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JUGHEADS Journal April, 2006
Jam 8 Checklist
The Brave & Polished
8 Specialty Acts Passed April Auditions
A significant portion of Juggle Jam 8 will involve just a few brave Jugheads bearing the weight of the spotlight between our massive group routines. Jugheads submitted written applications in March in order to audition on April 10-11 for "specialty acts" (solo, duet, or ensemble). As each act auditioned, seven auditors assigned point values (60% for Entertainment Value and 40% for Technical Ability). Each act was also videotaped for later review and offered immediate feedback by the panel. After the last audition, each auditor ranked all of the acts and compiled the rankings into a master ranking, by which acts were chosen for the show. Each act has musical, artistic, technical and stylistic distinctions, providing a delightful contrast to the large group routines spread throughout the show. Special thanks are due to Audition Panel Jackie Peterson, Scott Purser, Penny Tesarek, Dave Walbridge, and Tuey Wilson who volunteered two nights to assist Paul & Wendy in deciding on the final acts. (Check out jugheads.com for results and panel bios.)
Five weeks at Colony Park Church
Summer is a prime time for veteran Jugheads to achieve long-standing goals and beginners to "catch the juggling bug." (Our registration form is available in our JH entry way or on www.jugheads.com.) NOTES: 1) Kids choosing to juggle in the morning and the afternoon any day may bring a lunch and stay over the Noon hour with Paul. 2) Many Jugheads take advantage of the summer "punchcard" option, allowing them to come to camp any time (except the Ultimate All-Day Camps June 12-13). 3) Any current Jughead (regardless of camp attendance) may juggle with us in Edina's Independence Day parade on July 4! Sign up with Paul.
Enters 2nd Year
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CLUB SPOTLIGHT: Ultimate
Varsity-level club expands focus, identity
From 2001-2004, the Ultimate Club took a focused, one-size-fits-all approach to weekly rehearsals and annual goals. Under the professional guidance of Dextre Tripp and the student leadership of Billy and Kelvin, this team made it to the finals of three consecutive IJA Teams Championships, earning bronze medals in 2003 (Reno) and 2004 (Buffalo). Last year, Ultimate Club was re-evaluated, and now this club has a much broader focus. Rather than rehearsing all together every week, each member has more autonomy and more responsibility to work on his or her own specialty acts and long-term goals. The result is that we have at least three teams preparing for the 2006 IJA Teams Championships in Portland, with another 2-3 acts vying for the Juniors Championships. 17 of this club's 21 members are in high school, all of whom are eligible to letter through Edina H.S. and/or JH. You'll see this team in action together in their new Juggle Jam routine, "Summon the Heroes."