Workshops

We’re still confirming the workshop schedule. In typical fashion, we will likely have some impromptu workshops pop-up at the festival, so be sure to check the workshop board at the festival!

Saturday September 24th

Special Workshops

11am-12pm 12pm-1pm 1pm-2pm 2pm-3pm
Beginning Ball and Club Tricks
Keith of Forty Fingers
Steals & Takeouts
Britt & Ingrid
of Forty Fingers
Something Amazing!
Will Murray
Acro Playshop: Open to Interpretation
Apryl Blakeney

Plus the “Construction Zone” from 11am-3pm

This is a special area in the gym that people can come and learn how to juggle. It will be staffed by 1 or 2 seasoned jugglers, giving basic instructions on learning how to juggle (for those who have never tried) or providing pointers for those that are in the process of learning (or know how to a little) and just need some pointers on technique, keeping the pattern going, or learning some simple tricks.


Apryl Blakeney
Apryl Blakeney excels at diabolical laughter and extreme floor rolling. She studied circus arts at Circomedia School of Contemporary Circus and Physical Theater in the UK where she specialized in partner acrobatics. Apryl is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Pitch Catch Circus: School of Acrobatics an international training program right here in Asheville. She enjoys connecting others and facilitating opportunities for people to grow themselves.

Acro Playshop: Open to Interpretation

In this all levels class we will use movement exercises and beginners acrobatic games to meet others in a playful and exploitative way. We will take time to connect with the group by interpreting weight bearing counterbalances and accessible acrobatic stacking inside a safe and supportive environment. We will use interpretation and play to reconnect with our creative child. Come with an openness, curiosity, and a willingness to work with others. No previous experience required.
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Will Murray
Mild-mannered mathematical mastermind by day, by night, Will Murray transforms into a juggling monster! You will often find other jugglers staring in disbelief as he makes seemingly impossible tricks look like a walk in the park. Throw in the fact that he is one of nicest people you’ll ever meet, and an amazing teacher, you could not ask for a better juggling tutor.

Something Amazing

Will has graciously offered to teach something at our festival. We have not landed on a final subject, but it could be anything from 3-club juggling tricks to 4 and 5 club multiplexing. No matter what it is, rest assured it will be amazing.
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Forty Fingers & A Missing Tooth
Asheville’s premiere juggling troupe! OK, they’re Asheville’s only juggling troupe, but don’t let that fool you. Sure, they could win your adoration with our stunning good looks, charm, and wit alone – but throw in some world-class object manipulation and you’ll never think of love in the same way again.

Beginning Ball and Club Tricks

This workshop will help you get started learning simple ball and club juggling tricks. We’ll explore tricks that can be done while solo juggling, and depending on the skill level of the class, may also explore those same tricks between two people passing.
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Steals & Takeouts

This workshop will focus on 2 and 3 person steals and takeouts. This class assumes the person is comfortable juggling 3 clubs and has some experience with passing clubs.  However, passing is not required, as most of the 2 person patterns do not involve passing. So come have some fun and learn some zany looking patterns that will make your friends scratch their heads!
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