Introduction: How to Juggle
In this Instructable I will teach you how to juggle 3 balls in a cascade pattern. Once you learn how to juggle 3 balls you can move onto different patterns and even onto different objects. This is my first instructable so please comment and tell me if I am doing something wrong.
Step 1: Learn About the Ball
Before I start you have to know that you WILL drop the ball a lot as you learn. Everyone does and you cannon let this get you down. If you have to practice dropping it until it doesn't bother you but if you dont then follow the first step.
The first step is to familiarize yourself with your tool. Toss it around and decide if the ball is the right size for your hand. Note- if you have a square bean bag type thing use that as balls tend to roll away if you drop them but cubes do not.
Step 2: The Toss
The toss is a very easy part of juggling but can be difficult to master. To start take one ball in your hand and throw it to the other. During the motion your hand should move inward and slightly dip. Before you move to the next step you should be able to throw the ball with a similar arc every time and it should end up close to your hand. Make sure you can do this with both hands
Step 3: Two Balls
once you have mastered the toss it is time to try two balls at the same time. Start by throwing a regular toss from one hand to the other just like in step 2. This time instead of just catching the ball you must throw the second ball with your other hand. The hard part of juggling is not to panic and make a bad throw. Be calm and make a regular just as the first ball passes the top of it's ark. Now just catch the second ball and you have successfully mastered the only step in juggling. Practice until it is second nature. note - this is not yet juggling but you are almost there.
Step 4: Three Balls
now that you have mastered an exchange it is time to try three balls. This takes time and patience but eventually you will get it. It is the same as step three but this time you have another ball. Start with the hand that has 2 balls in it. Now instead of catching the second ball throw the third just as you did the second (unless it was a bad throw). Now catch the second ball. Then repeat all of this step as if ball three were ball one. Juggling is a simple pattern repeated over and over again. Note-the pattern is step 3.
Step 5: Congradulations
you can now juggle. If you have gotten this down congrats but if you dont do not feel sad. Continue to practice and eventually get it. If you want a more in depth guide you can but "Juggling for the complete KLUTZ" like i did. It is where i learned to juggle so the steps may be similar. It comes with the book and those cubes that i showed you. Good luck and please comment.