IJA eNewsletter, May 2016

Editors: Don Lewis and Martin Frost

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  • Chair’s message
  • New email address for IJA Membership Director
  • Special Workshop added: Aleksandra Savina
  • Looking for Youth Showcase performers for IJA 2016 fest
  • Seeking volunteers for 2017 Festival Registrar – Earn a full Festival Package
  • Board nominations still open — deadline extended to June 17
  • Free brunch all week at the IJA fest!
  • Festival Special Workshop by Emil Dahl
  • Jogglers: Sign up online for the fest’s Joggling Championships
  • Workshop leaders: Let us know what you want to teach
  • Stage Championships finalists!
  • Online fest registration ends at 11:59pm EDT on June 30
  • Special Guests at the IJA Festival
  • The Gauntlet 3
  • 2016 IJA Festival hotel information
  • Festival room and ride sharing
  • IJA Authors
  • Upcoming IJA Regional Competitions: Central America (Costa Rica) and Mexico
  • 2013 Fest DVD 2-Pack available from the new IJA Store
  • Latest articles in eJuggle
  • Upcoming juggling festivals

Chair’s message, by Nathan Wakefield

Plenty of exciting things have been happening at the IJA!

Have you seen Tony Pezzo’s latest juggling film ‘Fake Sports’, yet? IJA members can see the entire video plus a special bonus video for free on eJuggle! Don’t let the name fool you, I assure you that this video and tricks contained therein are, in fact, real (not to mention totally awesome!).

In other eZine news, we’d like to welcome Bravo Juggling as the latest addition to our Vendor Discount Program. Bravo Juggling manufactures juggling equipment ranging from devilsticks and poi, to their own unique style of toss juggling beanbags. IJA members get 10% off all Bravo Juggling orders. To see how to take advantage of this and other great offers from juggling vendors, log in to your eJuggle account and visit the Vendor Discount Program page.

Our first IRC in the Middle East this past month was a huge success! We are thrilled to be able to hold competitions like this all over the world. Be on the lookout for video footage from this event as well as news about other upcoming IRCs.

We’ve extended our deadline for IJA Board nominations to June 17th. Be a part of guiding the organization by either nominating someone or running for the Board yourself.

With our festival in El Paso looming just around the corner, we’re now asking workshop leaders to sign up! Interested in teaching a workshop or two (or three)? Head on over to our workshop sign-up page and tell us what you have in mind. Don’t be shy — the IJA is a place for all sorts of diverse skills, whether you’re a juggler, flow artist, dancer, performer, hobbyist, etc.  We can all learn from one another and help each other by rendering assistance in some way.

Full festival info, including online registration, is available at:

Juggle on,

Nathan Wakefield
IJA Chairman

New email address for IJA Membership Director

Effective immediately, the email address for reaching our Membership Director (Marilyn Sullivan) has changed.  The new address is: ijamemberships@juggle.org.  And remember, you can renew your membership online by logging in to ym.juggle.org and then going to Manage Profile.

Special Workshop added: Aleksandra Savina

Aleksandra Savina will be teaching a 2-day Special Workshop on hoop manipulation at the IJA fest.  The workshop will be held Thursday and Friday from 11am to 1pm, and the workshop fee is $80.

Aleksandra is a highly respected international hoop artist from Ukraine. She studied at Kiev State College of Variety and Circus Arts under the tutelage of world renowned juggling instructor, Yuriy Pozdnyakov. In 2014, she competed in Cirque de Demain and was awarded a Special Prize.

Aleksandra’s Special Workshop will encompass 4 hours over a 2 day period. It is open to beginner through advanced level hoop jugglers and artists who want to take their hoop technique and style to the next level. It is recommended that you have three hoops to attend this workshop.

Each day will begin with a warm-up and finger exercises, important in building the dexterity for hoop manipulation. Aleksandra will teach technical tips on a variety of throws, contact hoop juggling on the shoulders and back, and rolling hoops on the floor. These techniques will be applicable all the way from one-hoop manipulation for the novice to more difficult multi-hoop patterns. During the workshop, Aleksandra will also lead a session on group interaction with hoops.

This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on training and style tips from one of the world’s top hoop artists.

Sign up now, or at the festival, to take advantage of this unique opportunity to have four personalized hours of training with Aleksandra Savina.

