Fundamentals of Poi

30
Year: 
2017

Come one, come all! Whether you've been spinning poi for a while or just picking them up for the first time, this class will help pave a clear and exciting path ahead for your poi development.

We'll start at the very beginning where we flail around aimlessly with zero goal and no possible mistakes. Everyone wins, even face shots!

Once that's out of our system, we'll move on to talk about the movement of the poi itself, how that relates to our body, and how it all comes across visually to those watching us.

I will talk to you about the different types of horizontal and vertical planes as well as what static and extension movements mean. To round out our familiarity, we will play around with these ideas in their normal forwards directions and their reverse counterparts.

The class will finish by touching lightly on the large branches of poi theory you're bound to move on to soon, including:

- Weaves

- Flowers

- Pendulums

- Tracing

Along the way, I'll provide exercises to help train your brain and body in these new ideas more effectively, and we'll bring it together by covering some of the larger patterns to aim for as your next big milestones in your poi journey.

We will periodically take breaks to practice all of these ideas throughout the class, and that's when I will walk around to do quick 1-on-1 check-ins to make sure everyone is clear on what we're working on. The goal is for everyone to walk away with plenty to work on in their practice.

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