View Cart | View Account | Help
Order by phone: 800-880-2592
Check out our favorite NEW ARRIVALS
Need it fast? Order before 4pm Eastern and your order ships SAME DAY.

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:05 am 
Offline
Penguin

Joined: 16 Aug 2006
Posts: 338
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
magicman845 wrote:
You've received some great advice on your first question. As for the second question, the answer really depends on the way you present your effects and the age group for which you are performing.

For instance, I specifically designed my sponge ball routine for children 6 yrs. of age and under. It's quick, visual and waaay over the top. If I showed that same routine to an 8 year old, he would think I was an idiot.

You see, different effects and presentations will do better with some age groups rather than others. That's because children's attention spans, maturity levels and life experiences change with age. To select your material, and present it to its fullest, you need to understand the psychology of children.

As for the cups and balls, this effect goes extremely well with kids 8 years and older. At that age, the kids won't have any problems standing for a few minutes to view the effect, especially if it is near the end of your show. I find the kicker ending, with some really great final loads get a really good reaction with both kids this age and their parents.

But be forewarned. Kids in this age group are very critical. If you are going to perform the cups and balls, you better have a great routine and perform it perfectly - otherwise, they will eat you alive!

Kent
As for the cups and balls, I'm not sure exactly how well it would work for kids and at what age. I think a simple routine, as I recently saw, would work for kids at the age 7 level. But I also saw a complicated one and the kids 5-8 didn't catch on too well. Since they're young, you need to keep it simple so they can see and understand what's happening. However, perhaps somebody who already performs this effect could elaborate further.

As for sponge balls, 5-8 years olds are great to perform this for. Include audience participation if possible. I've performed sponge balls many times for kids at this age and it's never failed to work. Even adults like the effect.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2009 Penguin Magic, Inc.