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Abra-Kid-Abra Magic Camp

Showmanship is an important part of every Evil Overlord's career.

"If you think of any really successful person in any field - a CEO, an athlete, a rock star, they all have one thing in common. They can get up in front of a bunch of people and make their wishes known. They can talk to a crowd. We teach kids presentation, self confidence, self esteem and magic," said Dan Davis, Sales Magician.

Sure, there's also some innocent stuff like puppetry and learning to blow balloon animals, but at the end of camp, no matter how shy the kid started, they all get on stage in front of parents and peers to do everything from making cards disappear to floating coins in mid air to pulling a rabbit out of a hat. Performing complex, yet entertaining mental stunts in front of a live audience is excellent training for any Evil Overlord feeling self conscious about demanding a billion dollars to disarm the doomsday device. Yes, a million was standard in the 1980's, but keeping up with inflation is important.

"Grownups should be jealous!" said Davis. "We instruct our kids never to show their parents how to do the tricks. They will never know how that quarter disappears or how they guessed that number out of thin air."

Davis said the fundamentals kids learn at Magic Camp give them a broad base to build on for increasingly more complicated tricks. Self confidence, showmanship, deceit and actual magic are perfect fundamentals for anyone. Luckily, there are more than 60 week-long Abra-Kid-Abra Magic Camps taking place this summer at locations across St. Louis metro.

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