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Continuing education in magic school

Students will learn up to two tricks in every class.

Corpus Christi (KIII news) — A six-week magic course is being offered at Del Mar College Continuing Education for adults.

"We always tell our selves nobody needs magic, but people want it, so we feel it's a great idea to spread it," the Great "Valdino," said. "I just know that people sometimes need a bit more magic in this crazy world that we live in at this point in time."

Students will learn up to two tricks in every class.

"You're gonna have some moments, you're going to be more analytical towards it, you're going to want to figure it out," Valdino said.

While some of the students may not become the next Penn, Teller or David Blaine, some are hoping to use their new skills to bring happiness to others.

"Thier eyes just glow," said Marie Soza, a teacher at Driscoll Children's Hospital. "And laughter is the best medicine."

Soza recently joined the "Clowns Who Care" program.

"I'm around these kids all the time, I see the clowns who come, and I see how the kids react to them and the need for people to come in and to entertain and to break up the monotony of being in the hospital, it's rough for these children," Soza said.

Soza explains that magic is essential for kids she works with in life.

"Make them laugh more I remember watching the Patch Adams movie years ago, and I thought what a cool concept to help these children," Soza said. "The parents need a break and need entertainment, and they like to see their children be happy."

The class will be held every Wednesday until May.

If you would like to join you the magic classes you can contact the Del Mar College Continuing Education at 361-698-1328.

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