Types of Magic Taught
Card flourishes are visual displays of skill performed with playing cards, designed to show the skill or manual dexterity of a 'flourisher'. Card flourishes are primarily intended to be visually impressive.
Card flourishes taught include one-handed cuts, spreads, two-handed cuts, fanning, aerials, and springs.
Cardistry is the non-magical manipulation of playing cards with intent to display creativity, performance art, and skill. If you’ve ever seen a magician fan a pack of cards, you’ve seen a very small demonstration of cardistry – a “card flourish.”
XCM (Extreme Card Manipulation) is the craft of manipulating card by using a resourceful elegant and sometimes fast method. It's really a demonstration of hand dexterity.
examples include one hand cuts, multiple cuts, two hand multiple cuts, fanning, springs, drops, arm-spreads, deck flips, twirls and spins, card shooting, table flourishes along with the rock n rolla, colosseum, XY invented by Jackson Aces who resides between Sydney Australia and LA, USA
Card throwing is the art of throwing standard playing cards with great accuracy and/or force.
The world record for card throwing (distance) is held by American magician Rick Smith, Jr. whose longest recorded throw reached 216 feet and 4 inches at 92 miles an hour.
Sleight of hand, also known as prestidigitation ("quick fingers") or legerdemain (from Middle French léger de main, literally "light of hand"), is the set of techniques used by a magician to manipulate , vanish and appear objects such as cards and coins secretly.
Street magic falls into two genres; traditional street performance and guerrilla magic.
The first definition of street magic refers to a traditional form of magic performance - that of busking. In this, the magician draws an audience from passers by and performs an entire act for them. In exchange, the magician seeks remuneration either by having a receptacle for tips available throughout the act or by "passing the hat" at the end of the performance.Street magic most often consists of sleight of hand, card magic, and occasionally mentalism, though the ability to draw and hold an audience is frequently cited by practitioners as a skill of greater importance than the illusions themselves.
The second category is more appropriately called "guerrilla magic It is a relatively recent style of performing magic illusions where the magician performs a single trick or two in a public space (such as on a sidewalk) for an unpaying audience. The desired effect of this "hit and run" style of magic is to give the audience a feeling that what they are seeing is impromptu, unrehearsed, and experimental.
Micromagic or close-up magic or table magic is magic performed in an intimate setting usually no more than ten feet (three metres) from one's audience and is usually performed while sitting at a table. Mainly card tricks are performed such as card changes, finding a spectators card etc
Platform magic (also known as parlor magic, club magic or cabaret magic) is magic that is done for larger audiences than close-up magic and for smaller audiences than stage magic. It is more intimate than stage magic because it doesn't require expensive, large-scale stage equipment and can thus be performed closer to the audience and without a stage. Many of the tricks performed by platform magicians are sufficiently angle-sensitive as to make them impossible to perform as micromagic.
Examples…making objects float such as a glass of wine, Miser's Dream" (where a seemingly endless supply of coins is produced from thin air
Mentalism is a performing art in which its practitioners, known as mentalists, appear to demonstrate highly developed mental or intuitive abilities. Performances may appear to include telepathy, clairvoyance, divination, precognition,psychokinesis, mediumship, mind control, memory feats and rapid mathematics.