Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
Jam 9 Checklist
The annual double-sided JJ9 Final Memo for all JH families re: Juggle Jam 9 logistics and etiquette is enclosed with this Journal. All Jugheads should have the four key dates firmly in mind (May 10, 16, 18, 19), but also please remember the often-neglected areas of acquiring or making special costumes and props that will enhance all of our club routines. Every Jughead should know the contents of the neon green Final Memo. This will prevent long meetings at rehearsals. Note: There is an 11th hour extra rehearsal for Ultimate Club's "Catch These...If You Can" on Sat., May 12 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in Colony Park's gym.
Seniors & Leaders
to perform a "specialty act" (solo, duet, or ensemble) in JJ9
were held April 16-17 in Colony Park's gym. Eight acts were chosen: four
solos, three duets and a trio. (See our web site for results and panel
bios.) Sophomore Brett Kissell will emcee, taking a creative approach
to leading in to each group routine and specialty act. The rarest category
of Jugheads featured in JJ9 will be those completing their senior year
still in the company. In addition to their roles in specialty acts, leadership,
and other aspects of the show, active senior Jugheads Anna Kutkiewicz,
Sofia Meyer, Scott Richter, Selby Shlosberg, Kelvin Ying and honorary
Jughead Billy Watson will be featured in a special presentation during
Saturday night's performance. Finally, our faithful team of JH Officers
and Club Assistants are a key driving force behind JJ9's success, and
their year-long efforts culminate on these two special evenings.
Summer is a prime time for Jugheads to achieve long-standing goals and for newcomers to "catch the juggling bug." (Our reg. form is in our JH entry way and on our web site.) NOTES: 1) Kids choosing to juggle in the morning and the afternoon any day may bring a lunch and stay over the Noon hour. 2) Many Jugheads take advantage of the summer "punchcard" option, allowing them to come to camp any time (except June 11-12). 3) Summer parade opportunities: Edina, Richfield, and St. Louis Park. Keep posted!
The most dramatic and proven club in the JH line-up, Ultimate Club has a rich history of team and individual progress. This year sees the graduation of an era, as Anna, Selby, Billy & Kelvin provided the backbone of the team's three consecutive appearances (and two bronze) in the IJA Teams Championships in 2002-2004. Another senior, Sofia, has devoted herself to student leadership of both Girls' Elite Club as well as the IJA finalist team, Les Filles. Relative latecomer Scott didn't join JH 'til 8th grade, yet his performing abilities (solo, duet, team, emcee, gigs) have been a huge boost to this club and to the company as a whole. For the 15 members listed below (and the seven on the waiting list), the lesson they can learn from the seniors' legacy is that this club is what the "Ultimates" make of it. Paul is looking to utilitize more regular pro help, but even at this club's team peak in 2004, it was driven mostly by the students. Whether this team returns to group workouts or continues in its current focus of small group and solo work, one thing is certain: Ultimate Club nurtures national class talent and promises big opportunities for kids who are only just beginning, rather than ending, the heart of their JH career.