Beginner

Beginners Levitation/Flow Wand Class

8
Year: 
2015

This class will serve as an introduction to a variety of skills focusing on staying in equilibrium:

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Intro to Firebreathing (Part 2) - Basic Technique Discussions and Practice Leading up to First Breathes.

28
Year: 
2015

In this course we will discuss the "in the moment" considerations one must be conscious of while actually breathing. These discussions will lead into actual practice spitting with water and an opportunity to have a first breathe for first time breathers as well as learning to safety a new breather.

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Intro to Firebreathing Part 1 - Hazards, Equipment, Pre-prep, and Clean-up...

28
Year: 
2015

Proper Equipment and Pre-breathing Preparation is one of the most important considerations that can help preserve your fire breathing career. Being taught the nuances and best practices of experienced breathers is the most important thing you can take away from this class.

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Intro to Pendulums

21
Year: 
2015

We often get so caught up in poi spinning that we never stop to think about the more gentle movements available to us. Pendulums are just that, a softer, more controlled movement with poi. If you don't know how to do pendulums or would like more ways to use them, this class will help you slow it all down to find the many places we can add this fun and easy idea into our poi spinning.

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Intro to Flowers

21
Year: 
2015

If you've been spinning for a bit and want to grow your ability to create visually stunning flowers with your poi movement, this class is for you. Even if you know how to do a few flowers, you're guaranteed to learn more here. This class will cover inspin and antispin flowers, wall plane and wheel plane flowers, how timing and direction influences all of this, and more.

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Intro to Tracing

21
Year: 
2015

This is the ultimate upgrade to any poi style. Not only is tracing fun to do and beautiful to watch, it's also a fantastic way to clean up body and poi movement, add grace to your step and flow, and generally deepen the relationship you have with your poi. We will cover the basics of what tracing is, the fundamental hand paths which make up our tracing framework, how timing and direction changes (or DOESN'T change) how all this works, and then we'll learn a few moves to play with that will get us tracing.

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Intro to Poi

15
Year: 
2015

Whether you've never picked up a poi or you're approaching your first year or two of spinning, chances are high that you'll learn a lot from this class. We will cover the fundamental movements which open up our poi spinning, and go over key concepts like timing and direction, weaves, moving on different planes of space, and more.

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Wild and Wonderful Costume Makeup for the Uninitiated

16
Year: 
2015

There are so many misconceptions about makeup - that it's hard to use, a way of hiding what you actually look like, or that it's only for the insecure, shallow, or ultra-feminine.

But did you know that the root of the word "glamor" means "to cast a spell"? Pretty wicked, huh? Makeup is art and can be a fun way to express yourself creatively - not to mention cast a spell of excitement on your life and performance art!

No "natural look" makeup lessons here. I draw my makeup inspiration from theater, drag queens, and fantasy.

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Partner Poi Fundamentals: Getting Started

17
Year: 
2015

This class will introduce the three basic areas of partner poi: sharing space, sharing patterns, and sharing space and patterns. We will briefly cover the first two, with a focus on how to use basic ideas to create and explore your own moves. The bulk of the class will be spent on the last area, which is also known as interlocking partner poi. We cover basic partner 3-beat and 4-beat, as well as partner chase-the-sun. No partner experience necessary, though basic solo poi is helpful. Bring a partner or find one here!

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Poi For beginners

41
Year: 
2015

We will go over beginner to intermediate poi spinning moves and talk about ideas for crowd pleasing move combos. As well as talk about Poi spinning for Crowd/Audiences in different sizes and shapes in orientation to where you are to be spinning. I will work with every level of spinner to make sure everyone in the class leave's with something new.
Bring your Poi a smile and willingness to learn :)

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Maintaining continuous contact

25
Year: 
2015

This workshop will teach you the basic halo 360. Beginning with a neck wrap and then adding halos and finally turning to bring it all together. We'll also go over how to pinch the staff with your neck and briefly touch on duck outs

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How to Play With Your Body Rolls

26
Year: 
2015

How to Play with Your Body Rolls- In this Beginner/Intermediate workshop we will discuss a variety of Body roll variations. Such as the chest roll bump, continuous chest roll & the contact roll.

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Juggle (Clubs) Like a Spinner

6
Year: 
2015

A building block approach to spinning clubs, building towards spin centric juggling patterns (mike's mess, antispin 4-2-3, antispin 5-2-2).

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Nailing the 5 Ball Cascade (Balls)
Intro Juggling (Balls or Clubs)

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Juggling Club Grips

11
Year: 
2015

Juggling Club Grips is a beginner level workshop geared towards those who would like to explore various ways to hold and utilize a juggling club before diving into tossing the object repeatedly.

