuesday evening from 7:00PM to 9:00PM, starting March 5, 2019.

    Classes are held at the Phinney Center: 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103.
    Dates are: 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, and 4/23.

    We'll start by making sure you're comfortable and quickly get past the initial nervousness most people face. Each class builds on the last one. You'll discover yourself feeling more and more creative each week.

    We'll start with the basic concepts of successful improvisation. We'll learn how to start a scene or story, add to it, make it interesting, and how to finish it. We'll go over common mistakes and how to avoid them. We'll point out places you can use these skills to enjoy more fun and success in your everyday life. You'll surprise yourself with your own courage and natural creativity.
  • You'll get a fun improv-dinner excursion. We'll schedule this on an evening when everyone can make it. (Note: you'll pay for your own meal separately.)

    This is unique to Seattle Improv Classes. It's an opportunity to relax a little and get to know your fellow classmates in a casual setting. We'll practice games that are appropriate to a dinner table. We'll be doing a number of storytelling exercises. and games geared toward verbal agility. It's always incredibly fun, challenging and memorable!

    It's like having an extra, bonus class, only with more opportunity to socialize and make new friends. You'll get to know your classmates better than you would if you just saw them in a class setting. This can encourage building wonderful friendships. 
  • You'll get the opportunity to do the class again for half the regular price. ($149 value)

    We're the only place in Seattle - and perhaps the entire country - to offer this! Many students go through this class series a second time, a third time, and even a fourth time. (An example is Renee, from the testimonial on this page, who did it 3 times.) They join multiple times because they keep having fun, keep meeting great people, and keep getting more out of the experience.

    The skills you're learning in these classes are just that - skills. And the more you practice a skill, the better you get at it. I also go out of my way to make sure repeat students get specific tips and suggestions to learn and grow to new levels. Getting the opportunity to do the class again at half price makes this one of the best deals available anywhere!
  • You'll get a copy of my Amazon.com bestseller, Improv Manifesto: 7 Easy Steps to Confidence, Creativity, and Charisma - Even If You're Shy! 

    We're the only place that will give you an strategy-packed guide to help you learn faster. You'll learn all sorts of details and pointers that will make your learning experience more complete. You can also read this afterward to remind yourself of important concepts and for ideas on what to keep practicing.
  • You'll get a bonus "scene stealer" cheat-sheet. 

    This is a list of 182 ideas to kick-start a scene and drive it forward fast. After a little practice with this list, you'll never have to worry about being lost for ideas. It's a list of fun, unpredictable ways to make scenes take-off in surprising and entertaining ways. 

How much does it cost? Great question!
You get the 8 classes, group dinner, 1/2-off your second series, book, and cheat-sheet for an affordable investment of only $297.

See what our students say about our training:

Think-On-Your-Feet Mastery
Improv Funshop

Starting March 5, 2019, at 7:00PM!

Discover the creativity and confidence hiding behind your old fears!
If you have any questions, you can call 425-270-1989

100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE


You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you don't feel like I delivered exactly what I promised over the eight weeks and that it was worth every cent to you, you are welcome to a complete refund of your money. 



Will some people take advantage of me? Maybe. Generally people are honest. And I want you to feel totally comfortable diving in, knowing that it will be one of the best decisions you've ever made. Because if it's not, I foot the bill. I think that's the honorable way to treat people.


I ask a couple things of you in case you later want a refund:

First: Please attend the classes, be on time, and do the exercises. If you're late and miss sections of the class, you won't get everything from your experience.

Second: if you have a complaint during the training, let me know so I can try to remedy the situation.

If for some reason you need to cancel your registration, you can cancel up until 48 hours before the first class and get a credit for future classes, I'm limiting the class size and they usually sell out a month in advance, so if you cancel late, that prevents another person from coming who wanted to learn.

Like I said, I have a philosophy: be a good person and others will be good back to you. ​

Zero prior experience and really fun...

I recently attended an improv workshop led by Chad. I had zero prior experience, but it turned out to be a really fun way to get creative, bond with others, and challenge my own limitations. Really can't recommend him enough as a teacher / mentor and his way of making people feel included and comfortable.

Cooper Whitlow AV at Seattle Art Museum
Seattle, WA          

Huge breakthrough...

"This was my second class with Chad, the first time I went, I felt a little nervous and uncomfortable being in front of a group, but Chad provided a warm and supportive atmosphere where I felt more at ease, and this last one I went to I felt a HUGE improvement in my comfort level and can't wait to come back for more!"

Karim Banani Dentist
Kirkland, WA

From reserved to more ease communicating...

"I used to be very quiet and non-talkative. Chad has helped me open up more and to better communicate with the people in my life. I’ve gained a lot of experience on how to make conversations more fruitful and fulfilling. I would highly recommend his classes to anyone and everyone. Improv can help better many aspects of your life and it’s so much fun, too.

Theron Webber US Navy
Bremerton, WA

Think-On-Your-Feet Mastery
Improv Funshop

Starting March 5, 2019, at 7:00PM!

Discover the creativity and confidence hiding behind your old fears!
If you have any questions, you can call 425-270-1989

Q&A

Question: What if I have to miss a class?

Answer: That's totally fine, many people have to miss a class or two. I take that into account when designing the classes.. You'll still get a ton of benefit and have a wonderful time.

Question: What if English isn't my native language? I moved here a few months ago and speak it pretty well, but I'm still working on becoming 100% fluent.

Answer: That's totally fine! A few people have come to the classes as a way to get lots of practice with their English in a fun, stress-free environment. It's always a positive experience for them and everyone else. 

Question: What if I'm super scared? I mean incredibly nervous. I mean terrified! 

Answer: Almost everyone gets nervous before the classes. In fact, many people join the classes because they are nervous. They do it to overcome those old fears and gain more confidence. I used to get nervous, too. It's okay. 

I designed the classes to make you comfortable very, very quickly. You'll discover you've forgotten to be nervous before we're even halfway through the first class, because you're having so much fun. 

I know you may have some fears you're overcoming, so here are a few quotes to inspire you:

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right!" -- Henry Ford

"Procrastination is opportunity's assassin." -- Victor Kiam

"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." -- Theodore Roosevelt


P.S.: Plus, you have my 100% guarantee. If you don't feel it's everything I say, you can have your money back. So, grab the bull by the horns and jump in!

Jesse LaJeunesse - Salesperson - Tukwila, WA

Improv Podcast with PAm

Nityendra Singh - Software Engineer - Seattle, WA

Think-On-Your-Feet Mastery
Improv Funshop

Starting March 5, 2019, at 7:00PM!

Discover the creativity and confidence hiding behind your old fears!
If you have any questions, you can call 425-270-1989