Parents encourage their children to take part in talent shows for good reason. When children perform for an audience, they build confidence, self-esteem and have a lot of fun. A couple years ago, I attended my niece’s high school talent show, and what I saw impressed me. These kids all grinned like they were having the time of their lives, and they also showed the results of dedication, hard work and an appreciation for the performing arts – all of which will be valuable throughout their lives.
Does your child want to participate in a talent show this coming school year? While many children may know how to sing, dance, tell jokes or play a musical instrument, not everyone can compete in these popular entertainment areas to win a coveted spot in the school’s talent show. But with a little effort, your child can offer something special that guarantees he or she will stand out from the rest. And the best news is, it’s a skill set they can learn fast! Your child can learn enough magic in mere minutes to win a spot onstage this year.
Magic may be the secret ingredient for another performing art. Not all magic shows involve card tricks or sawing people in half. If your child loves to dance, for example, a bit of magic added to the choreography can make your child’s performance a hit. Magic techniques can add flair to any performing art, and it can also stand alone as a performance, too. The possibilities are huge!
If your child’s school is hosting a talent show this year, encourage your children to participate —whether they take part by singing, dancing, playing the piano or doing magic!