18 W 18th St 6th Fl, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.746497 -74.009447
Tuesday nights 7pm-9pm
This class is fantastic and energizing.
John Swist creates a fun, fast, provocative, supportive, creative, positive environment. His approach is all about listening to and working with other people while you learn to trust your instincts and go with your impulses.
It's a perfect place for businesspeople, artists, writers, actors, whomever who want to break through internal editors and barriers and explore their ideas.
It will help you think on your feet fast and it is just plain FUN. Everyone works and everyone leaves smiling.
If you were thinking about taking QuickThinking Improv, I have two words for you: DO IT! There are a lot of benefits of taking this class, but what I really want to tell you about is the teacher. John is what this class is really about. I’ve been taking it for a while and have made a lot of progress. He creates a very fun and comfortable environment that allows you to be pushed out of your comfort zone and consequently have a great time. I’m very happy with my progress – I owe it all to John.
What a fun way to spend a couple of hours on a Tuesday night! John Swist is a super-supportive, never critical and always constructive teacher. Everyone just flourishes in this room, from super-shy professors to repressed children (like me.) I was curious about improv, saw John's great reviews, and when I learned that I could spend $20 on a sample class, it was a no-brainer. I walked in there with zero knowledge about improv, and just had a great time. And It gets better every week.
A really nice touch is that if you have to miss a week here and there, you can make it up; that was imperative for me with my busy schedule. But I have to say, I do not like missing it!
If you're the least bit interested, I can't think of a better way to spend $20.
As an aspiring voice-over artist, it was recommended by my vocal coaches to do an improv class to help with my spontaneity and getting into character for reading scripts. John Swist of QUICKTHINKING Improv got so much more out of me. Not that I was completely in a shell, but I had a lot of a cold persona about me before taking this class. John taught me how to eliminate that and be more personable in general, as well as in character. I highly recommend this course for anyone that is in the arts, has to deal with people on a regular basis, or is just looking to be more outgoing. Continued success John!
The Positive Reinforcement You Need In Life – When I started with QT!, I wanted to get something out of it that would help me re-shape my quiet persona. Well, I got more than I ever imagined I would out of your class. And that is really attributed to your ability as a teacher who understands the art of building people up. I see it week in and week out, and that's why I kept coming back. I kept learning from you in a really great environment. And as I started to get it, I tried to help out others as well so that they could experience the same lightbulb go off that happened for me. I'm really glad that we've had some very memorable improv experiences together, both inside and out of class. I will definitely keep in touch, as I'm not done with Improv! A very sincere thank you for getting me started on this journey, John. I'll be good to the art.
To all who are on the fence about taking an Improv class, take John's class. I was just as afraid as you are, and I went above and beyond my limiting beliefs to conquer them and feel what it is like to have another, more open mindset towards your own fears. Get out there, take the risks, and laugh! It'll be the highlight of your work week, trust me!
Excellent instructor! Extremely fun! Life improving! – John Swist is an improv rockstar. His class is the highlight of my work week. His classes are fun, supportive, and constructive. The skills developed in this class will undoubtedly improve your confidence and personality. Developing the "yes and" skill teaches you how to build on information given to you to enrich and give life to that information. Better eye contact, stronger commitment to your actions, and a quicker wit are a few more improvements you'll gain. If you're interested in improving yourself, meeting awesome people, and injecting a stiff dose of fun into your life, you MUST take this class.
Don't be afraid - it's so much fun! – It was suggested to me that I take an improv class to help me be more comfortable in front of people and less shy. So I figured it wouldn't hurt to try this class. It was so much fun!! Really!! The teacher and everyone is so welcoming and accepting. It's so NOT a bunch of actors sitting around criticizing each other. There are some people who seem to be actors, but most are regular people who work in an office and want to explore their creative side. And explore we do! It's a very active class and you spend a lot of time actually doing improv activities. You get feedback on how to improve, but it's not mean or anything and it does help. The teacher participates along with everyone else and seems to love what he is doing and it's infectious! You totally learn to push against your comfort zone in your own way and in your own time. You learn to say "yes" and commit to your choices, which may sound kind of simple, but can make a big difference in your whole life. I keep coming back because it's fun and I think it really helps me. And don't think you are too old to take this class - there's lots of young people, but there's also some of us who have been around the block a few times! So come and join the fun and see that you can be creative too!
Great Teacher Creates Great Experiences! – I tried QT! Improv on a lark and it has become an oasis for me. Every Tuesday night I put all the pressures aside and just have a great time along with everyone else. This all comes together because John is an extraordinary teacher who creates an incredibly supportive environment. He encourages everyone to step out of their comfort zone and creates the climate that makes you want to do just that. He is committed to being a great teacher, and is incredibly generous with his time, energy, and experience (in class and online). I really appreciate that participates with enthusiasm; rather than stepping away and being
Great Class! Great Teacher! – Usually I only write reviews when I want to complain about something, but not this time! I couldn
Fabulous! Highly Recommended! – QuickThinking improv is an amazing class. If you have never taken any improv, acting or public speaking classes, do not worry. John creates a safe, supportive classroom community. Before the end of the first class, you will be performing in front of your peers!
I decided to take an improv class because of my career. My career requires that I am confident and assertive in front of an audience, primarly middle and high school students. I felt that acting classes would be the perfect solution to get over my fear of public presentations; however, I did not want to register for a class geared towards professional actors. After visiting the website, I decided to try John’s class. I knew this is what I needed.
After only a few sessions, I feel more confident in front of adults and teenagers. I am extremely shy and quiet and I never imagined I could do this. But, John knows how to make you feel comfortable. I promise you, this class will be a wonderful and valuable experience.
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