Juggling Workshop at Orchestra Camp
This weekend, I was at orchestra camp, but I took my juggling equipment (except the for the clubs) with me and offered juggling workshops in the morning before breakfast, during the coffee break and after dinner. Nobody ever attended in the morning, but that was fine, because it gave me some time to practise. But in the afternoon and the evenings, some children (some players had brought their kids and life partners) and some adults attended. One mom was particularly gifted. She started half an hour in the coffee break and after dinner another 30 minutes and then she could do it! Not perfectly, obviously, but I counted at least 20 catches. Amazing! Some adults tried two balls and almost immediately gave up, others said they would try again at home.
And in the mom’s son I might have found someone to buy my municyle. He’s ten and attended a unicycle or circus course at school and wanted to continue with the unicycle or already has with a neighbor’s kid’s unicycle.
I mainly practised 3 ball quick juggling and flashes (in preparation for 5 balls) and 4 ball juggling.
I have no pictures, sorry.
Sunday Training in Berlin
So, because I was in Berlin anyway, I went to the juggling training in the late afternoon. I arrived early, because I had to meet a woman attending the kids’ training with her daughter to buy the 12” unicycle from her. The kids all went for ice-cream early, so I had the hall for myself for a while.
After some time, the 11 year old Jasmin arrived. She is training to apply for the Berlin School of Circus Arts. She juggles, does acrobatics and unicycles. Then, Olli arrived. He is about 19, I guess and mainly juggles clubs.
What I love so much about the club in Berlin is that anyone of any age can ask anyone for advice. I asked Olli about tips to prepare for 5 ball juggling and he asked Jasmin for advice about handstands. Age does not matter when it comes to expertise.