I have enjoyed juggling around 25 years now, and one of the first questions people always ask me is, “How many balls can you juggle?” For me the answer is five, and getting to a stable five-ball cascade has been a long process. I’d still like to learn some decent tricks with five, but a lot of hard work will be involved that I don’t have the time for right now.
But I love three-ball work more than “numbers juggling” anyway. With three balls, such an expressive range of movements is available, and I usually juggle to music, so to me it feels like a form of dance more than anything else.
I just ran across this video by Chris Bliss, who clearly realizes the potential of three-ball juggling as a form of whole-body dance.