Youth Juggling Company, LLC
5905 Concord Avenue
Edina, MN 55424
Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
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Jam 9 dates set!
May 18-19 @ RHS + dress rehearsals
Juggle Jam 9 dates are set for Friday & Saturday, May 18 & 19,
7 pm, with rehearsals from approx. 6-9 pm on Thursday evening, May 10,
and Wednesday evening, May 16. For the second year, Juggle Jam will be
held at Richfield HS auditorium.
new to JUGHEADS, Juggle Jam is the once-a-year pull-out-the-stops public
juggling show featuring routines from every club, the entire JH company,
small group specialty acts, youth emcees, and our beloved annual slide
show featuring all 130+ Jugheads. Please mark your calendars! Juggle Jam
9 Auditions (solos, etc.) are tentatively scheduled for Monday and Tuesday,
April 16 & 17.
Winter Showcase is about opportunity, Juggle Jam only allows the top 6-8
acts. You must apply and meet the pre-audition performance requirement
by March 29. See Paul for an application. JJ9 Ticket packets will be handed
out soon. Selling is not required, but prizes offer an incentive to recruit
March 6 show at Edinborough Park
About 15 acts ranging from Monday Rec. rookie performers to seasoned Ultimate
Club members are slated to perform at 7 pm at the Edinborough Park Amphitheater,
7700 York Ave. S., Edina, 55435. The show is free and will only last about
an hour; please consider coming out to support the eager and hard-working
Jugheads who are excited to perform in this public setting. The event
is sponsored by the EYJA.
Voice: The Richters
This is the 5th in a series of student
leader commentaries. Scott & Amanda Richter started as Jugheads relatively
late (8th and 6th grades, respectively) but they quickly established themselves
as creative performers and the first brother-sister act to make it into
Juggle Jam, which theyve done three times.
to work together for the purpose of attaining something higher, in our
opinion, is what unity is all about. We offer a different perspective
on this subject. First and foremost, as siblings; secondly, as partners
in Genetic Fallout; and lastly, as team officers serving JH while members
of Ultimate Club. We have our share of conflict and trials being brother
and sister (and partners in a duet), and we sometimes find it hard to
function without some sort of dispute.
we keep in mind that we both have the same goal: to create an entertaining
act that is not only a ton of fun for us, but equally fun for the audience
we hope to entertain. That is our goal as we prepare for teams competition
at this years IJA convention in Winston-Salem, N.C. Sometimes
our plan of action to achieve our goal differs from each other, and
that is when we must have unity of purpose. As we listen to each others
thoughts and ideas, we can decide what course of action to take.
take this example and apply it to every single member of the JH company.
Juggle Jam 9 season is upon us, and each of you has a contribution to
make. From specialty acts to the large group routines, you need to have
your mind set on one purpose: making Juggle Jam 9 superior in entertainment
and more fun for our audience than any show we have put on before. We
need every member in every club to work together in order for this to
happen. So as Juggle Jam 9 approaches, let us share the same goal, even
though our ideas for getting there will differ from one another. Unity...that
is the key word in UNIT, without the y! Major Payne (1995)
Richter: Officer for the Assistants, 5th year Jughead, MHS Senior; Amanda
Richter: Wed. Rec. Officer, 4th
year Jughead, MHS Freshman.
May and July offer favorite traditions
- IJA WINSTON-SALEM:
Our roster is being formed following our two info. meetings Jan. 25
and Feb. 6; if your Jughead is among the possible 16-18 boys considering
traveling with us as a group, please remember that the deadline for
your initial payment of $175 is Tuesday, February 13.
has been moved to May 4-6, 2007 at Concordia University in St. Paul.
Despite the proximity to Juggle Jam (within two weeks), the Arnebergs
may still lead a group to MONDO on Sat., May 5 from about 9am11
pm. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
SPOTLIGHT: Thurs. Rec.
New focus, solid abilities, unique group
Thursday Rec. has matured and developed along with our other line-up of
weekly clubs, but the changes therein have been perhaps the most dramatic.
The all-boy roster has a great deal of camaraderie among the six-year
age range, and perhaps spurred on by this years new Wednesday Rec.
Standards, this clubs technical quality has risen alongside (and
in some ways surpassed) their Wednesday counterparts. Keep an eye on this
clubs talent (most notably the 8th graders) which has set all-time
records and will be well-represented in our Winter Showcase as well as
in their all-Elvis routine for Juggle Jam 9.
to Colin and Brett, both 8th graders, for recently achieving their final
Boys Elite standards! Colins last standard was qualifying
5 rings; Bretts was balancing a club on his face for 10 seconds.
REMINDERS: 1) There is NO Girls Elite on 2/16 due to Edinas
K-9 release day; 2) There IS Girls Elite on 3/2 despite Edinas
K-5 release day; 3) There is NO HS Club on 3/6 due to our Winter Showcase
at Edinborough Park.
SEASON RETURNS: One year ago, we experimented with an entire month
of no soda pop during our snack times at JH. For this winter, the Officers
approved a plan to withhold pop from our JH refrigerator for the entirety
of January-March! The exception is that pop is a snack option on the
last club day of each month. The goal is to either eliminate pop altogether
or at least limit it to an occasional treat rather than
an expected staple of our JH snack selections.
Feb. 16 & 19, 9-5 pm, incl. lunch. Register online or @ JH. Note:
Any current Jughead (Rec., Elite, Ultimate) is eligible to register
for these camps.
will be led by Tom Richter (Ultimate Club dad/chaperone) at least through
March 27 (no club on March 6). Boys Elite parents, please be aware
that Tom will arrive by 5:45 p.m. most Tuesdays for the overlap of the
clubs, so please arrive by 5:30 or make other arrangements if you need
to speak to Paul near the end of Boys Elite.
to be added to our group e-mail list or to change your e-mail address.
Platform: "The Process of Perseverance"