Poi Spinning Course Outline

Fire Poi Spinning Course

This is the outline for the fire staff twirling course as taught through our regular fire twirling workshops at Kangaroo Point. Though the total course is 15 weeks long, beginners are welcome to commence at any week and all students are welcome to progress through the course at their own pace. Experienced twirlers are always welcome and encouraged to revisit previously completed workshops to enhance technique and be introduced to advanced manoeuvres relating to the workshop theme.

See also: General Workshop Info / Staff Twirling Course Details



Course Outline:

Full course length: 15 weeks;
Casual/drop-in welcome.

Beginner Workshop (run every week)
Intermediate Workshops (run on rotation; 1 per week)
You must have completed the beginner poi workshop or be of an equivalent skill level to take these classes. Intermediate workshops may be taken in any order:
Advanced Poi Workshops (run on rotation; 1 per week)
You must have completed the beginner and intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take these classes. Advanced workshops may be taken in any order:
Master Class Poi Workshops (special request / private tuition)
These workshops are NOT RUN IN OUR REGULAR WORKSHOP SCHEDULE, but are available on request or by private tuition:


Workshop Details:

The Basics (i)
The basics workshop is intended to give students a strong foundation in the core movements upon which most poi spinning is built.
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Butterflies (Intermediate A)
Students must have completed the beginner poi workshop or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Learn some of the different places you can take butterflies, and get a great base to develop your own moves!
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Weaves (Intermediate B)
Students must have completed the beginner poi workshop or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. This workshop will teach you how to master basic weaves, very important core moves in poi, and will give you the freedom to turn and dance around.
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Parallels (Intermediate C)
Students must have completed the beginner poi workshop or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Learn different ways to spin parallel poi around your body, changing heights and surrounding yourself in circles of fire.
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Mixed Moves (Intermediate D)
Students must have completed the beginner poi workshop or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. The mixed moves workshop teaches interesting and unusual ways to spin, including horizontals, and stretching to make huge circles.
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Modifying & Expanding Weaves (A1)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Adding Beats in Weaves (A2)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Behind the Back & Stranger Places for Weaves (A3)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Buzzing - the Buzz Saw Workshop (A4)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Butterflies in Motion (A5)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Turning & Threading with Butterflies (A6)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Wraps, Wraps & more Wraps (A7)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Horizontal Poi & Groundwork (A8)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Swaying Stalls & Direction Changes (A9)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Separating Arms and Poi (A10)
Students must have completed all intermediate poi workshops or be of an equivalent skill level to take this class. Details coming soon...
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Poi Throws, Wibbling & Letting Go (M1)
Available on request or by private tuition. Details coming soon...
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Flowers & Flower Theory (M2)
Available on request or by private tuition. Details coming soon...
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Interactive Poi Spinning (M3)
Available on request or by private tuition. Details coming soon...
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