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Dealing with Finger Chafing, Blisters and Calluses

July 7, 2016 by

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When you think about taking up poi dancing, and especially if you’re looking to spin fire, the first thought in terms of safety most people seem to have is either about setting themselves on fire or simply how much it hurts to get hit with the poi. Lesser known but perhaps more annoying because of the […]

Expose this! [The Vilification of a Needed Form of Commerce!]

May 27, 2016 by

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The topic of exposure comes up on a regular basis in the flow arts community which makes sense since much of the community is built on entrepreneurship which requires individual negotiations and non-externally defined rule sets. One of the great things about working for someone else is that you don’t have to do a lot […]

“Oh… That Consent is So Sexy!”

April 28, 2016 by

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I was at the GlowFlow jam last night and was giving an impromptu lesson to a random new student who borrowed some poi and had joined in with her friend. At a certain point, I turned to the student and, wanting to correct her form through manual manipulation of her hand, I asked, “May I touch […]

6 Ways to Make Poi out of Household item

February 15, 2016 by

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Are you just starting out with poi and want a quick, cheap way to practice without making a huge investment? Or are you starting our Intro to Poi Drop-in class or  Beginner Moves series and need a set of poi to use in class? This article is a do-it-yourself quick start guide for those new to […]

LED Gig Pricing

January 13, 2016 by

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If you thought this article was about hiring us to perform, try this link instead and book us now!  A friend approached me with a question about LED gig pricing and, having taken a moment to send some good feedback, I thought my answers might be useful to other artists looking to set their rate […]

Win 2016: Turn Resolutions into Practices

December 31, 2015 by

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It’s the last day of the year and it’s that time where we take stock of what’s past and craft what we’d like to come next. How was your 2015? Did you get what you wanted? Did you learn anything? Did you have fun? Do you want better results in 2016? Speaking of 2016, have […]

How my 3 Year Daily Practice Changed my Life

December 19, 2015 by

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If you had met me in my 20s, there’s little chance you would do anything but laugh at the idea of me exercising and sweating daily for any duration of time, let alone three years. Knowing myself, it’s perhaps even more surprising. Yet, it’s good to know after these 36 months that yes, you can teach […]