Youth Juggling Company, LLC
5905 Concord Avenue
Edina, MN 55424
Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
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Jam 9 (JJ9) Update
Essential info. for 10-week countdown
Our shows are Friday and Saturday, May 18-19 in the Richfield HS Auditorium.
Kids need to be there by 6 pm; doors for the audience open at 6:30;
the show runs from 7-9:30.
REHEARSALS: Every (Edina) school day until Juggle Jam is a full
rehearsal (except May 10 & 16; see below). We'll complete club choreography
in March; April & May will focus on our all-cast routines and running
our club routines many times. Please stay at club rehearsals until at
least 5:45 p.m.
EVENING DRESS REHEARSALS
are May 10 and 16 from 6-9 pm. Wear club T-shirts on May 16 for our
only all-company photo for '06-'07. Let Paul know of tardies and absences.
NOTE: There will be NO REGULAR CLUBS on the days of our two all-cast
dress rehearsals (May 10 & May 16).
Any Jughead desiring to perform a solo or team routine for JJ9 needs
to audition on Monday or Tuesday, April 16 or 17 in Colony Park's gym.
Every prospective act must fill out an application and turn it in by
Sat., 3/31. Talk to Paul or call Officer Kelvin Ying (952-929-1567)
for more info.
PACKETS will be distributed at clubs March 12-16. Jugheads who sell
10 or more tickets will receive a choice of incentive prizes including
Max Balls, sweatshirts, and Juggle Jammies. Relatives, friends, teachers,
and fans come from all over the metro area and other states to see our
SHOW PHOTO WEEK: All group and individual photos will take place
March 16-22; make-ups March 23-29.
Club routines are embellished by character costumes: Mon. Rec. Cops
'n' Robbers; Boys' Weird Al parodies; Wed. Rec. Holidays; Thurs. Rec.
Elvises; Girls' Elite DDR. Distinction and effort trumps complexity
and expense. Everyone also needs KHAKI shorts and JJ9 Tees for our all-cast
Jugheads will receive a JJ9 T-shirt for each club to which they belong
(paid for through Spring Tuition); Parents should indicate size on the
Spring Tuition Form. If we do not receive this form, we will guess at
your child's size but you will run the risk of the size being incorrect.
VOLUNTEERS: Juggle Jam is a huge production that is only possible
with the MANY parents who volunteer their time before and during the
big event. To make JJ9 possible, our hope is that a parent from each
JH family will volunteer for one of the show nights. As a volunteer
you do not need to purchase a ticket, but you should also expect to
view a limited amount of the show. See the attached Parent
Volunteer Sheet for how to volunteer!
2nd annual show entertains and edifies
Park proved to be a perfect venue for our now two-year-old tradition of
the Winter Juggling Showcase. The intimate atmosphere, warm lighting,
and polished performances made for a memorable night. From unique props
(Tom's cigar boxes and Colin R.'s bounce balls) to international medalists
(Asher, Nate, Anna & Selby) to debut acts (Tom, Jack, Danielle
& Natalie, Ryan S., Scott S., and Joey) to up-and-coming Ultimate
Club acts (Jonny, Ricky & Hanna, David & Danny), the show
featured variety of skills & ages, eager performers, and a supportive
community. In fact, the Showcase was a mircocosm of JH itself! Special
thanks: Emcees Fia, Hanna & Kelvin; Student Director Kelvin;
Videographer Jeff Shlosberg; and the EYJA for funding the programs
and prizes. Extra programs (with the new JJ9 logo!) are available at JH.
Earlybird deadline: March 23
JH payment covers April 9-June 8 and includes a JJ9 T-shirt (and an Elvis
wig for Thursday Rec.). There is a $20 discount per Jughead, per club
if registered by March 23. Please write the club code on checks payable
to JUGHEADS, LLC:
/ CODE / COST / OFF DAY
Monday Rec./ 07SPR-MON / $150 / May 28
Boys' Elite / 07SPR-BOYS / $165 ---
High School / 07SPR-HS / $135 / April 17
Wednesday Rec. / 07SPR-WED / $150 / May 16*
Thursday Rec. / 07SPR-THURS / $170 / May 10*
Ultimate / 07SPR-ULTI / $150 / May 10*
Girls' Elite / 07SPR-GIRLS / $150 / May 18*
*No regular club those days, but mandatory evening events.
This is the 6th in a series of commentaries by
JH Student Executives.
JH is a totally
integral, important part of my life. I joined JH in 6th grade, and now
as a senior in high school, I can look back on my seven years here with
pride knowing that being in JH is one of the main reasons that I am the
person I am today. I have made this program into one of the major focuses
of my life, up there with church and school; it is the only extracurricular
sport I am involved in, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
One of the
reasons for this is because it has developed me into a leader. I've always
been outgoing, but now I know how to take my naturally outgoing self and
lead a group of people. I owe this to JH and to Paul. Without JH, I wouldn't
have had the chance to be the Officer for Girls' Elite; I wouldn't have
had the experience assisting for the wonderful kids at Wednesday Rec.;
and I wouldn't be half as comfortable in front of large crowds.
I have also
developed strong friendships at JH. The friends that I have made here
have helped develop me into the person that I am today. I have needed
their support in much of what I do, and in much of what has happened,
and it has been always been readily available.
I have been involved in this program for so long, and I'm sad that this
year is the final year of what has been a fabulous middle and high school
career. It has been the constant in my life as I went through five different
schools, and I am so thankful for the opportunities the program has provided
for me, and for helping develop me into the person that I am today.
Girls' Elite Officer, Wed. Rec. Assistant, 7th year Jughead
SPOTLIGHT: Girls' Elite
Fridays: Friends For Focused Fun
As it turns
out, the above column by Girls' Elite Officer and HS senior Sofia just
happens to precede the spotlight of her club. Fia has had much to do with
the maturing of this club, having persevered as its student leader all
the way through her upcoming graduation. Another senior, Assistant Kelvin
Ying, has a passion to see these girls improve and get the most out of
our Fridays together. A recent innovation by these leaders was "30
Minutes of Silent Juggling" (duct tape optional!), during which girls
of all levels improved through intense focus. Friendships abound; standards
are pursued and achieved; and higher goals are set. The girls' energy
level will meet its match in their JJ9 tribute to DDR songs.
with the goal to permanently eliminate it or at least limit it to an
TO MONDO ON MAY 5:
Paul will have reg. forms by the end of March; sign up through us by
SCHOOL CLUB continues
to be led by Tom Richter. No HS Club on 4/17 (JJ9 specialty act auditions).
to be added to our group e-mail list or to change your e-mail address.
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