Looking for Youth Showcase performers for IJA 2016 fest

The Youth Showcase is a great opportunity for younger jugglers to perform at the Festival. The Youth Showcase is a non-competitive event at which performers with routines can get stage time to show their skills for a supportive audience. Performers are 18 years old and younger, and routines can be solo or group and should be under 5 minutes. A technical rehearsal will be held on the day of the show, with the performance taking place in the evening. Jugglers who want to perform (or their parents) can contact the show producer, Art Thomas, at youthshowcase2016@juggle.org.

Seeking volunteers for 2017 Festival Registrar – Earn a full Festival Package, by Mike Sullivan

The IJA is seeking a couple of dedicated volunteers to be the Festival Registrars for the historic 70th Annual IJA Festival in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, set for July 10-16, 2017. Volunteers can earn a full Festival Event Package for their efforts and be part of the core team that makes the festival so much fun for hundreds of jugglers from around the world.

After reading the description of the role below, if you think you might be interested, please contact 2016 Festival Registrar Mike Sullivan at registrar@juggle.org soon so that you can possibly get some hands-on training with Mike this year, both before and at the 2016 festival.  He’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

The effort for next year begins early in 2017 with the setup and testing of the online event registration system. Work with the festival team to get festival registrations ready around February or March, and then provide weekly registration reports until online registration ends in June. Once set up, the system is run by automation through the end of online registration, requiring no administrative effort except weekly reports and a few customer service requests.

After that, you’ll help the festival team with data processing and logistics for the festival registration desk, including:

– Preparing festival packets for pre-registered jugglers
– Giving festival team members data on vendor, juggler and guest registrations
– Handling customer service for jugglers inquiring about the fest or their registration
– Coordinating with event directors on event registrations for joggling, numbers, etc.

Registration setup and testing requires about 30 hours of work spread across a couple of weeks in January and February. Once registration opens, 2-4 hours/week should be all that’s needed to monitor and report on registrations as well as handle the few customer service issues that come up.

Once on-site at the festival in Cedar Rapids, you’ll lead the IJA registration desk team, including

– Staffing the desk from 9am-4pm daily along with 3-4 other IJA volunteers
– Checking in pre-registered jugglers and sell gym passes & other fest items
– Working with the Square Register system to record and process all transactions
– Preparing and making bank deposits of cash and checks received daily
– Updating the festival team and Treasurer on daily sales each night
– After the fest, preparing summary and detail sales reports

It’s a lot of work, but it’s very rewarding and you’ll be part of the core team that makes the 70th annual IJA Festival an unforgettable week of fun in a beautiful, small Midwestern gem of a city.

If you’re interested, please email 2016 Festival Registrar Mike Sullivan at registrar@juggle.org. Hands-on training is available starting now and continues with on-site training at this year’s fest in El Paso.

Board nominations still open — deadline extended to June 17, by Martin Frost

There’s still time to nominate someone to run for the IJA Board of Directors.  The nominations deadline has been extended to June 17.

Run for the IJA Board, or if you think you know someone who would be a good Board member, talk to them about running.  The current volunteer directors on the IJA Board are working hard to keep the IJA alive and vibrant. Each year the IJA needs new volunteers to join the Board and help decide the directions the IJA will go.  About half of the seven Board seats are up for election each summer for a two-year term.  You help out for two years and then you can relax and let someone else step up if you want to.  Or, you could offer to run again. 

Serving on the Board can be very rewarding.  Submit a nomination to ijanominations@juggle.org by the June 17th deadline.  Email that same address if you have any questions about serving on the Board.  Help promote the IJA and build on a legacy of success.  For more details about serving as a Board member, see: www.juggle.org/business/nominations.php.

2016 IJA Festival in El Paso, Texas, July 25-31, Jim Maxwell, Festival Director

Free brunch all week at the IJA fest!

Thanks to our anonymous donor iiWii, all registered jugglers at the El Paso festival will get a free brunch daily.  Event Package holders will be entitled to brunch on Tuesday through Saturday.  Gym Pass holders will be eligible for free brunch on the days for which they have purchased a Gym Pass.  Details on the time and place of the free brunch will be published later.

Festival Special Workshop by Emil Dahl

Emil Dahl, who will be performing his world-touring act Magnet Opus in the Cascade of Stars, is offering a 2-day, 4-hour Special Workshop at the festival 1-3pm on Wednesday and Thursday.  This workshop will have two primary focuses: training techniques and processes for technical juggling, and the development and creation of juggling sequences.  You can find out more about the workshop and sign up to be part of it at: https://ym.juggle.org/store/ViewProduct.aspx?ID=6088056.

