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Dan Chan Presents

San Francisco, California, San Francisco

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Recognized as the best of the best, Dan Chan Master Magician attracts a discerning audience with a shared appreciation and desire for world class magic and entertainment.

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23 December 2019

Dan Chan was a consummate professional from beginning to end. Booking was easy and he helped me craft a program that worked best for the space and my group. Dan arrived early and the magic began before the first guests arrived. He wowed and amazed people all night. I would recommend him and his group of talented professionals for any event. Thanks Dan for the perfect touch to a great evening. More...

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18 December 2019

Dan did an awesome job entertaining at our corporate event. He performed a wide variety of close up magic. His tricks were very interactive. I am still marveling at how he pulled a card out of Instagram on my phone. I look forward to seeing him again. More...

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6 December 2019

Dan came to our company event last night and wowed the crowds! Lots of fun card and pick-pocket tricks. A fun form of entertainment with him mingling throughout different groups at our party. We thoroughly enjoyed him and will book him again for future events. More...

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1 December 2019

We recently hired James Chan for our daughter's 6th birthday party with 20 of her friends and their parents, and we cannot say enough good things about him and our experience. From beginning to end, we were fascinated by James' talent and ability to interact with both kids and adults! He wow'd all of us with his magic tricks, funny jokes, juggling and Chinese yo-yo acts. We HIGHLY recommend him!!! This young man is going to go far in life--he has such charisma and stage presence! More...

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24 November 2019

We hired Colin for my son's seventh birthday. There were about 30 kids. Colin performed a fantastic magic show that brought everybody together. He was so energetic and made sure that every kid was involved. He also conducted the birthday song, and made a special balloon for my son. All the kids were having fun at the party. All the parents were impressed. I highly recommend Colin! More...

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23 October 2019

We hired Dan for a work event. He was amazing! Everyone can't stop raving about his amazing skills! Dan is one talented magician and I can't wait to hire him again for future events!

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27 September 2019

I had Dan present at a corporate offsite this week. He's super engaging, fun, and talented! We had him do small group magic while members of the team were eating lunch, and later had him do a short presentation for the whole audience. Having him select volunteers from the audience and do magic was a hit! More...

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23 July 2019

Wonderful company and the staff really care! The children and parents at the school I run were fully entertained and it was well worth the money! !! Colin has been amazing the past times he has put on a show and kids just laugh and laugh. Dan makes the whole process so easy and I never worry about the act showing up! I would highly recommend! More...

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24 June 2019

We hired Dan for our corporate event that took place on the boat. We had 80 people. Dan is amazing, from the moment we took off - he was intertaining people nom stop, nobody felt left-out. Amazing tricks and sence of humor. Definitely knows hot to intertain large group of people. The buttom line - hire Dan for your special event you will not be disappointed. More...

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15 June 2019

I was lucky enough to see Colin interact with children and do a magic show at a birthday party I was painting faces at. What an engaging performer! He clearly enjoys what he does and brings tons of different skills and forms of entertainment with him.I would recommend him to any group looking for a really fun and engaging magician that ALSO juggles AND does great twisted balloons! More...

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13 May 2019

Dan was amazing, not only is he just a great guy, but he truly is a master magician. He made our venture capital firm's LP event a huge success, with his ability to work the crowd, and delight our guests we would be thrilled to work with him again.

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6 May 2019

We hired Dan Chan Presents for our high school Senior Ball Breakfast and Dan did such a great job! From our first contact he was extremely responsive, professional, and easy to work with. He called to confirm he event details and finalize the plans about a week out. The night of he arrived on-time and his first act was fire juggling which was a big hit with the kids as they got off of the busses and queued for check-in. After that he moved around the room interacting with them in small groups before taking center stage and performing for the students. He has numerous magic tricks and the kids were very entertained until the end of the event. Would definitely recommend him. More...

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29 April 2019

Dan Chan Presents was responsive to my request to book their services. We quickly confirmed our event date and make our reservation. Dan Chan arrived a few minutes before his committed time of arrival. His magic was amazing! Dan moved around during our event reception and simply "wowed" the crowd. Many people told me that Dan Chan's magical skill was the highlight of the evening. I was stunned by his tricks and he has a great professional rapport with the guests at an event. I strongly recommend Dan Chan Presents for your special event! More...

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3 March 2019

I attended a show with Dan and his son, James, what a talented family! James was very impressive with his juggling (juggling at one point up to 6 balls! ) and the father-son duo even did a mixed combined juggling routine that was really fun to watch. It's incredibly sweet to watch him perform with his son and to watch his son practice his craft (at such a young age!). Dan's magic trick-arsenal is so vast that he can tailor his shows for any occasion or audience size/type. For example, if you've got engineers or programmers in your audience, Dan's got math tricks that'll blow their mind. If you like more coins-behind-the-ear tricks, Dan can do those too! Dan is also really responsive and kept me up to date as to when he would be arriving. You can tell Dan has been doing this for a long time and he is truly a master at his craft. Highly recommend him for any type of event. More...

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2 March 2019

Without a doubt- 5 Stars!  * quick response- Dan replied to my yelp quote request within 10 min.  We chatted for a bit and he ultimately recommended Colin for my sons fifth birthday party.  * talent- Colin is awesome with his larger than life personality, he commands the attention of the room and wrangled twenty rambunctious pre-k's to watch the magic show.  *family friendly content- Colin is a magician, comedian, juggler, balloon artist, mad scientist, hype man, and sustainability entrepreneur.  His charismatic personality captivated the crowd making kids and adults alike roar with laughter.  I loved how he sprinkled fun science facts into his routine adding quality entertainment to the hysterics. *quality- Colin and I chatted the night before so he could get a feel for the crowd.   He prepped an intricate train for my son out of balloons. He excelled in creating complex multi balloon sculptures as well as swords (because hitting your friends with balloon swords is the best part about being 5yrs old.) haha..     See examples in my attached photos.*Extra- I paid for two hours and he was here longer than that (sorry Colin) everyone wanted to chat with him and the kids couldn't get enough.  I tried to get him to take a break but he refused and continued to entertain.  He played swords with the kids and seemed to really enjoy himself.  Even while he was walking out the door a guest arrived late and he put down his stuff to stop and make her a balloon.   Colin is an awesome entertainer as well as an amazing human.*value/cost - his prices are the only thing about him that's "industry standard".  To put it in perspective, this party cost half the price as my Chuck E Cheese party did last year. Both kids and parents seem to enjoy this years event a lot more than a standard C.E.Cheese Party.  In conclusion, Colin is high value and lower cost than a standard destination party. *repeat business- the other moms loved Colin and there's talk of hiring him for a school event.  Secondly, he mentioned an insane juggling routine he's working on, I'd love to hire him over the summer for a backyard BBQ.  Let the good times roll. *Personal note: Thank you Colin!  You are an extra special person with amazing things awaiting you in the future.  I feel like we became friends in the short time you were here and I wish you the best with your sustainable living endeavors.  Please keep in touch. Your friends,Christine, Jon, Jax, Liam More...

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27 February 2019

I booked Colin for my daughter's 5th birthday party and he did not disappoint. He was really good with kids and engage them through out the time he was here. His magic tricks mesmerized the kids and balloon twisting was amazing. Will definitely call him again in the future. More...

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7 January 2019

Dan was super easy to get in touch with and coordinate with. While he and James were already booked for the date we were looking for, Dan suggested Colin. Colin the magician was FANTASTIC and just perfect for my child's birthday. Colin was prompt, friendly, professional, and had great energy for a crowd of mostly 3-5 year olds (and parents)! We shared a photo of his pre-made balloon art and everyone was commenting/asking about it. At the party, he made sure every child got a custom-crafted balloon and even left an extra just in case. His magic show was intriguing for the kids, parents and grandparents. I would definitely hire Colin as well as work with Dan Chan Presents again! More...

