What is juggling?

  • (noun): Throwing and catching several objects simultaneously.
    Synonyms: juggle
    See also — Additional definitions below


Juggling is a physical skill involving the manipulation of objects for recreation, entertainment or sport. The most recognizable form of juggling is toss juggling. Juggling can be the manipulation of one object or many objects at the same time, using one or many hands. Jugglers often refer to the objects they juggle as props. The most common props are balls or clubs. Some jugglers use more dramatic objects such as knives, fire torches or chainsaws. The term juggling can also refer to other prop-based manipulation skills such as diabolo, devil sticks, poi, cigar boxes, contact juggling, hooping, and hat manipulation.

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The Encyclopædia Of Ball Juggling - The Compendium of Club Juggling
... Following the success of The Encyclopædia of Ball Juggling, Dancey was able to write and have published in 1995 (also by Butterfingers) a companion book ... The Compendium of Club Juggling from its first edition also had considerable cross-referencing among not only its own pages but also those of its companion book ... Later, revised editions of The Encyclopædia of Ball Juggling would also take on this approach ...
Arthur Lewbel
... Lewbel is also known for his juggling contributions including "The Science of Juggling" published in Scientific American, and director and judge for the International Jugglers' Association's national ...
Juggling Notation
... Juggling tricks and patterns can become very complex, and hence can be difficult to communicate to others ... Diagram-based notations are the clearest way to show juggling patterns on paper, but as they are based on images, their use is limited in text-based ... Siteswap is by far the most common juggling notation ...
The Encyclopædia Of Ball Juggling
... The Encyclopædia of Ball Juggling (formerly Charlie Dancey's Encyclopædia of Ball Juggling) is a book authored by the professional juggler Charlie Dancey and first published in 1994 ... and reprinted twice since, first in 1997 and again in 2003, it has remained a favourite among the juggling community ever since, attracting virtually unanimously positive critical and public reviews ... success, earning it the nickname of the "juggling bible" among many of its readers ...
The Encyclopædia Of Ball Juggling - Content
... something Dancey explains on the first page introduction) and lists articles containing advice on juggling patterns suitable for a total beginner, such as Three Ball Cascade, for ... Five Ball Mills Mess) as well as entries on various types of juggling, different types of notation and seemingly random articles such as the entry on aardvarks ... The book concludes with a short story about the philosophy of juggling entitled Zen and the Perfect Juggler ...

More definitions of "juggling":

  • (noun): The act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression.
    Synonyms: juggle

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