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ABOUT YOUR COACH
Daniel Mentz was born and raised in Germany. He came to the United States in 2009 and studied all aspects of Acting & Performance for many years at the Promenade Conservatory in Santa Monica, CA. Daniel has also been personally coached and mentored by Chanti Niven, creator and founder of The Captivating Speakers Program and is an accredited Captivating Speaker and Trainer.
Through his studies in Acting, Improv Comedy became one of his favorite subjects and he went on to perform in many live shows and was even invited to join a professional group from the famous Comedy school “Groundlings.”
When Daniel joined Toastmasters in 2013, he quickly realized that his skills in Improv Comedy would be extremely valuable to public speaking. Not only was it easier for him to present in front of crowds, but the natural sense for Comedy and Performance he had acquired through his training served him well to break the ice, connect with people, read their body language, be creative, present in the moment and excel at impromptu speaking, among many more benefits. Daniel has serevd as the Vice President of Education for Captivating Toastmasters and was nominated for President but is currently producing and directing a full length feature film and turned down the nomination with regret. He still runs our Comedy Improv classes.
NOW IN SANTA CLARITA
We are thrilled to announce that Captivating Comedy Improv runs classes in Santa Clarita.
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23340 Cinema Drive #5
Valencia, CA 91355
(between Performance Cyclery and FreshWorks California Grill)
Classes run for two hours, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM on the first and third Monday of every month.
YOUR FIRST CLASS IS ALWAYS FREE!!!
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WOODLAND HILLS CLASSES
CLASSES: 1st and 3rd Thursday evening of every month from
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at GC Studios
ADDRESS: 6400 Owensmouth Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367 (Cnr. Victory)
CONTACT: 818-732-0632 with inquiries or complete contact form below.
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Classes are highly interactive, fun and engaging with many active exercises. Daniel proves that even people who think they are not funny can learn how to be hilarious.
IF YOU BRING A FRIEND WHO SIGNS UP FOR A THREE MONTH MEMBERSHIP, YOU GET AN EXTRA MONTH OF IMPROV FREE. BRING FOUR FRIENDS DURING YOUR FIRST THREE MONTHS AND YOU WON'T PAY FOR YOUR NEXT THREE MONTH MEMBERSHIP!
to the stage but also to many business and civic functions. If you want to gain an edge in the job market, make a better impression on your boss, or increase your visibility or networking, improv classes are excellent resources.”
– Andrew Busam
“Improv is a great life skill for business and relationships. You never know when you’re going to get caught stealing office supplies, and being able to smoothly talk your way out of it in an instant could be a real game changer.”
– Aaron Miller
“You’d never guess how well improv skills help you to communicate in the corporate workplace. Learning to stay positive, accept the ideas of others, and then add your thoughts to enhance discussions all lead toward better relationships with co-workers and a more positive experience at work. I swear I wouldn’t have survived working 15 years at the same company if I didn’t have improv.”
– Mickey McGee
“Improv can make you fearless in ways that can give you an outstanding advantage in a classroom, a board room, a sales floor or a job interview. Improv can grant you the power to say what needs to be said, to get done what needs to be accomplished, to pay attention to what really matters, and to figure out how to make just about anything fun, and those are skills that translate to nearly any walk of life.”
– Aili McGill
“One reason I too improv classes was to reconnect with my imagination as a young adult. Learning how to be playful again led to a perk I didn’t originally consider – developing deep, long lasting friendships with fellow classmates.” – Yvette Rebik
“Improv classes train your brain to get out if its own way when you need creativity. Also, taking an improv class reduces your chances of watching reality TV and therefore guarantees that you will be smarter in the long run.”
– Michael Wilcoxen
“Improv will train you to look for the best ideas that are already around you. When you’re making it up you can’t afford to throw anything away. Before I took classes I was shutting down good ideas left and right without realizing it. Now when I hear it happen, it hurts. That’s how instinctual it becomes. Have you ever had a conversation with someone that clearly wasn’t listening to you? Improv classes will make sure you’re never that person.”
– Ben Gartner
“Getting out of your comfort zone is a scary concept yet also something many people wish they did in their lives, and an improv class is the perfect chance to seize the opportunity! It’s a safe environment where taking chances, engaging risks, and being free to fail is encouraged.”
– Jeff De Leon
Reasons to join an improv class.
If you sign up through Groupon for our COMEDY & IMPROV classes you pay
ONLY $5.00 FOR ONE CLASS =89% DISCOUNT
AND You may claim a one-time discounted special rate for 3 months of Comedy Improv training if you sign up after your second class.
Special price - $35 per class for 12 classes $420.
Standard rate is $45 per class for 12 classes $540
SAVINGS - $120 **PAYMENT TERMS AVAILABLE**
“Improv improves public speaking ability and foster creative thinking. These are fundamental skills that are applicable, not only