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Exploring the Uncarved Block with Doubles

34
Year: 
2015

Combining horizontal and vertical grid tracing techniques to break open a full exploration of the 27 cube. Emphasis on the 8 vertices points available to rotate around.

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Vertical Grid Tracing

34
Year: 
2015

More doubles sequences that will trace the nine grid, this time on wall plane. Including the full spectrum hybrid, 8 Steps, and a third order motion. Emphasizing a separation between floor and ceiling planes.

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Becoming the Revolution 2: Chest and Shoulder Hooping

11
Year: 
2015

In this workshop we will continue to deepen seamless control with dynamic shoulder hooping, and explore effortless single shoulder hooping and duck-outs. For this more advanced class, we will play with progressive and demanding concepts such as continuous sweeps, stabilized single-shoulder hooping, continuous shoulder duck-outs, and shoulder-to-shoulder passes. As the class progresses, we will embrace the challenge of incorporating tech flow (breaks, paddles, duck-outs etc.) into the concept of a shoulder hooping in a slow wobbling plane.

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Advanced Levitation/Flow Wand Class

7
Year: 
2015

In the beginning there was equilibrium and it was good... and then some one let the tech in!?!
This class will cover:

  • Stick poi- what's poi got to do with it.
  • Letting go of training wheels or at least the finger loops
  • Two hands are better than one
  • Catch and release: tossing your cares to the wind and re-catching your wand

constructing toss combos

16
Year: 
2015

Hot potato. in this class we will be learning how to take various types of tosses and string them together into lengthy combos.

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Sticky Hybrids

10
Year: 
2015

It’s easy to get stuck with hybrids by focusing on juxtaposing patterns, but more interesting things happen when we start to think of them as consisting of relationships between hands and poi. This class will cover many of the hand-to-poi related tricks I demonstrated in my “Comborific” video, incorporating elements of pendulums, CAPs, point isolations, and weird stuff I don’t think there’s even a name for yet. Beware: this is a master-level class on antibrids. I’m going to be covering some VERY advanced stuff.

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8 Step CAPs

19
Year: 
2015

An 8 Step CAP is a pattern that can be done with double props. This includes poi, clubs, fans, double staffs, mini hoops, buugeng, 8 rings, nunchakus, and probably something else that I forgot about. We will use a printed hand path chart (you get to take it home with you) to explore many variations of 8 step CAPs. By the time you leave you should be able to not only read the hand path chart, but be able to graph your own hand paths of other 8 step CAP variations that I haven't listed.

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Polyrhythmic

3
Year: 
2015

This is my personal take on some polyrhythmic tricks that I have discovered, mainly working with 2 petal inspin vs 4 pedal antispin motions. Working in wall, wheel, floor and ceiling planes. Within teaching these moves I will also be discussing new ways to look at "the box", the basic 9x9 grid that most spinners work on. I have been working heavily recently on being able to independently work each hand or prop so you can move them wherever you'd like while still working within your pattern base.

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2.5 Poi: A 3 Poi Workshop

7
Year: 
2015

In this workshop we will explore 3 poi manipulations where one poi is always inactive, or resting. We will navigate through negative space, stackswapping, and 2 poi manipulations with 3 poi.

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Bring the Depth - 3D (Poi/Staff/Doublestaff)

4
Year: 
2015

A health minded approach to three dimensional movement, with a focus on leading with the body to create organic and comfortable three dimensional shapes while prop-spinning.

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Partner Multi Prop

15
Year: 
2015

One spinner is great and all….but let's make some shapes with two! We will be learning the foundations to build cool partner performances using acrobatics, acting, tunneling, and more. Bring your preferred partner, or make a new friend!

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Nunchaku - Intermediate / Advanced

18
Year: 
2015

This style is for intermediate and advanced nunchaku spinners. Take it to the next level as you play "connect the dots" and no longer are thinking from technique to technique. Sample Techniques: Infinite X-catches, advanced throws, redirect X-catches, symmetrical crossings, a new way to see how techniques connect

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Taming the dragon with your feet

37
Year: 
2015

Time to putthat dragon on your feet!

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Angel roll variations:

14
Year: 
2015

The angel roll is one of the first things most people learn with a contact staff, so lets take this simple idea and run with it. Here we will explore a whole pile of variations on the classic: adding extra beats, exploring a perpendicular orientation, bending our pathing 90 degrees, inserting shoulder propellers, the dreaded anti-spin angel roll, and really anything else we can bring to the table. Lets breathe some new life into an old and busted trick.

