by Craig Rusbult, Ph.D.
Here is a description from a juggling course I taught, for a decade in the 1980s, for the University of Washington Experimental College in Seattle:
Juggling is exciting, relaxing, and fun. It's easy, too! If you want to learn, I can help. We'll start from the beginning and you'll develop skill in small, easy-to-do steps. You'll move from basic patterns to simple yet impressive solo variations, passing between partners, and advanced tricks with 2, 3, 4 or more objects. I'll show you principles for inventing your own new patterns, and for moving with fluency and style. We'll juggle with balls and clubs, humor and enthusiasm.
If this sounds
like fun, you can learn how to juggle by using my 12-page juggling booklet* for Do-it-Yourself
Most people like to watch juggling. There is a natural fascination with seeing the balls carve their fluid, moving sculptures through the air, as the juggler makes sense of a situation that, on the surface, looks very confusing. Balls are flying up and down, all around, but somehow they remain in the air and under control.
Do you wonder how the juggler keeps it all going? Well, it's easier than it looks,* and doesn't require any special super-coordination. Yes, it really is possible. If you want to juggle, you can do it! And this book can help you learn. How? Consider this example:
Imagine that we're standing at the bottom of a long stairway, and I ask you to jump all the way up to the top. Unless you're bionic or kryptonic, you'll protest "I can't do it!" But if I ask you to climb to the top one step at a time, you'll easily make it because what you're trying to do is something you're capable of doing.
Similarly, the complex actions of juggling can be learned in simple, easy-to-do steps. Each step you take will help prepare you for the next one, and soon you'll be doing amazing and wonderful things. This method works remarkably well for learning everything from basic fundamentals to the most advanced tricks.
* I sold these, along with beanbags-for-juggling, at public markets (in Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Costa Mesa) after free 5-Minute Juggling Lessons.
note: This booklet was the introduction for a comprehensive book about juggling, alone and together, but... unfortunately, after investing lots of time writing it, the manuscript has been misplaced. :<(
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