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11 December 2018

Colin the magician was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING and perfect for my daughter's 5th birthday. He had fantastic energy, was professional and friendly! His balloon art was out-of-this world! He made sure every child got a custom-crafted balloon. When it came to his magic show, he really Wowwed the whole crowd (20 kids) and parents. I don't want to give away too much from his performance but trust that everyone was impressed! I would/will hire him again. He's highly recommended! (See picture of the LOL doll balloon he made for the birthday girl)! Thank you, Colin for making my daughter's day a memorable one! More...

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6 December 2018

Wonderful company and the staff really care! The children and parents at my work were fully entertained and it was well worth the money!

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19 November 2018

Dan was amazing - he wowed the attendees of our event and consistently shocked everyone who saw his magic. He was wonderful to work with and tailored the performance to my specific goals, taking the time ahead of the event to learn as much as possible about what I was trying to achieve. Would highly recommend working with Dan again! More...

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8 November 2018

We had Dan come for our teen son's birthday with 25 people.  He quickly won over what I would expected to be a skeptical crowd.  He did a fun show and then worked with some smaller groups. As he says he takes many standard magic concepts but evolves them in new ways to keep the show fresh. More...

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3 November 2018

Dan Chan is legit. Take my word when i say this. I was at a house birthday and Dan was hired by the host. I thought he was going to be a typical magician guy but he was truly amazing. He has a very unique show he puts on for everyone. Chan amazed the crowd with every trick performed. Dan is no ordinary magician, he is well experienced and gets the crowd going. Highly recommended. More...

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2 November 2018

Dan introduced himself while he was getting some repair work done on his car. In a few short minutes he had me amazed and in stitches. He had a deck of cards he was playing with and I noticed every card was an ace of spades. He said he was a magician and I figured he wasn't a very good one if I had already seen that every card in the deck was the same. He asked me to pick a card and sure enough, it was an ace of spades. Then he asked me to sign the card and put it back in the deck. No matter how I shuffled the deck he managed to pull my card out of it, then the deck changed from all spades to all clubs (except for my card). Finally my card disappeared then reappeared, with my signature, folded up in a zipped compartment in his wallet. This was in a repair shop with no props, curtains or assistants. He's the real deal, funny as heck and very impressive. More...

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9 October 2018

We hired Dan for a corporate dinner party to do up close magic and he was fantastic. Great at working a crowd and impressed even our toughest customers and staff. As a cybersecurity company, that is saying something! Highly recommend working with Dan to add an engaging and fun entertainment element to your next event. More...

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1 October 2018

We invited Dan to a corporate lunch to celebrate a milestone. He WOWed the crowd and was great at handling all various personalities.  His magic tricks were amazing.

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1 October 2018

Dan and his team ensure that they go above and beyond to meet and exceed expectations. Isaac was superb at the magic he performed at my son's birthday party and left us all in awe by his skill. Illusion is a skill and Isaac presents it beautifully. Isaac is also very professional and friendly and all our guests sincerely appreciated his magic tricks. Definitely hire Dan and his team for your magic needs in the future and be prepare to be wow'd! More...

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1 October 2018

We hired Dan for a church event, and he was very responsive and easy to work with. I wished we had a longer time to watch his full show, but we only had 15-20 minutes. His son and daughter performed on stage too - they were entertaining too! Can't wait to see more of Dan's magic tricks! More...

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19 September 2018

Fantastic experience !We have about 100 guests and both adults and kids enjoyed his show !Highly recommend!

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16 September 2018

I've worked with Dan Chan on two events, and have been 100% happy every time. Once for a 'casino-night' themed event and another for a corporate sunset cruise. The first time we did the stand-by option and ended up working with Dan. The second time, I specifically booked Dan. -Extremely talented: Dan is an incredible illusionist. His tricks are sophisticated, diverse, and quality. So entertaining. -Self sufficient/Personable: Dan doesn't need a lot of direction. He works small groups and the crowd on his own, he's funny, and friendly. -Communication: Responsive via text, email, phone. Pinged me the night before the event. Arrived early, and texted me updates. I never had to wonder, worry, or wait. I'll be brief, but bottom line is that Dan was amazing to work with, and consistently delivers. I would happily recommend him for any event. More...

