Poi Turn Class

Posted on August 26, 2015 by


Poi Fire Dancing Lessons

Artist: GlitterGirl
Photo: Michael Barton

During this four-week series, we’ll focus on 180º and 360º  turns between moves, enhance existing turning skills and learn new turn combinations. This series also has students explore the concept of plane shifting through axis rotation as a means to create a more dimensional performance.

These 4 weeks focus 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 drills, 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.

The course will explore as many of these concepts as make sense for the students attending the class although not all material will be appropriate for all students.

  • hip reels – same and split directions
  • pinwheels – same and split direction
  • weaves – same direction
  • butterfly turnarounds
  • thread the needle turnarounds
  • sweep circle turns
  • under leg moves
  • hip/pin-reel combos
  • lockout turnarounds
  • flat plane buzzsaw/corkscrew turns
  • inspin flower turns
  • antispin flower turns
  • hybrid flower turns
  • pendulum turns
  • Giant turns
  • and more!

Here’s a preview of some of the beginner patterns that will be used in this series. More advanced material will be presented to students up for the challenge.

Registration Information

This is a series and some material will build from week to week. Please check with GlitterGirl if you wish to drop-in to classes 3 or 4 without prior attendance. This session will run 8 pm Tuesdays October 13, 20, 27 and November 3 at Lines Ballet (26 7th Street, 5th floor, studio TBA). Tuition is one of the following:

  • $30 cash at the door per night drop-in if space allows (must take night one to attend any of the subsequent nights) or
  • 1 intermediate credit on the beginner boot camp package for each night attended or
  • best value: pay $18.05 a session when you join the Fall 2015 Intermediate/Advanced Poi Boot Camp

This series only! 

Provide your $60 tuition deposit (non refundable but transferrable with 8 days notice) to register now and bring the balance in cash the first night of class.

Fall 2015 Intermediate/Advanced Poi Boot Camp

Full Program: By clicking this link you agree to make 4 payments of $100 regardless of your attendance at each of the 18 sessions and private session. The first payment may be made using the first link below  on or before September 15, 2015 or in cash. The additional 3 payments are due in cash directly to GlitterGirl, Nova or through the mail slot at Temple of Poi by 10/15/15, 11/15/15 and 12/15/15. This payment is non refundable. 


Full program, early birdIf you can afford to pay the full tuition, we request you leave these spots open to lower income students. Early bird has the same terms listed above except $90 per month instead of $100. Use the button below! 


Tuesday Only: By clicking this link you agree to make 4 payments of $80 regardless of your attendance at each of the 12 sessions plus the half our private. The first payment may be made using this link on or before September 15, 2015. The additional 3 payments are due in cash directly to GlitterGirl or through the mail slot at Temple of Poi by the 10/15/15, 11/15/15 and 12/15/15. This payment is non refundable.

Some scholarships available, though students seeking scholarship are strongly encouraged to consider our 2015 Fall Intermediate/Advanced Poi Boot Camp as that is our scholarship rate. Please inquire with GlitterGirl directly (GlitterGirl TempleOfPoi com) for details.

This class is loads of fun and is highly recommended for advanced beginner through advanced students who want to add more depth to their opposite direction skills and add some fun combinations to their repertoire.

As a reminder, this and all classes at Temple of Poi are taught with the Flowology Mindset practiced rigorously.

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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