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At SOMA, there's magic for everyone.

Summer Camps

$200 / week

  • Appropriate for ages 7-14
  • Live virtual instruction
  • Limited to 10 students per group
  • Each camp day is 2 hours long
  • Kits are included
  • End of week show

Registration Opening Soon

School of Magic Arts Summer Camps provide an opportunity for students, both new and currently enrolled, to take a “deep dive” into the study, performance, and creation of stage magic.

Camp themes like “Eight Types of Magic”, “Magicians We Love” and "Superheroes" engage campers, whether first-timers or seasoned SOMA students, with hands-on prop building activities, new effects each day, social games, and performance opportunities.

Refund Policy: Full refund up until two weeks before the first day of the event. Cancelations after this timeframe and up until 24 hours before the event are refunded at 50% original payment.

If School of Magic Arts cancels the event a full refund will be issued to all participants.

Camp Day

A typical day at a SOMA virtual camp follows our "Prepare, Learn, Practice, Perform" curriculum model.

  • Prepare - camper check-in, props check, physical, vocal, and mental warmups, vocabulary.
  • Learn - core daily concept introduced.  First effect is demonstrated, and taught by camp counselor.  A Lighting Round! or Spot Check! ensures the effect is grasped by all campers. Second effect is demonstrated.  Campers are guided in Prop Build!  Second effect is taught by camp counselor.
  • Practice - campers practice their effects individually.
  • Perform - Pick Two!  Campers pick two effects that they've learned at camp and construct a short routine to perform.

Camp Themes

Eight Types of Magic -

Did you know that there are really only eight types of magic effects?  In this five day camp, students will learn effects and based on production, vanish, transportation, transformation, levitation, animation, tear and restore, and solid-through-solid stage magic principles.  They will also construct at least one prop a day to use in performance, and, at the end of the week, will participate in a magic show!  This is a great "introduction to magic" camp!


Magicians We Love -

In this five day camp, students will learn about five very different magicians and their most famous effects, from Kruti Parekh's mentalism to Harry Houdini's escapes to David Copperfield's large-scale illusions.  They will also construct at least one prop a day to use in performance, and at the end of the week, will participate in a magic show!  This is a great camp for students who might be interested in the history of magic.

The Kit

School of Magic Arts Camp Kits are provided to each camper (materials necessary to build all props included) and mailed two weeks prior to the first day of camp.

Free Trial Class

Know someone who's interested in magic?  Try a free class!  (You can sign your student up to observe any session, but they will have to register for the appropriate age group if they continue with the program.)

Magic Drop-in Class

$20 per class

  • Appropriate for ages 7-12
  • 45 min live virtual instruction
  • Appropriate for all skill levels
  • Great for beginners
  • No special props required

School of Magic Arts Drop-in Classes are a great introduction to stage magic for students who are just starting out, or who may not be ready for the commitment of the Magic Performance Program.  Drop-in classes are held weekly, taught by live instructors, and focus on multiple types of magic (see schedule below).

Week 1: Everyday Magic!: Students will learn the classic palm technique and a "tear and restore" effect using a very common household item.

Week 2: Intro to Card Magic: Students will review basic card handling, and learn an astonishing card effect that they can immediately perform with little set up.

Week 3: Impossible Feats!: Students will defy physics with two seemingly "impossible" acts using a bandana and some sneaky coins.

Week 4: Intro to Sleight of Hand: Students will be introduced to the "big covers small" principle of sleight, and perform an amazing effect using rubber bands.

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Magic Performance Program

Invite Only

  • Appropriate for ages 7-18
  • Students work towards performance
  • 45 min live virtual instruction weekly
  • Program runs October to May
  • Unique curriculum means join any month
  • Appropriate for most skill levels
  • Stop any time, no cancellation fee
  • Eligible for SOMA Magic Kit
  • Access to the Magic Vault

The School of Magic Arts Magic Performance Program is geared towards those students who want to not only learn magic, but perform it, too!  In fun, exciting group classes with a live instructor, students learn the building blocks of magic effects, are taught the secrets of successful routines, and increase their confidence in performing.  The Magic Performance Program trains students, level by level with our unique curriculum, until they are regularly performing in School of Magic Arts shows, where they will show off their skills for audiences around the world.

