Beginner Poi Moves, Wednesdays, 8 PM, starts May 20

Beginner Poi Fire Dancing Classes
Artists: Zihni, Nova, GlitterGirl
Photo: Cedric Sims


Learn to poi fire dance and get started with this offering, the first in our Beginner Poi series. Beginner Poi Moves 6-week series 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. Series info:

  • Time/Dates: 8 PM in 2015: 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24
  • Each of the classes meets for 80 minutes, one time per week.
  • 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:

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

Here’s a course preview video.


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 5.5 hour video training material, offered through this link at an 60% discount from $100 to $40 until 1 week after the class starts, 5/12/15. 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 encouraged 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 (available the night class begins).
  • Tuition for this class is $180.
  • Practice poi are $20
  • 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 and consider our 5.5+ hour video training material available through this link only for an 60% discount from $100 to $40. This link will expire 5/12/15
  • Class will be taught by Nova.

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 ($20). 

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 May 20, 2015. 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 November 15, 2015. This payment is non refundable. 

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