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. Magicians under the age of 18 have the opportunity to meet monthly and share their skills and knowledge with other budding magicians .
Students will learn about showmanship, stagecraft and fundamental performance skills, as well as how to refine their presentational and public speaking shows. Students will have the opportunity to attend shows, hear from industry professionals and participate in performances and events. It is aimed at young magicians of any skill level, and has seen students become national and international champions.
AIM Juniors is run once a month at the The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne, from 5:30pm until 7.00pm. The first session is WEDNESDAY February 13, and is a completely free, a “no strings attached “ introductory session. Come along, meet the other juniors, and experience the AIM Juniors course, before the official semester begins in March.
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.
The full course will run between February and June, with a special event in July at the Melbourne Magic Festival., The cost of the Program is $60.00 . This includes all the sessions, guest lectures, lecture notes, special access to tricks, notes and magic resources, and other surprises through the semester.
The dates are as follows (barring any changes)
If you plan on coming to the 1st session, or more excitingly, plan on enrolling into the full course, please contact Josh Staley (josh@Joshstaley.com), so he can give you the details on becoming an AIM junior, and support your passion of magic!
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.