Juggling Lessons

Part II - Two Balls

Juggler Bob is left handed, so he starts with the red ball in his right hand.
  • Hold one ball in each hand.
  • Toss the red ball from your weaker hand towards your dominant hand, just like in Part I (make sure it's about eye level).
  • When the red ball reaches its highest point, toss the blue ball so that it passes underneath (that is, to the inside of) the red ball.
  • Toss number two MUST be the same height as toss Number one.
  • Catch the red ball one in your dominant hand (i.e.: the hand that just threw the blue ball)
  • Catch the blue ball in your weaker hand (i.e.: the hand which the first toss came from).
  • Stop - unless you add a third ball it is impossible to continue from this point with out a pause here, so don't bother trying.

While you're working on this, the best way to test if you're doing it right is to listen to the rhythm of the throws and catches. The timing between throws 1 & 2 should be the same as timing between catches 1 & 2.

 If the timing between catches is shorter, then you need to make the 2nd toss a little bit higher. (Remember Both tosses must be the same height)

Important: You have to be able to begin this step equally well from either hand. Once you get the basic idea, pick one color of ball, and always start with that ball. This makes sure you practice starting with both hands just as much.
Always start with the red ball, and you'll learn to start with either hand

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