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So Your Kid Wants To Do Magic Tricks At A Talent Show…
Every year thousands and thousands of kids across America display their talents at a school, church or community talent show. Most of the talents that these kids have is either singing or dancing, hardly any kids are doing a magic tricks.
If your kid wants to stand out in the pack of singers and dancers by doing magic tricks, I have some tips to help your kid’s star shine brighter than the rest!
Tip Number 1: Give your kid plenty of time to practice!
When I used to run a magic shop, quite often parents would come in and ask me for some magic tricks or a magic kit for their kid’s talent show. I would ask when the talent show was, and would be frequently shocked when the parent told me it was only two or three days away!
Learning magic tricks from a magic kit, magic book, or when you just get individual tricks takes time to practice and learn properly. Learning magic is just like learning any other talent…you wouldn’t teach your kids a four minute dance routine on Wednesday and expect them to do it well on Friday…would you?
With that in mind give your child at least a month’s worth of practice…or more!
Tip Number 2: Make sure the tricks are big enough to be seen from the stage!
When selecting magic tricks for a talent show, make sure every trick you select is large enough to be seen from the stage. For example, if your kid does a coin trick, it will be very difficult for people in the middle or back rows to see it.
If you are getting a magic kit for your kid to select his talent show magic tricks from, make sure the magic kit has items that are larger and will be visible from the stage.
Tip Number 3: Have a script so your kid knows what to say!
One important part of performing magic tricks is knowing what to say when, and making what you say fun!
When you are shopping for your magic tricks for magic kit for your talent show make sure it includes the jokes for the kids to say.
Tip Number 4: Dress rehearsal at home!
A couple of nights before the talent show have a dress rehearsal at home. Maybe invite some aunts and uncles over for a little magic show. This will build your kids confidence in the magic tricks by getting to perform them in a safe place before the big talent show.
Now that you have those four tips, I’m sure your kid will knock ‘em dead a their next talent show!
About the author:
Louie Foxx is a professional children’s magician based out of Seattle. Louie does magic workshops where he teaches kids how to perform magic tricks and he also runs the website www.amazingmagickit.com that features magic kits for kids
copyright 2006 by Louie Foxx
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