Beginner Poi Dance Class – Just Added!

Join us for the last October 2013 offering of the Beginner Poi Dance class series which focuses on transitions between beginner moves. 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... Continue Reading →

7 Layer Dip: Speed (Layer 4)

Next up in the 7 layer dip is the exploration of speed. Just as size impacts the performance, speed will create the same effect. Often times, artists spin at one speed throughout a performance. Instead, artists might try adding a combination of micro accelerations, micro decelerations and a general sense of swelling with the music.... Continue Reading →

7 Layer Dip: Size (Layer 3)

As we continue our exploration into the 7 Layer Dip, we'll begin focusing on the size layer of the dip. As we already discussed when talking about the height layer of the dip, contrast is really a key piece of performance. Tony Robbins talks about this in his TED talk presentation about the 6 human... Continue Reading →

7 Layer Dip: Height (layer 2)

As we continue our exploration into the 7 Layer Dip, we'll begin focusing on the height layer of the dip. Clearly the skills themselves are, of course, important, but one of the most impactful performances I ever witnessed with poi was a student who did, literally, 3 moves. The reason it was so impactful? Her... Continue Reading →

7 Layer Dip: Skills (layer 1)

Certainly it all starts with basic skills -- butterflys, reels, buzzsaws, flowers, stalls, CAPS and the ever popular old school mainstay of an artists repertoire, the weave. But what you can do with the moves themselves itself is endless in terms of variations. Consider the weave and how you might change the size of it,... Continue Reading →

10 Moves Every Poi Dancer Should Know

For those of you investigating adding or expanding on your poi dancing, here’s a fun little top 10 brought to you by GlitterGirl designed to encourage your inner dancer to flow freely. Please note, these ideas are specifically geared towards poi dancers who wish to move with the music and articulate the experience of poi... Continue Reading →

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