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3 August 2018

Had a wonderful show with mind blowing tricks and to top it all, a cute little doggy to thrill the kids. Thank you Dan for an awesome event.

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25 June 2018

Incredible!!! We had Dan, Kat and James be part of our 50th Anniversary party. Dan and his son WOWED us all all during the party with their magical genius and had everyone scratching their heads in wonderment of how they pulled off their magic tricks. Kat is beyond, beyond in terms of a balloon artist. Her creations were so elaborated and unique. Our goal was a fun filled, memorable night for all ages from the young to the old. Dan and his talented family fit the bill. They were like family before the event was over. Totally recommend him not only for the talent his family brought but their customer service and care they all provided. More...

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1 June 2018

We found Dan through Yelp but I've heard of his dinner shows before.  We had him perform with his son at our school end of year party and he was AMAZING! !!!!!  His son is so natural, the kids were captivated and Dan is a wonderful showman. I wasn't sure how everyone would know he's a magician since we did not put up a formal stage, but Dan effortlessly created his own spotlight.  He was definitely the hit of our party and we hope he will come back every year. More...

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21 May 2018

Booking with Dan was probably the easiest part of planning my son's party this year.  He contacted me literally minutes after I submitted my inquiry, in fact I think every occasion I had to either call or text Dan if I did not get him right away he responded within 10min of leaving a message.  Dan was extremely helpful in working with our date/time frame and budget, and booked us Colin for our party.Colin was absolutely wonderful with our party guests, and most importantly he really made my son feel like the star of the show.  He was exactly on-time for his performance, had the kids captivated for his show - which thankfully allowed the parents to catch a breather and enjoy some lunch!  And finally he took the time to accommodate each child at the party with a balloon; most impressive of all was the balloon he twisted for my son prior to the show!  I had so many parents express how impressed they were with Colin and I just wanted to be sure to pass that sentiment along, as it is well deserved and earned.  I can't imagine us not including Dan Chan Presents as part of our future party plans from here on our for our kids. More...

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17 May 2018

I found Dan through a local listing. The whole process was super easy and hassle-free. He was responsive and we were able to book for the Saturday date that we wanted. This event was originally for my kid's 10th Birthday party, however Dan and his awesome progeny (son and daughter) delivered more than what we bargained for...At the day of the event, Dan arrived on time. He engaged with our family right away and got to know everyone a bit. Before the show, he gave our child a few how-to's magic tricks session as a gift, which also included a guide book on how to be a magician. :)Dan and his brood gave a full hour magic session for about 20+ kids (age ranges 5-13) and interactively, engaged them with different games. Some of his fun tricks were the big balloon burst and magic cards using iphone that puzzled the whole party. Soon after the kids' show is done, he gathered some of the adult parents for stimulating mind-bending sessions. Dan is definitely a professional, we thoroughly enjoyed his show and we probably will see him again at other events around town. I definitely recommend him for birthdays and corporate/social events.We had a Magical Time, Thanks for helping us celebrate, Dan and Kids! More...

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16 May 2018

Dan and his son performed at our school's end of the year party. The show was great! The audience was engaged and the kids loved it. Afterward the show he took a small group of parents and performed this mind boggling card trick which had as all amazed! He was a great hit and several parents were asking for his contact.  I hope he comes back again for another event. It was such a treat for everyone that attended! More...

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12 May 2018

Saw an awesome magic show in downtown Sunnyvale. Highly recommended for parties and corporate events

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20 April 2018

I had the opportunity to watch Dan perform at our corporate event. He was absolutely fantastic. I am an amateur magician, practicing and performing for the last 30 years. I was completely fooled. I enjoyed every moment of the show. More...

