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Tuesday, February 26, 2013


The Rising Star Performing Arts Academy presents improvisation classes for adults.

Open to individuals, companies, book clubs, golf clubs, friends, friends of friends, basically anyone and everyone who wants to have fun, take ownership of their life and try something new!

Rising Star Academy and award-winning theatre practitioner, Bev Cooke-Tonnesen, presents Gift of the GAB; a powerful self-development programme that uses stage performance skills to develop life skills in a truly dramatic way.

Participants who attend the workshops will learn how to build confidence and self-esteem to make a great impression, let go of old patterns that inhibit creativity, awaken and express creativity and improve presentation skills. They will discover creative problem-solving strategies and techniques, develop quick-thinking & active listening skills, apply correct relaxation, breathing and speech techniques and actively pursue self-discovery and personal development whilst having fun.

There are four diverse GOTG programmes:
·         Gift of the Gab Self Development (3-level programme)
·         Fun and Games Performance Course - open to students who have completed Level 1 training
·         Longform Improv Classes - open to students who have completed Level 1 & 2 training
·         Advanced Improv – weekly classes for students who have completed Level 3

Cost R850 per level (payment in full at, or before, the first class). Programmes take place from 19h00 t0 21h00 at the Sherwood Bowling Club on:
Monday nights Level 1 Course: March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1
Tuesday nights Level 2 Course: March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2
Wednesday nights Level 3 course: March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3

To register for the course, contact Gill Brunings, KZN Principal of the Rising Star Performing Arts Academy on email: