What is AIM Juniors?
AIM Juniors is an initiative of The Australian Institute of Magic created to encourage and develop young performers in the art of magic, to see them perform confidently in front of an audience.
Magicians under the age of 18 meet monthly sharing their passion for magic with other budding magicians, to learn skills from professional magician Josh Staley.
It is aimed at young magicians of any skill level, including students with an interest in learning more about the world of magic!
Each session includes a segment on learning new magic, followed by a segment focused on developing each student’s favourite trick, preparing them with a magic act to perform at the end of semester performances.
Students will learn about showmanship, stagecraft and build confidence to perform their tricks in front of an audience. The goal for each semester is to develop a short magic act to perform at the Melbourne Magic Festival (July 2020) and another act smaller close-up act at the end of year Exhibition (December 2020).
AIM Juniors runs once a month at the The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, from 5:30pm until 7.00pm. The first session is WEDNESDAY February 12th 2020. Fee: $15 per session
Parents are welcome to stay and watch, or visit one of the awesome restaurants, coffee shops, or benches around Southgate then come back at 7pm.
First Semester – Prepare to perform on stage at the Melbourne Magic Festival 2020!
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday Feb 12
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday Mar 11
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday Apr 8
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday May 13
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday June 10
3.30-4.30pm – Wednesday July 8th – MMF Show!
Second Semester – Prepare to perform Close-up magic!
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday Aug 12
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday Sep 9
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday Oct 14
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday Nov 11
5.30-7.00pm – Wednesday Dec 9 – End of term exhibition
Please contact the AIM Junior Co-ordinator Josh Staley (josh@Joshstaley.com) to register your place in the AIM Juniors.
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. and will be held at Art Centre Melbourne on Friday July 3.
You don’t need to be an AIM member to participate.