Jogglers: Sign up online for the fest’s Joggling Championships

If you’re planning to enter the joggling competition at the El Paso fest, sign up online by June 30 to save a few dollars and speed up things at the festival.  Sign up now for $20 or at the fest for $25.  The one fee covers you for as many joggling events as you want to enter at the fest.

Workshop leaders: Let us know what you want to teach

If you would like to offer a workshop at the festival, please give us details using the web form at https://ija.juggler.org/.

And if you have an idea for a workshop you’d like to see offered in El Paso, let us know by sending email to workshops2016@juggle.org. (We can’t promise anything, but we’ll try to find someone to teach it.

Stage Championships finalists!

Below are finalists for the Stage Championships at this year’s IJA Festival in El Paso.  The Individuals will be competing for a $10,000 first prize, as will the Teams, with a total of over $35,000 in prize money available to the stage medalists.



In July of last year, Josh Horton quit his full-time social media job to focus 100 percent on his juggling career. Since then, Josh has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ESPN’s Top 10 Plays, Nickelodeon, a national Acura commercial, and over 30 NBA and college basketball halftime shows. Using his social media skill, Josh has grown a following of nearly 250,000 fans. He shares the joy of juggling with them on a daily basis, inspiring many to try juggling for the first time. Josh’s act combines his technical skill with his love for music and the stage.


Hiroki Kamei has been practicing diabolo for 15 years. Please enjoy his new diabolo tricks. He won first place in the men’s individuals category at the 2013 Tokyo International Diabolo Competition, first place for one-diabolo vertex at the 2014 All Japan Diabolo Competition, first place for one bearing diabolo at the 2015 Diabolo Asia Cup 2015, and first place for men’s individuals at the 2015 Diabolo Malaysia Open Competition.


In the mere seven years that he’s been juggling, Sam Malcolm has achieved more than many jugglers do in a lifetime, from winning numbers gold and competing in the Butterfly Man Busker’s Competition, to performing internationally for giant crowds with his one-man comedy variety show in the Edmonton Fringe Festival. Sam loves performing and making people smile. His act was inspired by the time he spent in a touring circus and has its roots in traditional juggling routines of the past.


Geoff Marsh also known as Gypsy Geoff has experience entertaining and traveling all over North America with his unique circus stunts and zany marionette puppets. He has been performing at family festivals, corporate events, Renaissance fairs, and private parties for over 12 years, performing his 30-45 minute show over 400 times a year. Two years ago he won first place in the International Jugglers Association’s street performing competition. He avidly donates his time performing and teaching workshops with Clowns Without Borders in refugee camps and rural areas of social and economic crisis all over the world.


Jorden Moir (MOY-er) is a 28-year-old professional juggler from Ontario, Canada. He has been juggling for 15 years and juggles a wide variety of props, with a specialization in foot juggling with beanbags. His performing venues include dinner theaters, corporate events, and European variety shows. Jorden was the 2010 IJA Individual Stage Champion.


Scott Sorensen has been a juggler for over 30 years. Juggling the most things for the longest time has always been his passion, and he has collected 16 IJA Numbers Gold Medals for doing so. Once described as a “meat and potatoes juggler” by Matt Hall, here is Scott with an act titled “a few of my favorite juggling things.”



Aki and Takeru consists of Aki Ueno and Takeru Hirano, the two devilstickers who have been trying their best at devilstick juggling for a long time. They have conceived a lot of new devilstick tricks that you have never seen and improved their technique up to this day. Their consummated devilstick juggling and combinations will make you all surprised.


Balance-in-Motion consists of Heather Marriott and Neil Jordaan. Both have had a life-long love of circus arts, and incorporate these influences to take their juggling to new heights. When they met at the 2008 IJA Festival, they never imagined that eight years later they would find themselves in the IJA Teams competition.


Jonglissimo: Daniel Ledel and Dominik Harant were inspired to practice juggling through a workshop at their local school. One of the juggling teachers was Manuel Mitasch. Now they perform together all over Europe. They won IJA gold medals in 2005, 2007, and 2013 and have over 15 world records. Normally, their shows are a unique mix of theater, juggling, and multimedia arts. At the IJA stage championships they will focus on the raw art of juggling by pushing their technical ability to the next level.

Photo by Luke Burrage


Diabolo performance duo Totchees is from Nagoya Japan and consists of Tetsuya Tochikubo and Ayaka Tochikubo. In 2015, Totchees won the All-Japan Diabolo Competition for teams. They have won various other prizes and championships and have performed at a lot of festivals. Most of the act is composed of original pair tricks. Totchees especially hopes you enjoy the vertical diabolo tricks. It is their dream to perform on the IJA Championships stage.



