Improv for Special People

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are answers to some of the most common questions people have asked us at Blast Off Performing Arts. Don't see the answer to your question here? Help us improve our FAQ's by contacting us. We'll post additional general questions here. Personal questions will be answered individually, usually within 48 hours. Thank you!

Who is eligible to take our classes?

Our classes are open to children (ages 5 and up) and adults with disabilities in Brevard County FL.

Why take an improv class?

Why not? It's fun! Improv classes can help increase cognitive function, improve communication skills and increase group cooperative behavior. It's also a great way to meet new friends.

What do I need to bring to an improv class?

Very little! All the tools required for improv are carried between your ears. Except for the occasions we need a chair or two. We supply those.

How much do classes cost?

All our classes are offered at no charge to our students. We support our classes by partnering with other agencies along with sponsorships,
grants, and donations. Contact us for more information on how you can help.

What size are the classes?

The minimum class size is 6 students. The maximum class size is 10 students. The minimum size allows us to do all of the exercises in our
curriculum. The maximum size gives all the participants individual opportunities to shine in the group setting.

What is the typical class format?

Class meets once weekly for 8 weeks. Class duration is 1 hour. Class consists of 7 weeks of instruction with a showcase for friends and family on the 8th week. This give our students the opportunity to show off their newfound mad improv skills.

My family member can't do improv. Can they?

We hear this a lot! We say why not? If your family member likes to have fun, enjoys making funny faces/noises, group story telling and other games, they can do improv!
Did we mention that it's free to students? There is absolutely nothing to lose and the possibility of gain – a new hobby, new friends, and learning better communication skills in a friendly, nonjudgmental and inclusive environment.

What is the goal of the classes?

Our goals are many and varied. We provide opportunities to socialize and make new friends. We teach group cooperative behavior,
courtesy, and better communication skills. Ultimately we help prepare our students for greater inclusion in society and employment opportunities as adults.

Where are classes held?

It depends on the class. If it is for a partnering agency, typically it is held during the day at the agency's facility. Otherwise, we look for space that is geographically convenient and easily accessible to our students such The Holz Center, churches, parks and recs buildings, libraries, etc. Basically any space big enough to allow 10 people to form a circle and some seating can be a classroom.
If your family member attends an educational and/or job training program, or lives in a housing facility in Brevard County FL, tell them about us. We'd love to put on a class for them.