The Juggling Rocks Class

2014 Classes

July 7th – 11th at the Wallkill River School of Art

  • 10am-12pm - Juggling Class – focus on juggling and prop manipulation.
  • 1pm-3pm - Balance Class – focus on slacklining, stilts, and balancing props.

July 14th – 18th at Museum Village

  • 10am-12pm - Juggling Class - focus on juggling and prop manipulation.
  • 1pm-3pm - Balance Class - focus on slacklining, stilts, and balancing props.


Register for either location on the Wallkill River School website or contact them directly
at (845) 457-2787 or email


What you’ll learn in the Juggling Rocks Class:

The Juggling Rocks Class is a little different depending on whether it’s once a week for several weeks or an everyday crash course.  The basics however are the same and the overflow of fun never changes.

Juggling (of course!)

  • The three ball cascade is the goal for all students.  Some may start with scarves, some may quickly progress to rings or clubs, but all students will successfully juggle three objects by the end of the program.
  • Tricks!  Under the leg or behind the back?  No problem.  But we’re not stopping there.  Windmills, columns, steals, starts and stalls, maybe we’ll even get to some passing.
  • Juggling games are also great fun and every skill level can participate.
  • Free exploration and experimentation with props.  Students can try out a variety of juggling equipment.  This may include the diabolo, cigar boxes, contact juggling, rola bolas, hat manipulation and more.
  • Juggling ball making.  Working with partners, students learn the secret to filling balloons with rice and making their own set of juggling balls.  *A nominal per student fee may apply.

Flower Sticks

  • Flower sticks, sometimes called devil sticks, are great for all ages as the basic movement is a lot easier than three ball juggling.
  • Success with flower sticks depends more on rhythm than hand-eye coordination making it an interesting alternative.


  • Walking a slackline is like walking a tightrope except it’s not tight (it’s slack!).  This makes it a bit more difficult as there is more movement in the line but the wider webbing helps.  Slacklining can be done at only a foot off the ground making it safe and fun for all ages.
  • Indoor slacklining.  We have an indoor setup that is entirely self-contained.  Students can walk a ten foot line that is 10 inches off the ground.
  • Outdoor slacklining.  With appropriate tree placement we can set up a slackline up to 40 feet long, though difficulty increases with distance.


  • Gain a whole new perspective with stilts.  Stand tall while working on your coordination.  Insert more stilt puns here.
  • We provide peg stilts at a variety of heights to suit a variety of ages and abilities.


  • Ever wanted to balance a club or cane or chair or chainsaw on your face?  Of course you have!  Who hasn’t?  Well here’s your chance.
  • Students start with balloons on their hands and quickly progress from there.  As you can imagine, this works best indoors.

Bonus Activities: Release Your Inner Clown (based on available time, interest, and budget)

  • Balloon twisting.  Learn a variety of balloon sculptures well beyond the basic dog.
  • Skits.  Learn a number of smart or silly skits to put together an act.  The first step to a life of fame and fortune!
  • Learn about the different types of clowns (did you know there were different types?) and design custom clown faces.
  • Perform for family and friends.  If the venue and timing allows, we can put together a skill and comedy showcase for your soon to be amassed thongs of adoring fans.




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