Jonah Botvinick-Greenhouse has been juggling for six years, since he was ten, and has participated in several competitions held by the World Juggling Federation. In 2013 and 2015, he won the WJF’s advanced overall championship. Jonah has attended the past three IJA festivals, but this is his first time competing. In addition to juggling, Jonah also enjoys playing cello and ultimate Frisbee.


Christopher Haaser is 15 years of age. He began juggling in 2009. He has amazed audiences with his juggling skills in Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Texas, Minnesota, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and Quebec. At the age of 10, Christopher juggled seven balls and performed for Spooky Woods, a TV commercial filmed in North Carolina. He was an eight-time podium finisher at the 2014 IJA joggling competition. He currently juggles balls, rings, clubs, fire torches, knives, and much more. Other interests include chess, kendama, dominoes, kinetic contraptions, trampoline, skiing, swimming, kayaking, and more.

Photo by Emory Kimbrough


Bennett Santora was created by a group of mad scientists who were intent on taking over the world by installing jugglers in key leadership positions. He was designed to be witty, intelligent, and charming and to have supernatural juggling ability. He is being groomed to take over the world military industrial complex and convert all weapons production to production of juggling props. At present, he is an entertainer and sixth grader. He lives in New York City.


Daniel Van Hoomissen be Insane in the Membrane, and he lives in Funky Cold (M)Edina, which is a Gangster’s Paradise. Like Tag Team, Daniel is back again. He is Berzerk, and loves to Jump because he is Space Bound and Not Afraid. He is So Fresh that you Can’t Touch This. He is super Boombastic.

Online fest registration ends at 11:59pm EDT on June 30

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get the full week of epic shows and historic Championships prize money at an impressively low price.  If you miss the online registration deadline, you’ll still be able to register at the fest.

Fest info and registration:  www.juggle.org/festival

Event Package purchase date
March 1-19Mar 20-Jun 30At the fest
Adult (age 18-64)$199$239$259
Youth/Senior (11-17, 65+)$139$189$219

All your favorite events are back: Stage Championships (with much bigger prize money!), XJuggling, Renegade, Numbers Championships, Joggling, Welcome Show and Cascade of Stars, plus the return of the Gauntlet.

We have special IJA rates at three top-tier hotels, all within an easy walk of the beautiful El Paso Convention Center.  See the hotel info below.

SPECIAL GUESTS at the IJA Festival

Nelli Kujansivu
Cascade of Stars
   Bernard Hazens
Cascade of Stars
   Asaf Mor
Welcome Show


Bruce Manners
Welcome Show
  Marvin Ong
Welcome Show


Aleksandra Savina
Cascade of Stars
Amanda Crockett
Welcome Show & Cascade of Stars


Institute of Jugglology
Cascade of Stars
Cinthia Buitrón – La Flaka
Welcome Show & Cascade of Stars


Peter Irish
Cascade of Stars
Zak McAllister
Welcome Show
Team Rootberry
Welcome Show


Emil Dahl of Sweden
Performs his ground-breaking Magnet Opus in the IJA Cascade of Stars Gala


KamiKaze FireFlies
Cascade of Stars Emcees
Fernanda Sumano
2011 IRC Mexico Gold Medalist


Bekah Smith
Juniors Championships Emcee
Braulio Lopez
2015 IRC Mexico Gold Medalist
Dan Holzman
Welcome Show Emcee


Jorge Vilchis
2013 IRC Mexico Silver Medalist
Kelsey Strauch
Welcome Show


Gabriel Estrada
2015 IRC Central America Gold Medalist
Scotty Meltzer & Katrine Spang-Hanssen
Individuals and Teams Championships Emcees

The Gauntlet 3by Jim Maxwell

The same team who brought you Gauntlet 1 and Gauntlet 2 are hard at work designing and planning a whole new set of obstacles to test your juggling agility and nimbleness. But to do it up right, they could use your help. Go to this website www.juggle.org/gauntlet to join the Gauntlet 3 crowdfunding campaign. Unna Med has graciously agreed to match your contribution dollar-for-dollar. Here are some of the challenges you can expect to see in Gauntlet 3.

