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How Do I Start Clowning? Balloon twisting, part 1

balloon twist bubbles
Clown Tutorial – twisting balloon animals, part 1 The first ‘clown skill’ we’ll look at is twisting balloon animals into different shapes. Why balloon animals first? There are several reasons: it’s virtually expected of a clown for one, it’s inexpensive (roughly 8 cents each, buying them retail), and...
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How Do I Start Clowning? Now what do I do?

How Do I Start Clowning? Now what do I do? So, you’ve determined your clown character, designed your make-up, and created a costume that will work for you. What next? Well, before you go before that first audience, you will need something to do to entertain them! I...
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How do I start Clowning? Clown Magic part 1

Clown Magic, part 1 – an introduction Welcome back  to our ongoing how-to series—today, we’re going to begin discussing clown magic, how it is similar to ‘standard’ magic, and how it differs. Let’s begin with getting some definitions out of the way. By ‘magic’, we’re discussing the sleight...
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How do I start Clowning? Clown Magic part 2

The Joker Tube - Magic Trick with 'How To' Instructions - aka. Strat-O-Sphere
Clowning Tutorial – clown magic Welcome back — today, we’™re going to discuss clown magic, how it is similar to “standard” magic, and how it differs. Imagine, if you would, a clown (either  whiteface,  auguste, or  tramp) walking on stage with a serious demeanor. He has a beautiful assistant...
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How do I start Clowning? Clown Magic part 3

Clown Tutorial – Clown  Magic – magic card magic – free magic trick Welcome back—today, the rubber meets the road, and we introduce a free magic trick that you can introduce into your clowning. As always, you want to adapt these things to fit your character.
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How do I start Clowning? Clown Magic part 4

Clown Tutorial  – Clown Magic – do’s and don’ts of magic tricks Welcome back!  In this installment of Clown Magic, we’ll talk about some do’s and don’ts. The most important  don’t  is the most basic:  never  divulge how a trick is done, except to another magician/clown. No exceptions....
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How Do I Start Clowning? Balloon twisting, part 3

Balloon twisting - twisting a balloon dog by counting to three
Clown Tutorial – balloon twisting, part 3 Welcome back! Hopefully, by this time you’ve had an opportunity to purchase some balloons (260Q), purchase a pump, and inflate some balloons, and try twisting a simple dog. Now we’re going to add to your repertoire. There’s an old joke about...
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Clown tutorial – balloon twisting, part 3

Clown tutorial – balloon twisting, part 3 Welcome back!  Hopefully, by this time you’ve had an opportunity to purchase some balloons (260Q), purchase a pump, and inflate some balloons, and try twisting a simple dog. Now we’re going to add to your repertoire.
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How do I start clowning? Balloon twisting, part 2

Balloon twisting - the lock twist
Clown Tutorial  – balloon twisting, part 2 Welcome back! We’re now at the point where  the rubber meets the road  (pun intended), and start learning how to actually twist balloons. Actually, it’s the latex meeting the road, not the rubber, since the balloons we’ll be using are made...
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Warm ups and cool downs at clown performances

Warm ups and cool downs at clown performances – how and why One of the basics about clown performances that often bet overlooked is the need for warm-up exercises beforehand and cool down exercises afterward.   Athletes know about the need for both warm up and cool down exercises...
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