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Doubles Contact: fishtails and variants

14
Year: 
2015

Learn some interesting ways to keep fishtails interesting with two staves. split time, same time, 3 beat, tracers, turns, and more. This one might make you want a helmet if your fishies aren't solid.

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Partner Rope Dart

18
Year: 
2015

Partner rope dart is a growing field of tech. This class will include several fields meriting further exploration. The class will be evenly split between play with one and two darts per partner respectively. Partner shots, wraps in both horizontal and vertical planes, leashing, negative space play, and tosses will be explored. Co-taught by Adrian Coyne. This class will be an expansion on one taught at Fire Drums 2013.

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Negative Space with Poi

15
Year: 
2015

Negative Space with Poi - Negative space is the enclosed area created by your body and your prop. Learn to manipulate your prop in and out of the negative space created, giving a unique style to your spinning!

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Poi Juggling

26
Year: 
2015

Never tried? That's ok. The time has come.
Already Juggle? Let's get crazy with it.

Poi juggling is hard. Really hard. It's equally as fun, too!

This newly trending way of approaching poi is being sought after by many, but few know how to begin. We'll cover the basics and helpful ways of thinking about juggling. Then we'll get into siteswaps, moving while juggling, and wicked-hard patterns.

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Tracing Flowers

19
Year: 
2015

This workshop will be an extension of my Snaking thru Flowers workshop I've taught in past. We'll review transition theory for moving through flowers via reels(a.k.a. body tracing) and the body mechanics of diagonal body tracers . This will allow us to integrate tracers with three, four, and five petal flowers.

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Bringing it all together dart

7
Year: 
2015

Go over pinches and introduce empty knots
Once empty knots are understand talking to the class about bringing wraps, kicks, shoots, and empty knots together.
Going over multistep moves and complicated crowd pleasers.
Really learning how to create your own moves.
FINDING your style. Linear spinning vs horizontal

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Contact Dart - One Rope, No Hands

14
Year: 
2015

In this Advanced Rope Dart workshop, we will explore Contact Rope Dart- that is; playing the rope dart without the use of your hands. We'll go over original/contact-specific moves, as well as contact variations of traditional rope dart techniques.
(Manacles, Overlord, Sunrise, Cradles, etc)

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It's A Wrap

12
Year: 
2015

Wraps

Collar Wrap
Wall Plane
Lead Cast (rope is supported by lead index finger and thumb in 'hand gun' position)
Upon retrieval the dart will travel behind student, from lead shoulder to anchor shoulder and out towards anchor side
New students should let the dart drop and focus on form and position
When ready, student will 'catch' and support the rope with their anchor index finger and thumb in 'gun position'
Once caught, allow the dart to pendulum swing back to their lead side
Catch the rope on the lead forearm
Reach down and grab rope
Cast out either towards the lead or anchor side
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How to Juggle Poi

3
Year: 
2015

Have you tried juggling poi but just can't quite get it?… Can you toss your poi pretty well but want to see if you can take it to the next level and Juggle 3 Poi at a time?!
This workshop will be all about getting you to start juggling poi. It's Okay if you don't make it to juggling during the workshop, I will still give you great training tools to learn it on your own time. If everyone does catch on to poi juggling quickly, I will thrown in some of my favorite poi juggling tricks. ;)

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A Spin on 3-ball

8
Year: 
2015

A Spin on 3-ball is an advanced level ball-juggling class that involves the use of certain hand paths during hold beats to create shapes, create new patterns, explore rhythms, and connect ball-juggling to spinning props! Material in the workshop is backed up by siteswap notation for those with a curious mind, although no knowledge of the topic is required.

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Contact Leviwand 101

23
Year: 
2015

This is a short string contact wand class! We are going to dive into some of the basic contact moves and move into the more advanced. Some of the moves we will go over are: Magic Steve, Halo Rolls, Arm roll variations, body wraps, Teeter-Totters, and working in fishtails into combos. YOU WILL NEED A CONTACT WAND. I will have a few extra.

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Tutting with Fans

20
Year: 
2015

So I just love treating the fans as an extension of my hands and pretending I am on the street in Oakland tutting. Its a fantasy that you can have too in Corey's Fan Tutting workshop. This class will explore elevator theory and combine it with 2D and 3D folding to create a fan tutting experience that will leave you standing on the corner at the BART station, for reals!

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Theatrics of fire eating

43
Year: 
2015

so you know all the tricks of eating....now what? You can become a professional fire eater and make a whole set doing it! this workshop is for those who want to up their performance game. We will go over performance techniques and how to present your self as a professional fire eater. learning the tricks are ONLY the beginning , the theatrics are where the magick happens. (the below video is 3 years old and not at ALL my skill level for eating. but it is a reference that I can still do big boy tricks. NEWER eating video coming soon. )

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Intermediate/Advanced Flowers with Fans

41
Year: 
2015

Come and frolic in the world of flowers, with FANS! We will cover anti-spins around a grid, clovers, hybrid goodness, and more. We will learn best practices when learning flowers with both static, and continuous movements.

