The Academy of Magic offers classes that are available to the public. The Basic Magic class is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform basic magic.  The class combines instructor presentation, step-by-step explanation, hands-on instruction, group practice sessions and individual performance. Classes are held one night per week for six weeks, from 7:45 . to 9:45 . During the six weeks, the students receive a temporary six week pass that grants the privileges of a regular member, excluding magician member's lectures. They are allowed to bring one friend to stay at the castle on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday brunch, but not to the classes. Men must wear a jacket and tie and women must wear a dress or skirt; no casual wear is permitted.