Participants will learn many different grips with one, two, and three clubs. Multiple functions will be demonstrated for each grip and participants will have an opportunity to explore their own comfort following these guidelines. Traditional grips, spinning grips, and multiplex grips are just some of the topics covered in this class.

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Intro to self healing - the inner smile technique

5
Year: 
2015

Intro to self healing - the inner smile technique

This is a intro class to a technique called the inner smile. Emotional intelligence is a process of recognizing emotions and their effects on the body and employing exercises that transform the negative emotions into positive life force of chi. By employing a simple technique we can start our practice of self healing and balancing. We will use a method that engages a form of internal awareness through sitting and relaxing and smiling , simple yes?

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Three points to Triquetra Doubles

19
Year: 
2015

In the last year, there has been an increase in Triquetra Doubles spinners. The new 'flow' prop and all it's concepts are so fresh that there needs to be a workshop out there at flow retreats for those interested in learning.
In this class we will go over three ideas: hooping, fan dancing, and all things tech.

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Building Blocks 4 Juggling Balls – Juggling 101 and then some...

12
Year: 
2015

The goal of this class is to ensure that anyone not knowing how to juggle the basic 3,3,3 cascade can do so and to understand what they're doing and how to build their skills, growing in the juggling arts. For anyone already capable of juggling the cascade will be provide with the building blocks needed to learn and create new and more complex patterns.

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Simple 3-Club Manipulations

15
Year: 
2015

This is a beginner club class focusing on legos and traps. Legos are a visually striking method of manipulating clubs with a very low drop rate making them loads of fun for beginners and vets a like. A trap is when the handle of one club is pressed into another club against the forearm of the arm holding them, a basic and useful building block that we will explore in a variety of ways. No actual toss juggling experience necessary. Beg.

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Flying Discs

7
Year: 
2015

Flying Discs is a mixed level workshop created for those who would like to learn how to throw and catch a disc for use in sport, recreation, or freestyle. 10.75” diameter plastic 175g and 165g discs will be the primary disc used in this class.

Participants will receive instruction how to throw backhand, forehand, and hammer-style throws. A variety of catches will be taught and some time will be designated towards freestyle throws and catches.

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intro to fire breathing

16
Year: 
2015

Safety, how to breathe, basic skills, bring water and towel

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Cane and Hat Tricks!

10
Year: 
2015

Hat and cane routines captivate any audience because the props are familiar, jaunty, and fun. The tricks are also EASY! Join me for an introduction to performing with a cane and hat! We will cover several hat manipulation tricks and incorporate a cane into the mix! Body rolls, finger flips, and tosses with style! Bring a full brimmed hat and a cane or staff if you have one. Some canes will be provided.

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Contact juggling 101

3
Year: 
2015

Stall points, body rolls, half pipes and more. This is your intro into contact juggling. We will start with the intro to body mechanics and where and how we can hold the ball on our body and then move forward into a multitude of patterns, and into body rolls!!

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Torchwork

12
Year: 
2015

This course will cover tricks including flourishes and two complete sequences that can be modified and built upon. Take your moves beyond simply being a way to take a break from sticking fire in your face. A set of balanced torches is optimal. A small number will be available for use. Many moves can be modified to suit standard torches.

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All about fishtails

31
Year: 
2015

This is a contact workshop all about fishtails. We'll start with the basics and then work on using both hands and then focus on how to turn and , most importantly, transition into other moves. If there's time I would like to cover forwards fishtails as well because this can be a problem area for beginners

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Stall your Balls

12
Year: 
2015

This class will cover stalling your Poi, a fundamental concept that can aid in switching the spinning direction of your poi helping transition from trick to trick.

We will discuss the 90 degree rule and how the motion of the hand in relation to the direction of the Poi can improve how clean a stall will look.

Up stalls, Down stalls and Side stalls will be studied using one hand at a time and incorporating a pendulum approach for drilling the various stalling directions.

Ultimately we will work towards how to combine various stalls with both hands in different timing and directions.

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Fundamentals of Tech, Part 2

28
Year: 
2015

Intimidated by tech? This class is centered around the idea that if we work up to a trick by starting with small, simple movements and gradually building up their complexity, anyone can learn difficult tech and apply these lessons to learning a variety of tricks they encounter. Part 2 of this class covers linear isolations, demonstrating how they can be used to quickly teach antispin flowers, CAPs, and body tracers.