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Double Staff Contact

18
Year: 
2015

We will explore a few ways to integrate contact staff with double staff spinning.

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Buugeng/S-staff Transitions & Combos

22
Year: 
2015

This workshop is more advanced and assumes you either have taken the past 2 workshops or have previous knowledge of all the main Buugeng/S-Staff spinning moves and the understanding of planes. We focus on how to transition with intent and also focus on combining lots of moves you are already familiar with. This workshop also begins to explore adding in tosses and contact possibilities.

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Splitting the atom

6
Year: 
2015

In this course I will teach you the dangerous act of SPLITTING THE ATOM, hopefully the class isn't too explosive. by now you should have a good understanding of the atom. in this course I will go over some ways to break the atom and enter into another atomic structure. using 3d stall points, plane bends and 3d flowers. I will also go over some fun tricks that expand on the idea of having your poi in different planes at the same time. At 3:16 in the video I speak about this course.

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Framework for Partner Poi Improv

19
Year: 
2015

This class will lay out a framework for improvisational partner poi, letting partners transition in and out of interlocked moves without lengthy communication at every step of the way, and without prior planning. This unlocks a whole new level of fun and creativity in partner poi! Being comfortable with double-armed 3-beat variations and folding is suggested.

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3 poi stackswap

13
Year: 
2015

three heads is better than none. in this class we will learn how to utilize our bodies to create patters with three poi switching then between hands.

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Advanced Poi Tangles: Ollies and Beyond

18
Year: 
2015

Tangles are the only subset of movements that are specific and exclusive to poi. All other movements are either borrowed from other prop disciplines (juggling, contact poi, etc) or applications of concepts that are shared with other props (flowers, CAPs, reels, etc). This workshop will start with the basic tangle movements: the air wrap, the hyperloop, and the butterfly tangle. From here we will explore ways to maintain a tangle between the poi tethers, and perform tangle maneuvers that integrate into broader frameworks. Familiarity with basic tangles is recommended.

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advanced tosses with poi

22
Year: 
2015

In this class we will be going over a series of tosses that would be able to be plugged into different toss combination sequences.

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Business of Flow - advanced

22
Year: 
2015

In this workshop we will go over all of the upper-level steps and responsibilities of being.

1. top talent in your market
2. an entertainment producer
3. a media agent
4. a talent agent
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Juggling on the body

7
Year: 
2015

Juggling on the body
In this class we will be focused on on body styles of juggling ie wrists rolls, shoulder pads and placements.In this work shop we will break down the tricks to 1 club and build are way up to 3.
Working on
423 with shoulder pads
Wrist rolls to trap
Cascade on chest placement.
We will also go over combineding of these trick to create a flow.

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Hoop Body Rolls

7
Year: 
2015

Must be able to do shoulder and chest rolls as we will be advancing beyond them with full body rolls from hand to foot, foot to hand, horizontal rolls and many variations.

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Advanced Shoulder Hooping

21
Year: 
2015

This class will focus on the drills necessary to be able to maintain duckouts continuously on both the floor and wall plane, and how to pass between shoulders (shoulder matrix). This class is advanced, but fear not! There will be concepts taught at the beginning that require some practice but will get you there.

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Fun Ideas and Such

28
Year: 
2015

This class does have a set of moves structured in case the attendants don't have moves to share. I'll go over how to matrix, some caging, and some moves/combos I came up with. The point of this class is to give everyone a platform to share ideas they have in a structured setting. We must work together as a unit to understand something at its core. People of a higher skill level coming together to share their individual perspective on one subject so we can all see Dragonstaff through different eyes.

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Long Sequence Double Staff Patterns

23
Year: 
2015

Trying to wrap your brain around advanced pattern algorithms can be extremely overwhelming at first, in this workshop we will discuss all different types of long sequence patterns, like 8 steps, zans diamonds, s-caps, etc, and how to break them down into smaller easy to understand bits and pieces. After exploring existing pattern sequences, we will discuss combining, alternating, rotating and repeating different concepts to come up with your own long sequence patterns.

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When One C-Staff Isn't Enough - Intro to Staff on Staff Contact (SoSC)

19
Year: 
2015

In this workshop I'll be going over the basics of getting started with Staff on Staff Contact (SoSC), as well as some fun tricks you can do with two full length contact staves. This is an advanced experience level workshop for those who are very comfortable with contact staff already, as we will be upgrading to using a second in tandem, as well as contacting with both of them simultaneously. You can use double staves that are 3.5' to 4' each in length, but any shorter and you may have trouble learning these movements. I'd recommend, starting out, using two full length contact staves.

