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Sunday, July 9
 

4:00pm

Pre-Fest Jugglers' Meet-Up
Join the CR Juggling Club at The Sag Wagon Deli & Brew 827 Shaver Road NE on July 9th from 4 p.m. - ?

The Sag Wagon is a popular family friendly bicycle bar & restaurant overlooking Cedar Lake.

They have a lot of outdoor seating and some green space to juggle. It's about 2.5 miles by car or a 1.2 mile walk from the Doubletree on the Cedar Valley Nature Trail, Cedar Lake Loop; which you access steps away from the hotel.

The crew at Sag Wagon is looking forward our visit!

Sunday July 9, 2017 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sag Wagon Deli & Brew 827 Shaver Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
 
Monday, July 10
 

9:00am

Free Juggling All Day
Free open jugging all day!

Monday July 10, 2017 9:00am - 11:30pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

2:30pm

Packet Pick-Up for Pre-Registered Jugglers
If you pre-registered and paid online for this festival, you will be able to pick up your festival credentials and tickets today, starting about 2pm.

Monday July 10, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

6:00pm

Dinner & Drinks with Juggling Friends
Join your IJA friends for this informal gathering at 350 First, the top-floor restaurant and bar in the DoubleTree Hotel.

Dinner from a special menu for our event will be available, along with a full bar. Everyone pays their own way for this informal kick-off to what will be an amazing week of fun and thrills!

Monday July 10, 2017 6:00pm - 9:30pm
DoubleTree Hotel - 350 First Restaurant 350 1st Street NE (Top Floor), Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401
 
Tuesday, July 11
 

9:00am

IJA Table Open
Renew your members, get your questions answered, buy tickets for the extra shows, and check out some IJA merchandise!

Tuesday July 11, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

11:00am

Don Lewis--Basic Club Tricks

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Once you've mastered the cascade, it is time to add some basic tricks to your repertoire.  Each trick is broken down into easy to practice segments.  Then you are shown how to add the trick while juggling three clubs.  These are foundation tricks, so you will also be shown how to use these tricks can evolve to more complicated combination tricks.  Even if you are new to clubs, you can still learn the one club basic movements.

Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

11:00am

Matt Hall--3 Ball Factory Variations

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  We will start with a review of the classic Factory trick, but we will go on to learn and enjoy several variations including the Reverse Factory and Square Factory.  You won't believe how many cool tricks can be done out of this basic move.  And I haven't even talked about the 4 and 5 ball variations!


Workshop handout can be downloaded HERE.  

Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

11:00am

IJA History Museum

DAVID CAIN’S THE MUSEUM OF JUGGLING HISTORY

Welcome to the Museum of Juggling History – the touring exhibit.

Here you’ll be able to see pictures of famous jugglers from the past and some of the rarest, most important juggling props in the world. The items in this collection have been donated to, purchased by, or rescued by, David Cain, a professional juggler and juggling historian from Middletown, Ohio. The collection is usually on display in the normal museum setting, located in Middletown, Ohio, but is sometimes displayed as an exhibit at juggling and circus festivals, like this year’s IJA Festival. The purpose of this collection is to preserve the history of juggling through the props that make the art possible.


Artists

Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom A

12:00pm

Laura Kasemann--Double Dutch Jump Roping

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  I will teach how to twirl the ropes, how to get in while ropes are spinning, how to jump will just a few moves, how to juggle while jumping.  If you already know how to jump on a unicycle and want to try jumping Double Dutch with the uni, try it!  This is for all levels and ages.  Kids are welcome, too!  If all you think you can do is twirl the ropes, that's fine.  If you have advanced moves you want to do, great!  If you want to teach instead of me, I won't be offended at all. Let's jam!

Tuesday July 11, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

1:00pm

Exuro Piechocki--Staff Juggling 101

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  This workshop is an approach to building new muscle memory for staff juggling by working through the 16 basic throws with one staff(8 columns, 8 arcs) building in rotations and height with each throw. Emphasis on how these throws are already used in most existing patterns is given and demonstrated. At the end of the class releasing and catching two in one hand is taught, along with how to flash a forward and reverse wall-plane cascade.



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

1:00pm

1:00pm

Louis Kruk-Beginning Club Passing

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  This is both a wrkshp for BEGINNING CLUB passing, &, a class to teach tchrs, coaches, et al a method to teach club passing. I've taught this for years at the IJA FEST.  The student who always shakes my hand & thanks me for his beginnings in this wrkshp...GALEN HARP of JUGGLEOLOGY.

Progression...

1 CLUB

3  CLUBS...learner starts w/2 clubs right hand

3 CLUBS...learner starts w/club in each hand...starts w/left

3 CLUBS...learner starts w/club in each hand & rcvs a pass

5 CLUBS ...learner starts w/2 or 3 clubs

4-2...learner starts w/2 clubs

6 CLUBS...learner starts w/3 clubs...the goal.

Utilizing 6 count & 4 count where applicable.



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

1:00pm

Scott Sorensen--3 Ring Juggling Fundamentals

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  



Tuesday July 11, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

2:00pm

2:00pm

Thom Wall--Juggling with a Balance

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description: Juggling with a Balance, Balancing with a Juggle.  An intro to split-brain stuff. You'll get the gist of it here:

http://thomwall.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/BalancingAndJuggling.pdf



Tuesday July 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

2:00pm

Warren Hammond--Introduction to Vertax/Excalibur Diabolo

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description: Come learn the basics of Vertax/Excalibur Diabolo. This workshop is aimed at those who have never tried but are interested in learning how to master this style of Diabolo work. For those who have got a good start on excalibur, Warren will help you learn a few beginning tricks. Prerequisite: Comfortable with standard Diabolo techniques. Having a solid chinese whip will benefit you greatly before this workshop.

Tuesday July 11, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

3:00pm

3:00pm

Exuro Piechocki--Creating Sequences w/2 or more people

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  How to create sequences with 2 or more people - This is a guided exploration of creating sequences with a partner. We will first create a simple sequence with a partner and 1 prop, alternating who chooses what the next action of the sequence is. At the end of the sequence creation I will have the students work their way back into the original starting position to show how a looping sequence is made. Next we will take the same sequence and add a second object, and finally we will add a third object to our sequence. If there is interest at the end we can try to break into new groups of 2 or more.



Tuesday July 11, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

4:00pm

Jay Gilligan--Juggling Junk Food A

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  These workshops are about tricks and ideas that aren't good for your basic foundation juggling technique but they are fun and addictive like binge watching Netflix. All skill levels welcome, different ideas each day, and they are discrete in that they don't build on each other so show up whatever days you like.

Tuesday July 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

7:30pm

Comedy In The Air, Featuring The Danger Committee & The Passing Zone

A one-time only IJA Exclusive Event!

Watch as two titans of the variety entertainment world combine their talents into an epic entertainment spectacle of thrills and laughter. See juggling clubs and throwing knives collide when “The Danger Zone” takes the stage. With special guest Chloe Somers Walier.

Buy tickets at the Arts Iowa box office at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, or online:

http://www.artsiowa.com/tickets/concerts/jugglers-at-the-paramount/


Tuesday July 11, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Paramount Theatre 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

11:00pm

Jugging History Show with David Cain & Erik Åberg

THE JUGGLING HISTORY SHOW

The Juggling History Show is a first-of-its-kind presentation at an IJA Festival. Juggling historians and full-time performers Erik Åberg and David Cain have created a show that will resurrect juggling tricks from the past that modern audiences and jugglers have never or rarely seen, and they'll provide background information about the tricks.

They will also share videos of Bobby May, King Repp, Adanos, Trixie, and others that have never been made public before. Please be sure to join Erik, David, and several special guests for this one-of-a-kind performance.

Tickets are $10 at the door or available at the IJA table during regular business hours. 



Tuesday July 11, 2017 11:00pm - Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:45am
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C
 
Wednesday, July 12
 

9:00am

IJA Table Open
Renew your members, get your questions answered, buy tickets for the extra shows, and check out some IJA merchandise!

Wednesday July 12, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

10:00am

10:00am

Brunch
Free hot brunch for all pre-registered jugglers! One plate of food, please! Didn't buy a package plan? Individual brunch tickets are $20, available at the IJA desk in the Exhibit Hall.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom B

10:00am

IJA Board Election Voting Open
Vote for your next slate of IJA Board of Directors candidates! The election is open and the polling place is ready for you to cast your vote! Bring your photo ID to the polling place in the Exhibit Hall. Voting remains open until one hour after the end of the Annual Business Meeting. 

Wednesday July 12, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

11:00am

Jackie Erickson--3 Ball Esoterica

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  This workshop will be for intermediate and advanced jugglers.  Claymotion techniques will be featured.



Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

11:00am

Jeff Olmstead--Don't Pick Up…Kick Up! Beg. Club Kickups

Skill Level: Beginner

Description:  Beginning and intermediate club kick ups. Intro: footwear and pants matter. 1) European kick up. 2) American kick up. 3) Kick up to own pattern or into passing. 4) Toe/heel/side of foot kick up. 5) Extra credit kick ups.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

11:00am

Louis Kruk--Fun & Simple Club Passing Patterns for 3-6 Jugglers.

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  "...club passing is the favorite social activity of jugglers everywhere"

Pass timing/synchronization/metronome

3 JUGGLER PATTERNS

triangle-inside

triangle-outside

triangle-inside/outside

feed

feed w/feeder change

carousel/shooting star

4 JUGGLER PATTERNS

tic tac/cross/box  then w/a walk thru

feed windshield wiper

"y' pattern

in line

feast

rotating feed

shooting star

mind teaser

5 JUGGLER PATTERNS

feast

rotating feed

star

Fork



Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flex Hall 1 (outside Main Gym near Hall C) Main Gym

11:00am

Scott Sorensen--How to Balance an Object on your Face

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  



Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

11:00am

IJA Annual Business Meeting
The annual business meeting of the IJA. All members are welcome to watch, listen and participate in the annual meeting of your Association.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom B

11:00am

IJA History Museum

DAVID CAIN’S THE MUSEUM OF JUGGLING HISTORY

Welcome to the Museum of Juggling History – the touring exhibit.

Here you’ll be able to see pictures of famous jugglers from the past and some of the rarest, most important juggling props in the world. The items in this collection have been donated to, purchased by, or rescued by, David Cain, a professional juggler and juggling historian from Middletown, Ohio. The collection is usually on display in the normal museum setting, located in Middletown, Ohio, but is sometimes displayed as an exhibit at juggling and circus festivals, like this year’s IJA Festival. The purpose of this collection is to preserve the history of juggling through the props that make the art possible.


Artists

Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom A

12:00pm

Dan Holzman--Comedy Writing for Variety Performers

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  Come learn the basics and more from one of the all-time greats. (Full Disclosure--Matt Hall wrote this description, and not Dan.)


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

12:00pm

Mike Moore--Path toward advanced 3b juggling: fundamentals

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description:  The workshop will focus on:

1) Optimizing catch sites to allow for faster rethrows

2) Finding the hidden time in "fast" 3b patterns (and some perceptual time dilation)

We will go through several patterns that I've found particularly benefit from changes in focal points/dwell times.  We will also practice precise catch sites, first with trivial patterns (e.g. ss: 1) and then with more advanced patterns.

By the end of the workshop, students will be able to:

1 - Catch and throw from an optimal location in their hand.

2 - Identify parts of difficult patterns that can be slowed down.

3 - Use slowed parts of patterns to make small adjustments to a pattern.



Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

12:00pm

Moira Lee--Handstand Fundamentals

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  How it all works: the slight overbalance. Feeling overbalance and underbalance by experimenting with how we stand on feet.

Handstand body alignment: posterior pelvic tilt, shoulder extension and rotator cuff protection, orientation of elbows, head positions, leg positions. Skeleton stacking and floating. Role of shoulder flexibility. Common problems and mistakes; the infamous "bananastand."

Hand position and alignment: placement and orientation of hands, cambering of fingers. Role of wrist flexibility.

Wrist care: stretching and strengthening. Wrist protection tools and strategies.

Cartwheel technique for safe exit.

Shoulders-forward lunge position for well-controlled kickup.

Training body alignment and balance in headstand.

Training hand and wrist control in crow pose.

Training strength and alignment by facing wall.

Training handstand balance with low center of gravity (double stag or tuck) facing away from wall.

Discussion of handstand variations: planche, contortion planche, hollowback, crocodile, one-arm.

Discussion of presses: straddle, pike, tuck, Stalder. The role of lower body flexibility.


Wednesday July 12, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

1:00pm

1:00pm

Peter Davison--Stage Movement, Choreography, & Physical Theater for Jugglers
Description:  Bring a few basic props of your choice and get ready to move!

Wednesday July 12, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

1:00pm

2:00pm

Alex Levillon--The Future of Diabolo

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  How to create tricks with diabolo



Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

2:00pm

Exuro Piechocki--Staff Juggling 102 - Wallplane Patterns and Siteswaps for 2 Staves

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description:  We will begin with stretches and a warmup exercise. We will recap how to throw and catch as was covered in 101 to emphasize safety for the participants muscles. Next we will briefly cover the timing and direction relations that the staves and arms can have as explained in the Vulcan Tech Gospel. From here we will progress into a wide variety of patterns for the siteswaps 31, 40, 420, 312, 330, and 501, and we will see how to create variation within these patterns by using the VTG.



Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

2:00pm

Kevin Axtell--The Modern Art Of Club Spinning

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  2 Club spinning (aka "club swinging") has come along way in the past 10 years.
We will look at where the art has been, where it is now, and where it is headed.
Learn the skills and theories behind all the "new tech" that the kids are into these days.
2 clubs all levels

Wednesday July 12, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

3:00pm

Chris Garcia--Ringabolo (Ring + Diabolo)
Description: Learn the skill behind the uncommon fusion of diabolo and ring manipulation. Spin a diabolo with ring isolations, or learn multiring/multidiabolo shape manipulation.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

3:00pm

3:00pm

Jeremiah Johnston--Poi Spinning Fundamentals
Skill Level: Beginner
Description:  This exciting and accessible class will establish a strong foundational skill set from which to build one’s poi practice. With an emphasis on movement, turning, arm paths, timing, and direction, this class offers a valuable approach to the form for individuals already acquainted with the prop seeking structure, or absolute beginners.  Some poi will be available to practice with.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

3:00pm

Warren Hammond-Perfect Your Five Object Juggling

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  Is your 5 object juggling not quite where you want it? Come to this workshop to get tips on taking your 5 object juggling to the next level. This workshop starts with general instruction followed by 1 on 1 coaching with Warren. Prerequisite: Semi-regular flash of 5 objects

Wednesday July 12, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

4:00pm

Jay Gilligan--Juggling Junk Food B

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  These workshops are about tricks and ideas that aren't good for your basic foundation juggling technique but they are fun and addictive like binge watching Netflix. All skill levels welcome, different ideas each day, and they are discrete in that they don't build on each other so show up whatever days you like.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

5:00pm

Ameron Rosvall--Making Magnetic Clubs

Skill Level:  NA

Description:  I'm doing the "making magnetic clubs workshop", where the participants and I simply sit down together and modify participants own clubs, using the magnets and tools that I brought along.

Wednesday July 12, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

7:30pm

Youth Showcase & Juniors Juggling Championships
The world's best young jugglers (age 17 and under) compete for the IJA's Gold Medal in the Juniors World Juggling Championships. Plus, the night begins with the non-competitive Youth Showcase, giving young jugglers their first taste of performing on the big IJA stage.

Hosted by Tuey Wilson

Buy tickets at the Arts Iowa box office at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, or online:

http://www.artsiowa.com/tickets/concerts/jugglers-at-the-paramount/

 

Wednesday July 12, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Paramount Theatre 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

11:00pm

Object Episodes - Experiments in Entertainment

OBJECT EPISODES - EXPERIMENTS IN ENTERTAINMENT
WITH JAY GILLIGAN AND ERIK ÅBERG

Erik Åberg and Jay Gilligan present a collage of stories, ideas, and images taken from the Scandinavian style of experimental juggling. Work will be presented from their past collaborations including the Manipulation Research Laboratory, Shoebox Tour, and RenegadesignLab. This collection, created and framed especially for the 70th Annual IJA Festival, includes special material not seen anywhere else. The secrets of juggling will be revealed!

Tickets are $10 at the door or available at the IJA table during regular business hours. 


Wednesday July 12, 2017 11:00pm - Thursday July 13, 2017 12:30am
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C
 
Thursday, July 13
 

9:00am

IJA Table Open
Renew your members, get your questions answered, buy tickets for the extra shows, and check out some IJA merchandise!

Thursday July 13, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

10:00am

10:00am

Brunch
Free hot brunch for all pre-registered jugglers! One plate of food, please! Didn't buy a package plan? Individual brunch tickets are $20, available at the IJA desk in the Exhibit Hall.

