Welcome to the Beginner Poi Class Video Library. In addition to the free videos we regularly add to on the GlitterGirlPoi YouTube Channel, we have a video store full of specific short lessons and courses here where you can get more detailed instruction with the beginner videos here using the lessons outlined below.
For those who are just starting with poi who want a comprehensive beginner program, we’ve recently announced our Learn to Poi: 5+ Hours of Lessons for Beginners which includes all the other classes listed on this page plus hours more. The Learn to Poi video series consists of the following courses:
- Your First Move: Corkscrew (download free to try our instruction style here!) (~.33 hr)
- Back to Basics: Beginner Poi Moves, the video series (~1.66hr)
- Beginner Poi Dance: Connecting the Moves together and beginner performance theory (~1hr)
- Archer Weave: Exploring deeper with tracers (~2hrs)
- Exploring Basic Flowers: Same Direction Giants (~1hr)
Here’s an 11 minute preview of the material covered in this series.
Temple of Poi offers two structured class series for beginners, as follows:
- Beginner Poi Moves: This 6 week series is for absolute beginners and those with little theoretical understanding of poi and limited moves. This series teaches “the alphabet of poi” and gives 25 different drills and over 40 discrete patterns using the skills acquired in the drills.
- Beginner Poi Dance: This 4 week series is for advanced beginners with the basic moves in both directions looking to connect the moves together and create a flow through movement and dance. Where the Beginner Poi Moves series teaches “the alphabet of poi”, this series teaches you “how to tell a story” by helping artists understand the theory and practice of connecting the moves together as well as basic performance theory.
If you have specific focal points of study and gaps in knowledge consider the material from the Beginner Poi Moves and Beginner Poi Dance Class Series as listed below. Otherwise, for the best value, we recommend you purchase the full Learn to Poi video series for $100, earning you a $30 savings over buying the courses individually.
Beginner Poi Moves Class Series:
- Class 1: Left Hand Only, 12 Drills ($15)
- Class 2: Right Hand Only, 18 Drills ($15)
- Class 3: Sweeps/Chasing the Sun review ($5)
- Class 4: Corkscrews and Pinwheels, same direction review ( $15)
- Class 5: Butterflies and opposite direction variants review ($5)
- Class 6: Crossovers, 2 & 3 beat weaves review ($5)
Beginner Poi Dance Class Series: