Why not learn to juggle? It’s a fun way to impress your friends even if you are just a beginner. Like sports? Juggling is said to increase your hand-eye reflexes and your coordination. Like to be in the spotlight? It’s a great way to show off in a talent show, andk if you get really good at it, you can do it professionally at festivals or parties.
History of Juggling
Juggling was known in the ancient world—from Egypt to Rome to China to India to Greece to Polynesia to the Aztecs. *
Kings' entertainers might sing, play musical instruments, tell stories, and perform acrobatics, and many of them could also juggle.
Today, jugglers perform in circuses, on the streets in big cities, at festivals and in schools. Many stage magicians, clowns, storytellers and comedians make juggling a part of their acts.
Learn about Juggling
You can teach yourself about juggling with this video and these books from the library. Click on the title to place it on hold.
Sometimes seeing is the easiest way to learn a skill. Here is a video with almost an hour of juggling lessons.
“Since we're all so busy juggling everything anyway, why not have fun with it? It's surprisingly easy. You'll love the great feeling as you get the hang of it, and quickly move on to do lots of tricks. Bob Woodburn teaches you with conversational writing and lots of easy-to-understand drawings.”
This basic introduction teaches several different kinds of routines, including some of the fancier ones. Juggle while eating an apple, juggle scarves, juggle with rings or clubs, or juggle with a friend.
A short book that shows how to juggle and develop a routine.
Juggling Instruction Online
Can't get to the library? Check out these sites:
How to Juggle: 3 Easy Steps
How to Juggle: 6 Steps with Video
The Instant Jugglers Manual: How to Juggle Three Balls