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Performing with small fire

5
Year: 
2015

This workshop will introduce people to a variety of small fire tools including chi ball, palm torches, fire fingers and fire eating torches. Participants will get to try out these tools and learn how to flow with them.  A short fire safety discussion will be included for those who have no to little fire experience. Participants will take a stab at flowing with these tools and be shown some dance and flow moves that can be done with small fire. Fire eating and fleshing will be discussed and demonstrated by the instructor as well as the safety and danger aspects involved.

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Beginner Poi - The Unit Circle

21
Year: 
2015

An introduction to spinning poi, exploring the different movements you can make using the unit circle. 

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Building Technique

2
Year: 
2015

For the beginner and beginner.intermediate poi spinner we will go over some techniques to for good habits around that will benefit the way we learn.

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Sequence Building Workshop (Juggling)

28
Year: 
2015

In this workshop we will learn how to combine different types of juggling throws to create three move sequences.

Must be able to keep a cascade going with the desire prop for the workshop.

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Dancing to Other Dimensions

3
Year: 
2015

Joulehoop's Workshop, Dancing to Other Dimensions, focuses on tosses, jump throughs, and follow throughs. The students will gain trust in themselves, improve their relationship with the hoop, and acquire the ability to wow an audience through multiple dimensions in their hoop dance!

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The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Hooping

25
Year: 
2015

Have you recently picked up a hoop in the last month? Week? Today? Well then this workshop is JUST FOR YOU! A safe haven for all beginners to come learn and figure out what all this hooplah is about.
Starting class with a quick warm up, playing with different spin currents & hooping at all levels of our body, we will disect class into groups based on what we already know (this is to better instruct every one). Then the fun begins as we learn the basic tricks every hooper ought to know such as jump throughs, vortex, lasso, hand hooping, etc.

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Chest Hooping/Breaks and Paddles

14
Year: 
2015

In this class we will be focusing on chest hooping, breaks and paddles. I will be teaching different ways you can chest hoop such as vertical and horizontal. Once we are comfortable with that, we will move on to all the fun breaks you can do, using your arms, legs, and elbows!

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Learn to Love Your Fans

13
Year: 
2015

This will cover basic motion and may ways to use your fans.

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Intro to Dragon Style

37
Year: 
2015

We'll be going over hand paths, theory, and beginner moves. I'll discuss how a dragon moves in the theory portion, as well as how your feet move in sync to maintain spin. My description of the hand paths I use, as well as chi roll hand paths, will be discussed also. I will be then applying theory and hand paths to teaching how to chi roll and dodge death. These two moves are important to me because they teach your body how the dragon moves and are a great foundation for self teaching once away from the retreat.

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Intro to breakdance

25
Year: 
2015

This class will go over the key components of Breakdance: Toprock, footwork, power moves, and freezes.

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Stretching : The PreGame

11
Year: 
2015

This Workshop addresses the importance of treating ones body as an athletic instrument. USGA certified instruction on stretches that engage the muscles of each flow artist for their particular (or various ) flow arts.

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Intro to Diabolo

14
Year: 
2015

In this workshop we will learn the basics, making it a great starting point for people who have never used a diabolo before. We will go over various ways to get the diabolo moving on the string, how to keep it balanced, and how to build speed. When you leave this workshop, you should have the basics down and be ready to build on it further (in the second class!) I can't wait to see you there!

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Intro to double staff

6
Year: 
2015

Never played with two sticks before? This class will leave you inspired and ready to take on the the world of Double Staffs! 

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Club Fishtails

21
Year: 
2015

Club fishtails are very similar to staff fishtails but different in important ways. Come learn this basic club contact form to help unlock club contact juggling as a real possibility.

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Beginner fire eating/fleshing

8
Year: 
2015

An introduction to putting fire in your mouth, and on your skin! First we will discuss the safety aspects involved with fire eating, and safetying a fire eater. Then once everyone is thoroughly terrified we will start working on putting fire in your face and to your mouth, and the basics of fire fleshing. If we make it past that point we will continue on to tongue transfers, and a few other impressive but beginner moves such as body trails.

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Knots and Locks (Beginner Aerial Fabric)

19
Year: 
2015

Knots and Locks is a beginner fabric workshop for aerialists that are just getting started. This workshop will also be suitable for any one that has participated in the Introduction to Aerial Arts Workshop. In this workshop you will learn how to tie basic foot knots (foot locks) and begin working in the air from those. Knots and Locks is more on the technical side but the skills are fundamental so you will be able to practice them and use them throughout your aerial dance journey. 

