Beginner Poi Dance starts 8 PM October 22

Artist: GlitterGirl
Photo: David Gomez

Develop transitions and beginner performance theory in this 4 week dance series. This class is the perfect follow up to the Beginner Moves class (or equivalent material: pinwheels, windmills, chasing the sun, butterflies and weaves). If you have some experience and aren’t sure if this class is for you, contact GlitterGirl (glittergirl

templeofpoi com) and make arrangements for your free assessment to see where you fit into our curriculum.

This class meets for 4 weeks in 2019 running October 22 through November 12 from 8-9:20PM and is an excellent companion class to the Beginner Fire series. Class will be held at Lines Ballet, 26 7th street, 5th floor, studio 4, San Francisco, CA and class will be taught by GlitterGirl.  Tuition is $120 on it’s own but you can earn a $40 discount when you also join us for the Beginner Poi Fire Class at Temple of Poi.

Course Overview

This four week series teaches students transitions which allow them to combine the moves taught in the Beginner Poi Moves class. Students also learn how to add dance elements to make their performance more interesting and begin exploring their individual style. This class also helps students through their stage fright by allowing them a safe place to perform — in front of other students learning with them. The process affords students the opportunity to see other people at their level and be seen, both giving and receiving feedback that empowers everyone to better understand their strengths and areas of development.  To assist your learning process, you can purchase our Beginner Poi Dance Class Video Series as well as our 38 double sided flashcards for this class. Each of the classes meets for 80 minutes, one time per week. Each class is divided into the following class structure:

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

The first class focuses on same direction transitions, the second class on opposing direction transitions, while the third and final class focus on putting the moves together in performance and improving any weak spots the students may still be experiencing. More advanced students will also learn new moves as time permits.


Students must have a working knowledge of poi and have either taken the Beginner Poi Moves Class or performed the relevant moves competently for one of the certified Temple of Poi instructors.


Students can attain the greatest long term discount by signing up for the Temple of Poi Beginner Poi Boot Camp program which offers a 20% discount on 7 months worth of classes. This option is only available to students who paid for the Beginner Poi Moves series and the tuition paid will be applied in full to the first two payments of the Beginner Boot Camp. Alternately, students registering for the Beginner Poi Dance and Beginner Poi Fire Class Series receive a 23% discount when paying for both sessions at once. Regular tuition is $240 for both series when taken individually ($120 each) and the combined discounted tuition is $200.

Register here for the October 22, 2019 Dance Class and the October 30, 2019  Beginner Fire Class – $100 balance due IN CASH the first night of class – Please note we will let you borrow fire poi for the fire class and advise you on what to purchase for yourself during the class series. (Note: All deposits are non refundable!)


Register here for the October 22, 2019 Dance Class only with your 50% deposit – balance ($60) due IN CASH the first night of class: (Note: All deposits are non refundable!)


Register here to take this dance class by joining the Beginner Poi Fire Dancing Boot CampBy clicking this link you agree to make 7 payments of $100 regardless of your attendance at each session. Class credits will expire September 1, 2020. The first payment may be made using this link on or before October 22, 2019 . The additional 6 payments ($100 each) 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 May 15, 2020. Please note you must be able to attend intermediate sessions on Tuesday evenings at 8 PM to complete the program. This payment is non refundable.

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