Beginner Poi Dance Series, starts 3.31 at 8 PM, on line for C19

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

(Updated March 23, 2020)
Note: Due to the current C19 mandates for shelter in place, physical social isolation, and given the limitations of the studio we rent for this class being closed, classes will be held over Zoom. We have successfully run several real time classes this way thus far with outstanding results. It is set up so the teacher has two logins to Zoom where one of them shows the students in front of them on a huge TV Brady Bunch style to offer direct feedback on what the students are executing; and the other is a view of the teacher from behind doing the movements, allowing students to more easily model the material. Full paying and boot camp students receive access to the Zoom recording of the class to play over and over as a learning reference.

This class meets for 4 weeks in 2020 on March 31, April 7, 14 and 21 from 8-9:20PM and is an excellent companion class to the Beginner Fire. Class will be held via Zoom 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. For an even steeper discount, consider the Beginner Poi Boot Camp.

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 March 31, 2020 Dance Class and the April 23, 2020 Beginner Fire Class – $200 balance due now; if the social distancing mandate remains in place, the class will be pushed to later.  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 tuition is non refundable!)


Register here for the March 31, 2020 Dance Class only with your for $120: (Note: All tuition is non refundable!)


Register here to take this dance class by joining the Beginner Poi Fire Dancing Boot Camp. By clicking this link you agree to make 7 payments of $100 regardless of your attendance at each session. The first payment may be made using this link on or before March 31, 2020 . 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 April 15, 2020 up until and including September 15, 2020. This payment is non refundable.

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