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No special facilities required Can be presented outdoors Can be presented to a wide range of ages within the same class
Students practicing a rope trick at a Secret Stuff workshop
Students learning a vanishing trick at a Secret Stuff workshop
Students learning a rope trick at a Secret Stuff workshop Students learning a card trick at a Secret Stuff workshop

Secret Stuff

Step inside the world of magic with Ron’s Magic and Mystery School. Class is now in session and your children can be the students learning some of the secrets of magic. This is a beginner’s workshop; children will be introduced to the world of magic with a series of easy-to-do techniques and effects. Most everything is provided; that which isn’t is readily available at home. Here is just one presentation scenario: Participants are asked to bring the following: a home-made decorated magic wand, a few standard-size playing cards (2½x3½ inches) that can be “destroyed”, a Loonie and a Toonie. All of these items will be used during the workshop. The cost of the workshop consists of the instructor’s fee plus a nominal per- student charge for the course materials and handouts. The students may also have the opportunity to purchase additional materials that are beyond the scope of the workshop but are suitable for further study and practice at home. Running time: 2-4 hours (shorter programs are also possible, for example, as an add-on to a birthday party show). Group size: Maximum of 50. The client is required to provide volunteer teaching assistants to help work directly with the students. A ratio of 1 assistant to 8 students is recommended. Age range: School-age children able to read.

On Your Feet

This participation-based workshop teaches four highly important life skills:     Motivation and self direction     Becoming a team player     Presentation skills     Speaking in front of an audience How can one workshop do all this? Think about it this way: If you can learn to relax, just a little, while speaking in front of an audience, without worrying about what you have to say; if you can relax, just a little, and rely on those participating with you; if you can be just a little bit more agreeable and can contribute more towards the goal, doesn’t that make you a more valuable member of the team? There is a way to learn all that. Improvisation: improv for short, will teach you just that. It all comes down to one thing; it’s the first rule of improv. It’s so important that I teach it in the first few minutes of the workshop. The first rule of improv says, “Yes! And?” Simply stated, it means, “Accept and advance.” All improv exercises will fail if you don’t follow this one rule. And it is this one lesson that will make you a better team player, and a more active contributor to the group. What about improved presentation skills? You simply cannot help but improve your presentation skills by participating in the exercises! It’s fun for everyone. Regardless of age. Running time: 2 hours (Anything from 1 to 8 hours is possible). Group size: The workshop is best suited for groups between 16 and 50 participants. Age range: School-age children and up. This program works equally well for adult and corporate groups!

The Build Your Own Balloon Experience

Get twisting with The Twisted Mister. In this workshop, participants will learn about the art of twisting balloons and creating wonderful works of art using nothing more than air and latex balloons. It’s a whole lot of fun for both children and adults! In fact, it’s a great way for parents to join in with their children and enjoy themselves too. It’s an hour of learning that will fly by as everyone gets mixing, talking, laughing and twisting. It starts out with the basics: a dog and a sword. Then the participants go crazy as they create their own fantasy hats. There’s only one word to describe this - c-r-a-z-y! At the end, everyone gets to take their creations home with them. Running Time: 90-plus minutes, including a 30 minute magic show. Group size: virtually unlimited! Age range: School-age children and up. This program works equally well for adult and corporate groups! PDF coming soon!

Selected Testimonials

“Just want to say thank you again for coming to our camp.  The kids LOVED it!! They were still talking about it after you left.  May God bless your work, which will become precious childhood memories to them.” Iris Mak Sunshine Adventure Summer Camp Rhenish Church of Canada
The Secret Stuff magic workshop
The On Your Feet presentation skills workshop
The Build Your Own Balloon Experience

Workshops and Seminars

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Contact Ron - Office: (905) 889-5113   Cell: (416) 801-1207 © 2006-2017 Black Derby Entertainment. All rights reserved.

Secret Stuff

Step inside the world of magic with Ron’s Magic and Mystery School. Class is now in session and your children can be the students learning some of the secrets of magic. This is a beginner’s workshop; children will be introduced to the world of magic with a series of easy-to-do techniques and effects. Most everything is provided; that which isn’t is readily available at home. Here is just one presentation scenario: Participants are asked to bring the following: a home-made decorated magic wand, a few standard-size playing cards (2½x3½ inches) that can be “destroyed”, a Loonie and a Toonie. All of these items will be used during the workshop. The cost of the workshop consists of the instructor’s fee plus a nominal per-student charge for the course materials and handouts. The students may also have the opportunity to purchase additional materials that are beyond the scope of the workshop but are suitable for further study and practice at home. Running time: 2-4 hours (shorter programs are also possible, for example, as an add-on to a birthday party show). Group size: Maximum of 50. The client is required to provide volunteer teaching assistants to help work directly with the students. A ratio of 1 assistant to 8 students is recommended. Age range: School-age children able to read.

On Your Feet

This participation-based workshop teaches four highly important life skills:     Motivation and self direction     Becoming a team player     Presentation skills     Speaking in front of an audience How can one workshop do all this? Think about it this way: If you can learn to relax, just a little, while speaking in front of an audience, without worrying about what you have to say; if you can relax, just a little, and rely on those participating with you; if you can be just a little bit more agreeable and can contribute more towards the goal, doesn’t that make you a more valuable member of the team? There is a way to learn all that. Improvisation: improv for short, will teach you just that. It all comes down to one thing; it’s the first rule of improv. It’s so important that I teach it in the first few minutes of the workshop. The first rule of improv says, “Yes! And?” Simply stated, it means, “Accept and advance.” All improv exercises will fail if you don’t follow this one rule. And it is this one lesson that will make you a better team player, and a more active contributor to the group. What about improved presentation skills? You simply cannot help but improve your presentation skills by participating in the exercises! It’s fun for everyone. Regardless of age. Running time: 2 hours (Anything from 1 to 8 hours is possible). Group size: The workshop is best suited for groups between 16 and 50 participants. Age range: School-age children and up. This program works equally well for adult and corporate groups!

The Build Your Own Balloon Experience

Get twisting with The Twisted Mister. In this workshop, participants will learn about the art of twisting balloons and creating wonderful works of art using nothing more than air and latex balloons. It’s a whole lot of fun for both children and adults! In fact, it’s a great way for parents to join in with their children and enjoy themselves too. It’s an hour of learning that will fly by as everyone gets mixing, talking, laughing and twisting. It starts out with the basics: a dog and a sword. Then the participants go crazy as they create their own fantasy hats. There’s only one word to describe this - c-r-a-z-y! At the end, everyone gets to take their creations home with them. Running Time: 90-plus minutes, including a 30 minute magic show. Group size: virtually unlimited! Age range: School-age children and up. This program works equally well for adult and corporate groups! PDF coming soon!

Selected Testimonials

“Just want to say thank you again for coming to our camp.  The kids LOVED it!! They were still talking about it after you left.  May God bless your work, which will become precious childhood memories to them.” Iris Mak Sunshine Adventure Summer Camp Rhenish Church of Canada
The Secret Stuff magic workshop
The On Your Feet presentation skills workshop
The Build Your Own Balloon Experience
Students learning a vanishing trick at a Secret Stuff workshop
Students learning a card trick at a Secret Stuff workshop
Students learning a rope trick at a Secret Stuff workshop
Students practicing a rope trick at a Secret Stuff workshop
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Ron is in a class by himself when it comes to training and presentations!

Workshops and Seminars

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