Out of the Box, 8 PM PT Tuesdays on Zoom starting April 20, 2021

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Register here with your non refundable $120 tuition for 4 classes, 80 minutes, Tuesdays at 8 PM Pacific, April 20, 27, May 4 & 11 in 2021

Other registration options below.
Drop in Students: contact GlitterGirl to make tuition arrangements

This series only: non refundable $120 tuition. 

Zoom based Intermediate+ Poi Fire Dancing Boot Camp 7 month program, first of 7 non-refundable tuition payments of $100. 

Tuition includes…

  • Live Sessions: Students will be taught new material and will receive feedback on their progress while learning it
  • Zoom Videos: Full paying series students receive access to the Zoom recordings of all of the classes (regardless of attendance); Drop-In and Boot Camp students receive access to the Zoom recordings of the classes they attended. Students may download these videos to play over and over as a learning reference.
  • When: 80 minutes per session, 1x a week, 8 PM Pacific Tuesdays in 2021: April 20, 27, May 4 & 11. 
  • Where: Classes will be held over Zoom 
  • Who: 9-10+ year old able-bodied humans with space enough to spin 2 objects the length of their arms around them who have access to reliable network connectivity over Zoom. Students should be familiar with at least the Beginner Poi Moves class material and have their own poi and it is recommended students not identify as complete beginners to get the best value from this series.

Is this for me?

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.

This series is less about learning new moves and concepts and mores about learning how to turn and move through the performance area with the moves you already utilize. 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 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.

These techniques combine to create spinning “Out of the Box”:  the process of moving the relative positions of the “box” (front, back, floor, ceiling and side planes) to different locations in relation to the fixed environment in which artists are performing — all while flowing between moves.

Out of the Box concepts are explored using:

  • 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
  • 2 petal flower turns
  • pendulum turns
  • Giant turns
  • flower turns
  • and more!
The series meets students where they are at and teaching the concepts using the following structure:
  • learn the move in one direction, X
  • learn the move in opposite direction, Y
  • learn to turn 180º from
    • X > to Y (> = right turn)
    • Y <L to X (< = left turn)
    • back and forth in a swivel (this is, more or less, a fountain)
    • X < to Y
    • Y > to X
    • back and forth in a swivel (this is, more or less the other fountain used when making a 360º)
  • learn 360º turn
    • X to Y to X >
    • Y to X to Y > (these seem the same but aren’t always balanced)
    • X to Y to X <
    • Y to X to Y < (again, not always balanced)
  • once you can turn 360º with the move, practice turning 360º while traversing space
    • < 360
    • > 360
  • once you can turn 360º through space, explore trinity turns using 3 120º degree turns to make a full 360º, both directions, starting with either move

Here’s a preview of some of the combinations taught in this series.

This class is loads of fun and is highly recommended for advanced beginner through advanced students who want to add more depth to their performance 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

Registration Information

  • Drop-in: $35 per night drop-in if space allows (must take night one to attend any of the subsequent nights or have prior approval from GlitterGirl); please contact GlitterGirl to see if space is available the night(s) you wish to attend and to arrange tuition payments; or
  • $30 a class when you buy the whole 4 night series ($120) paid below; or
  • 1 intermediate credit on the beginner poi fire dancing boot camp or Zoom-Based Beginner Poi Dancing Boot Camp or Zoom-Based Intermediate+ Poi Dancing Boot Camp package for each night attended (please note if only one person on a Study Buddy Discount attends, it counts as a credit)

Register here with your non refundable $120 tuition for 4 classes, 80 minutes, Tuesdays at 8 PM Pacific, April 20, 27, May 4 & 11 in 2021

Register for the Zoom-Based Intermediate+ Poi Dancing Boot Camp:(not including beginner poi moves) 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 April 20, 2021. The additional 6 payments are due to GlitterGirl by the 15th of each month from May, 2021 until and including September 15, 2021. This payment is non refundable.
Register for the Study Buddy Discount Zoom-Based Intermediate+ Poi Dancing Boot Camp: (includes Beginner Poi Moves) By clicking this link you agree to make 7 payments of $150 (for access granted to 2 people in 1 zoom window) regardless of your or your study buddy’s attendance at each session, you get the zoom recording for the session and that counts as a credit. The first payment may be made using this link on or before April 20, 2021. The additional 6 payments are due to GlitterGirl by the 15th of each month from May, 2021 until and including September 15, 2021. This payment is non refundable.

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

FAQ

  • Is the Zoom Class the same as watching free videos on YouTube? 
    • No, not at all. A YouTube video will always say the same thing at the 3 minute time code whereas live classes, while intended to teach the same material, are responsive to students needs and structured specifically to meet students where they are in their practice. As educators, our job is to communicate in the language each student needs rather than saying the same thing and assuming everyone will understand it. To that end, we present the information in various ways until it clicks with the practitioner.
  • Will I get personalized feedback on what I’m doing while the class is running?
    • Yes! Part of the variations in content lesson to lesson comes from the specific feedback offered to each student. Where you might be able to turn left when everyone is turning right in a Modern, Jazz or Hip-Hop class with little to no impact, it’s often the case that a misstep in poi means a bop in the face, making it much harder to fake it.
  • Can I ask questions?
    • Yes — and we encourage it! Unlike some dance classes where you are anonymous in the back of the room with little or no relationship to the teacher and your peers, we strive to create a community wherein people are honored as individuals with different strengths and weaknesses. Each class opens with a check-in and questions so we can share our experiences: if you’ve got that question, chances are, other people have had that same question too.  We also do checkins throughout the class where people can ask questions that are specific to the material we are learning.
  • How can you give everyone feedback while teaching a group?
    • In short, we’ve set this up like a dance studio. Instead of using mirrors, we have two cameras for the instructor. One camera offers the back view as the spotlighted camera during the teaching section. In front of the teacher is a large screen with the students on it in “Brady Bunch” squares which allows the teacher to see the students real time and offer feedback to everyone while the students are watching the teacher from behind for ease of modeling the new material.
  • D534A380-2E89-4656-A026-1F04B85EFED5Do I have to practice outside of class?
    • While a small percentage of students do progress simply by attending class and being attentive, that is very rare. If you’re interested in success in the practice, we recommend at least 3 20 minute sessions outside of class per week. As with most things in life, the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it.

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