Sheila

56 have dabbled | 15 reviews
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5.0 | 15 reviews

Sheila

56 have dabbled | 15 reviews
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5.0 | 15 reviews
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Sheila M. Lin

Sheila M. Lin graduated from the triforce of improv (Second City, iO Chicago, and the Annoyance Theater). She is an ensemble member, touring actor, and instructor at the Improv Playhouse and is the co-founder of the indie team Random Fandom.

ABOUT THIS TEACHER

Sheila M. Lin graduated from the triforce of improv (Second City, iO Chicago, and the Annoyance Theater). She is an ensemble member, touring actor, and instructor at the Improv Playhouse and is the co-founder of the indie team Random Fandom.

STUDENT EXPERIENCES

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    Lauren S.
    Reviewed on 12/05/16

    I was very hesitant to take this class because I have no experience with improv, but I'm glad I went! The teacher did a great job of welcoming us into the class and calming our nerves. It took me some time to feel comfortable with it, but by the end I was having fun and actually enjoying myself. I'm now considering taking a longer class with IO. Thanks!

    I was very hesitant to take this class because I have no experience with improv, but I'm glad I went! The teacher did a great job of welcoming us into the class and calming our nerves. It took me some time to feel comfortable with it, but by the end I was having fun and actually enjoying myself. I'm now considering taking a longer class with IO. Thanks!

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    John F.
    Reviewed on 11/27/16

    This was my first time taking an improv class and I couldn't imagine having had a better experience. Sheila was the perfect teacher because she was extremely encouraging, respectful, and just a really good at making me feel comfortable exploring a skill that is somewhat intimidating. Sheila was also very good at adapting to the needs of my class-- she tried new things and offered specific suggestions to each participant.
    Also, the class is significantly influenced by the other people that have signed up for it. I was very lucky to have a very open and outgoing partner throughout the whole workshop. I highly recommend this to anyone-- if nothing else, it gives you more confidence in yourself if you are willing to explore it with an open mind.

    This was my first time taking an improv class and I couldn't imagine having had a better experience. Sheila was the perfect teacher because she was extremely encouraging, respectful, and just a really good at making me feel comfortable exploring a skill that is somewhat intimidating. Sheila was also very good at adapting to the needs of my class-- she tried new things and offered specific suggestions to each participant.
    Also, the class is significantly influenced by the other people that have signed up for it. I was very lucky to have a very open and outgoing partner throughout the whole workshop. I highly recommend this to anyone-- if nothing else, it gives you more confidence in yourself if you are willing to explore it with an open mind.

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    Maria C.
    Reviewed on 06/05/16

    Fun class. The instructor created a very safe environment for us to feel free to as creative as we could be. Our group enjoyed the night a lot.

    Fun class. The instructor created a very safe environment for us to feel free to as creative as we could be. Our group enjoyed the night a lot.

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    Gina M.
    Reviewed on 05/29/16

    Sheila made improv fun and approachable. She really paid attention to how we were responding to each improv exercise to see what we were most comfortable with and she modified her plan based on that. She also gave us individual feedback about what we did well and let us know if we wanted to continue improv which improv centers would be ideal to bring out our best. This was great because I know it was easy for me to focus on what I was doing wrong. Overall, the class was totally fun & and a great dabble experience! I went with a friend but loved that many people came alone, and this is a great class where you can do that comfortably.

    Sheila made improv fun and approachable. She really paid attention to how we were responding to each improv exercise to see what we were most comfortable with and she modified her plan based on that. She also gave us individual feedback about what we did well and let us know if we wanted to continue improv which improv centers would be ideal to bring out our best. This was great because I know it was easy for me to focus on what I was doing wrong. Overall, the class was totally fun & and a great dabble experience! I went with a friend but loved that many people came alone, and this is a great class where you can do that comfortably.

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    Jen R.
    Reviewed on 05/29/16

    This was a great night! Sheila was so welcoming and fun. She helped us all feel comfortable, and helped us push ourselves. We laughed a lot, learned some new party tricks, and connected as a group. A fantastic 2 hours!

    This was a great night! Sheila was so welcoming and fun. She helped us all feel comfortable, and helped us push ourselves. We laughed a lot, learned some new party tricks, and connected as a group. A fantastic 2 hours!