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Time to soar- Beginner silks

25
Year: 
2015

Ever dream of flying? Grab your fancy pants it's time to soar! Class will begin with full body warm up. Students will learn multiple ways to climb the fabric. We will introduce single foot locks and build sequences from the ground. No experience necessary . Please come in your favorite leggings or borrow some booty huggers from one of your flowmies.

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Laughter Yoga

42
Year: 
2015

Laughter yoga is an exercise wherein the number one thing we are practicing is laughter. Developed by Dr. Madam Kataria in Mumbai India, in the nearly 20 years since it's inception laughter yoga has grown to be a world wide art. Come laugh, giggle or guffaw with us and find out for yourself why it has grown to be what it is today.(Please note, no children under 18 in Laughter Yoga please)

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Poi Tosses

14
Year: 
2015

Poi Tosses - learn to toss your poi in various ways. Walking through the foundation of poi tossing and ending up on an intermediate level, learning to create different sequences involving different types of tosses!

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Foundations in contact staff:

14
Year: 
2015

Doesn't matter if this is your first day with a contact staff or you were doing neck rolls with the brontosaurus, we all need help solidifying our basics. We will deconstruct classic large movements into their base components, fine tune them, and then scramble the pieces up to create unique movement ideas.

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Intro to Angel Rolls

16
Year: 
2015

Want to learn how to do an angel roll with a contact staff or sword? I'll show you how! We will go over good practice methods for getting a consistent and clean angel roll.

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Intro to Contact Staff

9
Year: 
2015

I will outline step-by-step instructions for these basic contact staff techniques:

Halo

Steve (Steve Entry, Neck Wraps, Steve Exit)

Duck Outs

Conveyor Belts (Elbow Wrap, Wrist Transfers)

I will spend 5-15 minutes on each technique and the if anyone wants a starter hard move I can teach Angel Rolls.

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Pure Contact

13
Year: 
2015

Once again, learn the easy way to not hold onto your staff. In this class, we will get moving. This will be a highly active and fun class showing ways to let go and not worry about what tricks you're doing, but instead finding your own flow. We will explore pinch and pivot points along with making the staff appear motionless in your own perspective. At the end of this workshop, a super special trick that anyone that can do a cartwheel will be very exited about!

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Poi basics

4
Year: 
2015

Teaching the basics of poi. There is never enough of the starting moves. Teaching the 2 and 3 bet weaves, butterfly and several to in an directions for beginners to think about.

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Weaves r us

4
Year: 
2015

This is your basic beginners weaves class, teaching your basic 2/3 beats, threading the needle, forward and backward spinning technique, archer weaves and how to move the weaves from side to side, and back to front. This class is to help new spinners become exposed to the basics of the poi world (and spinning in general) as well as giving some slightly more experienced spinners a good core work out.

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Fundamentals of Tech, Part 1

33
Year: 
2015

Intimidated by tech? This class is centered around the idea that if we work up to a trick by starting with small, simple movements and gradually building up their complexity, anyone can learn difficult tech and apply these lessons to learning a variety of tricks they encounter. Part 1 of this class covers linear extensions, creating tricks by chaining together straight lines into ever more complicated and beautiful patterns.

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intro to tossing

14
Year: 
2015

Letting go of your poi! This class will teach you some of the basic tosses such as isolated tosses and no beats. We will also learn some drills to refine and progress your tossing.

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Learn to let go, an intro to juggling

14
Year: 
2015

Frustrated you never learned how to juggle? Let go of your past misconceptions and start fresh with this beginner juggling workshop. We will cover the simple 3 steps to juggling a 3 object cascade and discuss how juggling can lead to a better life. Some loaner sets provided but please bring balls, clubs, or rings if you have them.

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Siteswap 101

19
Year: 
2015

Siteswap is a juggling notation that uses numbers to help describe the order in which your props are thrown and caught. In this workshop you will learn how to understand these numbers. You will learn the difference between the even and odd numbers within the siteswap as well as the meaning of the length of numbers. Each part is important for recreating a multitude of juggling patterns.

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Learn to Juggle

28
Year: 
2015

Start from being able to only toss one object back and forth between your two hands and move up to manipulation with 2 and 3 objects at the same time.

This is available for any prop. Balls, Clubs, Rings, Poi, Hoops, Staplers, and Axes.

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Hoop Dance for Non-Hoopers

8
Year: 
2015

For those proficient in other props, the world of hoop dance can seem like a strange and otherworldly cult, complete with secret passwords and handshakes (we hoopers can only WISH it was that cool!) In reality, anyone can learn to hoop.

In this class, we'll learn how to transfer the knowledge you already have with your prop of choice to hooping. We will cover all basics of hooping as well as how to create your own hoop tricks using the knowledge you already have.

