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Magic Performance Program

a Virtual School for young magicians

The School of Magic Arts Magic Performance Program is geared towards those students who want to truly study stage magic and perform it, too!  In fun after-school classes with a live instructor, students learn the building blocks of magic effects and the secrets of successful routines, collaborate with their peers, and increase their confidence.  As they level up in the curriculum, they will start to perform in live shows, unlock special workshops, and eventually earn their stars!

The SOMA Performance Program curriculum was designed by two professional magicians who are also trained educators. It is engineered to effectively teach the core concepts of stage magic, storytelling, and performance skills.

$125 / month
  • Appropriate for ages 7-17
  • 45 min live instruction, weekly
  • Runs September to May
  • Work towards performances
  • Stop any time
Schedule
“A. has gained so much being a part of your program - self confidence, something all her own to individuate from her sisters, and cool friends and mentors!”
- Heather B. SOMA Parent

LEVELS

Students receive a new enamel pin each time they level up.

An enamel pin in the shape of a purple hourglass with a star in the top part and sand in the bottom part
4 Classes

Hourglasses will have mastered at least three magic effects and one key curriculum concept.

An enamel pin in the shape of a purple key
36 Classes

Keys are eligible to perform in School of Magic Arts Performance Nights, and can access all Key Level workshops.

New Students
An enamel pin in the shape of a purple rabbit with a star for an eye
12 Classes

Rabbits are eligible to participate in School of Magic Arts Performance Nights.

Why Performance Program?

A grid of images containing students learning a magic routine with orange sponge balls led by an instructor.
Students practice with sponge balls.

Professional Tools

Magic Performance Program students receive the SOMA Magician's Kit, a professionally curated supply kit that will be shipped directly to your home. At SOMA, we teach real stage magic, which means our kits are not toys. We provide the same tools that professional magicians use in their stage shows, and we teach students how to use those tools effectively.

Student Magician Mason displays his level pins from the performance program. He is wearing a dark sports jacket with an hourglass pin and a bunny pin.
Student Magician Mason shows off his pins.

Unique Pin System

At School of Magic Arts, we empower our students by providing tangible evidence of their successes.  In Magic Performance Program, as they move up, they receive pins that designate their SOMA level, which many wear in class and performance. Our leveling structure supports our students by giving them a strong base in stage magic education to explore their individual interests.

A grid of images on a laptop display featuring performers and audience from the SOMA June Performance Night.
June 2021 Performance Night.

Live Performance

At School of Magic Arts, we believe the best way to learn magic is to perform it! We give our Magic Performance Program students the opportunity to perform multiple times a year in public shows, for live audiences. In choosing their effects, developing their routines, and working with their peers, students gain invaluable performance skills and become aware of their place on our team in and in our community.

Why Performance Program?

Professional Tools

Magic Performance Program students receive the SOMA Magician's Kit, a professionally curated supply kit that will be shipped directly to your home. At SOMA, we teach real stage magic, which means our kits are not toys. We provide the same tools that professional magicians use in their stage shows, and we teach students how to use those tools effectively.

Unique Pin System

At School of Magic Arts, we empower our students by providing tangible evidence of their successes.  In Magic Performance Program, as they move up, they receive pins that designate their SOMA level, which many wear in class and performance. Our leveling structure supports our students by giving them a strong base in stage magic education to explore their individual interests.

Live Performance

At School of Magic Arts, we believe the best way to learn magic is to perform it! We give our Magic Performance Program students the opportunity to perform multiple times a year in public shows, for live audiences. In choosing their effects, developing their routines, and working with their peers, students gain invaluable performance skills and become aware of their place on our team in and in our community.

A grid of images containing students learning a magic routine with orange sponge balls led by an instructor.
Students practice with sponge balls.
Student Magician Mason displays his level pins from the performance program. He is wearing a dark sports jacket with an hourglass pin and a bunny pin.
Student Magician Mason shows off his pins.
A grid of images on a laptop display featuring performers and audience from the SOMA June Performance Night.
June 2021 Performance Night.

Curriculum

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

1

Prepare

check-in, warmups, core monthly concept re-enforced.

2

Learn

effect introduced, demonstrated, and taught.

3

Practice

guided practice, receive instructor/peer feedback.

4

Perform

perform effect individually, work on presentation skills.

A grid displaying images of students and instructors holding black silk handkerchiefs.

Year 1

In their first year in Magic Performance Program, students will begin leveling up after their first month. First year is all about a comprehensive overview of magic as an art form, encompassing the basics of palming, forcing, storytelling, routine building, switching, and memorization. Students will begin to handle coins, cards, silks, and props in their classes and, after their third month with the program, will begin performing in SOMA magic shows in front of audiences.

A female magic student with long brown hair wearing a light orange top displays a large coin at her fingertips.

Year 2

In year two, Magic Performance Program students will refine the skills they learned in year one and tackle harder effects and sequences with more challenging props as they build their magician's kit. They will also deeply focus on the performance skills necessary to create interesting individual routines, and work on developing a style all their own. Year two also brings a focus on peer feedback and community building, with time in each class devoted to critique and review.

A female magic student with long blonde hair wearing a bright orange shirt. She has a deck of cards spread out on the table in front of her and she is looking for a card.

Year 3

In their third year in Magic Performance Program, students begin to specialize in a branch of magic that interests them, including mentalism, coins, cards, or large stage effects. They are encouraged to work within their track to explore its possibilities, while at the same time continuing to further skills in stage magic performance as a whole.

A grid displaying images of students and instructors holding black silk handkerchiefs.

Year 1

In their first year in Magic Performance Program, students will begin leveling up after their first month. First year is all about a comprehensive overview of magic as an art form, encompassing the basics of palming, forcing, storytelling, routine building, switching, and memorization. Students will begin to handle coins, cards, silks, and props in their classes and, after their third month with the program, will begin performing in SOMA magic shows in front of audiences.

Year 2

In year two, Magic Performance Program students will refine the skills they learned in year one and tackle harder effects and sequences with more challenging props as they build their magician's kit. They will also deeply focus on the performance skills necessary to create interesting individual routines, and work on developing a style all their own. Year two also brings a focus on peer feedback and community building, with time in each class devoted to critique and review.

A female magic student with long brown hair wearing a light orange top displays a large coin at her fingertips.
A female magic student with long blonde hair wearing a bright orange shirt. She has a deck of cards spread out on the table in front of her and she is looking for a card.

Year 3

In their third year in Magic Performance Program, students begin to specialize in a branch of magic that interests them, including mentalism, coins, cards, or large stage effects. They are encouraged to work within their track to explore its possibilities, while at the same time continuing to further skills in stage magic performance as a whole.

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REGISTRATION

Our after-school programs are billed monthly for your convenience. You can contact us anytime to cancel with no penalty.

REGISTRATION

During the school year, registration is by invite only. If you know a young magician who might be a great candidate for our school, please let us know!

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Upcoming Classes, Workshops, & Performances

Magic 101
Jan 5, 2022 4:30 PM
EST

Give a young magician a chance to try magic the School of Magic Arts way.

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Unicorn Magic Workshop
Jan 23, 2022 1:00 PM
EST

Do unicorns really exist? They definitely will at SOMA this January!

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