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    Dawn Jackson B.
    Reviewed on 05/29/16

    Sheila was prepared & passionate. She has improv experience all over the city & pulls the best parts of her own experiences into her dabble class. You jump right into improv exercises & learn through actually *doing* instead of note-taking. Sheila makes it a safe place to be silly and provides encouragement, role modeling, and helpful feedback. I was nervous before class, but immediately was put at ease by Sheila's vibe & teaching methods. The class sparked my creativity & playfulness and was a fun time. Thanks Sheila.

    Sheila was prepared & passionate. She has improv experience all over the city & pulls the best parts of her own experiences into her dabble class. You jump right into improv exercises & learn through actually *doing* instead of note-taking. Sheila makes it a safe place to be silly and provides encouragement, role modeling, and helpful feedback. I was nervous before class, but immediately was put at ease by Sheila's vibe & teaching methods. The class sparked my creativity & playfulness and was a fun time. Thanks Sheila.

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    Brian M.
    Reviewed on 04/03/16

    great class. I would definitely take another.

    great class. I would definitely take another.

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    Richard B.
    Reviewed on 02/29/16

    I had a lot of fun with Sheila. I had no experience with improv or anything like it before, so I didn't expect to be able to get into it easily, but she made it very comfortable and enjoyable.

    I had a lot of fun with Sheila. I had no experience with improv or anything like it before, so I didn't expect to be able to get into it easily, but she made it very comfortable and enjoyable.

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    Jeff C.
    Reviewed on 12/29/15

    Very good intro class to improv. really had a lot of fun meeting new people. learned a lot about interaction-and how phrasing either stops or moves conversation. Improv isn't about being funny. Shelia really understands the craft and can help you make it a part of your basic life.

    Very good intro class to improv. really had a lot of fun meeting new people. learned a lot about interaction-and how phrasing either stops or moves conversation. Improv isn't about being funny. Shelia really understands the craft and can help you make it a part of your basic life.

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    Kuniko N.
    Reviewed on 01/25/15

    I am a professional with no stage experience. Sheila got us moving and laughing, surprise ourselves and get a taste of what an improv class would look like. She is engaging, attentive, and perceptive, giving us pointers to which theater and instructor would suit each of us. The group of strangers quickly turned into girls I would have loved to have wine afterwards. Being silly is so much fun.

    I am a professional with no stage experience. Sheila got us moving and laughing, surprise ourselves and get a taste of what an improv class would look like. She is engaging, attentive, and perceptive, giving us pointers to which theater and instructor would suit each of us. The group of strangers quickly turned into girls I would have loved to have wine afterwards. Being silly is so much fun.

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    Rochelle P.
    Reviewed on 01/25/15

    I had a great time at this class! I learned quite a bit and it was such a welcome and warm experience and it made me think about going further in terms of improv! A lot of fun!

    I had a great time at this class! I learned quite a bit and it was such a welcome and warm experience and it made me think about going further in terms of improv! A lot of fun!

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    Leah C.
    Reviewed on 05/04/14

    This class was so fun and high energy, but still a gentle introduction to improvisation. If you're thinking about taking this class DO IT! Don't be skurred!

    This class was so fun and high energy, but still a gentle introduction to improvisation. If you're thinking about taking this class DO IT! Don't be skurred!

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    Trevor P.
    Reviewed on 05/03/14

    I had a great time! The class was well set and learned a lot on Improv hands on! I highly recommend this to anyone interested in Improv and wish to improve their skills!

    I had a great time! The class was well set and learned a lot on Improv hands on! I highly recommend this to anyone interested in Improv and wish to improve their skills!

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    J. Mike F.
    Reviewed on 05/03/14

    Sheila was an amazing instructor and facilitator. We went through games and exercises to introduce us to improv and bring out our inner creative. I had an amazing time!!

    Sheila was an amazing instructor and facilitator. We went through games and exercises to introduce us to improv and bring out our inner creative. I had an amazing time!!

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    Arielle D.
    Reviewed on 05/03/14

    I had a great time in the Improv Workshop class. At first I was nervous that 3 hours was going to be a long time but we played a lot of challenging but fun games and I learned a lot. I am now considering taking more improv classes. The group size was nice and small so we got plenty of individual attention and feedback. I left the class feeling energized. I highly recommend it! Sheila was great and a lot of fun.

    I had a great time in the Improv Workshop class. At first I was nervous that 3 hours was going to be a long time but we played a lot of challenging but fun games and I learned a lot. I am now considering taking more improv classes. The group size was nice and small so we got plenty of individual attention and feedback. I left the class feeling energized. I highly recommend it! Sheila was great and a lot of fun.

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