Congress of Jugglers @ UMD

May 3rd – 5th @ Ritchie Coliseum

Enjoy three days of juggling euphoria at the University of Maryland during the Congress of Jugglers, an annual celebration of juggling, fire spinning, circus and variety arts. This event is free and open to all ages and skill levels. The festival starts on Friday (4 p.m.-Midnight), continues all day Saturday (11 a.m.-Midnight) and concludes on Sunday (11 a.m.-6 p.m.). Fire juggling will happen on Friday and Saturday night.

On Saturday evening (8 p.m.), enjoy a juggling show featuring a tremendous array of local talent. There will also be juggling games and workshops throughout the weekend.

Want to help organize, run a workshop, suggest a game or perform in the show? Contact the UMD Juggling Club by messaging them on their Facebook event page or email umdjugglingclub@gmail.com.

All events will take place at:

Ritchie Coliseum
7675 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740

Stage Craft with Stephanie Monseu

March 19th @ 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Learn the art of infusing your performance with character and charisma with Stephanie Monseu, ringmaster of the Big Apple Circus, currently on tour through March 24th at the National Harbor. This class is FREE, but space is limited and you must register at this link.

Monarca in Flight
3431-F Carlin Springs Rd.
Falls Church, VA 22041

Juggle Jam @ CHAW

March 8th @ 6-7 p.m.

Visit the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop for this all-ages, all-levels and never-not-fun class devoted to the unparalleled joys of juggling. The workshop begins with a brief demo, moves into hands-on practice and concludes with a collaborative performance. No experience necessary and all equipment is provided.

RSVP at the Facebook event page. $5 suggested donation to CHAW’s tuition assistance fund.

About the artist: Christian Kloc learned to juggle at age six after seeing the Flying Karamazov Brothers perform. What started as a basic trick became an obsession. Christian grew up attending juggling festivals across the country and performing at local events. After 25 years, he is still surprised and amazed by the power of that ‘basic trick’ to change lives and cause spontaneous outbursts of fun in the world.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Undefined Fútbol Fest

January 26th @ 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Join the friendly and talented Undefined Fútbol crew for a gathering of freestyle soccer battles and workshops like no other. Never tried freestyle soccer before? No problem! This event is for beginners and experienced freestylers alike. Free encouragement, free entertainment and free pizza included!

Get more information at the Facebook event page.

George Mason University Johnson Center
G34 — Studio A
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Physical Comedy Workshop Series

January 28th – March 11th @ Monday evenings 6:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

(No class on February 18th)

In this six-class workshops series, you will explore the physical techniques that support comic performance, with exercises in stillness, reaction, mimetic gesture, physical characterization, status, clown and much more. Mark draws on his training with Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau. Sabrina draws on her training in the LeCoq pedagogy with concentration in the realm of the theatrical clown. Their complementary approaches combine to address both nuts-and-bolts technical skills and more elusive issues of honesty, presence and accessibility.

Taught by Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, artistic co-directors of the award winning ensemble Happenstance Theater.

Register at this link. Cost: $335

The Shakespeare Theatre Company
516 8th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

German Wheel Workshops with Chris Delgado

December 15th @ 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.

In the Dark Circus Arts presents three workshops by internationally acclaimed German wheel performer and educator Chris Delgado, who studied at the Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre and trained with world champion Wolfgang Bientzle for four years.

Schedule:
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.: Beginner German Wheel
3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Intermediate German Wheel
5:30-6:30 p.m. Supreme Spiral Success on the German Wheel

For full workshop descriptions, visit the Facebook event page. Click here to purchase tickets to these workshops.

Mobtown Ballroom
861 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Richmond Juggling Convention

December 14th-16th @ Richmond Waldorf School

Spend a weekend in RVA for their second annual juggling convention, featuring open juggling, workshops and a Saturday night show. This year’s featured act is Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth, the ‘hilarious juggling juggernauts’ from Asheville, North Carolina. See the Facebook event page for more details.

Looking for cheap and beautiful housing? Check out Richmond’s recently opened (and super hip) HI Hostel at this link.

Richmond Waldorf School
1301 Robin Hood Road
Richmond, VA 23227

Circus District: Juggle Jam

December 21st @ 6-7 p.m.

Join us for yet another Juggle Jam at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop.

Throw caution to the weekend! Conquer the thrilling challenge of juggling with veteran juggler Christian Kloc. This workshop begins with a short demo, then puts juggling props in your hands and offers pro tips to jumpstart your newfound circus habit. After practicing controlled chaos, put on a show with your fellow jugglers and get the thundering applause you deserve!

All ages are welcome. Equipment is provided. Wear comfortable clothes that allow relaxed movements.

$5 suggested donation – proceeds go to tuition assistance.

About the artist:

Christian Kloc learned to juggle at age six after seeing the Flying Karamazov Brothers perform. What started as a basic trick became an obsession. Christian grew up attending juggling festivals across the country and performing at local events. After 25 years, he is still surprised by how that ‘basic trick’ can change lives and cause spontaneous outbursts of fun in the world.

Christian has taught juggling classes at the Trapeze School of New York – D.C. for the past four years. He has performed in circus productions at the Kennedy Center, the Warner Theatre, the Atlas Performing Arts Center, SAX Lounge and as part of the Art All Night celebration.

RSVP at the Facebook event page, or just show up the day of.

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St. SE
Washington, D.C. 20003

Sticksout Baltimore

December 8th-9th

Sticksout Baltimore is the place to share and learn all about single staff, nunchaku, double staff, triads or buugeng. This two-day event provides access to a 24-hour practice space and a ticket to the Saturday night showcase.

Register at this link ASAP (registration is limited to 30 participants). Visit the Facebook event page for more information, and contact Noel Yee (noelyee@gmail.com) with any questions.

Creative Labs
1786b Union Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21211

 

World Juggling Day DC Celebration

June 16th @ 2-5 p.m.

Spend time celebrating the joy of juggling at your local World Juggling Day celebration. Open to all skill levels, this free event welcomes everyone to learn a new skill, laugh and join the amazing community of jugglers in the DMV. Visit the event Facebook page or just show up at the top of Meridian Hill Park (aka Malcolm X Park) and look for flying objects!

For a global list of WJD events, visit the IJA’s official WJD event page.

Meridian Hill Park
2400 15th Pl NW
Washington, D.C. 20009