Electives and other classes

Throughout the year, Dallas Comedy House offers various specialty workshops that cover a wide range of topics. See below for current workshop offerings.

Character Intensive Workshop

Character Intensive
Thursdays September 14-October 12 | 6:30-9:00PM
Prerequisite: Enrolled in Level 5 or Graduate
In this 5-day intensive, improvisers will rediscover all 5 levels of the Dallas Comedy House curriculum through a brand new set of eyes. While hitting highlights and milestones from each level we'll also be exploring characters through exercises and class interaction. This workshop is great for improvisers looking to connect with their characters, get back to basics, or just want to relive some of their favorite training milestones.

Variety Performance Clinic with Russ Sharek

Variety Performance Clinic with Russ Sharek (Bio)
Sunday, September 17 4:30-7:30
Prerequisite: None
Why do some acts work where others stumble? Performance Skills! That nearly invisible "can only tell if it isn't there" magic that can elevate an idea into a memorable, show-stopping act. In this "intensive but not intense" workshop, Russ Sharek will deconstruct and demystify these critical concepts, along with supporting material from the worlds of clown, mime, improv, sketch comedy, classic theater, and circus. Above and beyond your raw skill, these are the tools you need as a performer to effectively communicate your stories and passions to an audience. As a performer, you only get a few minutes on stage. Come learn how to make every second count.

Musical Improv with Leslie Collins

Musical Improv with Leslie Collins
Saturdays, September 23-October 14 | 10:00-1:00
Prerequisite: Improv Level 3
Have you ever wanted to learn how to put your thoughts into a song on the spot? You can by learning musical improv! This four week workshop will teach you about song structures, musical styles and the basics of musical storytelling. Whether you are an experienced singer or not, you will have a blast in this class with lots of positive feedback and encouragement.