Poi dancing - beyond the basics
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- Build a strong foundation in the essential skills of advanced poi dancing
- You must already be playing and turning freely with with the basic variations of weaves, reels, windmills, and butterflies
Join world-renowned poi teacher, Nick Woolsey, to take your poi spinning skills to a new level!
Each section of this course includes 12-18 videos. The lessons will progress through a proven system of exercises, with the goal of enjoying complete freedom of movement and expression with poi. Nick will also post review and homework notes to help you stay organized focussed.
Although most students spend one or two weeks on each section, you are welcome to go at your own pace. Your membership will last for years!
The course curriculum will include, but will not be limited to:
- Group warmups and games for those who are playing with friends (recommended!)
- Strength and conditioning for poi
- The fundamentals and variations of poi-fu (arm and body movement for poi and flow arts, left/right coordination games, etc.)
- Footwork: Moving across the floor, the pirouette progression, the whirling progression, footwork with partners and groups, and more
- Flowers and CAPs
- Rhythm and timing
- Poi with your feet!
- The Horizontal Poi Progression
- Variations of Spiral Wraps
- To many “moves" to mention (this will often be pointers to existing “move" videos)!
- Nudity! Probably… well, maybe….
- Oh so much more!
- This course is for anybody who is already comfortable with all the basics of poi
Welcome to Poi Dancing - Beyond the Basics! In this course we will learn the essentials of plane control, rhythm, poi fu, compound circles (poi flowers), and many advanced moves such as hyperloops, behind-the-back weaves, and many more
Explain up and down swings
One circle with turn = down swing on one side and up swing on the other
Now add a circle to each side
So you can't keep turning on the down swing because one side you cross down through the midpoint and the other side you cross up
So the rhythm of symmetrical turning will always be sincapated eithe half half or 1.5 1.5 etc
Because even when counting based on turns of your body instead of down or up beats, there's a speed adjustment to be made when switching from 4 to 3 beats and back). It helps me to use a 4 beat weave (or a 3 beat fountain, but that's less fun...) to make the two patterns match up better. Maybe you could do a video or two on making use of "non-standard" beat patterns (2, 4, and 5 beat weaves, 3 and 4 beat windmills, etc.) to adjust rhythm?