  1. “Ball Hall” – Contestants run down 12 feet of balance beam while balls drop from a ceiling above them.  This obstacle is as much a challenge for the contestant as for the builders.  Engineers will marvel at the yet to be constructed ball return system.  Possible ideas include either an Archimedes screw, conveyor belt or blower system to move balls from the floor to the ceiling of the ‘ball hall’.
  2. “Math is Hard!” – Yeah, but jugglers are so smart…or are they?  Jugglers will face a massive computer driven multiple choice wall.  Contestants will have 3 chances to punch the correct answer to multiple choice arithmetic equations which briefly flash on screen on the wall.  This summer, we finally test contestants’ brain power.
  3. “The Volcano” – Contestants have to throw one ball up high through a giant, narrowing conical ‘volcano’ suspended overhead and then catch the ball on the rebound as it navigates its way down the side over various foils, cantilevers and ledges on the outside of the giant volcano cone.
  4. “The Car Wash” – Giant spinning wheels of pool noodles confront and confound the juggler as she runs through the field of spinning styrofoam ‘blades of death’.
  5. “Tie Run” – It works for training Marines, so why not jugglers.  It’s the classic test of agility and speed, all while juggling.
  6. “Giant Slide” – Contestants will test their nerve as they climb up stairs to an 8 foot high platform to slide down a 12 to 14 foot custom-built slide, all while juggling.  Don’t worry, there will be railings on the stairs, but will they contain the contestant’s fear of heights and free-fall speed?
  7. “Ring Mover” – Ring neck pull downs may have gone out of style on the main IJA competition stage in 1986, but they very well may be back in style this summer when contestants need to move one juggling ring hanging from a peg on a wall, across an 8 foot gap, and hang it to rest on a peg on an opposing wall, all while juggling.
  8. “Teeter-Totter” – The crowd pleasing obstacle from Gauntlet 1 is back as contestants race up and then crash down the other side of a giant teeter-totter.
  9. “The Bike Rack” – We will push contestants’ precision coordination to the edge as they are forced to make one catch and one throw in their cascade from in between each of the vertical slots of a long run of vertical PVC pipes.  Sound easy?  Go try it at your local bike rack right now.  Don’t worry, we’ll wait right here for you while you drop 6 million times.
  10. “Sleepy Time” – Don’t get too sleepy for this bouncy, shaky obstacle.  Contestants have to run across a giant field of inflatable mattresses.

Check out the new G3 promo video:
Start training now, and see you in El Paso!

2016 IJA Festival hotel information

Our three El Paso hotels are taking IJA room reservations at IJA rates.  Go to the IJA festival website, move your mouse over Festival and click on Lodging to see all the details.

This hotel information grid has a summary of offerings at the three official IJA festival hotels in downtown El Paso.

Camino Real Hotel El Paso – $89.00 + tax
DoubleTree El Paso Downtown – $95.00 + tax
Holiday Inn Express El Paso Central – $89.00 + tax

Festival room and ride sharing
by Jim Maxwell 

If you’re going to the IJA festival and are interested in sharing room and/or transportation costs, but don’t yet have people to share with, we can help.  Just fill out this simple survey. Someone will be in touch: 

As we’ve provided in past years, we also have a Rideshares & Roomshares Forum on our website if you want to seek out people to share with there.  You need to be a logged-in IJA member to post in the forum.

IJA Authors, by Don Lewis

IJA members come from a lot of backgrounds, most of which have nothing to do with juggling.  When we are together at a festival we juggle and don’t always inquire too closely about the rest of a person’s life.  Some jugglers do indeed write about juggling.  And there are others who write about other things that have been important in their lives.

Roger Dollarhide has been an IJA member for years.  He has been on the IJA executive, and was editor of an early edition of the IJA newsletter back when it was typewritten and mailed.  Apart from juggling, Roger’s other passion is photography.  He has worked as professional free-lance photographer for most of his working life.  He has recently written a privately published book titled Confessions of a Freelance Photographer. There is a passing reference to juggling and to some of his involvement in the IJA.  An important theme in the book is that to work regularly as a free-lancer, you have to network successfully.  Some things apparently are constant, regardless of what your career is.  Contact Roger directly by email if you are interested in his book.  

Reg Bacon has written a biography of his father, Wesley H. Bacon. It is a collection of memoirs, short stories, profiles and more. It is an entertaining description of a man possessed of endless curiosity and the relentless drive to successfully follow a series of dreams. Last year I reviewed two other books by Reg, The Cranky Typographer’s Book of Major Annoyances, and the Cranky Editor’s Book of Fox Paws (Faux Pas), both of which have been very useful. Reg’s books are available from the Variety Arts Press.

