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Chicago Magic College

The Chicago MAgic Lounge is now offering MAgic Classes

The mission of the Chicago Magic College is to develop, support and grow the magic community. The courses are designed not only to teach you magic tricks, but also to provide you with an appreciation for Chicago's contribution to the art. We will offer a range of classes for students of all experience levels – from the magic enthusiast looking to entertain friends and family to the professional magician who wants to refine their performance and technique.

Please note: Students must be 18 years or older to participate.


early Spring Semester

Chicago-Style Magic : Level One

6 week Course: SATURDAYS March 23 - April 27 @ 3 - 5pm


Registration fee: $350

Instructor: Danny Rudnick

We have created a class dedicated to the style of magic that was developed right here in the Windy City. Learn the secrets of magic luminaries, such as Matt Schulien, Al Leech, Heba Haba Al, Johnny Paul, and dozens of others who paved the way to what would become known the world over as 'Chicago-Style Magic.'

This course is designed for non-magicians who want to learn how to perform a few tricks and practicing magicians looking to hone their skills in Chicago-style magic. No performance experience necessary.


Registration is now closed for the Spring semester of Chicago-style Magic: Level One.


Meet the headmaster of the Chicago Magic Lounge, Danny Rudnick!

MISTER DANNY has been performing magic since he was 5 years old. He is a regular performer at the Chicago Magic Lounge, performing magic on stage, close-up in the 654 Club, and for families during the Sunday matinee shows. He has won multiple awards for his stage and close-up magic, and performs all over Chicago at private house parties, corporate events, and even monthly at the University of Chicago Children’s Hospital.  

Outside of performing, Danny is the head of the Magic Inc. week-long summer magic camp for kids. He is also the editor of The Complete Al Leech, a book all about the magic of Chicago legend Al Leech, and is the inventor of The Selec-Trick Deck, which is a trick that has received rave reviews from many notable magicians. 

And, on top of all the above accomplishments, Danny is a high school chemistry teacher in Evanston, IL.  

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coming soon…

Registration for late Spring semesters of Chicago-style Magic: Levels One and Two will open late March, with classes starting May 4. To be on our mailing list announcing upcoming classes, please email college@chicagomagiclounge.com