Who was the first five club juggler?

by Charlie Holland James DeWitt Cook is believed to be the first three club juggler, with print references dating back to 1878, but who was the first to master five and when? To try to answer this I went beyond accounts published in later years by also searching sources from the era. I trawled Newspapers.Com, the Illinois collection, the Internet …

Digital Workshops in the Time of COVID

by Scott Steiskal, IJA Board member and Online Festival Workshop Director Since COVID-19 hit, mathematicians and yoga instructors have reverted to teaching their craft online. The grand power of the internet gives jugglers the ability to stay connected and share skills with each other. We can now spread juggling in new and exciting ways. The IJA festival is happening online …

Review of Games for Circus Educators

At Night Owl Circus Arts in Johnson City, TN, Games for Circus Educators has been an invaluable resource. AcroYoga is one of our more popular classes for adults, and we have found that so many of the games listed in Circus Games have integrated well into this class. We’ve been skipping around randomly for about 2 months now, and have …

The IJA Sammie Vance Youth Civic Achievement Award

Tis the season of giving and the IJA teaming up with Sammie Vance and her Buddy Bench project have done just that! A buddy bench now sits at the Boys and Girls Club Fort Wayne, IN that was made possible through teamwork and friendship! This buddy bench is made out of 200 lbs of recycled plastic bottle caps and lids. …

Jugglevision – Episode 4

Presented by 2 Legends: Zak McAllister and Stephen Doutt Documentary on Tom Whitfield Felix Sürbe plays the Zomble game Highlights from EJC 2019, @everyone Zé Lima and Pedro Gouveia play the ‘Chicken Willy Game’ 2 box tutorials by Mike Moore and Lou Duncan Over 100 different Tricks Law breaking farts!!!  

MR DISCO by Zak McAllister

MR DISCO is a 36 minute juggling project made by Zak McAllister. It includes ring contortion, club hopscotch, Rollercoaster Tycoon 2, “the oven routine,” tape-measures, cups, and over 150 new tricks and sequences! 6 years ago Zak created a Youtube account and entered the online juggling community for the first time. In those years he’s created a number of juggling …

Introducing Modern Vaudeville Press

The juggling community as a whole knows Thom Wall as “the Vaudeville Sensation.” But more and more people are discovering this Cirque du Soleil alum is also the catalyst of a publishing sensation called Modern Vaudeville Press (MVP.) The company is dedicated to scholarly books about the circus and variety arts. Wall is the founder of the company and works …

Tricks for Trips! – Security Edition

Tips and tricks for jugglers navigating the globe. In this article series, “Tricks for Trips,” I will show you how to travel smart with all of the tricks and lessons I’ve learned from traveling dumb. In this first edition, we’ll take a look at tips for going through airport security. This article is based around many US airport security guidelines …

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EJC Mini Interviews

The European Juggling Convention (EJC) is the largest juggling convention in the world and this year’s event will take place in Newark, Great Britain from August 3-11, 2019. Come join us for 9 days of juggling utopia in the British countryside. Ticket prices go up June 1, so pre-register today! There are many other options including day tickets and youth …