Improv, or dance improvisation, is the process of spontaneously creating movement. Dancers are cued and encouraged through topics, exercises and creative explorations of dramatic themes, abstract concepts, ideas of shapes and dynamics, partnering/group work, and a variety of planes of movement.
Improv is not just about creating new movement, but also about freeing the body from habitual movement patterns, or mental blocks. Through an emphasis of the unpredictable, free and instinctual, dancers are often led to more authentic meaningful movement.
Improv students are required to maintain at least one ballet class per week.