Upcoming IJA Regional Competitions: Central America (Costa Rica) and Mexico

The 2nd IJA Regional Competition – Central America will take place on World Juggling Day, June 18, at the WJD celebration in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The 5th IJA Regional Competition – Mexico will take place June 23 at the Periplo International Circus Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico.

2013 Fest DVD 2-Pack available from the new IJA Store

The 2013 IJA Festival DVD 2-Pack is available for purchase, from the new IJA Store.  The price is $30 for members ($40 for non-members).  To get the member price, sign in at ym.juggle.org.  Once you are signed in, go to:


We have DVDs for sale from the IJA fests in: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Each year includes two DVDs and roughly two hours of video.

2013 IJA fest DVD cover


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Upcoming juggling festivals

For a list of even more festivals, check the worldwide juggling event listings on our website at
: www.juggle.org/events.

If you’re organizing a juggling festival (or if you simply know of a juggling fest) and you want to advertise it in the IJA eNewsletter, just drop a note to eNewsletter editor Don Lewis enews@juggle.org. Such listings are free.

The eNewsletter comes out near the end of each month. Your festival can be listed for a few months, and you don’t have to be an IJA affiliate to have a fest listed. Hey, jugglers want to know about juggling fests. Help them out and get more jugglers to your fest at the same time.

Bungay Balls Up 2016
    20 May – 30 May 2016
    Hulver Farm, St Michael South Elmham, NR35 1NF UK

Galway Juggling Convention 2016
27 May – 29 May 2016
    Áras na Mac Léinn · Galway, Ireland (Éire)

Second Russian Juggling Festival
    1 Jun – 5 Jun 2016
    Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2016 Flatland Juggling Festival
    10 Jun – 12 Jun 2016
    University of Nebraska Medical Center, 3908 Jones Street, Omaha, NE

Rastelli Festival 2016
    16 Jun – 19 Jun 2016
    Teatro Sociale, Via Bartolomeo Colleoni 4, Bergamo, BG Italy (Italia)

14th Hungarian Juggling Convention // 14. Magyar Zsonglőrtalálkozó
    16 Jun – 19 Jun 2016
    Törökbálint, Hungary

Stockholm Juggling Weekend 2016
17 Jun – 19 Jun 2016
    Vikingahallen, Märsta Sweden (Sverige)

Boulder Juggling Festival 2016
    17 Jun – 19 Jun 2016
    Casey Middle School, 1301 High St, Boulder, Colorado

Eindhovens Jongleer Festival 2016
    17 Jun – 19 Jun 2016
    Sportcentrum van de Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Onze Lieve Vrouwestraat 1, 5612 Eindhoven Netherlands (Nederland)

World Juggling Day 2016
18 Jun – 18 Jun 2016
     Everywhere, The World

Guelph Juggling Mini-Fest
18 Jun – 18 Jun 2016
    University of Guelph, Ontario Canada

WJD celebration in Costa Rica, including 2nd IJA Regional Competition – Central America
    18 Jun – 18 Jun 2016
    San Jose, Costa Rica

Periplo International Circus Festival, including 5th IJA Regional Competition – Mexico
20 – 26 Jun 2016
    Guadalajara, Mexico

8 Encuentro Internacional del Día Mundial del Malabarista Valparaíso
    23 Jun – 26 Jun 2016
    Parque Cultural de Valparaíso, Calle Cárcel 471, Valparaíso, Chile Chile

MadSkillz Vancouver 2016
    23 Jun – 26 Jun 2016
    CircusWest Performing Arts Society, 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1 Canada

Freiburger Jonglierfestival 2016
    24 Jun – 26 Jun 2016
    Freiburg Germany (Deutschland)

French National Juggling Convention – Jongl’ô Païs 2016
    13 Jul – 17 Jul 2016
    Vanosc France

69th Annual IJA Juggling Festival 2016 – El Paso
    25 Jul – 31 Jul 2016
    El Paso Convention Center, El Paso, Texas USA

39th European Juggling Convention, Almere, Netherlands
    30 Jul – 7 Aug 2016
    Topsportcentrum Almere Pierre de Coubertinlaan 7, Almere, Netherlands

2ª Convenção Caipira de Malabarismo e Circo
    7 Sep – 11 Sep 2016
    R. Daniel Antônio de Freitas, 115 – Distrito Industrial, São José do Rio Preto – SP Brazil

Portland Juggling Festival 2016
    30 Sep – 2 Oct 2016
    Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, Oregon

40th Annual RIT Spring Juggle IN
    7 Apr – 9 Apr 2017
    RIT, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester NY 14623 USA