Youth Juggling Company, LLC
5905 Concord Avenue
Edina, MN 55424
Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
Journal January, 2004
JH is now a letter-winning activity
Thanks to the initiative of parent Diane Harr in collaboration
with Wendy Arneberg, JUGHEADS Ultimate Club members are now able
to earn Edina varsity letters! While the downside is that there is a very
narrow field among the Jugheads who will be eligible to letter any given
year (non-Edina Public School students and EPS students younger than 9th
grade and/ or not in Ultimate Club are ineligible), this new privilege
will serve to further reward the handful of teens who have chosen to make
juggling one of their primary high school activities. Furthermore, this
new reward will be an incentive to younger EPS students aspiring to the
top level of JH involvement by 9th-12th grade. Below is a slightly abridged
version of the lettering standards (very similar to the Ultimate Club
standards); the full version will be posted on our Web site. Prospective
letter winners need fill out an application and pay $20 to the EPS Athletic
Department by March in order to letter this year.
H.S. JUGGLING LETTERING STANDARDS
(proposed 7/29/03; revised 1/09/04)
Age Requirement: 9th -12th grade at Edina High School
Time Requirement: Attend at least two juggling clubs per week (one club
= 2 hours). Throughout the school year, most Ultimate Club members will
have spent well over 200 hours in juggling-related activities (e.g., performing,
practicing, learning new routines). The minimum time requirement (September
through July) is 150 hours of direct JUGHEADS involvement.
Performing / Competition Standards: Publicly perform a juggling
specialty act (solo or team) three times within a year (which may or may
not include the annual Juggle Jam). Furthermore, a juggler
must compete in at least five (5) competitions throughout the year, either
on stage, in technical contests (e.g., 8 club passing endurance at MadFest),
or joggling (e.g., 400 meter joggling race at Buffalo, NY). The JH coach
must approve qualifying venues for these performances and competitions.
Examples of qualifying venues include: state competitions (e.g., State
Fair Talent Contest), international competitions (e.g., the I.J.A. Festival),
community service performances (e.g., Childrens Heart Link Carnival
of Hearts), and regional festivals (e.g., MadFest or MONDO Fest).
Technical Juggling / Personal Character Standards:
See the Ultimate Club section or the
yellow winter registration form handed out with this month's newsletter.
60+ Jugheads to attend on Feb. 7
For the 10th year in a row, Jugheads of all ages and ability levels have
the opportunity to attend the MONDO Juggle Fest! Like the last few years,
MONDO (a regional juggling festival in its 15th year) will be held at
Concordia University in St. Paul. 45 Jugheads attended as a group last
year, and it was truly a highlight of our winter. Im limiting our
group to 60 Jugheads, but kids may attend on their own if they prefer.
Sign up via the attached form by Jan. 23.
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. 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 in order to go to Buffalo
with our group. Logistics, estimated costs, and details on the festival
itself will be covered. Perhaps of paramount importance, well discuss
our Chaperones Jughead Behavior Contract and the eligibility requirements
for a Jughead to attend the festival with us.
SPOTLIGHT: High School Club
Young club of old kids changes focus
Unique among the roster of JUGHEADS clubs is the High School Club. Marked
by punchcard attendance rather than all-or-nothing commitment,
the kids are free to decide any given week whether to go to juggling or
not. This year, the club took on a more focused atmosphere as seven members
of Ultimate Club attend every week in lieu of their requirement to go
to Tuesday or Friday I.J.A. Club. The result is that there is a lot more
juggling goin on as kids prepare for upcoming performances and follow
up newly learned passing patterns. All participants enjoy the laid-back,
accepting, and socially warm feeling of H.S. Club.
Dextre Tripp to appear January 24
Variety in the Cities is a new monthly variety show in Minneapolis
(see attached flyer). On January 24, Dextre Tripp (Ultimate Clubs
guest instructor / choreographer) will perform! According to his bio, Dextre
is a death-defying artist bringing you a blend of acrobatics, balancing
tricks, unusual juggling & prop comedy and fun-for-the-whole-family
comedic entertainment. Although based in Bloomington, its been
years since Dextre performed locally, since his performance schedule brings
him all over the U.S. For more info. on this or future shows, contact Walt
Pattinson at email@example.com or 612-822-3807.
NEWS & INFO. BITES
CONGRATULATIONS to the following standard-achievers: Stefan
Brancel of Boys I.J.A. completed the Ultimate Club standards; Spencer Cain
of Monday Night and Wednesday Rec. completed the Boys I.J.A. standards.
Due to full clubs, both boys now have to wait for promotion, but theyre
1st and 3rd on their respective waiting lists!
CHANGING OF THE GUARD: Welcome to the 3 siblings: Kellen (6th
grade), Lauren (4th grade) and Jens (3rd grade) joining Wednesday Club;
farewell to 4th grader Evan from Wednesday Rec. and 3rd grader Graham from
Monday Night Rec.
THANK YOU to the Ying family for the donation of their refrigerator!
JH accepted their very large fridge in great condition which was displaced
when their kitchen was remodeled. The added space will make Pauls
beverage-stocking job less tedious, and hell use the added space to
begin offering more healthful food items such as yogurt, carrots and apples.
Further healthful snack suggestions are welcome!
JUGGLE JAM VI:
April 30-May 1, 2004.
Specialty Act Auditions: April 6-8.
Second Youth Officer Team Meeting: Saturday, Jan. 10, 10-Noon, Arnebergs
First Parent Committee Meeting: Same time &
place as Youth Meeting. (Meeting or not, you may contact Wendy at
home or Warneberg@aol.com to help in ways big or small.)
WINTER/SPRING JUGGLING CAMPS will be held on every school release
day through April 2.
E-MAIL LIST: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
be added to our group e-mail list or to change your e-mail address.