Today's menu: French Toast with Cranberry-Pecan Streusel; Crispy Hash Brown Potatoes; Applewood Smoked Bacon; Roasted Asparagus with Lemon & Shaved Parmesan; Quaker Oatmeal with Assorted Toppings. All brunches also have scrambled eggs and Iowa pork sausage links.

 

Thursday July 13, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom B

11:00am

Matt Hall--4 (& 5/6) Ball Multiplex Tricks

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  We will begin with 2-ball exercises for Self Stacks (for example, [64]), Crossing Stacks (for example, [75]), Even Splits (for example, (4x,4)), and Odd Splits (for example, [54]).  Building up from these humble beginnings, we will begin to explore some amazing patterns with four balls.  Your reward for mastery of these tricks?  Even more fun patterns with five, six, and seven balls.


Workshop handout can be downloaded HERE.

Thursday July 13, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

11:00am

IJA History Museum

DAVID CAIN’S THE MUSEUM OF JUGGLING HISTORY

Welcome to the Museum of Juggling History – the touring exhibit.

Here you’ll be able to see pictures of famous jugglers from the past and some of the rarest, most important juggling props in the world. The items in this collection have been donated to, purchased by, or rescued by, David Cain, a professional juggler and juggling historian from Middletown, Ohio. The collection is usually on display in the normal museum setting, located in Middletown, Ohio, but is sometimes displayed as an exhibit at juggling and circus festivals, like this year’s IJA Festival. The purpose of this collection is to preserve the history of juggling through the props that make the art possible.


Thursday July 13, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom A

12:00pm

Cindy Marvell--Taking Your Juggling From Intermediate to Advanced

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  A workshop for intermediate jugglers who want to cross over into advanced skills with toss juggling.



Thursday July 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

12:00pm

Dan Holzman--Professional Jugglers Panel (with Jon Wee & Tuey Wilson)
Description:  Come join in a panel discussion led by Dan and including some of the veteran pros in the industry.  

Thursday July 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

12:00pm

Duck & Cover--Six clubs passing with scissors catches and throws

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  Begin with some basic ways to get into the scissors catch.  Practice those catches with individual partners.  Add some intermediate scissors catch tricks.  Practice with partners then give some advanced demonstration for future inspiration.



Thursday July 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Flex Hall 1 (outside Main Gym near Hall C) Main Gym

12:00pm

Jeremiah Johnston--A Tour of 3 Club Manipulation

Skill Level:  Mixed-Something for everyone.

Description:  Explore the world of club manipulation styles and their relationships.   
Description: This class will be a tour of many different styles of club manipulation including legos, traps, scissors, triads and contact. We'll explore the differences between them,techniques for getting into and out of them, and some of the possibilities for expression. You’ll walk away with several fundamental patterns of many different styles, and an understanding of the various grips that will open the door further development.

Thursday July 13, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

1:00pm

Exuro Piechocki--Staff Siteswap

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description:  We will begin with stretches and a warmup exercise. We will recap how to throw and catch as was covered in 101 to emphasize safety for the participants muscles. We will learn how to collect to and release from 3 in one hand and then explore a wide variety of cascade patterns including the 4 french cascades and the 4 chopping cascades, and will touch on the 12 alternate window french cascades and 2 window reel cascades. We will touch on Finnish cascades and then we will use an explanation of window theory to explore throw and catch positions to find new cascades that are easily accessible and how to use them to cross train new combination patterns. From here we will go through variations in 423, 441, (2x4), (4x,2x), 51, 522, 531, 3456012, 7131.



Thursday July 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

1:00pm

Jeff Olmstead -- Knot a Workshop: Beginning Knot Throwing
Knot Throwing techniques - beginner level.

Thursday July 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

1:00pm

1:00pm

Peter Davison--Stage Movement, Choreography, & Physical Theater for Jugglers
Description:  Bring a few basic props of your choice and get ready to move!

Thursday July 13, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

2:00pm

Dominique Rabideau - Hat Madness Breakout
Hat manipulation - come show your stuff and share techniques!  All levels welcome.  Hats will be provided.

Thursday July 13, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

2:00pm

James Koschella--2-Count (on average) Passing

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  Title: 2-count (on average) passing. Learn 2-person 6-club passing patterns that are all mathematically 2-count, even if they might not feel that way at all! Prerequisites: 3-count passing, passing a diagonal single.describe, demo, breakout; repeat



Thursday July 13, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

2:00pm

2:00pm

Sean Haddow--Beginner & Intermediate Cigar Boxes

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Description:  Beginner / Intermediate Cigar Boxes - New to cigar boxes? This workshop will cover the foundations and will provide you with moves to work on. We'll then build on those foundations, looking at some great combinations to have you looking like a pro.


Workshop handout and description can be found HERE.  

Thursday July 13, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

3:00pm

3:00pm

4:00pm

Don Lewis--3 Club Chops

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description:  Chops is an impressive trick to watch, but nearly impossible to see what is going on just by looking.  The components of the trick will be demonstrated and the timing explained.  The result is elegant chops that are totally under your control.



Thursday July 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

4:00pm

Jay Gilligan--Juggling Junk Food C

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  These workshops are about tricks and ideas that aren't good for your basic foundation juggling technique but they are fun and addictive like binge watching Netflix. All skill levels welcome, different ideas each day, and they are discrete in that they don't build on each other so show up whatever days you like.

Thursday July 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

4:00pm

Kevin Axtell--Scissor Theory and the Quantum Scissor

Skill Level: Mixed--Something for everyone.

Description: 3 club scissors in all their splendor. This workshop will breakdown all the fundamental 3 club scissor positions and then move into a thorough run through of the different styles of scissor tricks including slivers and grapples. Bring a notebook and 3 clubs.



