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PRESS: Learning magic is good for you!

College of Magic


Magic is good for you! A recent study from Aberystwyth University in the UK recently suggested that magicians are less prone to mental disorders. With new beginner’s magic courses starting in February, your child can benefit too.

Local education expert, Dr Jean Baxen, found in her study on the benefits of learning the art of magic that “Teachers, parents and children reported that one of the immediate benefits of involvement in magic is the sense of well-being and the development of a positive self-image.” 

This has certainly been the case for several of the College of Magic’s more well-known graduates, which include comedians Riaad Moosa, Stuart Taylor and Conrad Koch, as well as SA’s Got Talent finalist OlwethuDyantyi. 

College of Magic founder David Gore agrees: "Over more than forty years, we've seen first-hand the positive changes that learning the art of magic has had on thousands of students and it is wonderfully apparent in the success of our successful graduates. The improvement of the youngsters’ confidence levels and social skills as they progress through our programme is amazing to see and we cannot wait to share this with our 2024 students.” 

In addition to their weekly magical lessons, the new magical learners will also be able to participate in a variety of the magical allied arts, including juggling. A study at the University of Regensburg in Germany has found that learning to juggle may cause certain areas of your brain to grow

“Simply put, studying magic and its allied arts is good for your children… register them for our courses today!” concludes Gore. 

Limited spaces available:

The College of Magic will be holding a free magic tour and workshop for interested children aged 10 to 17 years old and their parents on Saturday 3 February at 10.30am. Booking is essential and can be made by emailing or telephoning 021 683 5480.


Course One runs at the College of Magic, 215 Imam Haron Road in Claremont each Saturday for six months with classes at 09h00 and at 12h00. Fees are R3 550 and include all course equipment and notes, as well as participation in any or all of the allied arts including juggling, puppetry, mime, clowning and drama. 

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join our extraordinary family!


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