Class Descriptions

Whether you want skills to improve your career, aspire to perform onstage, or are looking for a fun activity, a Stevie Ray’s class is for you!

NOTE: All of our courses are interactive, live experiences. We do not present prerecorded sessions. You get personal instruction and coaching, as well as lively interaction with the other participants. Come ready to take plenty of notes, and participate, so we can help you reach your next stage!

SPEAKING IN PUBLIC WITHOUT SWEATING IN PRIVATE  (ONLINE COURSE)

It is your turn to take the podium; time to get rid of the sweaty palms, shaky knees, and dry mouth. Stevie Ray will help you with the two elements of effective speaking: what you say, and how you say it. In this informative and interactive session, you will learn:

  • How to structure an effective presentation
  • Powerful delivery
  • Handling Q&A
  • Use of PowerPoint and A/V
  • The art of persuasion
  • Use of humor

Next class TBA

Four-week course: $150

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QUICK THINKING FOR ANY SITUATION  (ONLINE COURSE)

Have you ever thought of the perfect thing to say, but it was on the drive home? Quick and creative thinking is crucial to every facet of every job, whether you are dealing with a client, leading a team, or working with colleagues.  Stevie Ray is an expert at helping people think on their feet and handle tough on-the-spot challenges.

In a fun and hands-on workshop, you will learn techniques that can be used every day to improve your communication skills. Rather than sit and watch another PowerPoint presentation, Stevie Ray will have you on your feet learning real-world skills.

NOTE: If you conduct web meetings, this is the perfect course for you.

Next class TBA

Four-week course: $150

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BEGINNING IMPROV
This eight week class is for beginners. Learn basic skills and concepts in a fun, hands-on workshop environment. Whether you want to perform improv or are interested in sharpening skills for your personal or professional life, this is the class for you! The class culminates with you performing in a showcase for your friends and family at our cabaret at the famous Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Upcoming Beginning classes will meet:

Due to the COVID-19 quarantine, improv classes will resume when places of business are allowed to open. Please let us know if you would like to be notified of upcoming classes. Send your request to stevie@stevierays.org.

Eight-week course: $210.00

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INTERMEDIATE IMPROV
This eight week class is for students that have completed Beginning Improv. Continue developing communication and performance skills in a safe, fun, and challenging environment. The class culminates once again with you performing in a showcase for your friends and family.

Intermediate Classes begin immediately after the conclusion of a Beginning Improv class, on the same night and time.

Dates to be announced

Eight-week course: $210.00

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BEGINNING STAND-UP COMEDY  (ONLINE COURSE)

Don’t let the quarantine take away your sense of humor! Join our new live-video Stand-Up Comedy Class. Learn from Stevie Ray himself—the master of comedy. In this four-session course, you will learn the techniques of writing comedy material, plus the secrets that professional comedians use when performing for an audience. You will perform your stand-up act in front of the other classmates from the comfort of your home and receive feedback from Stevie Ray. Throughout the course, you will build an act and practice performance techniques.

Next class TBA

Four-week course: $125

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ADVANCED STAND-UP COMEDY  (ONLINE COURSE)

For those who have completed the Beginning Stand-Up Comedy course, or have previous experience. Let Stevie Ray help you continue to grow and develop as a comedy writer, performer, or both.

New dates to be announced

Four-week course: $125

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YOUTH IMPROV CAMP  (ONLINE COURSE)

Don’t let the summer go by with your kids just texting or playing video games. Improvisation, or “improv” is a great way to learn self-confidence, speaking skills, team work, and creativity. Plus, it’s a great way to meet new friends online and have fun. Classes meet 3:00-4:30 p.m. $199 for a one-week camp, each additional child from the same household: only $99. Register directly with Stevie Ray at stevie@stevierays.org by May 11th and receive a 10% discount.

Middle School Camp – SOLD OUT

High School Camp – SOLD OUT

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Class Location
Classes are held at:
Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret
Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
501 W. 78th St.
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Questions? Contact us at 952-500-9230 or stevie@stevierays.org.