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Thom is a professional variety performer, currently touring the world with Cirque du Soleil's "TOTEM." A former member of the Board of Directors of the International Jugglers' Association, Thom also studies Non-Profit Arts Administration at Drexel University and takes the occasional nap.
  • Winners! – 6th Annual Video Tutorial Contest – 2016

    Dec 16, 2016 No Comments

    Hey everyone! It’s time to wrap up the 2016 Video Tutorial Contest.  This was the sixth edition of the event, which started in the Fall of 2009.  To date, the contest has brought 291 tutorials to the web – free for anyone to learn from.  Tutorial Contest entries have been viewed well...

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  • Festival Review – Periplo 2015

    Jul 15, 2015 No Comments

    This June, the third edition of the Periplo International Circus Festival took place in Guadalajara, Mexico. Run by the same organizational committee as its predecessor, the Barullo Circus Festival, the Periplo Festival is an absolute triumph. The festival took place across two main venues – ...

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  • Winners – Video Tutorial Contest 2014

    Oct 29, 2014 No Comments

    Hey jugglers!  It’s time to award some prizes! This year, the Video Tutorial Contest had 22 entries from 6 countries (watch the full playlist).  Though a relatively sparse field, this year’s entries were all particularly strong.  The judges had quite a hard time determining the wi...

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  • Video Tutorial Contest 2014!

    Aug 27, 2014 No Comments

        Hey everyone! I’m delighted to announce the 5th annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest. This event is an online educational throwdown open to all jugglers, object manipulators, flow artists, and physical performers across all disciplines.  A panel of expert judges will evaluate all entries and...

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  • Kansas City Juggling Festival 2013

    Sep 13, 2013 No Comments

    The Kansas City Juggling Festival (KCJF) found itself at Rockhurst Highschool this year, marking its fifth year as a landmark event for jugglers from across the country.  I was fortunate to be invited as a guest performer for the school’s Juggling Festival Preview event which took place the Tuesd...

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  • Results – Video Tutorial Contest 2013!

    Apr 11, 2013 No Comments

    Hey, folks!      What a contest!  This year’s event drew a whopping 72 videos from 7 countries, representing a wide variety of juggling and circus disciplines.  (You can see this year’s entries all on our YouTube account if you haven’t seen them all already!)      To date,...

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  • Video Tutorial Contest 2013!

    Feb 16, 2013 1 Comment

      Hey everyone! I’m delighted to announce the 4th annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest. This event is an online educational throwdown open to all jugglers, object manipulators, flow artists, and physical performers across all disciplines. A panel of seven judges will evaluate all entries ...

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  • Notes from Thom – September 2012

    Sep 08, 2012 No Comments

    Video Tutorial Contest 2013 (4th annual) I’m starting to get some of the preliminaries together for the 2013 Video Tutorial Contest, which is tentatively scheduled to take place over the course of March.  Last year’s judging panel format is here to stay another year, as is the “people’s ...

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  • Support the IJA!

    Aug 08, 2012 No Comments

    Looking for a reason to support the International Jugglers’ Association?  Look no further! IJA membership dues have been lowered to $29/year for adults, and $24/year for youth. The IJA is a federally registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.   Español – Apoya las lecciones de ma...

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  • Interact! – Photo Caption Contest Winners!

    Jun 17, 2012 No Comments

    Ezine Editor Scott Seltzer and I had a terrific time going through all of the wonderful entries to the Interact! – Antipodist Photo Caption Contest. Here are the winners, announced with toothy smiles and a tip of the hat.     “Despite unveiling their new defensive alignment...

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  • Interact! – Antipodist Caption Edition

    May 28, 2012 16 Comments

    For this installation of Interact!, we dive into the dusty archives of the the IJA’s historic archives. You find below a photo of world-famous antipodist, Jean Claude, which appeared in the March, 1982 issue of Juggler’s World (click here for full article.)     …did you...

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  • Interact! – Photo Contest Winners

    Apr 30, 2012 No Comments

    Hi, jugglers! After much deliberation, the powers that be have decided the winners of the Interact! Photo Contest (Landmark Edition!) Many thanks to all of our wonderful entrants!  Winners will be contacted this week by Scott Seltzer, the eZine Editor, about collecting their prizes. Be on the look...

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  • Winners – Third Annual Video Tutorial Contest

    Apr 22, 2012 No Comments

    Hi, folks! This year, the annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest drew 53 entries from 12 countries, spanning toss juggling, contact juggling, hooping, diabolo, rolling paper manipulation, knot throwing, and many other disciplines.  That’s a watershed number of countries involved with this project, co...

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  • People’s Choice Award – Video Tutorial Contest 2012

    Apr 03, 2012 1 Comment

      The submission period is over!  Congratulations and good luck to everyone who entered the 3rd Annual IJA Video Tutorial Contest. This year, the contest drew 53 videos from 12 countries.  That’s the largest number of countries ever involved with this project!  This year’s entr...

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  • Free Gift! – Donate to the IJA Video Tutorial Contest

    Mar 13, 2012 No Comments

    Free Gift for IJA Tutorial Contest Donors!   The IJA logo sticker in its native habitat! The Video Tutorial Contest, while supported by scores of generous vendors, isn’t without its overhead costs.  Shipping prizes to winners all over the globe adds up quickly – this is a major e...

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  • Prizes! – Video Tutorial Contest 2012

    Mar 08, 2012 No Comments

    Hi Everyone! Find below the complete listing of prizes for the 2012 IJA Video Tutorial Contest! More information about the Video Tutorial Contest, rules, and judges can be found here. Good luck! –Thom   1ST PLACE- IJA DVD and Magazine Set IJA Festival Package 12x Sportco Juggling Balls (...

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  • Now Accepting Entries! – IJA Video Tutorial Contest 2012

    Mar 01, 2012 No Comments

    Hey, jugglers! I’m pleased to announce the opening of the 2012 IJA Video Tutorial Contest!  Entries are being accepted now until the 31st of March, at midnight Pacific time. The IJA Video Tutorial Contest is the largest educational event in the juggling world.  It’s open to everyone, ...

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  • Interact! – Photo Contest & Haiku Winners!

    Feb 23, 2012 11 Comments

      Juggling Photo Contest – Landmark Edition   Hey jugglers! Do you have a photo of yourself juggling in front of a famous landmark?  Well, good!  Get ready to send it along to the Interact! – Landmark Photo Contest! This week, we’re asking eZine readers to submit their...

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