Wallace lee - dick snavely ring #199

Raleigh, North Carolina



Youth members and their families are welcome to attend all club lectures and special events at a specially discounted Youth Rate. Accompanying parents that are not adult Ring members may attend free of charge as escorts.  Nonmember guests and their families may attend most functions at the full Guest rate. Magic Youth Raleigh is sponsored through Raleigh Ring #199 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.  


In 2007, the Raleigh Magic Club formed Magic Youth Raleigh to provide training and guidance in the theatrical art of magic to the Triangle's budding young magicians. Youth Magic Classes generally meet on the Second and Fourth Saturday of each month at 5:00  PM (Beginners) or 6:00 PM (Intermediate) in The Magic Corner Magic Shop, Holly Tree Shopping Plaza, 3684 Capital Blvd in Raleigh (Behind the Pep Boys Garage). Please check our Ring Calendar to confirm the next scheduled session.

​​How is the Typical Workshop Run?

Beginner students with less than one year in magic meet at 5:00 PM. Intermediate students with more than one year of experience in magic meet at 6:00 PM. Both groups study magic history, ethics, stagecraft, and performance theory with hands-on instruction of one or two effects based on the lesson's principle or theory. At least one magic principle or presentation theory is discussed at each workshop followed by one or two practical examples. Students are provided with all materials, study notes and hands-on instruction on the mechanics of each effect.  Instructors are always available by email through the month for questions and assistance. Parents are always welcome and are encouraged to attend and participate. Students need someone with whom to practice and evaluate new skills. A knowledgeable and supportive parent really helps. 

Beginner classes generally last one hour. Intermediate classes generally last one hour to ninety minutes,  

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Is this a Secret Society?

The International Brotherhood of Magicians is not a secret society. We believe that the performance art of magic must be shared to be truly appreciated. However, we do protect the secrets of our craft. We believe that revealing a magic secret reduces a beautiful and hard-worked magic effect into a baseless puzzle with no real charm.  The true joy of magic is found in  its secrets.

Our program has five basic goals:

  • To educate young magicians on the ethics, history and skill of the international magic community;
  • To provide a safe and professional mentoring association between skilled adult and gifted youth members;
  • To promote positive self-esteem and confidence among serious young magicians;
  • To sculpt our magical youth into adults who will honor the fraternal traditions of the I.B.M.; and
  • To project community awareness of magic as a valued theatrical art and community service.    

Attendance is open to any youth between the ages of 7 through 17 years with a serious interest in the performance art of Magic. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to attend each session. Lesson fees are $10.00 per lesson for guests and members.  Lesson fees include all lesson materials, books, instruction, and - after joining MYR and after attending twelve (12) lessons - Youth Membership in the International Brotherhood of Magicians. 

​​​What Does Membership Include?

Lesson fees include hands-on instruction, Lesson Guides, and all materials associated with each lesson. Each student carries home everything needed to practice and perform each lesson effect. After joining Magic Youth Raleigh, each student receives:

  • A Magic Youth Membership Certificate and Card.
  • A handy carrying case for Lesson Guides and materials and a personal Close-Up Pad at the 2nd lesson. 
  • A personal copy of the Tarbell Course in Magic, Volume 1 (Hard Bound) at the 6th lesson.
  • Youth Membership in the International Brotherhood of Magicians (magazine optional) at the 12th lesson. I.B.M. Membership includes an I.B.M. Youth Membership Certificate and Card with an attractive I.B.M. Member Lapel Pin.
  • Reduced Admission Fees to most Magic Ring Lectures, Shows, and Events. Nonmember escorting Parents admitted Free!