SOMA curriculum was designed by two professional magicians who are also trained educators, and is engineered to effectively teach the core concepts of stage magic and the art of performance.  Magic Performance Program students are also eligible for the SOMA Magic Kit, a professionally curated supply kit that will be shipped directly to your home, and will have access to the Magic Vault, an online repository of recorded classes.

Class Structure

SOMA classes are structured for a consistent learning experience.  In each class, students will:

  • Prepare - check-in, physical and vocal warmups, props check.
  • Learn - core monthly concept introduced.  An effect is demonstrated, and taught by the instructor.
  • Practice - students are guided in practicing their new effect and receive instructor feedback.
  • Perform - students perform individually.

Levels

HOURGLASS
At the end of their first month, students earn their Hourglass pin.  Hourglasses will have mastered at least three magic effects and one key curriculum concept.

RABBIT
After three months with the program, students earn their Rabbit pin.  Rabbits are eligible to participate in School of Magic Arts Performance Nights.

KEY
After six months with the program, students earn their Key pin.  Keys are eligible to perform in School of Magic Arts Performance Nights, and can access all Key Level workshops.

STARS
After their first year at School of Magic Arts, students earn their Stars!  They will get their final one year pin, their School of Magic Arts hoodie, are eligible to perform in School of Magic Arts Performance Nights, can access all Key and Star Level workshops.

The Kit

School of Magic Arts magic kits are provided to each student, mailed upon registration. Kits include a deck of cards, a magician’s silk, sponge balls, a notebook and pencil, and magician’s rope.

Schedule

Testimonials

How would you describe your experience at SOMA?

"I really enjoy the relaxed and encouraging atmosphere and the chance to try out the effects for someone other than my family!"

Rich T.

SOMA Learner

"He was able to craft the props and practice all the skills at just the right level and with the perfect amount of time. There was time to chat with his classmates and make friends with them. And the opportunity to focus and perform is great for his development."

Regan A.

SOMA Parent

"L loved the class and can't stop sharing his effects at home. Thank you so much for making this class a possibility."

Jennifer S.

SOMA Parent

Testimonials

How would you describe your experience at SOMA?

“Having never attempted performing or studying magic, I felt supported in trying things I have never tried before.”

Stefanie C.

SOMA Learner

“I can’t say enough wonderful things about the School of Magic Arts! My daughter just performed after her first round of lessons...we can’t wait to do it all again and highly highly recommend their services!”

Heather B.

SOMA Parent

“I appreciated the instructors' being in tune with everyone. I had a lot of fun and I can't wait to show folks what I have learned!”

Ethan S.

SOMA Learner

Wreck this Deck!

$50 / 2 hour workshop

  • Appropriate for ages 7-14
  • Live virtual instruction
  • Hands on prop building
  • 2 hour workshop
  • Card deck included

Registration Closed

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Forget deck the halls, because it's time to wreck this deck!  In this two-hour workshop, students will learn how to construct three card "gimmicks" (props used to perform magic tricks).  No need to sacrifice beloved playing cards, we'll send you a deck you're allowed to cut, tape, and paste to make gimmicks you can use in performance again and again!

Adults

Date Night Magic

$100 / session

  • Appropriate for ages 18 and up
  • 45 min live virtual instruction
  • Up to two students may attend
  • Appropriate for all skill levels

School of Magic Arts Date Night Magic are fun, private lessons for couples looking for something a little different!  In 45 minutes, with a live instructor, you and your date will learn three magic effects that you can perform right away, any time, anywhere.   Great for beginners looking to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere!

Finding Magic:
Rediscovering Joy in a Crappy World

$50 / 2 hour workshop

  • Appropriate for ages 18 and up
  • Live virtual instruction
  • Limited to 10 students
  • Materials included
  • Adult students will master three effects

Registration Closed

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Let's face it: 2020 has been the worst year ever. If you're like us, you're having a harder time than usual accessing creativity, unlocking positive energy and feeling...well...happy. In this special School of Magic Arts workshop (for adult learners only) we will use the art and science of stage magic as a tool to practice meditation, improve focus, and free imagination. Let's rediscover joy in a crappy world, and make 2021 just a little bit better. Together.