Juggling Workshop for Youth
Past Event ....... July 28th, 2009 — 4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 28, 4 p.m. in Callahan Hall, an Intro-to-Juggling workshop for youth age 9 and up. Free, but advance registration required due to limited space; call 783-7789 to register.
Youngsters interested in the art of juggling are invited to participate in a free introductory workshop in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library on Tuesday, July 28, at 4 p.m.
Designed for youth age 9 and older, the 45-minute session will the cover the basics of juggling scarves as well as balls, both solo and with partners. Those interested in participating should call juggling instructor Carolyn Court at 783-7789 to register in advance as space in the workshop is limited.
The workshop will be followed by a four-week series of classes for those youth who would like to take their juggling skills beyond the basics. This course, also under the direction of Carolyn Court, will meet each Tuesday throughout August from 4 to 5 p.m. and is open to those age 9 or up who have some basic juggling know-how. By the end of the summer, these students will have learned to juggle rings and clubs as well as balls. They will also receive an introduction to the diabolo (Chinese yo-yo) and, as a bonus, get to experiment with making balloon animals.
“The goal of this program is to have fun while learning something new,” says Court. “The atmosphere will be relaxed and the students will be allowed to advance at their own pace; those with more experience will be given more advanced instruction.” Youth enrolling in the month-long juggling course should plan to attend all four classes, she points out, and should be willing to practice outside of class.
The charge to participate in the four-week series is $15, with a reduced rate of $10 for those who sign up by Aug. 1. Those interested may sign up at the conclusion of the July 28 workshop, or may register after that by calling the cultural coordinator at the Lewiston Public Library, Cindy Larock, at 513-3050. Payment may be made at the first class on Aug. 4.
Equipment will be provided for both the workshop and the subsequent classes due to a generous donation from Wei Lei Restaurant in Auburn which allowed the library to purchase an assortment of rings, clubs and diabolos.
Carolyn Court, a resident of Lewiston, has over 25 years of experience in the circus arts, having taught juggling and balloon-animal crafting in the Physical Education Department at Bates College as well as at numerous workshops in the L-A area.
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