Our two boys are taking Tween Improv with Lulu and are having a blast! They love the variety of improv games, and have told us they don’t have to worry about what people think of their ideas. All the ideas are completely supported and enhanced by their classmates.
My daughter always comes out of improv energized and bubbling over. She has a great time and seems primed with good ideas! I would also say it is a safe space for kids to be silly, to be themselves.
My daughter has been enjoying Lulu’s classes for more than 2 years. Lulu brings out the quick wit in her students and helps them discover the comedy in everyday situations. My daughter has made some wonderful friends in the class and they have a lot of fun together. I feel like Lulu encourages respect while allowing the kids to let loose and be wacky at the same time.
So grateful to Rocket Improv for helping my son harness his thoughts and actions, improve his listening skills and hone his interactions with other improvisers on stage and in rehearsal. These are skills that I’m noticing show up outside of class and in the real world and I know for a fact these skills will be ones he will rely on for a lifetime. Couldn’t be more pleased with the instructors and the program.
Rocket Improv has been an extraordinary positive force in my child’s life over the past 5 years. Improv may be the perfect art form for him, but this is not just any improv experience. Lulu, Brad and Kevin have an amazing ability to encourage the best from their improvisers while also letting them lead each other and find their own way. It is the quality instruction and uncommon mentorship that have pushed this experience way beyond all of our expectations, and there has never been a dull or unhappy or unexciting moment with all the growth and new challenges.
My daughter is on her 4th cycle of improv with Lulu and has even brought her best friend along to join too. The class is something different, with more fun, less rules, and no pressure. As a mom I was looking to build her confidence speaking in front of others and continuing to offer her an arts activity. As a kid, she thinks its fun and cool. I love listening to the girls on the ride home from improv, replaying the games and cracking up. It allows them the freedom to be themselves, to be silly and to laugh while still improving confidence and developing wit and fast thinking. Thanks Lulu!!
My son has been working with Lulu for years. It’s been an amazing experience for him. Through her classes, he’s had the opportunity to express himself as an individual - but, more importantly - to learn to work as a member of a group: listening and responding with confidence - and of course, bounds of creativity. In a time when we worry about our kids’ ability to communicate with each other in person, improv is an incredibly positive way for meaningful interaction to take place.
My tween daughter has always been very creative. This past school year was very difficult for our family. Our daughter started showing signs of anxiety and depression. Lulu’s Improv class was a place where she could express herself creatively and she felt safe to do so. She loves the class and we believe it helped improve her emotionally and her self esteem overall.
Lulu was great and she made it so easy to throw a birthday party at our house. There were 15 guests in the age range of 11 - 12 years old from different circles. Since it was improv, girls’ individual personalities came through and they got to know each other and we parents got to know them too. Lulu was low key and fun; the kids were engaged, even the non-theatre kids, and never felt pressure to outperform each other. Our daughter’s favorite exercises were the “park bench,” “the babysitter,” “complaint orchestra,” and “family photos.” She liked that the games were not children’s games but rather customized to her age group. Everybody had fun, it was fun to watch, and we came away with some funny video and pictures.
Everything went so beautifully, and Lulu and Brad were both hilarious. The kids had a wonderful time in the workshop and the show was perfect entertainment for the party. Our families enjoyed it so much, and our daughter loved the game where you pretended to be her. She said it was one of the highlights of the day and represented her Fangirl nature perfectly. And Bad Babysitter was wonderful as always. We had a fantastic time at this party! Brad and Lulu made the celebration so fun.
I had always been curious about Improv, and so I signed up for the class sight unseen. Lulu French was the perfect teacher for me, and her years of experience in the improv world showed. The class helped center me in the moment, which really helps me in my job in the business world, where split second decisions can lead to “sale” or “no sale.” Thanks Lulu!
My wife and I loved the improv class! It was something that got us out of our comfort zone but somehow made us feel really comfortable! We can’t wait to sign up for the next level class. Lulu made everyone feel like they had what it took to be funny and have a great time. I loved it!
I felt that Lulu and my classmates created a supportive environment that helped me to increase my comfort zone with being spontaneous and silly. I could “dance like nobody is watching” while being okay with others “watching” and joining me in my “dance,” and I could join them in theirs (yes, let’s!). I very much enjoyed the cognitive, physical, social and creative aspects of the exercises- a breath of fresh energy after a relatively sedentary week. The exercises and scenes brought a delightful sense of the absurd to daily existence, that at times has helped me bring perspective and a sense of humor to a day when things are not going quite right.
I signed up for Lulu’s improv workshop thinking that I could use the techniques to help technology organizations communicate better. While I did get lots of great ideas for my clients, I was surprised to find that I also learned a ton about myself that helped me become more mindful as well as becoming a better leader. One of the key takeaways for me is “Fall in love with not knowing what comes next” – Todd Stashwick. In improv we learned not to plan but to trust that something will come in the moment. It really develops your ability to be present.
Eight years ago I took an improv class with Lulu French and was hooked. I’d never had such concentrated fun before, so much opportunity to play as an adult. In class after class that I took with her and her husband Brad I learned how to think on my feet and be ‘in the moment.’ Great class, great teacher.
I’m very happy to have taken lots of improv classes from Lulu. What a pleasure it’s been to get NYC-level improv teaching right here in Jersey. Lulu has that multiple ability that makes her a great improv teacher — enthusiasm for improv, deep knowledge of how it works and the ability to convey that to new and returning students alike. (She’s also a great improviser herself.) I’m grateful to her for introducing me to this giddy and totally addictive art form!