Youth Juggling Company, LLC
5905 Concord Avenue
Edina, MN 55424
Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
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Jam 10 (JJ10) Notes
Essential info. for 10-week countdown
Our shows are Friday and Saturday, May 16-17 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 8 & 14; see below). We're completing club
choreography in March; April & May will focus on our all-cast routines
and running our club routines many times. Please try to stay at club
rehearsals until at least 5:45 p.m. and inform Paul of ANY absenses
or partial absences.
EVENING DRESS REHEARSALS
are May 8 and 14 from 6-9 pm. Wear club T-shirts on May 14 for our only
all-company photo for '07-'08. 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 8 & 14).
Any Jughead desiring to perform a solo or team routine for JJ10 needs
to audition on Monday or Tuesday, April 14 or 15 in Colony Park's gym.
Every prospective act must fill out an application and turn it in by
Fri., 3/28. Talk to Paul or call Officer Brett Kissell (952-922-7843)
for more info.
were distributed at clubs in February. Jugheads who sell 10 or more
tickets will receive a choice of incentive prizes including Max Balls,
spark plug jugglers, and Juggle Jammies. Relatives, friends, teachers,
and fans come from all over the metro area and other states to see our
SLIDE SHOW PHOTO WEEK: All group and individual photos will take place
March 14-20; make-ups March 24-28.
Club routines are embellished by character costumes: Mon. Rec. '60's;
Boys' Weird Al Too parodies; Wed. Adv. Disney/Pixar; Thurs. Rec. Beatles;
Girls' Elite Seussical. Distinction and effort trumps complexity and
expense. Everyone also needs KHAKI shorts and JJ10 Tees for our all-cast
Jugheads will receive a JJ10 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. To make JJ10 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!
Club Tuition Due
Early registration deadline: March 15
tuition covers April 7-June 6 and includes a JJ10 T-shirt (and costume
accessories for Ultimate Club). Indicate T-shirt sizes and club codes
on enclosed form. (If using PayPal,
please email us your child's Tee sizes or send in the form anyway.)
Voice: Ben H.
This is the 6th in a series of commentaries by
JH Student Leaders.
I am currently training for the IJA Juniors competition (ages 17 and under)
this summer in Lexington, KY under my coach, Billy Watson (JH Class of
now been juggling for over five years, two with the idea in mind that
I would someday be competing in an international competition. Well,
that day is still months away, but even now I find myself getting nervous
be hard to believe that there is, in fact, a very precise method for
training for such a competition. It starts out with creating as many
tricks as you can think of; they may be in your routine, they may not.
The next step is to practice these tricks, a lot. The point of this
is to get the tricks perfected before you even start creating the routine
because when that comes a long it will be extremely frustrating to keep
dropping and dropping while doing run-throughs of the act. This step
is probably the longest, covering at least a few months. The third step
is to create your routine. This can be very annoying at times but it
can also be very fun to create cool sequences and time them to the music.
the routine, it is a good idea to divide it into segments and sequences.
Sequences are series of tricks that are similar or connected to one
another. Segments are basically a bunch of sequences with the same props.
For example, one segment could be your four ball section. A good way
to practice the routine is to not only do run-through after run-through
after run-through, but to also practice the sequences and segments separately
(this is what I'm doing now). And the final step is to practice the
routine as many times as you can. This should be done throughout the
two months prior to the Performance. It is a very good idea to practice
in front of people to get used to performing, even though I personally
don't like to do this as Paul knows very well. Last, of course, is the
performance, the point where all this hard work finally pays off.
Boys' Elite Officer, 5th year Jughead
SPOTLIGHT: Girls' Elite/Friday Advanced
12-year tradition coming to an end
started this all-girls juggling club in 1996. Reaching peaks of 25 girls
at various times, this club has enjoyed much success with friendships,
juggling routines, and as a unique haven for girls. This year, it has
become evident that that gender segregation in our JH Co. isn't effective
anymore. Our current club of nine girls and one advanced boy will end
on a fun note with a Dr. Seuss medley in JJ10, and the club will become
"Friday Rec." next fall (possibly under the leadership of Scott
Richter). These 10 kids may form a core of the new Friday Rec., try another
day of the week, or decide it's time to move on. Thanks for the memories,
UNPLUGGED (edinaunplugged.org) is Mon., 3/10. Monday Rec. will be
held, but families may keep their children home to honor the event.
Email us with absences / comments.
ANNUAL JH WINTER SHOWCASE:
As of 2/28, 10 acts + five potentials will entertain folks like YOU
on Tuesday, 3/11 at 7 p.m. at the Blake School in Hopkins. It's a great
way to kick off our exciting spring juggling season. And it's FREE!
TO MONDO ON APRIL 12:
The reg. form to attend with our group will be emailed to you by request.
to be added to our group e-mail list or to change your e-mail address.
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