Our improv program at SCVi is designed for any learner, no matter what their interests may be. Improvisation is known as comedy and entertainment, but during the past decade it has grown as a method of teaching and learning as well. Each class is filled with exercises and games that emphasize participation and success. The first rule of improvisation is “yes, and,” meaning that anyone’s contribution to the group discussion is accepted without judgment. We encourage learners to abandon their fear of mistakes, then work to build trust among the group and invite risk-taking. Not only does this develop communication and public-speaking skills, it also stimulates fast thinking and engagement with ideas. Support, trust, risk, confidence, and fun. That’s what improv is all about!