Beginner Videos

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.

Best Value

Buy the 5+ Hour Beginner Poi Course! 

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:

Beginner Poi Dance Class Series:

Poi Fire Dancing: Beginner Poi Moves Class 1 - Left Hand Drills

Poi Fire Dancing: Beginner Poi Moves Class 1 – Left Hand Drills
$15.00

The lesson, which includes 1 video, covers 6 basic overhand drills for developing technique with beginner moves (weaves, pinwheels, sweeps). This video includes a description of the movements as well as common troubleshooting tips and tricks.

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Class 1
Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Class 1
$25.00

The lesson, which includes 4 videos as well as a PDF with a lesson plan, covers same direction transitions with beginner moves (weaves, pinwheels, sweeps), lecture notes and diagrams describing

the movements, an introduction to performance theory and basics as well as follow the leader drills to help you increase your flow.

 Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Class 2

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Class 2
$25.00

The lesson, which includes 6 videos as well as a PDF with a lesson plan, covers opposite direction transitions with beginner moves (butterflys, pinwheels, hip reels), transitions between same and opposite direction using stalls, lecture notes and diagrams describing the movements, as well as follow the leader drills to help you increase your flow.

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions Series (Classes 1 & 2)

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions Series (Classes 1 & 2)
$30.00

Best ValueThe lesson, which includes 10 videos as well as a PDF with a lesson plan, covers same direction (weave, pinwheel, low turns) and opposite direction transitions with beginner moves (butterflys, pinwheels, hip reels), transitions between same and opposite direction using stalls, lecture notes and diagrams describing the movements, an introduction to performance and practice theory for newer artists as well as follow the leader drills to help you increase your flow.

 Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part I

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part I
$10.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, covers transitions between pinwheels and weaves.

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part II

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part II
$10.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, covers the lecture notes for Parts I and III.

 Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part III

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part III
$8.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, covers transitions between weave and variations that add extensions.

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part IV

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part IV
$8.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, covers the lecture notes on performance and practice theory for newer artists.

 Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part V

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part V
$10.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, includes a split direction review and the butterfly turnaround curriculum.

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part VI

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part VI
$3.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, covers hip reels.

 Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part VII

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part VII
$2.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, provides a short split direction follow the leader review.

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part VIII

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part VIII
$3.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, covers transitions between same and split directions using stalls.

 Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part IX

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part IX
$10.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, includes lecture notes for parts V-VIII.

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part X

Poi Fire Dancing Lesson: Beginner Transitions, Part X
$3.00

This lesson, which includes 1 video, includes a follow the leader review of all the material covered in Parts I-IX.

 

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