Let Jason Teach You
Even more than performing, Jason LeJuggler loves to teach others just how much fun juggling can be! He believes that almost anyone can learn to juggle with a little instruction from him and a bit of practice. Lessons can be given to both individuals and small groups- just contact Jason to schedule a private lesson.
If you would like to give it a try right away, practice the 3 ball instructions below:
- Grab your balls (you know what I mean, get your mind out of the gutter!). The sand-filled balls and beanbags are good for beginners, since they won't bounce and roll away when they are dropped. Select balls that are not too large or small and fit comfortably in your hand.
- Toss one ball for a while to get the feel of juggling. Start out by passing a single ball from one hand to the other. Keep the ball at eye-level or higher, and your hands should not move very much.
- Take one ball in each hand. Toss the first ball, and when it reaches the top of its arc, toss the second ball.
- Once you are comfortable with two balls, try juggling three balls as follows.
- Start with two balls in your right hand and one in your left-hand. (Vice versa if you are left handed)
- Begin with passing from the right hand. (Again; vice versa if you are left-handed)
- Throw ball to your left hand and when ball 1 is at the peak, throw ball 2 (the one in your left hand) under ball 1 to right hand.
- When ball 2 is at the highest point (at this point you should also catch ball 1 in the left hand) throw ball 3 under ball 2.
- When ball 2 is in the right hand, catch ball 3.
- Try to make those three passes as many times as you can.
- Most importantly- have fun!!