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Advanced Fire Eating and Vapour work

28
Year: 
2015

Take your fire eating to the next level. This course will cover advanced tricks with an emphasis on vapour work. Bring your own torches if at all possible. Some will be provided.

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Fire breathing and theory

4
Year: 
2015

Saftey and theory.. Then practice with water and pho breathing.. then demonstrations.. and then move into practice.

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staff on staff swapping

29
Year: 
2015

This is an advanced staff on staff contact class on swapping out your "paddle staff" during traps, folding, and tosses. A basic knowledge of staff on staff contact will be helpful for this workshop

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No-beat tosses for poi

45
Year: 
2015

The floaty new world of no-beat throws! This workshop will cover technique and foundation for 'no-beat tosses' and 'slide throws' and their world of possibilities. We'll cover types, uses, weaves, combinations, and circuits. Anyone who enjoys tossing their poi will like the many challenges presented with this tossing style.

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Partner Poi: Slides and Pivots

31
Year: 
2015

This class will cover our theory of slides and pivots. These two basic move types have a large set of variations which allow for a highly diverse set of ways to enter and exit a partner weave, either as continuous patterns or a means of transition. We will cover several of our favorite continuous patterns that arise out of these, as well the underlying theory involved. Pre-Req: comfort with double-armed 3-beats

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Stalls and Wraps

5
Year: 
2015

Wraps and stalls and how to tie them together in a flow.. How to Dance with the point rather then just swing it around.

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Ibbles, Wibbles and Contact Rolls

11
Year: 
2015

What I would like to do for my class is to start by teaching the basic concepts of an ibble and a wibble with one poi. Once those concepts are established I will move on to teaching how to use an ibble or a wibble to transist into a few variations of contact rolls. I also would like to cover linear extension vs wibbles and anti-spin vs wibbles if time permits.

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Contact Poi

22
Year: 
2015

Contact Poi - pulling inspiration from the contact juggling community, learn to fuse their art-form with poi and how to use your body to manipulate your prop!

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Getting booked, and getting them to book you again

24
Year: 
2015

Learn how to turn a lead into a booking and get them to book you again for future events. This will include when to contact, how often to contact, how to maintain a professional correspondence, questions to ask, and negotiations. Then tips and pointers on what to do at the gig to turn it into future leads, and present as a professional performer.
Also covered will be pay rates, and pro-bono gigs for "exposure"

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devil stick introduction

8
Year: 
2015

Since devil sticks are sort of a rare prop I will mostly be teaching beginner tips and tricks to get started. I can teach intermediate and advanced spins and tosses. The devil sticks can have a few different styles and my style is more on the technical side of the devil stick flow. I will start by showing how to get the devil sticks off the ground and how to bounce the main stick back and forth between the control sticks. Then I can move more in to horizontal and vertical spins and how to properly control them.

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Intro to 3 Hoop

38
Year: 
2015

3 hoops offer endlessly dynamic possibilities. We'll be learning the foundations with grips, shape building, on and off body, and path finding. 3 matching hoops is preferred, but similar hoops will do!

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Advanced Fan Choreography

4
Year: 
2015

Students will learn a choreographed dance piece with heavy emphasis on some of the more advanced fan tricks such as tosses, slides, and spinning.

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Advanced Fan Tech Fun

16
Year: 
2015

This class will cover pirouette flowers, eight step caps, quarter time sequences, and much more!

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Advanced Double Staff Flowers

27
Year: 
2015

In this workshop we will explore all the basic 2 and 3 beat double staff shapes, and how to do them utilizing a reel based technique rather than finger spinning. We will first go over 6 & 8 petal anti spin flowers and 2 & 4 petal in-spin flowers in all timing and direction combos. After familiarizing ourselves with those movements, we will play with combing them into different hybrid shapes, and using them in some more advanced hybrid sequences.

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Double Contact

11
Year: 
2015

Basic to advanced double contact technique, with Staffs, swords, even dragons and tridents. the techniques taught are in the families of full double contact, some SoSC, and various folding combinations....

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Advanced Fire Eating

13
Year: 
2015

Advanced fire eating workshop ( NO BEGINNERS PLEASE)

In this workshop we will take fire eating a step further,
reviewing basic safety principles,
learning new flame transfers,
and advanced vapor tricks.

Please bring with you a natural fiber rag and both of your torches, You will need 2

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