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After watching the smooth movements of a juggler do you wonder if you can do that too? Anyone who can throw and catch a ball can juggle.
There are three basic juggling patterns in which, using your imagination, you can develop hundreds of tricks. The cascade is the basic pattern and the props seem to cross in midair. The props follow each other round in a circle in the shower and columns are where the props rise and fall parallel to each other.
When learning to juggle it is best to start with objects that are soft. Beanbags are smaller than a tennis ball and will not hurt if they fall on you. There are many props to juggle. The top choices for jugglers are:
Other props include flaming torches, hats, hoops, umbrellas, plates and W.C. Fields was famous for juggling cigar boxes.
Juggling Day is held in June. Events are organized world wide to teach people how to juggle, to promote juggling or for jugglers to get together, and celebrate.
Juggling is a pastime you can enjoy doing it alone or with a partner and throw props about as a pair or group.
There are lots of benefits to learning to juggle. It's fun, can help relieve stress, improve reflexes and hand-eye coordination, can keep you fit and it can be a great icebreaker at parties.
So with lots of practice you can present the entertainment with your juggling act at the next get together.
Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff