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.
THE FUTURE OF MAGIC
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). 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. Parents are always welcome to sit and observe or participate.
The classes meet in the office of Meyer Orthodontics, 1815 Kildaire Farm Road, Suite C, in Cary. This is the First Flight Credit Union Building. Please park on the Kildaire Farm Rd. side of the building in the spaces reserved for Dr. Meyer's patients. Use the stairs in the lobby rather than the elevator, if possible.
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.
MAGIC YOUTH CLASSES ARE BACK AS OF FEB. 10th! Meyer Orthodontics, 1815 Kildaire Farm Rd, Suite C, Cary
Our program has five basic goals:
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.