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Flow Wand Basics - Short String

15
Year: 
2015

This flowshop is all about the magical flow wand on short string. If you’ve ever been caught in a trance at this ‘flying stick’ and are interested in trying it out, join the wanderers! Or if you have a wand of your own, but haven’t quite figured out to make it work, come and play :) I will start at the very beginning from which hand to use, what finger to put the loop on, and how to keep the wand upright and gradually venture into circling and horizontal stalls, which I consider the foundation from where you can blossom and find your own flow.

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Intro to Twin Tech

27
Year: 
2015

Intro to Twin Tech- In the Beginner/Intermediate workshop we will discuss and introduction to hybrids, Body tracing, Basic Flowers, Tosses, & transitions for putting together previously known fundamentals of twin hooping.

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Double Staff Basic Building Blocks

11
Year: 
2015

We will be covering the basics of double staff theory with an emphasis on finding your own creative flow right from the start. We will start with one and two beat reels and stalls in all possible timing and direction combinations. For each trick, we will explore all the different parts of the body we can use to effect that move and how to allow the staves maximum freedom, momentum and flow. We will play with the distinction between "staff-centric" movement and "body-centric" movement. If there is time, we will begin applying the same principles to antispin/isolation combos.

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Dragon Staff - Intro to Basics.

37
Year: 
2015

This class will cover all the basics and will give you insight on how to keep the Dragon Staff rollin. We will go over point A to point B and everywhere in between. You'll learn about tracers and how to use them to help make your journey into Dragon staff easier.

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Intro to Liquid Dance

42
Year: 
2015

In this workshop, Tesla will show you guys Liquid Dance, and how you can quickly learn how to get started learning, and quickly become comfortable going out to events/spinjams and dancing. He will go over the hand wave, the grid, correct postures, and dexterity drills to keep your hands loose and flowy!

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Introduction to Tribal Fusion Bellydance (Technique & Stylization)

12
Year: 
2015

DESCRIPTION - Whether you want to learn the basics, would like some Tribal Fusion combos to add to your repertoire, or simply want to burn a few calories, this is the class for you! Introduction to Tribal Fusion Bellydance begins with a discussion of Oriental Dance in the United States, what Tribal Fusion is, the stylization of it, how it fits within contemporary bellydance genres, and how to make it your own.

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Beginner Belly dance... with props!

9
Year: 
2015

Learn the beginner basics of belly dance in an easy to follow format! We'll start with basic body movements including: Two types of shimmies, a body vibration, hip rolls, undulations, snake arms and chest rolls. Then we'll take it up a notch and show you how to incorporate moves you already know from flow arts such as poi and fire fans into belly dance prop moves with veils, fan veils, and voi (veil poi).

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Footwork and Body Movement for Spinners

45
Year: 
2015

What looks great with prop movement? Body movement! Let's explore the basics of body movement and spinning, and "fancy" it up with some fun footwork :)

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Foundations of contact dance

6
Year: 
2015

In this workshop we will introduce the fundamentals of Contact Dance through explorative and creative movement games.

1.Warm up, intro, get over any "awkward contact"
2.Trust games
3. Floor rolls
4. Balance games
5.Liberated Movement
6.Dance!
7.Human contact chain link closing game

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Aerial Fabric Fundamentals

37
Year: 
2015

This class will introduce body awareness and level 1 techniques including footlocks and climbing, as well as strength training. We will be a team as we work together learning what its like to be in the air.

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Buugeng for Beginners

22
Year: 
2015

An introduction course that will go over everything you need to begin your journey with buugeng. I will provide buugeng for people to use but they will be limited to how many I bring.

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Introduction to 8-Ring Manipulation

11
Year: 
2015

No experience requried for this class as 8 ring is very unique. Knowing double staff or multiball contact patterns is something worth learning. First we will go over the different grips and ways to hold the prop and learn to travel between them. Then we will go over the various ways to apply force to the prop to initiate movement. On to basic movements of isolation, antispin, spin spin and box isolations,trying these movements in all planes in various grips. Once familiar with some basics, we'll try out some hybrids(doing 2 different things with each hand). 

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Single Staff 101

22
Year: 
2015

From the basics of traditional spinning into contemporary pattern spinning, and finally, the bread and butter of contact work. This is a fairly dense class, meant to leave the student with a solid foundation of multiple styles of single staff play with which to further their independent study. Some basic playtime with a staff will be helpful, taking notes is encouraged. 