Thursday July 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

4:00pm

Mike Moore--Intermediate/advanced 3/4b boxes

Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Description: The direction of this workshop is largely dictated by the attendees.  They will be split into two groups, depending on which pattern they're looking to learn.  Inline 3 has been popular in the past, so one group will likely work on that.  The other group will probably be focused on either inverted box variations or 4b box variations (sprung cascade, inverted sprung cascade, 4b levels, etc.).


The workshop finishes with participants having the opportunity to briefly teach one of their favourite, new/obscure/difficult box variation.  This is recorded and uploaded so that everyone can access it.  Here's an example from a previous IJA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTSviNIn_W4

Thursday July 13, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

7:30pm

Teams & Individuals Juggling Championships
The best jugglers in the world vie for the IJA Gold Medal in this year's World Juggling Championships! Hosted by Josh Casey.

Buy tickets at the Arts Iowa box office at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, or online:

http://www.artsiowa.com/tickets/concerts/jugglers-at-the-paramount/

 

Artists

Thursday July 13, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Paramount Theatre 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

11:00pm

Flow, Glow & Diabolo Show

Flow and juggling meet head-on in this fast paced show of “light and laughter.” Featuring the talents of:

  • Jeremiah Johnston 
  • Dan Holzman 
  • Elise Vanpraet 
  • Emily Jane Perkulator 
  • Noel Yee
  • The Diabolo Duo of Alexis Levillon and Victor De Bouvere
Hosted by Kevin Axtell and Matt Hall.

Tickets are $10 at the door or available at the IJA table during regular business hours. 


Thursday July 13, 2017 11:00pm - Friday July 14, 2017 12:30am
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C
 
Friday, July 14
 

9:00am

Water Skuggling - Featuring Doug Sayers
Event will be a Ellis Park all morning

Friday July 14, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
5-Seasons C Team - Ellis Park

9:00am

IJA Table Open
Renew your members, get your questions answered, buy tickets for the extra shows, and check out some IJA merchandise!

Friday July 14, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

10:00am

10:00am

Brunch
Free hot brunch for all pre-registered jugglers! One plate of food, please! Didn't buy a package plan? Individual brunch tickets are $20, available at the IJA desk in the Exhibit Hall.

Friday July 14, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom B

11:00am

Jacob Nachsin--Introductory 4 Club Siteswaps

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  First will be a 5 minute warmup and skill check to make sure that everyone is of a proper level to take the workshop.   This is both testing 4 club ability and basic knowledge of siteswaps. Then I will start by demonstrating the first siteswap, 53.  I will go over the various methods of doing it(triples, doubles etc).  From there I will expand on that to 7333 with both triples, quadruples and chucking it high).  Once we get past 7333 with a brief interlude for 633 I will start on the 5 siteswaps.  552, 5551 and 55550 will all be worked on at this point in the workshop with emphasis placed upon practicing for 5 clubs.

This will eat up most of the time for the workshop but in the final 15 minutes I will give a brief explanation of excited state 4 club siteswaps(615 and 741) and siteswaps with high 7s(7531 and 7441) with various modifications one can do with the tricks(behind the back, under the leg etc.)



Friday July 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

11:00am

Severin Westerdale--Domino Toppling

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  Building structures so that they work--the joy and beauty of watching your set-up fall is what we are shooting for in this workshop.  



Friday July 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flex Hall 1 (outside Main Gym near Hall C) Main Gym

11:00am

Warren Hammond--How to emcee a show

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  If you've ever been interested in emceeing a show but don't know where to start, come check out this workshop. Warren has been emceeing shows for over a decade. Come learn from all of his mistakes, and the bits of wisdom he's picked up over that time. Prerequisite: None.

Friday July 14, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

11:00am

IJA History Museum

DAVID CAIN’S THE MUSEUM OF JUGGLING HISTORY

Welcome to the Museum of Juggling History – the touring exhibit.

Here you’ll be able to see pictures of famous jugglers from the past and some of the rarest, most important juggling props in the world. The items in this collection have been donated to, purchased by, or rescued by, David Cain, a professional juggler and juggling historian from Middletown, Ohio. The collection is usually on display in the normal museum setting, located in Middletown, Ohio, but is sometimes displayed as an exhibit at juggling and circus festivals, like this year’s IJA Festival. The purpose of this collection is to preserve the history of juggling through the props that make the art possible.


Artists

Friday July 14, 2017 11:00am - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom A

12:00pm

Alex Taylor--Club Balancing Tricks

Skill Level:  Novice to Advanced

Description:  Workshop will include movement, transferring the balance, and tossing into a balance.  Props needed - A single club

Previous experience required - Being able to balance a club



Friday July 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

12:00pm

Emily Skorupski--Hula Hoop for Complete Beginners

Skill Level:  Beginner

Description:  Come learn to hula hoop - if you have a hula hoop or can borrow one, please bring - limited props available at workshop to share.


Friday July 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

12:00pm

Paul Ponce & Gena Shvartsman Cristiani--Special Guest Meet & Greet/Demo
Description:  Come meet our VIP Cascade of Stars performers!

Friday July 14, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

12:00pm

Coaching Lounge

For 8 hours over 2 days, professional juggling coach Richard Kennison will offer tips and video feedback on tricks, juggling technique, and proper form.

Visit Richard in the coaching lounge and get the expert eye you need to take your juggling skill to new heights.

NOON - 4PM - FREE!


Friday July 14, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Numbers Championships

The competitors in the IJA Numbers Championships challenge each other as well as all past Numbers champions — and the laws of physics! See who can successfully juggle, individually and in teams, the greatest numbers of balls, clubs, rings and bounced balls. Cash prizes will be awarded, including a special prize for breaking IJA Numbers records.

