Questions about classes?
How often do classes meet?
All classes meet weekly, once a week unless otherwise noted (i.e.: summer camp or an immersion course). Most courses are 7 weeks long and meet for 3 hours.
Do classes meet on Holidays?
Holidays observed by the Training Center include: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years. Depending on the day of the week your class is scheduled, a make-up may be scheduled.
Where are classes held?
Our classes are held at our Training Center (3015 Main Street, Dallas).
Can I audit a class before I decide if I want to enroll?
No. We do not allow auditing of our classes. However, we do offer a free improv class the last Wednesday of every month from 7-8 pm to learn more about our improv program. Potential students are also encouraged to check-out shows and showcases from different comedy tracks (improv/sketch/stand-up/storytelling) to see if it is something they might be interested in. Most of our performers are graduates of our Training Center.
When can I enroll for classes?
Classes are posted on a rolling basis and registration is ongoing. If you do not see a date or time for a class that works for you, check back in a few weeks!
Where do I park for class?
Free (albeit limited) parking is available in our parking lot at 3025 Main Street, in between Dallas Comedy House and Bakers Ribs. There is additional parking available at the pay lot at the corner of Hall and Main ($5) or street parking ($0.50/hour after 6:00). Street parking is free during the day.
Is there a showcase? And, when will the showcase be?
Each class participates in a showcase, which will be scheduled during last week of classes. Showcases are scheduled and shared with instructors once the term has begun, typically in the 2nd or 3rd week of classes. If you know you might have a conflict with a potential showcase date, please share this with your instructor as soon as possible. While we cannot guarantee that we will be able to work around all of our students' schedules, we do try to accommodate as best we can when scheduling showcases if given advance notice.
I have prior experience in improv/sketch. Do I need to start at Level 1?
Yes. All improv students, regardless of prior experience, begin with Improv Level 1 . For sketch, students are required to be enrolled in Improv Level 3+ (or graduates of the Improv Program). However, if you have extensive writing and performing experience, you can submit a writing packet of 3 sketches (no longer than 15 pages in total) to firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration to enroll directly in Sketch Level 1.
I have no prior performance experience. Will I be okay?
Yes. Our classes are geared toward students of all experience levels.
What are the benefits of being a Dallas Comedy House student?
While enrolled in classes, students are granted free admission to all shows, unless a show is sold-out or sponsored by a third party. (ex: Dallas Comedy Festival or Mortified). Students also receive happy hour drink prices and half-off food every Wednesday at DCH. In addition to DCH specific perks, students enrolled at DCH receive discounts at local shops and restaurants listed below by showing their current student ID:
Are payment plans available?
No. Tuition for class is due in full prior to enrollment.
What are my options if I cannot afford class tuition?
We offer internships in exchange for full course tuition similar to a work-study program. Internship spots are limited. Applications are reviewed every two months and interns are all applicants will be notified via e-mail if they have been accepted into the program. Additionally, we award DCH Diversity Scholarships twice annually. To learn more about the internship program, click here. To learn more about our DCH Diversity Scholarships, click here. Also, tuition is 10% off on the last Wednesday of each month.
How do I get a refund?
Per our enrollment policies, all sales on classes are final. However, course credits may be awarded and course transfers may be available up until the start of the class.
Where are student enrollment policies located?
When you purchase a class, student enrollment policies are listed on the final page of check-out. For additional reference, you can find student policies on dchbackstage.com.
Does DCH offer one-on-one coaching or off-site classes/workshops for outside organizations?
Yes. If you are interested in booking executive coaching or a workshop for your workplace, please e-mail Madison (email@example.com) for rates and information.
I have more questions! Who can I contact?
For additional questions about classes or registration, please e-mail Maggie (firstname.lastname@example.org).