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Intro to Dragon Staff

35
Year: 
2015

This class begins with a partner game that lets students become familiar with the way a dragon staff rolls, in a fun way. We then move on to the fundamental forward chi roll, which is taught in five quick and easy steps. Once this is achieved, we will move on to the translation of contact staff moves, and the changes that must be made to maintain the continuous roll. We notice and play with the pendulum effect of the weighted ends, and the way it makes the staff “float”. Each move can be expanded upon, so as a student progresses they can be taken an extra step.

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Absolute Contact

23
Year: 
2015

Learn how easy it is not using your hands with a staff.
While being as mobile as Frankenstein, we will learn the simplest of rolls, how to steve, 1 and 2 beat weaves, and some interesting ways of thinking about staff, manipulation, and practice. There might also be a few bonus "tricks"

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Basic Contact Staff

29
Year: 
2015

Come learn how to spin a staff without gripping it with your hand!

Welcome to the MAGICAL WORLD OF CONTACT STAFF!! We will be starting from the basics and working our way up the ladder to cover any contact staff move you want to learn!

Class will be divided based on skill level and participants will be encouraged to move between groups to challenge themselves and help each other learn! All skill levels welcome!
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Contact Staff with your Lower Half - Part 1

28
Year: 
2015

This workshop introduces the fundamentals of lower body contact staff work. It includes conditioning and tips about how to work up to more advanced moves. It focuses on classes of movement (rolls, wraps, and traps) that participants are already familiar with in upper body work, in order to provide them with a tool set to create their own combinations. Sample course content: Leg and hip stretches, static rolling, leg and waist wraps, foot lifts and tosses, traps (including the Ball Change combo), basic knee wrap, and a leg Angel entrance.

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intro to rope dart

22
Year: 
2015

Rope dart basics
Movement, kicks, shot, elbow shot, wraps

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Basic Rope Dart

10
Year: 
2015

The first class is for beginners:
Understanding/ making a dart that fits you (measuring and making sure darts are the right length and weight.
Teaching basic shoots how to slide the rope between your hands.
Learning how to change direction and spin your body with the dart.
Learning direction change with your elbows and legs.
Learning basic leg wraps and elbow wraps.
If there is enough time elbow shoots
Lastly basic push kicks

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Intro to Rope Dart

16
Year: 
2015

In this Beginner “101” workshop, we’ll learn fundamental rope dart skills. Including: -a few common methods to manage slack
-plane control
-body/plane transfers
-basic shots/wraps

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Fundamentals of Inversion Flow

25
Year: 
2015

This workshop will help you establish a framework for all types of inside/inverted moves. The technique taught in this workshop will allow you to slow down your inversions and discover transitions to build new sequences of inverted manipulations. No previous knowledge of inversions required.

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floats and iso pendulums

27
Year: 
2015

Taking your pendulums to the next level. In this class we will go over the basics of floats and isolated pendulums as well as how to incorporate them into your flow and how to work them into patterns.

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Get gigs now

26
Year: 
2015

In this introductory workshop, we will cover all the basics of getting a gig, and what kinds of gigs there are. Short notes include:

Getting costumes.
Getting insurance.
getting pics and videos (portfolio development)
finding buyers/kinds of buyers.
how to get to know buyers and ask them to buy.
How to market yourself
How to advertise yourself.
How to price yourself.
How to work up a proposal.
How to close a deal.

This class will include cold-calling scripts, real pricing models, real proposals, and a printed workbook and time for feedback and Q&A.

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Nunchaku Foundations

23
Year: 
2015

Freestyle nunchaku refers to the use of the nunchaku weapon in a more visually stunning, rather than combative way. The beginner class will guide you through the core foundations of nunchaku spinning, from holding positions, passes, rolls, bounces and the foundation for fire. This workshop is perfect for all spinners, martial artists and new people who have always wanted to take that first step. 

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Crack is Good!!

17
Year: 
2015

I will be investing in 12 high quality whips and safety glasses which I will be bringing for anyone interested in trying a little crack. We will discuss some background on the parts of the whip, the dynamics behind the whip crack and ultimately the technique needed to master many of the basic cracks including the Cattleman's, Circus, Flick, Overhead and many others.

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Beginning S-Staff/Buugeng Workshop

41
Year: 
2015

This workshop is a complete introduction to buugeng. No previous spinning knowledge is required! Even if you have spinning knowledge, you will learn how Buugeng is unique as opposed to double staff or poi, etc. Planes are EVERYTHING. You will learn how to keep the most humanly possible flat planes. It's going to require a whole lot of slowing down and understanding what your hands are doing at every point. This workshop will introduce how important the illusionary level is and working with the shape of this prop. It will also give you a good base of moves to work with.

