2015 Spring Poi Intermediate/Advanced Boot Camp

Posted on December 20, 2014 by


Poi 2015 Spring Boot Camp

Photo: Santiago Mejia
Artist: Zihni

Looking to level up your poi skills this Winter and Spring? Join Temple of Poi for the 2015 Spring Poi Intermediate / Advanced Boot Camp.

At the beginning of each session, we will assess where students are at, suggest different possible content and based on the feedback of the students present that night, we will co-create a fun learning experience where everyone grows their skills.


  • Space is limited so students are encouraged to sign up for the series rather than drop in.
  • We are looking for a committed group of practitioners who wish to study throughout the winter and spring and work on the concepts described herein.
  • This program covers the tuition for 15 group classes being held between January 14, 2015 and April 22, 2015 and one private 30 minute session to be redeemed on or before April 22.
  • Students attending 9 sessions or less should pay the series or drop in rate rather than joining the boot camp. Students who can attend 10 or more sessions will benefit financially through this program.
  • Tuition is reduced from the regular rate of $515 total ($450 for the group sessions and $75 for the private) for the 30 minute private and all 15 sessions to $320 paid in 4 payments of $80 (deposit below, remaining payments due in cash) on or before the 15th of January, February, March and April.
  • Note: All payments are due for package discounts even if student does not attend the classes! 


This boot camp will have 5 main areas of focus:

  • Multibeat drop-in: this one night session will focus on 4 beat corkscrews in same direction, same direction 5 beat weaves and 4 beat pinwheels and thread the needle as time permits. These moves add an extra twist on what you’ve already learned and allow you more time to execute the moves because of the additional beats which helps smooth out transitions and offers an new way to interact with the moves.
  • Out of the Box: this 4 week poi class series focuses on the motion layer of the 7 layer dip, assisting you in using more stage space and moving out of the fixed position poi artists can find themselves in when simply executing moves consecutively. Through a series of games and exercises, students will explore movement through space and turning with moves they already know while learning a few more fun ones that impress the crowd.
  • Funky Foot Flow & Poi Combos: 2 sessions, each independent of the others, where students provide a series of moves GlitterGirl will then transform into a combination utilizing what the practitioners bring to the class. The dynamic generation of combinations makes for a unique experience each time personalized based on those attending.
  • Polyrhythmics & C-CAPS: this 4 week series focuses on moves where each poi does a different number of revolutions in the same interval of time (poly rhythmic movements) with a special emphasis on the C-CAPs as a specific focus of these moves.
  • Opposite Direction: during the early part of one’s practice, they often focus more on same direction movements (weaves, chasing the sun, corkscrew, windmill) and don’t put as much emphasis on opposite direction moves. This 4 week series extends your repertoire in opposite direction, beginning with the utilitarian opposite direction weave (all 4 versions), the opposite direction weave fountain, thread the needle variants and opposite direction flowers, giants, buzz saws and turns.

As always, at Temple of Poi we customize the material based on the students attending and work each student to their edge to the best of our ability. Your job is to show up and learn what you can rather than try to learn everything being presented, as we intentionally present more material than the student can achieve in the sessions to help keep their practice moving forward.

All sessions meet at Lines Ballet (26 7th Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA, USA). Monday session are held in Studio 4. Wednesday sessions are held in Studio 2. All sessions are 8-9:20 officially, though we sometimes run till 9:30,

Below is the list of dates and the material being covered that class.

Please note: while the class topic is specific, the content is always based on the attendees in the class so every class is unique. All sessions are designed to be repeated as each session covers different content, expanding comprehension for students.

Follow the links below to see class descriptions and preview videos to give you a deeper sense of the material being covered. As always, we will meet you where your practice is rather than expect you to be at a particular level.

Date Description
1.26.15 Multibeat
2.2.15 Out of the box
2.9.15 Out of the box
2.18.15 Polyrhythmics & C-CAPs
2.23.15 Out of the box
2.25.15 Polyrhythmics & C-CAPs
3.2.15 Out of the box
3.4.15 Polyrhythmics & C-CAPs
3.11.15 Polyrhythmics & C-CAPs
3.16.15 Funky Foot Flow & Combos
3.18.15 Opposite Direction
4.1.15 Opposite Direction
4.8.15 Opposite Direction
4.15.15 Opposite Direction
4.22.15 Funky Foot Flow & Combos


By clicking this link you agree to make 4 payments of $80 regardless of your attendance at each session. The first payment may be made using this link on or before January 15, 2015. The additional 3 payments are due in cash directly to GlitterGirl or through the mail slot at Temple of Poi by the 2/15/15, 3/15/15 and 4/15/15. This payment is non refundable.

Additional Information

  • Students are encouraged to bring a video camera to record during the note taking portion of each class to create video notes 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 nor sold.
  • You will need to have your own practice poi, or you can purchase a set from us.
  • Practice poi, if you need them, are available for $40 cash made by GlitterNova.
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  • Enjoy free lessons at YouTube.com/GlitterGirlPoi.
  • Want to teach a friend how to poi? Pass it on — they can get a free download of our 20 minute corkscrew lesson here at GotFireDancing.com.
  • Invest in your own video library through our paid for videos in our Beginner Poi Video Lesson LibraryBeginner Poi 5.5 Hour Video CourseIntermediate Courses, and Individual Lessons.
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