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5 April 2018

I contacted Dan via yelp and he responded really quickly.  He was great to coordinate with.  The whole process was very smooth.  Colin was the magician and he contacted me the day before to coordinate as well.  Great communication.On the day of the event, Colin performed his magic show for the kids.  He also created master balloons for the kids of honor.  The balloons looked incredible.   He was very friendly, personable and very dedicated.The show was great and it kept the kids entertained.  He made sure every kid had a balloon.  I liked his philosophy of making sure every kid got attention. There's nothing worse than being the kid in line that's told no because the "time is over". I highly recommend Dan Chan presents and Colin was wonderful!!! More...

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17 March 2018

Dan and his son did an outstanding and engaging magic show for my son's 11th birthday.  I was completely amazed at how Dan handled a room of 18 boys who were screaming and hooting at every trick. The boys were coming at him in all directions. Dan was a true master at handling their questions and presenting trick after trick that was new and impressive.  The boys were amazed and dazzled and impressed by the magic, and they all wanted to learn the tricks of his trade.  Many of the boys asked me how many million dollars we paid to have Dan for the party. They had never been so blown away..,,He is worth all that!!! Thanks for an amazing show....:) More...

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10 March 2018

Dan takes you on an incredible magical and intimate journey, which leaves you with your mouth wide open at every move. The format is very unique and thought out with great love and attention, ranging from the "simple" card tricks to mentalist illusions, all woven into a beautiful narration. His presence and mannerisms are so refined and charismatic, you feel so at ease even if he is up close and personal tricking your senses, while you wish strongly to talk to him and tell him how he inspires you to be happy. The single most beautiful and magical thing, his entire family is dedicated in some shape or form to this artistry and if you are lucky, the star of the show will be his son James whose wittiness and playful presence adds more entertainment to the show. It is inspiring to see an entire family so passionately dedicated to such an art. Thank you Dan for giving us an incredible magical moment to remember. More...

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23 January 2018

Went to his Dinner Magic show last night! He's such a great magician! I would definitely go again! Loved the fact that it was an intimate setting and he really got all of us involved in his tricks! Loved it!

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21 January 2018

Dan is a superb magician. We have used him on many different parties including the SF Symphony's Chinese New Year Concert Festival Reception Amd Imperial Gala, which I have co founded and am a pioneer of this event. He is professional and entertaining. More...

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12 January 2018

I have seen Dan Chan ("The Magic Man") perform at MANY venues over the past decade (show @ JCC, Golden Gate Fields, event in Novato) and our family has never been disappointed.  Dan is a terrific performer for either a large audience, a crowd at an event or up close and personal.  He's engaging and impressive on all fronts.  Any time I've seen Dan on the list of magic performers, I've made sure to see him.  I'd highly recommend you do the same.  Stay amazing, Dan!  :D More...

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23 December 2017

Dan was really great. He did amazing people pleaser tricks, using cards and technology (ie cell phones) .  Close up. Very smooth, very engaging. Great addition to any party. He just went from small groups to small groups of people. More...

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16 September 2017

I saw him at the airport and I did some amazing magic on his way to a performance in Germany this guy's legit Check out his videos on YouTube all that stuff is real

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19 July 2017

I live in Rocklin, CA and wanted to take lessons with Dan Chan. I was hesitant at first but after talking to him I was hooked. Instead of taking the 2 hour drive each way to Fremont (and paying the fee of $250.00 per hour for a live lesson), he suggested a video lesson via skype for the introductory rate of $100.00 per hour. It's more engaging than any magic kit and is truly a master lesson. The lesson was packed with information and was most importantly fun! The things he taught were absolutely amazing. He slowed things down so we could actually grasp the subject matter. He's very willing to share his knowledge and makes the difficult easy because he's a master at teaching and breaking down learning progressions. Look at his website and I'm sure you'll be convinced you found the right teacher.-Ron Smith, Rocklin CA More...

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