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Cardistry

4
Year: 
2015

Cardistry
The art of juggling cards
In this workshop we will cover the the basics and fundamental principles of card florishis. Card florishis are some of the most visually stunning and beautiful displays of dexterity that can be done with an ordenery deck of playing cards. Thing we will go over
Grips and terminology
One handed cuts
Waterfall/springs/dribble
Sybli cut
And resources
This class is for any one with any interest In playing with cards. There will also be cards provided so don't worry if you don't have your own.

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The Secret to Perfect Extensions and Flowers

24
Year: 
2015

In this workshop, Tesla will teach you the super secret scientific way to clean up your extensions, expand and gain more control of your flowers, and explore more space with your arms wide open. Literally.

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Introduction to Aerial Arts using fabric

25
Year: 
2015

Introduction to Aerial Arts is a workshop for individuals interested in getting their first taste of being in the air! In this workshop we will be using aerial fabric as a springboard for your aerial journey. You will learn how to mount the silks and move between sitting and standing, as well as begin maneuvering basic poses such as arabesques and simple inversions. 

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The Cascade Juggling Pattern

20
Year: 
2015

The Cascade Juggling Pattern is a beginner level workshop geared towards those who have no prior juggling experience and would like to learn the cascade juggling pattern with juggling balls or the prop of their choice. Juggling balls will be available for use during the class and participants may keep the juggling balls.

Participants will receive in-depth instruction regarding the process of learning the cascade as well as personal critique and technique advice.

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Intro to club tech

44
Year: 
2015

Intro to club tech

In this course we will play some games to try to help develop the flow state. We will discuss the idea of a flow arts practice and, we will cover the basic movements, timing and directions for 2 club manipulation.

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Geometric Body Movement

29
Year: 
2015

No Tools just hands
In this class we lay down the foundation for movement in geometric patterns for all tools. We will go over the plane structure and terms for object manipulation dance. The basic footwork and body movement to stay in plane. We will go over the four basic rhythms you can move your hands in and how to transfer smoothly between them in time. Then we will drill all the handpaths and how to transition between them. After that we will explain how you can start visualizing the tools in your hand with inspins, antispins, extensions, and isolations.

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Partner Juggling - Passing, Steals, and Replacements

45
Year: 
2015

This workshop focuses on three different types of partner juggling!

Passing is where you manipulate 4-5 objects between two or more people.

Stealing is where you interact with 3 objects between two people, such as stealing an entire pattern from them while they are juggling.

Replacements are where you have 3-4 objects between two people, and you replace objects as you remove them from someone else's pattern.

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Club Swinging: Basics and Grips

21
Year: 
2015

This class is an introduction to club swinging. The first half will cover how to hold your clubs in a variety of different grips and what specific moves are available in each grip. Then students will learn a sequence that ties the grips together and demonstrates grip transitions.

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Sustained Spinning & On Body Stalls

17
Year: 
2015

In this class we will learn how to suppress dizziness and nausea, two main hurdles in developing a sustained spinning practice. We will go over various techniques for single hoop on and off body, including on body stalls at the waist, chest and head. We will play with body lines from traditional dance technique to add visual flair to our spinning. 

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So you wanna learn how to hoop?

14
Year: 
2015

From waist hooping, to body rolls! This class goes over anything you would like to learn or relearn ^.^

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Just keep Spinning

9
Year: 
2015

In this workshop, we'll explore more into contingency and what gets created through those present moments. I'll share some intermediate coin flips, weaves, and rolls I use constantly whenever I practice going with the motion. We'll discuss effective ways of drilling(and recalling) those 'one off' moments in flow as well!

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Meditative Hoop Workshop

18
Year: 
2015

MEDITATIVE HOOP WORKSHOP

This workshop will focus on using the hoop and hooping as a tool for meditation. We will explore various methods of meditating with the hoop, some involving silence, some involving music, some more physically challenging than others. All exercises are aimed at helping you gain a better understanding of how to clear your mind, learn relaxation techniques, while honing your hooping skills. As your mind clears breakthroughs in your hoop dance (and life) are more likely to come through. This class is available for all levels of hoopers.

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Hooping Jump Throughs & Off-Body Planes

17
Year: 
2015

I want to teach a hoop class focusing on some basic plane theory for off the body hooping, and then spend the majority of the workshop using that theory to explore "jump throughs"; i.e.: tricks where your body goes through the hoop --->. This class will be geared for intermediate folks, but easy enough for beginners.

By starting with some basic hooping plane theory, I think this will help primary hoopers coming to FLAME without the tech spinner lingo preped for other 2-handed tool classes, while also being something the techies that don't hoop much can relate to and build off of quickly.

