While Levels 0 and 1 are about taking your first steps in improv, learning the basics, gaining confidence, and getting comfortable on stage, the upper levels are geared increasingly toward developing you as an improv performer. Starting with Level 2, your instructor will be looking for opportunities to provide you with focused, constructive feedback on your performances. We call this process “giving notes.”
Your instructor may give you notes individually or as a group, verbally or in writing, or some combination of all of these. The purpose of giving notes is not to criticize you or tell you what you “should have done.” It’s about connecting back to the topics covered in class and trying them out the next time you step onstage. If you’re given a note, try not to take it personally; accepting feedback is an important part of learning and performing. If you need to discuss a note, ask to speak with your instructor in private before or after class.