Youth Juggling Company, LLC
5905 Concord Avenue
Edina, MN 55424
Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
Journal December, 2003
Introducing 1st Year Members!
Ive run out of room in recent months to feature our new members,
but its not too late to honor their rookie status as Jugheads! This
is the sixth school year of the JUGHEADS Youth Juggling Company operating
every day after school, and each year has seen significant development.
For instance, the very difficult technical standards for the Ultimate
Club and the I.J.A. Clubs cause kids to rise to the occasion of meeting
them, and we now have a company of kids with much more overall depth of
skill. The program has grown numerically as well, and its a continual
challenge to cap each clubs capacity in order to preserve the intimacy
and quality that has been a founding factor of our success. Here are the
many new 3rd-7th graders who have become weekly Jugheads for the first
time this year:
Register in December for Jan.-March
The weekly club tuition payment plan for JH correlates to seasons: Sept-Dec.;
Jan.-March; April-June. Because fall is the longest season, payments for
winter and spring are smaller! Please note that Jugheads may not attend
their respective club(s) in January until registered. This is the policy
of Edina Community Ed., and it prevents many reminder phone calls in January.
Below is a guide to the code and amount for the club(s) in which your
child(ren) are members ($12/day). You may sign up via the attached form,
over the phone (952-848-3970 as of Dec. 12), or by giving a check to Paul
made out to Edina Public Schools.
Ultimate W1201 $ 96
Monday Night W1202 $ 96*
(Both clubs above are reduced $12 for no clubs on Oct. 20, 2003.)
Boys I.J.A. W1207 $144
Wednesday W1203 $144
Thursday W1204 $144
Girls I.J.A. W1206 $120**
H.S. Punchcard W1205-01, -02, -03 $15 (1), $70 (5), $130 (10)
(NOTE: The last High School Club this year is March 25.)
*Due to a middle school-only Ultimate Camp, there will be no Monday Night
Club on Monday, Jan. 26, 2004.
**Due to an Ultimate Club juggling trip to Madison, there will be no Girls
I.J.A. Club on Friday, Jan. 16, 2004.
Identical info. meetings: Jan. 13 and 22
Next summer marks our 9th consecutive trip to the I.J.A. Festival, held
July 12-18, 2004 in Buffalo, NY. The trip is something that many kids talk
about and work toward all year, and it represents the Ultimate Field Trip
for those who love the art and sport of juggling. There will be identical
info. meetings on Tuesday, Jan. 13 and Thursday,
January 22 at 6 p.m. in the ECC Auditorium. Every potential Buffalo
Jughead, experienced in the I.J.A. Festival or not, is required to attend
one of the meetings. Logistics, estimated costs, and details on the festival
itself will be covered. Ultimate Club members are encouraged to attend the
festival; JH with all of our own I.J.A. Standards and an above-and-beyond
commitment to juggling (e.g., training for Ultimate Club and/or attending
multiple clubs and camps) will be included space permitting. Nominally involved
JH I.J.A.ers and Rec. Club Jugheads may attend with our group if accompanied
by a parent. (NOTE: An e-mail was sent to the JH parent list on Dec. 2 detailing
stricter eligibility standards for Jugheads to attend the I.J.A. Festival
with us. If youd like a hard copy of that e-mail, please call Paul.)
CLUB SPOTLIGHT: Boys I.J.A.
Well-rounded skills, deep friendships
One of the crowning achievements in the career of a Jughead is achieving
the standards for I.J.A. status within our program. Named after
the International Jugglers Association of which JH is an affiliate,
our Boys I.J.A. Club boasts many highly skilled young jugglers who have
proven and well-rounded skills in balls, rings, clubs and passing. The historical
and current favorite pastime of the boys is Club Combat, a competitive game
(often played in teams of two) that sharpens the skills of even the best
Waiting list members combined with core club and Ultimate Club boys for
an annual sleepover party on Dec. 5. All 35 boys had a great time! These
boys are already looking to Juggle Jam VI when theyll continue their
tribute to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy with a juggling version of
The Return of the King.
& INFO. BITES
CONGRATULATIONS to the following Jugheads who recently achieved
the standards for our JH I.J.A. Clubs: Mike Pedersen (Monday Night Rec.
6th grader), Sean Rutledge (H.S. Club 9th grader) and Tim Wolff (Thursday
Rec. 9th grader). At our Thanksgiving camps, 9th grader Sean Hoag kicked
in his drive to pass the Ultimate Club standards, and he did it! Sean
brings the Team to 20, all of whom have now begun special training with
guest instructor Dextre Tripp toward their Juggle Jam VI/Buffalo routine.
JUGGLE JAM VI: April 30-May 1, 2004.
Specialty Act Auditions: April 6-8.
First Youth Officer Team Meeting: Saturday, Dec. 13, 10-Noon, Arnebergs
Parent Committee: Contact Wendy at 952-926-0896 or Warneberg@aol.com to
help in ways big or small.
E-MAIL LIST: E-mail Warneberg@aol.com
to be added to our group e-mail list or to change your e-mail address.