How to Spin Poi
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How to Spin Poi

Learn poi quickly and easily with this step by step guide!
3.5 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
31 students enrolled
Created by Halley Rachal
Last updated 11/2014
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $20 Discount: 50% off
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Includes:
  • 31 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to perform many different poi moves and tricks!
  • You will have a good foundation of basic skills and be able to dance freestyle to music!
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Requirements
  • You don't need any prior knowledge or experience! Anyone can learn!
  • If you don't own a pair of poi, don't worry! I will teach you how to make a pair easily and inexpensively.
Description

Spinning poi is a unique skill that anyone can learn! If you've ever wanted a cool hidden talent then this course is for you! While fun and entertaining, learning to spin poi can also have a positive impact on your mind and body by increasing hand eye coordination, circulation, and flexibility in your arms.

Although poi is still mostly under the radar to the general public, flow arts such as poi are quickly growing in popularity in many social scenes! People can often be seen spinning poi at festivals, concerts and even at your local park.

In this course you will learn basic skills to create a good foundation for spinning and then you will progress to learn beginner and intermediate tricks! You will also learn the history of poi, different types of poi, and how to dance freestyle!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginners who want a good foundation with basic skills, beginner tricks, and intermediate tricks.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 24 Lectures Collapse All 24 Lectures 30:42
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Introduction to Poi
6 Lectures 06:10

Learn the mental and physical benefits of spinning poi!

Preview 00:40

Learn the origin of poi and what it has evolved to today!

Preview 00:53

With so many types of poi available it's hard to know where to start! We will go over all of the different types and which ones are best for your skill level!

Preview 01:00

No poi? No problem! We will go over two quick, easy, and inexpensive ways to make your own pair!

Preview 01:40


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Beginner Skills
14 Lectures 18:26

Learn how to spin reels! These will be one of your core foundation skills that will be used a lot through this course!

Preview 01:31


Front Facing Reels
01:10

Giants
01:32

Figure Eights
01:20

Learn how to spin the buzzsaw! Now we're really getting started! This is a very fun trick and it has a very cool effect.

Preview 01:18

Double Criss Cross
01:27

Two Beat Weave
01:15

In this tutorial you will learn how to perform "the butterfly". This is definitely one of the more popular tricks!

The Butterfly
01:09

Turning With Your Poi
01:50

Over the Rainbow
01:14

Behind Your Back
01:08

Down Stalls
01:15

Spinning Over Your Head
00:57
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Intermediate Skills
4 Lectures 06:06

We're getting a little more advanced now! In this lesson you will learn the corkscrew. Master this before moving on to the next lesson, the windmill!

The Corkscrew
01:20

The Windmill
01:24

Flowers, also known as "compound circles", are a great skill to have! There is so much you can do with these! This lesson will teach you how to spin a four petal flower.

Four Petal Flowers
02:22

Combining Your Tricks
01:00
About the Instructor
Halley Rachal
3.5 Average rating
1 Review
31 Students
1 Course
Poi Spinner

I've always been a person with many passions... or should I call them obsessions? I love acquiring new skills so when something authentically intrigues me I dive head first into learning everything I can about the topic. The art of poi spinning first sparked my interest when I kept seeing people do it at music festivals (another obsession of mine). They weren't professional performers. They were just normal people in the crowd, but they had a unique skill that drew my attention away from the famous musicians on stage. I decided that I had to try it for myself. I instantly fell in love with the fun and flow of poi and became a true poi enthusiast! Now I spin poi, make poi, sell poi, and teach poi to anyone willing to learn. If you are willing, I'd love to teach you too!