What is AIM Juniors?
AIM Juniors is an initiative of The Australian Institute of Magic created to encourage young performers in the art of magic. Young magicians have the opportunity to meet, share their skills and knowledge, learn about showmanship, stagecraft and fundamental performance skills, encourage confidence, and refining presentational skills, such as public speaking, attend shows, hear from experienced magicians and industry professionals and participate in performances and events. It is aimed at young magicians of any skill level, and has seen several national and international champions, Guinness world record holders, and generally amazing people pass through over the years.
Juniors in run once a month, at the The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, from 5:30pm, to 7pm. Parents are welcome to stay and watch, or visit one of the awesome restaurants, coffee shops, or benches around Southbank then come back at 7pm.
The first session is Wednesday February 14, and is a completely free, no strings attached introductory session. Come along, meet the other juniors, and experience AIM Juniors course, before the official semester begins in March.
The full course will run between March and June, with a special session held in July (more details to come), and will cost $60. This includes all the sessions, guest lectures, lecture notes, special access to tricks, notes and magic resources, and other surprises through the semester.
If you have any questions, or are interested in enrolling, please email the course cordinator, Josh staley, at Josh@joshstaley.com.
For further information
AIM JUNIORS EXCURSIONS
Over the past years AIM has been able to arrange groups to attend various magic shows at the invitation of the performers, and pass on special ticket deals.
THE AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS OF MAGIC
The ‘Australian Junior Championships of Magic’ (AJCM) have been produced by the AIM since 2008. Beginning with the intention of connecting young magicians and providing a platform where they can practice the process of constructing an act and performing in front of a live audience, this event has become an annual feature of the Melbourne Magic Festival.
With two categories, Stage and Close up, the Championships have proven a valuable launching pad for young magicians. Our special guest judges always provide helpful feedback allowing participants to learn and grow through their experience while meeting new friends who share their love for the art of magic. Previous Competitors have gone on to produce their own shows, appear on television programs and win international awards.
The Championships are open to all young magician Australia-wide. You don’t need to be an AIM member to participate.