What Our Students Say

Our students tell us learning to improvise has changed their lives in big and small ways: From the high school student who overcame her shyness about public speaking, to the middle schooler who is using improv skills to improve his writing.

Bates Academy Middle Schoolers

Here are just a few of their comments:

“Improv has a very important role in life… it’s a way to roll with the punches.”

“I have learned to attack projects head on even when they are difficult.”

“It really helped me to break out of my shell and learn a new talent that I’ll need and use in the future.”

“I opened up and now I don’t feel as scared to be myself.”

“Improv is an important skill to have. You can trust yourself, do better and show others how good you are.”