Welcome Community Event Planner!
My name is Michael Douglas. I am a corporate Magician and my lovely wife Clara Toro-Douglas is a Salsa dance instructor. Together we offer you the perfect social event idea for your next party that is simply called:
Magic & Salsa
Why Should You Care?
Magic & Salsa is the type of social event that you need to help get the good people in your community to meet, mingle, and laugh together. This interaction helps to build trust, friendships, and increase the enjoyment and commitment that your people have to your community or organization. For tenants or residents in a neighborhood, fun events like ours helps to bond them to each other and strengthen their enjoyment for living in your community. For the corporate environment, this event helps employees or clients get to know you and each other even better. It fosters a stronger relationship among all that are involved.
What Kinds of Communities Do We Help?
Magic & Salsa is a great event idea for a variety of different types of communities. You could be a corporate party planner, an event coordinator for a homeowners’ association, or a event planner for an apartment community.
We help you by bringing your people together at your corporate events, resident events, block parties, community events, and social gatherings of all kinds.
If you are looking for resident event ideas, a great idea for neighborhood events, or a way to spice up your block party, then Magic & Salsa is the social mixer that you need.
What Do We Do?
As a Magician I use various forms of magic and mind reading to capture your group’s attention, and get them interacting with each other and laughing at the amazing things that happen. Miracles seemingly happen right before their eyes and in their hands.
My wife, Clara is very gifted. She enables people to learn the basic steps of Salsa dancing in under an hour… even people with no dance experience. In one short lesson, your group will be dancing together as partners. Participants rotate partners all throughout the lesson. This gets the people of your community to meet, exercise, and enjoy learning the popular latin dance called Salsa. Your residents don’t even need to bring a partner.
How Would This Work?
First of all, we are flexible and will adjust to your schedule needs, and space. We can work indoors or outdoors in good weather.
We generally recommend that you have some light refreshments available for your residents and some music playing. We can supply the music if needed.
As the guests arrive, we greet them and I share close-up magic with them. I move from one cluster of people to the next. Depending on the size of your turn out, I spend about five minutes with each cluster of people where they are standing or sitting.
Also, varying according to the number of people present and the time alotted, I may do a stand-up comedy magic show rather than the closeup magic. So, the magic can last from 30 to 45 minutes.
Additionally, you don’t need to worry about offensive language, since all of my shows are family friendly.
Immediately following the magic, is the Salsa dance lesson. The lesson can be as short as 30 minutes, or as long as an hour. Again, it varies according to the size of your group and the amount of time you want the event to last. The lesson will call for a large open area. We can move around furniture or do what we need to make sure that everyone can see and have enough space to dance. Clara will use a headset to project her voice so that all can hear her instructions clearly.
Clara teaching a lesson to new Salsa students.
Promotional video of Michael’s magic.
Booking The Event
- You will contact us to book the event.
- We’ll send you a performance agreement to make sure that we have the details correctly.
- You send a deposit.
- We send you some helpful information, and a flyer that you can print to help promote the event. Additionally, we’ll send some copy and paste text and graphics that you can share in a newsletter to help get the word out.
- We show up early to setup and conduct the event in coordination with your staff.
- You pay us with a check or credit card when we arrive, or at the conclusion.
- You use the great pictures you took at the event to promote your community.
What Does It Cost?
The fee for Magic & Salsa varies. How far away you are, the duration of the event, and other items can affect the fee. Some clients only want a Salsa Lesson, or only want walk-around street style magic. Some communities want a magic show for kids. Clara has also been hired to teach just a dance class for ladies. We also supply a DJ if you want to extend the vibe of your event.
To get you accurate pricing, just fill out our contact page and share what it is that you would like to do in the comments section. If you are not in the Portland metro area, then also indicate your city.
Within 24 hours, we’ll confirm our availability for your requested date and send you a price quote.
You call or email us with any questions that you have.
Past Clients And What Others Say About Magic & Salsa?
Our past clients include:
“I liked that you caught everyone’s attention – child and adult. Everyone truly enjoyed themselves.” — Janette Vazquez, Event Coordinator, Crowne Village at Swift Creek
“This show was perfect. I loved how Michael kept the attention of the kids and parents the entire show so I could just sit back and relax and enjoy the show also. I had tons of great feedback and everyone wanted to know how they could book him too! Great show..kudos!” — Culpeper Farms Apartments
“I took salsa lessons with Clara for a couple of years coming from no salsa experience before. Her group lessons were GREAT. She did well to teach folks at all levels breaking down the steps simply. As you progress and become more confident on the dance floor, she encourages CREATIVITY so that you can grow in your own style. Whatever reason that you have for pursuing salsa, lessons with Clara have always been a WELCOMING experience into a FAMILY and the diverse culture that is the salsa community. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. — Steven C.”
“The show was fantastic. Kids as well as adults equally enjoyed the show. Michael Douglas is a very talented magician, I will 100% recommend him for the other events. — Sheela Mallakunta”
“There is no one I would recommend more highly for salsa lessons. She is the absolute best, hands down. She cares about her students and about the salsa community as a whole. She makes her lessons fun and just makes you want to go out and dance all the time. — Alan Coleman“
Although Magician Michael Douglas and Salsa Instructor Clara Toro-Douglas are based in the Portland area, they also host Magic & Salsa social events in other counties and cities throughout Oregon. This includes Beaverton, Eugene, Gresham, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Milwaukee, Oregon City, Salem, Tigard, Wilsonville, and others. They also assist party planners and corporate event planners with magic shows and Salsa dance lessons in Washington state. This includes Vancouver, Olympia, Tacoma, Battle Ground, and beyond.