Flowers: Mixed level Poi Series, Tuesdays (starts May 2)

Posted on April 7, 2017 by

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Artist: GlitterGirl
Photo: Tommy Wong

Want to level up your poi skills with one of the most prolific and never ending opportunities for growth, fun-filled, poi geekery? Looking to expand your skill with flowers? We have just the remedy — this class is loads of fun and is highly recommended for intermediate and advanced students who want to take their skills to the next level.

Join us for this 4 week flower series meeting at 8 pm Tuesdays at Lines Ballet (26, 7th Street, 5th floor, studio 4, San Francisco). Class meets Tuesdays, 8 pm, May 2, 9, 16 & 23.

This class is designed to be repeated many times, each time taking a deeper cut at the practice and delineating more complex patterns requiring more hand independent skill. This is a mixed level class for both those new to flowers, antispin, wall plane and lockouts as well as those who are interested in expanding their repertoire in this arena. For the neophytes, this 4 week series introduces artists to concepts that will expand the artist’s repertoire for months, if not years. This course begins with the basic concepts of flowers — side and front planes — and continues building on variations on this theme, tying together the flowers, barrel rolls and lockouts (using spin and antispin as appropriate) with buzzsaw fountains, wall plane weaves and combinations to integrate the moves into your practice.

Not sure you know what flowers are? Here’s a recent poi spinning video featuring flowers, antispin, CAPs and hybrids heavily in the early part of the video and then interspersed throughout the flow in the later part of the video.

For those who are already indoctrinated into the world of flowers, we will work on more advanced flowers integrating antispin into the repertoire, focusing on goofy flowers, hybrids, CAPS, swivels and other patterns to expand on basic flower, antispin and wall plane concepts.

Class will be held in a huge studio with high ceilings. The series is a mixed level class where we will start with a basic concept and continue to build on it throughout each class and the series overall. Students are invited to take the class at their own pace and we adjust the material to accommodate each student’s needs. This series will continue to expand on the concepts by working with turns and combinations that integrate the recently acquired moves.

Registration Information

  • $35 cash at the door per night drop-in if space allows (must take night one to attend any of the subsequent nights or have prior approval from GlitterGirl) or
  • $30 a class when you buy the whole series for $120
  • 1 intermediate credit on the beginner boot camp package for each night attended

Series Discount!

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

 

 

Some scholarships available; Please inquire with GlitterGirl directly for details.

Explore the content of these classes through the videos below which provide an understanding of the content covered in classes:

  • Flowers
  • Antispin
  • Hybrids
  • Wall Planes
  • Lockouts
  • CAPs

The following video provides some examples of beginner patterns taught in these sessions:

 

More advanced students will explore concepts that build in the fundamentals distinguished in the beginner curriculum. This video provides additional examples of some of the intermediate concepts. Please note, we endeavor to empower the students through a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge. Each class is different with us meeting the students where they are at because we teach material based on who is in attendance rather than being overly confined by a rigid curriculum that doesn’t meld to the moment.

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

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.
  • Practice poi, if you need them, are available for $20 cash
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