Start your own
Juggling is always more Fun with Friends!
So why not start a Juggling Club?
Juggling clubs meet to practice new skills and teach beginners the basics. It was at my first high school juggling club meeting where I learned the basic three ball cascade (I kept going to meetings and got a lot better!). By encouraging others to join and learn you will soon be able to practice partner tricks like passing and take-aways. If you do start a juggling club let me know -I'd love to hear about it!
Once you've got a place and time to meet, you'll need to let people know about it! Get the word out to jugglers and non-jugglers alike -you never know who's going to discover a hidden talent! Consider setting up a web page telling people where and when you meet, announcements, and contact information. If you have a school club put up fliers in common places inviting people to attend. Then be sure to be at every meeting (or at least have a representative) -a juggling club isn't much fun if nobody shows up!
Above all, have fun and enjoy the challenge and entertainment that juggling can offer!
*Where to meet? -a class room cleared of desks or empty gym work well. Some clubs meet in churches or even parks when the weather is good. Consider the ceiling height if you have advanced jugglers as members.
When to meet? Meetings are usually once a week for 1 to 3 hours. Typically weekday evenings, saturday afternoons, or as an after school activity for students.
What to do at your meetings:
Welcome any beginners and get them started with the steps for a three ball cascade
Trade tricks with your intermediate jugglers
Practice new tricks and demonstrate your old ones
Encourage passing and other partner tricks between members
Try new props, share and borrow with others
Invent new tricks and challenge others to try them
Make new friends
You may also:
Watch videos of other jugglers
Try the unicycle or rolabola
Plan shows, fundraisers, and future meetings
Track progress of your fellow members
Encourage members to invite their friends to join
Make any announcements about future club meetings and goals
Arrange trips to juggling festivals or conventions
It may be wise set up or post some rules in advance. For example:
No fire or knife juggling
Always ask permission before borrowing someone else's props
Juggling props are not to be used for anything besides juggling
Play nice with your fellow jugglers
Everyone must help clean up and return things to normal at the end of the meeting