What is RJC?

RJC - the Russian Juggling Convention - is a new type of event, that brings together people passionate about the same idea. At the Convention, there will be many workshops dedicated to various styles of juggling and circus arts, competitions, games, and shows.

However, the most important thing for us is communication and exchange of experience and skills between jugglers of all backgrounds.
If you never touched juggling balls before – we assure you, not only will you learn to juggle, but also to play with a lot of other props. Every day there will be beginners workshops in basketball freestyle, hoops, diabolo, and poi. And by the way, juggling isn't limited to balls, too!
If juggling is an important part of your life, if you enjoy learning new tricks – the Convention is a must-go for you. You will meet people from across Russia and the world who share the same mindset with you. You'll get a lot of practice, tons of knowledge, and have a chance to hang out with jugglers from the places you had never heard about before.
This year you can take part in international WJF and IRC competitions judged by famous masters from the US and Russian stars. And the prizes are worth fighting for! Besides the competitions, there will be many advanced workshops, lectures and latest news from the world of juggling.
Whom is it for?
of non-stop juggling
5 days
100 workshops
for all skill levels and all styles of juggling
500 attendees
jugglers from across Russia will come together
2000+ sq.m.
spacious gym with a park and a lake nearby
City: Saint-Petersburg
Venue: Kalininsky district sports center
Address: Dem'yana Bednogo st., 9a

The total area is over 1000 sq.m. Ceilings are 8 meters high or more. The venue includes a soccer and and a basketball court, a fighting ring and a tatami carpet; a lot of showers and locker rooms, a quiet auditorium, a cafe. Outside the gym, there's a park with a lake, and two supermarkets nearby.

This year we will have designated zones for various activities: passing, spinning, lectures, kids, extreme, and outdoors. All workshops will take place at corresponding zones. But of course, you can throw, spin and roll your props wherever you like.
Kids zone
Here you will be able to leave your children, while you learn and practice juggling. A number of child-friendly workshops and games will be held to entertain your kids. This area is for children between 6 and 14 years old.
This year we have a dedicated place for passing with a lot of workshops.
Poi, fans, staffs & doublestaffs, buugeng – that sort of props.
Extreme zone
Jumpers, stilts, unicycles, and bicycles of all shapes and and sizes. Here you will get the chance to try riding something new and even learn a couple cool tricks!
Separate quiet room. That's where lectures on juggling theory, convention organisation, staging your acts and other topics will take place.
Can't miss the outside in the heat of the summer! Here we will have slack line sat up, nets for jolleyball and volleyclub. A number of different workshops will be held here as well.
Ticket prices
Gala show
One day
All five days
Children (6–14 y.o.)
Starting from the 25th of June, the ticket price will increase. Currently tickets cost:
Q & A
About the previous convention
Core team
Core team
WJF Russia organiser
Ilya Polyakov
Margarita Emanuel
Egor Smirnov
«I'm delighted that we started to have juggling conventions in Russia. I feel proud to take part in big, global changes and societal development. I'm incredibly happy to be in touch with jugglers from around the world».
«I like to work with jugglers: their creativity combines well with my discipline. My mission is to organise the work so that we achieve the best result».
«For a long time I've dreamed about going to US to participate in the competitions, and then it struck me: why not to bring them to convention here? WJF association approved, and so we'll have serious international competitions».
Juggling zone organiser
Sonya Maliboo
About organizers
Social media manager
Interpreter for foreign guests
Spinning zone organiser
Svetlana Kostrukova
German Grebenyuk
Anna Chikhachyova
«My job is to publish convention news on Instagram and Facebook. I want our followers to know the news, the workshop schedule, to see the pictures from the event and to be sure that we're working hard organising the RJC 2018!»
«It's wonderful to see the bar being constantly raised, when comes to Russian jugglers and conventions. I believe that taking part in international competitions and hosting the IRC this year will tremendously help to develop juggling community not only in St. Petersburg, but in Russia as well. Hopefully, more foreign guests are going to come this convention than ever before».
«Seasoned participator of juggling conventions and festivals. For a long time she worked in social sphere, organised local events. Coordinated volunteers in one of largest local NGOs. Since 2014 teaches poiing to children».
Kids zone organiser
Olga Khomutova
«Kids activities organiser at local and open-air festivals. Graduate of Circus Pedagogy School of Uppsala-Circus. At the convention, she is busy organising a space where kids and teenagers can discover the world of juggling and put their wild energy into art».
« I fell in love with juggling in 2013, when I went to my first European Juggling Convention in Toulouse, France. The atmosphere, meeting people who share my passion, and an opportunity to learn things and share knowledge – these are things that make conventions special for me».
+7 952 235 9154
St. Petersburg, Russia