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Hoops 101

28
Year: 
2015

This class will give the “hoop curious” a space to learn the very basics of hoop dance in a low-pressure environment. While it will cater to flow artists who have never picked up a hoop before, many can benefit from this fundamental class. We will go over hooping on the “core”— waist and chest hooping— then we will cover off-body moves such as weaves and isolations. Hoop dance history and resources will be discussed throughout the class to share information that attendees would find useful to learn more on their own.

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Continuous Folded Hooping

24
Year: 
2015

Continuous Folded Hooping : Growing in popularity over the past two years, “folding” has become a genre of hoop moves that is essential for a complete skill set. It forces hoopers to explore manipulating their hoop in the third dimension, rather than sticking to the standard wall and ceiling planes. Not only that, but almost all the folded hooping moves feed straight into and out of each other within combos, they are very satisfying to learn. For over 2 years, Mike Hayataka has been completely absorbed in folding and the endless possibilities it offers.

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Beginning Fans

26
Year: 
2015

This class is for fan spinners who are getting ready to dive in! In this creative class you will learn the fundamentals of fan manipulation. This will include how to hold and move the fans, how to spin them in different places around the body and more basic fan technique like linear isolations, point isolations, 2D and 3D folding, flowers, and cross over moves like the weave.

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Intro To Fan Tech

49
Year: 
2015

In this class we will cover all of the basics. Topics will include: fan geometry, in-spins, and anti-spins,linear wick isolations, choo choo's and much more. See you there!

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Intro to Fans

32
Year: 
2015

We will start with some of the fun moves of fan play; buzz saws, corkscrews, stalls, “kitty paws”, etc. Identify certain moves that are ideal for the first 30-45 seconds of a burn, Define direction, timing, anti-spin, and C-Relation vs S-Relation. Discover patterns built by stacking these moves together. Also, depending on the class/time, we will move into slightly more advanced moves like hybrids, crossers, stacking, and folding.

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Intro to Tech Fans- Flower Variations

17
Year: 
2015

This class will start with a few simple drills to get a better understanding of how the fan moves through antispin, finding and recognizing the static quadrant of the anti-spin, as well as distinguishing the difference between in-spin and anti-spin. It will cover the four variations of four petal anti-spin flowers: Same time-Same direction, Same time-Opposite direction, Split time- Same direction, Split time- Opposite direction, and also two petal In-spin flowers for each mode. We will cover at least two variations of quarter position anti-spin flowers.

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Reels & Wheels

33
Year: 
2015

This is an intro course to double staffs. We'll be learning the power of our inner locomotive by exploring our body with different kinds of Reels. Then using choo choos to turn reels into wheels to explore the world of double staff! outline: I will start with hip reels and and how to stall/reverse them. We will move on to shoulder reels and the stalls/reverses with them as well. To continue, transferring between hips and shoulders, as well as how to go from split time to same time, as well as same/spit direction.

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Veil Dancing

7
Year: 
2015

In this class you will receive an introduction to bellydance’s most classic prop, the veil. You will get clear and concise breakdowns of veil posture, technique, and several unique veil movements and variations. You will be taught veil dance fundamentals through easy to follow movements drawn from ms. YET’s own technique. All of the movements can stand on their or own or seam together to create a short veil dance combination to add to your performance repertoire. 

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Basic Fire Eating

39
Year: 
2015

Build an intimate relationship with fire. Fire eating is perhaps the most fundamental and important fire art. Challenge your very legitimate fear of putting fire on your body and sticking it in your face. Learn the limits and behavior of fire close up. This workshop will cover safety, prop choice, fleshing and basic eating. Practice torches provided for those who do not have a set of their own.

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How to be a Dragon

13
Year: 
2015

How to be a dragon will be a Beginner course in the breathing of fire also the safety that goes along with breathing. Along with all other fire dancing/manipulation breathing is highly dangerous. But with the right knowledge and care can be one of the most powerful and rewarding forms of art. Control, maintaining breaths, focusing on the inner power and spirit of the Dragon can bring one to another state of mind. In this course one would learn all the safety and tips for preparing, performing, and after care of fire breathing.

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Basic Acroyoga

40
Year: 
2015

This is an introductory class into the world of acroyoga. We will show you how to base, fly and spot various tricks. If you've never done acroyoga before, it's not a problem. The class will be geared to the level of the group that shows up. You do not have to bring a partner to this class, although it is encouraged as you will probably want to practice what you learned afterward. Please do bring a yoga mat if you have one.

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