Circus Magic Arts & Ministry Convention Schedule 2021

Spring Training:

Knocking Your Performance Out of the Park!

Honoring Tim Laynor & Ann Sanders


4:00 – 7:00pm Early Registration and Check in Outside Clown Alley
7:00pm  Staff & Dealer Meeting Big Top
8:00pm Madness Jam High Flyer
Balloons, glitter tattoos, juggling, magic and face painting. Bring what you have and teach others what you know! And bring a snack to share!



8:00-10:00 Registration Open (get there early to avoid the rush) Outside Clown Alley
8:15-8:30 Morning Devotions with Hope Holmes Big Top
8:00-10:00 Clown Stores open Clown Alley
9:00-4:00   Friday Intensive Tracks (additional fee)

Puppet Construction & Performance with David Messick                         


Join the Rainbow Puppets as you construct a fully functional hand puppet.  This workshop will provide you with a fully-sewn base puppet, created by Jill and the Prince Puppets.   We will add eyes, arms, and decorations to make this puppet your very own.  Then, we’ll shake them to the music as we work on presentation skills and create a full puppet program which will be presented Friday night at the official launch of CIRCUS MAGIC ARTS & MINISTRY.

Red Nose

Balloon Décor with Chris Burton Certified Balloon ArtistValerie Tutson & Aarona Clemons  

We are going to be teaching 3 unique styles of balloon décor. Classic (structures, arches and columns), organic (cascade of balloons, frames and demi-arches), and deco twisting (creating sculptures for table tops, making numbers, also sculptures for VBS.

Big Top

The Business of Entertaining with Lee Andrews, Dave Risley, Dave Hill & Mary Ann Ross

How to market yourself professionally with Lee Andrews. In order to make clowning your FULL-TIME profession you need to be able to market your product! In this class we will look at the great product you already have and expound on ways to sell your shows! We travel through different aspects of marketing and social media to achieve your goal of making clowning your full time profession…or at least a FUN way to make a secondary income!

Business Aspects of Children’s Parties with MaryAnn Ross: Fun & interactive class explaining basic do’s and don’ts of business practice. Preparation before arrival, Coulrophobia and ideas on how to avoid a bad situation. This energetic and interactive class also touches on contracts, liabilities, advertising, music   and a children’s height perspective. All of these points are explained in full and personal experiences are shared with everyone. Notes are encouraged and please feel free to ask questions … pick my brains!

The Magic of Performing for Fairs and Other Outdoor Venues with Dave Hill, the King of Fairs & Festivals!

Tapping the Day Care Market with Dave Risley the performer of over 17,000 shows!

Mrs. Claus’s Bakery
4:00-6:30 Dinner on your own with a new friend!

Welcome to Circus Magic Convention!

Featuring the fun ONE minute dealer with your MC Boo-Boo Yarborough and performance by the Puppet Class, announcements, and introductions of the teaching and performing staff. Plus…a fun scavenger hunt!

Big Top
7:45-10:00 Clown Stores Open  

Madness Jam

Balloons, glitter tattoos, juggling, magic and face painting. Bring what you have and teach others what you know! And bring a snack to share!

High Flyer



8:00-10:00 Registration Open Outside Clown Alley
8:15-8:30 Morning Devotions with Chris Burton High Flyer
8:00-5:00 Clown Stores open Clown Alley
9:00-9:15   Group Photo: A free photo will be posted online Big Top
9:30-5:00 Little Big Tops Longstreet
9:30-10:30 Seminars
1. Tips & Tricks with Balloons for the Wow Factor! With Karan        Big Top
2. Restaurant Performing with Ron Conley Magic Hat
3. Glitter Tattoos with Mary Ann Ross Red Nose
10:45-11:45 Seminars
4. Theatrics for Clowns with Hope Holmes CBA & Mike Britt Big Top
5. Performing for Nursing Homes with Ron Conley       Magic Hat
6. Care and Use of Feather Flowers with Wayne Shifflett Red Nose
11:45-1:00 Lunch With A New Friend!
1:00-2:00 Seminars
7. Healing Power of Laughter: Hospital Clowning with Lee Andrews Big Top
8. Making Paper Napkin Roses with Bob Gretton Magic Hat
9. Greatest Clown Walk A Rounds with Dave Hill Red Nose
2:15-3:15 Seminars
10. Gospel Magic with Earl Long                                                        Big Top
11. Comedy Storytelling with Riz                                                        Magic Hat
12. Strolling Puppetry with David Messick                                          Red Nose
13. The Beauty of Great Looking Makeup with Lee Andrews              Big Top
14. Face Painting for Fun and Profit with Hope Holmes CBA             Magic Hat
15. Easy Balloon Sculptures with Kelly Dillon and Chris Emery        Red Nose
5:00-5:15  A Fun Show with the Little Big Top and Boss Clowns Bob & Teresa Gretton Big Top
5:30-6:15 Seminars
16. Business Aspects of Children’s Parties with Mary Ann Ross                  Big Top
17. Stage props/pocket props will improve your show Ron Yarborough    Magic Hat
18. Performing Multiple Characters with Victor Thomas Red Nose
7:00-9:00 Circus Magic Banquet          Big Top/High Flyer

The Hilarious Antics of the Lee Andrews, Victor Thomas, Alley #3 & Kolonial Klowns and CM Tribute to Ann and Tim! Special Guest MC: Ron Conley. What a night! Also Raffles and Surprises!



9:00-9:45 Seminars
19. Juggling 101 with Ron Yarborough                                    Big Top
20. Birthday Party Magic with Chris Burton CBA High Flyer
10:00-10:45 Clown Worship Service – come join us in fellowship!        Big Top


Super Santa Sunday: Set up Saturday evening Magic Hat/Red Nose

Mrs. Santa’s meets in Mrs. Santa’s Bakery


See you next year – same date and location!



Join Us For a Magical Experience with Lee Andrews

9AM to 5 PM

The legend of Santa Claus is known and loved the world over. There are very few figures in history that have the recognition and international fame like Santa Claus. For Super Santa Sunday in 2021 join Lee Andrews, one of the most sought-after Santa’s in the southeast. Lee will share with you some his secrets of being that world-famous icon. Be prepared to learn about the image of Santa Claus, and how to recreate that look. You will also learn professional marketing and how to grow your Santa into a money generator. Learn how to perform magic in a way that it’s not magic but magical! Don’t have a real beard? No problem, neither does Lee! You will learn about wigs sets and wig care! Lee will also discuss how to have productive moments while in the chair, even when time is of the essence! Lee Andrews has performed at theme parks, malls, Fortune 500 companies, and so many more amazing events! You will not want to miss this opportunity to LAUGH and Learn!