If you have attended workshops or classes with Zigzag Improv, kindly submit a testimonial using the comments box at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can send one via direct message on Facebook.
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Mariya Shilyaeva (Russian native speaker):
“Zigzag Improv manages to create a very open and friendly atmosphere which make you feel comfortable and reassured even if you are a total beginner. And every class is a big fun!”
Camelia Santa (Romania):
“Improv helps you get over your shyness, helps you be whoever you want and wherever you want, without worrying about what other people think of you. With Zigzag Improv Geneva, it is fun and magic. And you learn so much in so little time, in the most enjoyable way. Because the instructors are there to help you discover yourself and discover what you are capable of.”
Frank Chillier (French/Swiss):
“Having taken improv classes with Sandra-Lynne I can testify that she is not only a great improv teacher, but an amazing person as well. You can expect a very inclusive atmosphere, making friends while practising one of the most exciting activities ever, improv.”
Riya Sarkar (India):
“Make this winter amazing by signing up for theatrical improv classes with the fabulous Sandra-Lynne Jones. Watch yourself transform into a singing dragon, a stubborn clock, or a drunk elevator. It is crazy, it is amusing, evocative, unpredictable, funny and mortifying. You can’t make a mistake when you improvise. After all, ‘if you miss a beat, you create another one.’ With Zigzag Improv, hours will pass like minutes, in the light atmosphere created. With Zigzag, I was able to overcome my stage-fright and speak in public better. Here, I also met some great people who inspired me in several ways and who I have witnessed getting better at improv over the months. This group, I know, will always be my go-to people where I can express every anxiety without the fear of being judged. Glad to be part of this improv family!”
Florian Fournier (France):
“Life can can full of overwhelming events, and the best way to overcome them is to realize that it’s all just a game!
Sandra-Lynne’s workshop is one of those places where you can learn, make friends, and, most importantly, be yourself in all of your crazy states without being judged. A place where you are really free, almost as much as in your own mind.
Thank you for providing such an opportunity. The atmosphere is really accepting and makes people feel better after an exhausting week.
Sandra-Lynne Jones is exceptionally welcoming, has a fabulous flair for social interactions and will give your Geneva experience an undeniable plus.
She created more than an exceptional moment in our daily lives; she created a source of well-being for many citizens of Geneva.”
Vikki Nosy (Czech native speaker):
“Sandra-Lynne is a very talented teacher. With Zigzag Improv I laugh all the time and come up with bonkers ideas that I wouldn’t dare to say out loud in other circumstances, and push them further! Sandra-Lynne really knows her stuff and shares her experience generously. You will progress fast and won’t even notice, because you’ll be still laughing! Improv with Zigzag is a blast!”
Elena Ka (Russian native speaker):
“The first thing that comes to mind, but there is so much more to it! I have joined the improv workshop with Sandra-Lynne in April 2014 and since then Friday became my favourite day and not only because the weekend was to come! I have done theater and drama classes before, but never before have I felt so secure and confident trying any stupid idea that came to my mind as here at Sandra-Lynne’s workshop. She has created a unique environment where people can be completely free and allow themselves be who they are and be liked for who they are. Without this security no improv would ever be possible. At Sandra-Lynne’s workshops, we never know what comes next. Exercises may repeat themselves, but it is never the same as you may face a new partner, be in a different mood or might try something new in the same settings. The workshops are liberating. It is not only good as a professional training for a potential acting career, there is much more to it. I personally have changed the entire outlook on my own life. I perceive people differently, more sensitive and alert to my environment, emotions, and also feel more relaxed in stressful situations. So what, we have an improv next Friday, let’s just laugh about it! To sum up:
- A high quality training for a professional acting career (I took a two-week summer course at LAMDA in London, which is one of the best drama schools, this summer and can say with confidence, Sandra-Lynne would be one of the best teachers over there).
- Self confidence boost when it works and a good laugh no matter what
- Meeting new exciting people who were always around, you just did not know
- Discovering amazing new things about yourself
- Creativity explosion
- Discovering a second breath on Friday evening after an exhausting week: did you know you could jump around, take silly poses, make weird noises after 8 pm on Friday evening?”
Francesco Bullini (Italy):
“I participated to Improv classes with Sandra-Lynne for almost one year and I really loved that time. I attended Improv classes for 4 years in Italy and I can say I really enjoyed her approach: With great sensibility she creates a very welcoming atmosphere that let you express at best and with her long experience she gives you advanced tips and exercises to progress in your Improv skills. The course was a great chance to join a group of mates, ready to have smart-fun together. On the course I also met great people with whom I’m still friends now.”
Ioana Ilea (Romania):
“I enjoy a lot the improv classes I am taking with Sandra-Lynne. All the exercises we do are extremely interesting and she always manages to create a very friendly and enjoyable atmosphere which makes you feel at ease even when you are a beginner. She is a great source of inspiration. The group is also extremely nice. I think these classes are great, fun and helpful for one’s personal development. When thinking about improv, I would say:
- Improv is a form of personal freedom, the freedom to explore and express your authentic self without the fear of being ridiculous or judged by the others.
- Improv gives you the opportunity to be genuinely creative, bringing out the spontaneous, authentic, bright and fearless child that lies in yourself.
- Doing improv is a continuous challenge, of overpassing yourself, your shyness, your social fears which in the end brings you tremendous satisfaction and inner-freedom.
- Improv makes you feel sometimes vulnerable, ridiculous and uninspired, but it also teaches you that that’s OK!
- Improv is creativity, craziness and tons of fun. It simply makes you feel alive and happy.“