Learn to Poi! Beginner Poi, Thursdays (sold out)

Posted on September 5, 2014 by


Beginner Poi Classes

Artists: Anna, Emily & Karishma, 2012 Expo
Photo: William Lee

Learn to poi fire dance and get started with this offering the first in our Beginner Poi series. Beginner Poi Moves teaches over 40 different moves and combinations plus 25 different drills to support your practice. This class is appropriate for those with absolutely no experience through early beginners with a few moves but not a lot of vocabulary, comprehension, technique and confidence. If you have no experience, this class is for you. If you have limited experience then this class is probably for you — contact GlitterGirl (glittergirl [that pretty little at sign] templeofpoi [daaaaaaught] com) to set up your free assessment to see where you fit in our curriculum. Each of the classes meets for 80 minutes, one time per week.

Series info:

  • Time/Dates: Thursdays, 8 PM, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10,23, 10/30 and 11/6
  • Location: Temple of Poi, 953 Mission Street, Suite 11, between 5th and 6th on Mission, San Francisco, CA, USA

Each class is divided into the following class structure:

  • 20 min: warm ups, practice, performance, drills, review
  • 50 min: new move clinic, individual work, drills, practice
  • 10 min: homework assignments, notes, review, cool down

This course provides instruction for the beginner poi dancers. During each class, new concepts will be introduced in the “new move clinic” which are then reinforced during the remainder of the class. The first two classes focus on the fundamentals of poi movement. The next four classes cover the chasing the sun, stalls, corkscrew, pinwheel, butterfly and weave moves as well as extensive variations of these moves. All moves are taught in both directions for maximum learning. To assist your learning process, you can purchase our computer based training material. For those who know they are committed to a poi practice, consider joining the Temple of Poi Beginner Poi Boot Camp program which offers a 20% discount on 7 months worth of classes.

Additional Information

  • Students are welcome to bring a video camera to record sessions for personal use only. They may NOT be distributed to others, including your fellow students (without prior authorization of your instructor), in any way, nor posted on the internet or sold.
  • You will need to have your own practice poi, or you can purchase a set from us.
  • Tuition for this class is $180.
  • Practice poi are $30
  • Payment plans are available so please inquire with us directly (email glittergirl ; templeofpoi ; com)
  • Join our mailing list here and keep up to date on classes, events, performances, jams as well as articles and videos to support your learning.
  • Support your learning through free and paid for videos in our Beginner Poi Video Library.


This series only!

Register here with your non refundable $80 deposit and bring the balance of $100 in CASH the first day of class. Also bring cash if you wish to purchase poi ($30).

Beginner Poi Fire Dancing Boot Camp

By clicking this link you agree to make 7 payments of $125 regardless of your attendance at each session. The first payment may be made using this link on or before September 25, 2014. The additional 6 payments are due in cash directly to GlitterGirl or through the mail slot at Temple of Poi by the 15th of each month until and including April 15, 2015. This payment is non refundable.

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