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! After completing all six levels, students will be invited to create a Student Improv Team. The team will be coached by a member of The Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe.

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Note: All students must be age 16 or older. If you have someone younger who is interested, contact us at stevie@stevierays.org.

BEGINNING I IMPROV
This six-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!

Next class: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

January 8, 2024 – February 12, 2024

Six-week course: $175.00

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BEGINNING  II IMPROV
This six-week class is those who have completed Beginning I. Continue to build your skills to use for personal or professional growth. This class culminates with you performing in a showcase for your friends and family at our cabaret at the famous Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Next class: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

February 19, 2024 – March 25, 2024

Six-week course: $175.00

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INTERMEDIATE I IMPROV
This six-week class is for students that have completed Beginning I & II. Now you start getting a taste of performance level improv techniques.

Next class: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

April 8, 2024 – May 13, 2024

Six-week course: $175.00

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INTERMEDIATE II IMPROV
This six-week class is for students that have completed Intermediate I.

Next class: Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

May 20, 2024 – July 1, 2024

Six-week course: $175.00

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ADVANCED I IMPROV
This six-week class is for students that have completed Intermediate I & II. Learn the same improv that The Stevie Ray’s Comedy Troupe performs each week.

Next class: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

January 16, 2024 – February 20, 2024

Six-week course: $175.00

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ADVANCED II IMPROV

The last step before forming your own student performance troupe!

Next class: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

February 27, 2024 – April 2, 2024

Six-week course: $175.00

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BEGINNING STAND-UP 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. Throughout the course, you will build an act and practice performance techniques. The class culminates with an exciting recital so you can show off your new skills for family and friends.

Next class: Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

January 17, 2024 – February 7, 2024

Four-week course: $150.00

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MUSICAL IMPROV
This six-week class is for improv performers in the community, or students that have completed all six levels of improv training. Learn the basics of vocal performance as well as musical improvisation.

Next class: Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

May 2, 2024 – June 6, 2024

Six-week course: $215.00

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SKETCH COMEDY WRITING & PERFORMANCE

If you love Saturday Night Live or Monty Python’s Flying Circus, here is your chance to get your creative, crazy ideas on paper, and on the stage. This six-week course teaches the techniques of comedy sketch writing across the genres. The class culminates with your sketch(s) being performed for a live audience at a showcase at Stevie Ray’s Comedy Cabaret.

Next class: Wednesdays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

March 6, 2024 – April 10, 2024

Six-week course: $195.00

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OWN IT WITH STEVIE RAY

A series of classes for the public taught by Stevie Ray himself. Each class will have a separate theme centered around owning your performance on stage and everyday life. Each individual class in this series can be taken independently, so feel free to join in at any stage.

Next class: Thursday, March 14, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

One class: $40.00

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All 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