Since you made it this far, I’ll share this page with you. I teach workshops when I’m not on tour, and give handouts with the course material. Here, you’ll find a collection of four ball tricks, tips for learning five balls, as well as some other odds and ends.
Here’s the gist of what you need to work on, if you’re looking to advance:
Balance – Work on finding the center line in everything you do. Work on balancing a dowel, then cutting off a length the more control you get. (I wrote an article about learning to balance here!)
Throw Higher – You’re probably not throwing high enough. Work on controlling your height and placement without relying on hand speed.
Learn Siteswap Notation – This language blew juggling wide open in the late 80s. When you learn the relationship between heights, you’ll get a better understanding of juggling as a whole. (I wrote an article that explains siteswap notation here!)
Practice whatever makes you Happy – Sure, there’s a time and a place for technique. You’ll learn more and progress more quickly if you’re working on something you genuinely enjoy. If you plan on performing, your joy will transmit to the audience. Noone wants to see a sad juggler!