Developing youth through juggling since 1994.
Hurry Up and Wait
During our intense club rehearsals of late, my goal is to get in a minimum of three run-throughs of our entire club routine. This is a challenge, as kids arrive at such staggered times every day. In addition to club run-throughs, rehearsing Rock This Town and Reach need some devotion of time, not to mention meetings for notes on their run-throughs and reminders of crucial details on preparing for and performing in Juggle Jam (JJ) 9.
One of the many adages that can be attributed to show business is Hurry up and wait. This is especially true of any performer who has pivotal appearances in aproduction (live or media) yet is not on stage or on camera 100% of the time. For the Jugheads, this adage applies to 100% of them at our rehearsals. The simple yet often patience-testing process of waiting quietly in the wings for minutes on end, or sitting through a litany of notes for performers other than oneself, is character building. But such a process is necessary for any ensemble effort such as JJ.
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I thank you, families, for taking the process so seriously (whether its your 1st or 9th JJ), and in our three remaining weeks of hurried waiting, I hope the Jugheads and even the parents savor the process and reap the rewards of a communal job well done.