“What is School of Astonishment?”
School of Astonishment is a premium magic course designed by a team of award-winning magicians and created specifically to help children develop critical people skills that are quickly fading in today’s technology-centric society.
“How does School of Astonishment teach life skills?”
This is not a magic class with life skills “sprinkled in”… it’s a life skills course camouflaged as a magic class. Each class features one of the 8 traits of a true magician. These are the 8 important life skills we teach: Confidence, Respectfulness, Enthusiasm, Authenticity, Creativity, Humbleness, Preparedness, and Giving.
“Does learning magic really help kids develop social skills?”
Yes! Magic is an interactive art. We feel the most important benefits to be derived from magic come from performing for others.
There is a complex cycle of verbal and non-verbal communication flowing between the performer and the people watching that is unique to magic.
We’ve developed a system that will insure every child gets to perform for someone, several times, in the positive, nurturing classroom environment.
“My child is really shy. Will they be able to do this?
We have created a totally safe and nurturing environment for your child’s first few performances inside every class. And try particularly hard to insure a child’s confidence has every opportunity to grow from the very beginning.
“My daughter is interested in magic. Will this be appropriate for girls?”
Yes and yes! Although historically, more boys than girls get into magic, in recent years that has changed.
There are more girls than ever before performing magic and the percentage of girls learning magic is increasing every year! Ultimate Magic Academy was developed with these changes in mind.
“My son has already learned some magic from YouTube, will this still be appropriate for him?”
Absolutely. It’s unlikely he would have learned any of these specific tricks any place else. We have created custom made props, cards, and routines that can’t be purchased anywhere online!
Plus, we believe that just knowing the secret to how something is done is only the beginning.
Additionally, the 8 traits of a true magician are unique to School of Astonishment and are exclusive to our curriculum! You won’t find these in ANY other magic class in your area!
“What kind of tricks are you going to teach?”
School of Astonishment features a wide range of tricks from making things appear and disappear to reading minds and passing a solid through a solid.
Many of these tricks are unique to our program and they all feature a kid friendly presentation.
“My child has never done magic before. Will they be able to do these tricks?”
Yes! Every trick is simple enough for a beginner and designed for small hands.
No prior experience is necessary.
“Will the tricks learned ACTUALLY fool adults?”
Yes! We teach a wide variety of tricks and many will legitimately fool adults.
Others may not, but they serve a purpose in teaching the kids how to respond in a variety of situations.
For example, we teach the students what to say to audiences when someone says, “Can I see that?” or “I think I know how you did that.”
“My child has never expressed interest in becoming a magician. Is that ok?”
Posilutely! Even if your child has never expressed interest in magic, most kids love watching and learning magic tricks.
Our main purpose is to make sure your child is having FUN! That’s why we include several fun games that kids get to play in each class.
However, it’s not unusual, after the first class that kids are excited and THRILLED to be learning the secrets to magic!