Individuals interested in competing must read the IJA Numbers Championships Rules.

See the Numbers Directors, Merry Spahr and Scott Cain, at the fest to sign up. Send questions to them at numbers@juggle.org.

The winner of each event will receive a $100 prize. There is an additional $100 bonus for a winning competitor that breaks an IJA record!

Individuals Numbers Events:

  • Individual Balls
  • Individual Rings
  • Individual Clubs
  • Individual Ball Bouncing
Teams Numbers Events:
  • Ball Passing
  • Ring Passing
  • Club Passing
  • Ball Bounce Passing
  • Three-Person Club Passing
FRIDAY NOON FINALS
$15 ENTRY FEE PER EVENT

Friday July 14, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Andrew Olson--3 ball pattern space expansion with arm extension

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description:  Warmup

* Arm stretches

* Extended arm catch (1 ball)

* Extended arm throw (1 ball)

* Extended arm throw + catch (1 ball)

Stretching hand (throw/catch locations) width:

* From cascade, wide catch and carry back

* From cascade, carry out and wide throw

* Wide catch, freeze, wide throw

* Wide catch tennis

* Wide catch and throw every 5th beat

Stretching hand (throw/catch locations) height:

* From cascade, high catch and carry down

* From cascade, carry up and high throw down

* High catch, freeze, throw down

* High catch every 5th beat

* High catch + wide catch

* High catch + wide catch every 5th beat

* From cascade, dropped floor catch

* Cascade 2 high

* Cascade 2 high + 441 going down

Whole pattern shift:

* 423, 4413, box - move up/down or side to side

* Extreme high stretch 441

Other advanced pattern elements:

* Shapeshifter

* High catch pulled through

* Levels



Friday July 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

1:00pm

Exuro Piechocki & Richard Titheradge--Staff Passing

Skill Level: Advanced

Description:  Staff Juggling 104 - Prechac Patterns for Passing in Wallplane

Together we will cover some patterns that can be translated to passing sticks back and forth on the wallplane. We will show basic pathways for a staff to be passed back and forth between 4 hands on a line and will all do some simple patterns with 3 staves and 2 people. From here we may progress into 4 and 5 staff patterns including cascades, showers, and other lateral passes.



Friday July 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

1:00pm

Kathy Doutt--3-Club Claw
Level:  Intermediate (need to be able to do three club cascade consistently)

Friday July 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom B

1:00pm

1:00pm

Sean Haddow--4 Cigar Boxes

Skill Level:  Intermediate-Advanced

Description:  Intro to 4 Boxes and More - Already have the basics down with 3 boxes? Curious about what can be done with 4, 5, and even 6 boxes? We'll start with the basics and work our way up to the more challenging tricks / combos that can be done with more boxes.


Workshop handout and description can be found HERE.  

Friday July 14, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

2:00pm

Chloe Walier--Flexibility for Jugglers

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  -clear and concise warm up guided towards object manipulators

-progressions towards front and center splits

-active and passive shoulder rotations

-wrist, elbow, back, ankles "prehab" (prevent the injury before it starts)

-simple conditioning

-Q&A



Friday July 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

2:00pm

Emily Jane Perkulator--Basics of Off Body Hoop

Skill Level: Beginner/Mixed--Something for everyone.

Description:  Let's explore the foundations of movements with a plastic circle, off body. We'll detail isolations, folds, grip changes, rolls, and more. Get involved with a plastic circle!



Friday July 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

2:00pm

Martin Frost--Left & Right Handed Passing

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description:  We teach a few related passing patterns at different levels of difficulty so that everyone has something to work on and something to shoot for.



Friday July 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

2:00pm

Matt Hall--4 & 5 Ball Factory Variations

Matt Hall-4 & 5 Ball Factory Variations

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  As requested, more Factory variations galore!  This time, we're going to push the limits and go for some fun 4, 5 and even 6 ball Factory tricks!!!!  


Workshop handout can be downloaded HERE.  

Friday July 14, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

3:00pm

Alex Levillon--The Future of Diabolo

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  Diabolo Siteswap, Passing, and Interpretation



Friday July 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

3:00pm

Double McJuggle--Beg/Int Hoop Juggling

Skill Level:  Beginner-Intermediate

Description:  Learn the fundamentals of hoop juggling and go beyond regular ring juggling.  



Friday July 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

3:00pm

Jeff Olmstead -- Knot Another Workshop: Intermediate to Advanced Knot Throwing
Knot Throwing techniques - Intermediate to Advanced

Friday July 14, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

3:00pm

Water Skuggling - Featuring Acro-Type Stuff!
Event will be at Ellis Park, may end earlier depending on interest.

Friday July 14, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
5-Seasons C Team - Ellis Park

4:00pm

4:00pm

Jeremiah Johnston--3 Club Wrist Traps

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Description:  Learn the mechanics of wrist traps and explore numerous variations.  
Description: Traps are a fun style that fuses club juggling and manipulation. They are a great way to start and end juggling patterns, and have countless accessible patterns of their own once you understand the basic mechanics of a good wrist trap. We’ll start with the basics and build up from there.  A lot of material will be packed into this class so come ready to learn!  

Friday July 14, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

4:00pm

Rick Rubenstein--Advice for Competitors

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  This will be a lecture/discussion plus Q&A. Sections will be roughly on devising a routine, preparation/rehearsal, and being successful onstage.



Friday July 14, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft A

5:00pm

"Movings" Solo Show by Peter Davison
Peter combines the artistry of a physical comedian, dancer, and National Juggling Champion in a one-of-a-kind performance that transforms the stage into a magical world of motion. Rather than using standard juggling and circus props, Peter finds extraordinary things to do with ordinary objects, which he brings to life as characters in a pantomime, or partners in a dance.

