The last day of classes for the Spring Semester of 2015, was May 13th and it marked the end of the RIT Juggling club school year. What better way to end the year then with some late night food and juggling fun. The juggling club was invited to perform and teach juggling at Gracies from 9-11 pm and many people came out to celebrate and play. We were well received and got Thanked by the Residential Life committee for coining out. Greg Moss even came out and passed clubs with multiple people.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
This year the Club was asked to join in the campus activities of SpringFest 2015 and provide entertainment at the Tigers Care-ival tent on the grassy knoll by Global village. Friday was a great day to be outside and multiple club members showed up during the 2 hour stretch between 1-3pm. Some of the highlights included: Alex pulling off 7 balls with sunglasses and roasting temperatures, Alia getting better at passing and Avery doing an amazing impromptu Diabolo Vertax routine which left everyone stunned. Present club members included Alex Rozanov, Jeff Peden, Jake Hart-Predmore, Alia Jordan, Sam Kilgore, Katlyn Clary, Avery Thompson, Jared Athias, Dan Pisarcik, Zach Miller and more. It was a great way to contribute to a great RIT cause and have fun outside at the end of the year. I'm looking forward to Wednesday nights Late Night Breakfast event just a few days from now.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
If you are new to juggling then there is no faster way to instant success than taking the Juggling class at RIT. As a Lifetime Recreation class in the wellness course offerings, you can even get credit towards your RIT undergrad degree by taking the class. (The class numbers are Wrec 065.01 and Wrec 65.02) Class meets one night a week for the semester and all the supplies you need are provided. We'll cover balls, scarves rings and clubs as well as tips on how to perform for your friends and amaze audiences. The class is taught by master instructor Jeff Peden, who has taught literally thousands of students to juggle since he began his career in juggling. Whether you want to learn something new and stretch your skills, or become the next contestant on America's got Talent, this is the class for you.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The 2nd annual Rozanov-Buonocore Invitational Classic (RBIC) is set to be held at the RIT Juggling Club once again this year. This year with two competitive nights. This event caps off the juggling year with club members and friends competing against their own personal best records, and aiming to create new Club Records. We're setting the record that RIT has some beasty jugglers. Come out and set a club record, a personal best, or just come cheer on the club members.
This year in order to accommodate even more participants we will have record setting on Monday and Wednesday night. (May 4th and May 6th) standard club times and locations
What are the categories?
Categories are both classic and creative. Whether its clubs, or kendama, balls or ball spinning, rings or ridiculously heavy objects it doesn''t matter. Guinness has their book of records and we do too. So bring your hardcore db97531, or your insane combination trick. Everything is acceptable.
Monday, April 20, 2015
"Teach a trick, learn a trick" has been an RIT juggle-In motto from the very beginning, and this year continued the tradition. There were 22 workshops over the three days of the fest ranging from multi-plex ball moves and club traps, to club passing, hooping, unicyling and lasso spinning. ( the complete schedule is here) Beyond that there were countless examples of jugglers, hoopers, and spin top players sharing notes and teaching each other new things. Our thanks to all the dedicated people who donated their expertise to teach and share the joy of juggling and movement once again at this years Fest.
|Kyle Johnson leads a contact beginners workshop on Saturday|
|Acro Workshop with Joanne Wu|
|Kyle's club manipulation workshop on Sunday morning|
|Joe Showers and Nathan Biggs-Penton share trick|
|Willem McGowan teaches contact Diabolo|
|Greg Phillips teaches on how to teach people to pass clubs|
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Present at the workshop were: Greg Moss, Luke Famillo, Alec Beilanos, Avery Thompson, Alex Rozanov, Dave Lanza and Rachel Peden
By Joe Showers:
The 38th annual RIT spring juggle in had it's first 1-on-1 combat tournament, run by Joe Showers. It all started with a free-for-all for 16 rounds, to determine who placed in the tournament bracket. The first person to win a round was removed from the FFA, and placed in the bracket. This was repeated 15 times, with everyone's rank determined. Then, a best-of-3, single elimination game started, until semi-finals, which were best-of-5. The final round was best-of-7, and it came down to the wire, with Rafi Benjamin and Nathan Biggs-Penton both having three wins a piece. Rafi nearly eliminated Nathan in the final game for the win of the tournament, but unfortunately could not control his pattern. Nathan fired back, and knocked Rafi's clubs down, and kept his own in the air. The winner, with a score of 4-3 was Nathan Biggs-Penton.