Tickets are $10 at the door or available at the IJA table during regular business hours. 

Artists

Friday July 14, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

6:00pm

Glow Out to Dinner in Downtown Cedar Rapids

Friday night, get out your glow props* and “glow” out to the city of Cedar Rapids.

Check out the dinner specials offered at the local downtown restaurants, mix and mingle with the local residents, and explore the nighttime charms of the “City of Five Seasons”. 

*Fire props only allowed at the Off-Site Fire & Glow Jam - bring illuminated props for your wanderings around downtown.

This year’s motto when it comes to lit props is: ”If it glows, it throws."


Friday July 14, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Downtown Cedar Rapids

7:30pm

Off-Site Fire & Glow Jam
Bust out your fire and glow props and come to this off-site, privately-owned outdoor venue for an open fire and glow jam on Friday night!

Thanks to a generous invitation by the Linn County Area Photo Club, you'll be able to juggle your fire props outdoors in a empty lot -- or move it indoors to a beautiful historic restored church.

The venue is 0.7-miles from the U.S. Cellular Center -- about a 15-minute walk or a 5-minute Uber/Taxi ride.

As many as 30 local photographers will be on hand to enjoy the jam and shoot photos and videos of your juggling.

FREE!

For additional info:
Amy Mueggenberg
amym@mchsi.com
Cell: 319-721-5063
About the venue: http://studioreserved.com/
About the photography club: http://linnareaphotoclub.org/ 

Friday July 14, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Fire & Glow Jam Venue 1200 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA

8:00pm

Women in Juggling Show & Video
In 2002 Connie "Paprika" Leaverton and Cindy Marvell joined forces in documenting women jugglers across the globe in the film "Trailblazers, Women Who Juggle.”

In 2013, Paprika continued the project, and went on to film on the Asian Pacific Islands of Tonga where almost all women juggle. Juggling (or Hiko) is also a cultural dance, an ancient song, a sport and a game for women of all ages and has been in their culture for 3000 years.

Join us for partial screenings of both documentaries and a discussion on women and men jugglers from around the world.

FREE!


Friday July 14, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

11:00pm

Club Renegade
It's the late-night, anything-goes impromptu open stage of the IJA festival! 

Produced by Keith Nelson and John "Crash" Jessmon, Club Renegade is the show where you just might see something you will NEVER see again -- or even be able to describe the next day!

FREE - and there's a full bar available! 


Friday July 14, 2017 11:00pm - Saturday July 15, 2017 1:00am
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C
 
Saturday, July 15
 

7:30am

5k Joggling Road Race

This year’s IJA World Joggling Championships will consist of two styles of competitions, in two locations, both on Saturday morning, July 15th.


SATURDAY 7:30AM Starting bright and early is a 5K road race in Lisbon, IA, directed by William Bayles, a local juggler and organizer of the annual Junction Jugglefest. The following special features make the early wakeup time for this event worthwhile:

A flat USATF certified out-and-back course with $1600 in prize money! CHIP TIMED.  The 5K is open to non-juggling runners too.

Half the prize money -- $800 -- is split among the first three male and first three female jogglers to finish: $250 each plus trophy for 1st male & 1st female joggler; $100 each for 2nd M & F joggler; and $50 each for 3rd M & F joggler.

The other $800 is split similarly among the first three male and first three female runners to finish, whether joggling or not: $250 each plus trophy for 1st overall male & female; $100 each for 2nd M & F overall, and $50 each for 3rd M & F overall.  Jogglers may double-up on prize money by finishing in the top three male or female overall.

Medals awarded to top three age group finishers (12 and under, 13-17, 18-40, 40 and above).

Overall winners receive a plaque and prize money, but are not eligible for age group awards.

The start/finish point is on Jackson St. between Casey’s and Junction Auto, 214 E. Hwy. 30, Lisbon, IA.

Additional info & maps: http://www.juggle.org/joggling17.php
Joggling Director Emily Moore: joggling2017@juggle.org 

Volunteers

Saturday July 15, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am
Cedar Rapids Out-and-Back 5k Road Race Course Jackson St. between Casey’s and Junction Auto, 214 E. Hwy. 30, Lisbon, IA.

9:00am

Busking Invitational Competition
Watch and be amazed as a handful of world-class street performers entertain the crowds at the huge Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmer's Market. At least four buskers will be drawing crowds in pitches set up in Green Square Park, just a 5-minute walk from the U.S. Cellular Center.

Saturday July 15, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Green Square 372-480 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

9:00am

Joggling Championships
At Coe College’s Clark Outdoor Track, the IJA’s signature track meet will ensue. If you have competed in the IJA’s track meets in the last 5-10 years, you know what to expect. If you are new to joggling, this is how it works: a single entry fee allows you to enter as many events as you desire (including the above 5K). 1st - 3rd place winners in each division are awarded medals and ribbons. The order of the track events this year is:

100 meters - 3 balls
100 meters - 5 balls
400 meters - 3 balls
100 meters - 7 balls
400 meters - 5 balls
800 meters - 3 balls
4 x 100 meters - 3 balls

Refreshments will be made available to all participants.

T-shirts are available on a first come, first served basis, when you register online.

IJA Joggling Coordinator, Emily Moore, joggling2017@juggle.org

Additional info: http://www.juggle.org/joggling17.php

Volunteers

Saturday July 15, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Coe College Track 14th Street NE & C Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

9:00am

IJA Table Open
Renew your members, get your questions answered, buy tickets for the extra shows, and check out some IJA merchandise! But hurry! The IJA desk closes for the year today at 3pm!

Saturday July 15, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Brunch
Free hot brunch for all pre-registered jugglers! One plate of food, please! Didn't buy a package plan? Individual brunch tickets are $20, available at the IJA desk in the Exhibit Hall.

Saturday July 15, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom B

11:00am

Mark Hayward (with Erik Aberg, Warren Hammond, & Jay Gilligan)--"Where Do Ideas Come From?"

Skill Level:  Mixed--Something for everyone

Description:  Whether you’re designing a juggling routine or the next big thing in men’s footwear, the creative process always starts with ideas. The purpose of this workshop is to help people access their creativity and understand how creativity works. The focus will be on answering the question “where do ideas come from?” Mark Hayward, Warren Hammond, Erik Åberg and Jay Gilligan will talk about their creative processes, and help you figure out how to improve your own idea generation. Fantasy of suffering artist alone in a quiet room. It does happen, but is not most people’s experience

You are both a creator, and an editor.

Ideas come from everywhere.

Understand the rules before you can break them effectively

Grab on to your process, and use it

Conscious choices

Limitations/constricting as a creative tool.

Necessity is the mother of invention

Embrace YOUR process (or processes), and celebrate how different our minds are.

Creativity is work. Practice, practice, practice!



Saturday July 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom B

11:00am

Ted Baumhauer, Ed.D.--Juggler = Corporate Speaker?
Skill Level:  All
Have you ever thought about using your juggling skill to create a corporate training
presentation but weren't sure where to start? Ted will share two specific methods he has used
over the last 30 years to work with all types of clients from JohnDeere to the Vermont
Accountants Association. We will talk about mining your personal skills for appropriate
concepts and how to connect them to your message.

Saturday July 15, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Taft B

12:00pm

Coaching Lounge

For 8 hours over 2 days, professional juggling coach Richard Kennison will offer tips and video feedback on tricks, juggling technique, and proper form.

Visit Richard in the coaching lounge and get the expert eye you need to take your juggling skill to new heights.

NOON - 4PM - FREE!


Saturday July 15, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

Games of The IJA

IJA Games Director Brian Koenig, in association with the Laws of Gravity presents: The 2017 Games of the IJA! (So amazing this year that the name has an exclamation point at the end of it.)

Games Under Consideration by the Galactic Federation of Jugglers

Endurance Games:

  • Club Balance 5 Ball – 7 Ball – 5 Club 
  • Blind Juggling
  • Club Passing (8,9,10) 
  • Mixed Prop Endurance 


Fun Games: 

  • Best Trick 
  • Worst/Silliest Trick 
  • Diabolo Bucket Toss
  • Holzman/Sensei Sez 
  • Wheel Barrow Races 
  • Huggling 
  • Erratic Passing
  • Skill/Random
  • Fewest Catches of 3 in a Minute 
  • Speed Club Passing 
  • Distance Passing

For more information contact Brian at: games2017@juggle.org.


Saturday July 15, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

12:00pm

XJuggling
XJuggling is the fast paced, non-stop, best trick competition.

This is about pushing the limits of creativity and possibility. You’ll see the best jugglers in the world pull off their most incredible, insane, cutting-edge tricks — or crash and burn.

For more info visit xjuggling.com, or contact organizer Jack Kalvan at: xjuggling2017@juggle.org.

Volunteers

Saturday July 15, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

2:00pm

Emily Jane Perkulator--Creating Flow With Multi Hoops

Skill Level: Intermediate

Description:  Take your basic knowledge of multi hoops, expand it, and link hoop patterns together! This class will explore both on and off body multi hoop variations, including static and spinning manipulations. Please bring your own set of hoops.



Saturday July 15, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Flow Zone Main Gym

5:00pm

Individual Prop Competition
Check back later for more details!

Saturday July 15, 2017 5:00pm - 6:30pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall

8:00pm

Cascade of Stars

It is only fitting that the highlight of the 70th Anniversary of the IJA Festival is called the “Cascade” of Stars. Like a river flowing with juggling luminaries, this show will shine a light on the brightest stars in the juggling world. 

Starring special guests Gena Shvartsman Cristiani and Paul Ponce, along with a cast of thousands*.

 *Some claims may be exaggerated for theatrical purposes.

Gena Shvartsman was born in Russia on March 2, 1983, and immigrated to the United States in 1991. Her father, Eugene Shvartsman, taught her to juggle when she was almost six years old. Gena is a fourth generation circus performer.  Gena is our 2017 Award of Excellence Winner, has put together a special performance, and will be conducting a free workshop for the 70th Anniversary of the IJA Festival!

Paul Ponce's act has been a hit in practically any type of venue around the world, from New York to Tokyo, Melbourne to Monte Carlo, Berlin to Los Angeles. One success after another has led this 6th generation performer to a magnificent career starting at age 7, and leading him to perform at some of the most prestigious stages around the world. A high energy act loved by all and seen by millions around the globe.

Directed by Peter Davison.

Buy tickets at the Arts Iowa box office at 119 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, or online:

http://www.artsiowa.com/tickets/concerts/jugglers-at-the-paramount/


Saturday July 15, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Paramount Theatre 123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

11:00pm

Club Renegade & Farewell Awards Show
It's the late-night, anything-goes impromptu open stage of the IJA festival! 

Produced by Keith Nelson and John "Crash" Jessmon, Club Renegade is the show where you just might see something you will NEVER see again -- or even be able to describe the next day!

FREE - and there's a full bar available! 


Saturday July 15, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday July 16, 2017 1:00am
U.S. Cellular Center - Ballroom C

12:00am

Free Juggling Until Noon
Free open jugging until Noon!

And then, make plans for IJA 2018 -- set for July 16-22, 2018 in Springfield, Massachusetts! 

Sunday July 16, 2017 12:00am - 12:00pm
U.S. Cellular Center - Exhibit Hall