Poi Tutorials

THE LOOOOP ONLINE TUTORIALS

The following tutorials sum up the partner poi basics. For example, they give you a sound basis for wide variety of tricks and sequences and on the other hand are handbook of partner poi terms.

One tutorial follows on from the next, so we therefore recommend that you start with the basic moves and then work through each tutorial step by step. Have fun!

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O BASICS

The basic partner poi moves

O TRANSITIONS

Combining basic moves

O POSITIONS

Positioning vis-à-vis your partner

O MODES

Two ways of moving your arms and shoulders

O SEQUENCES

Different changes of position and sequences

O MULTIPLE PARTNER POI

Sequences involving more than two players

TRANSITIONS

Here you’ll learn how to combine various basic moves with one another.

FOUR BEAT WEAVE to THREE BEAT WEAVE

Watch the weave’s forwards and backwards movement and find the right moment for one person to change position. Make sure you’ve got the hang of the different weaves before trying to combine them.

FOUR BEAT WEAVE to THREE BEAT WEAVE continual

The same exercise without a break in the four beat wave position

THREAD THE NEEDLE to THREE BEAT WEAVE

Concentrate on the quarter turn here in order to be able to switch cleanly from the wheel plane in to the wall plane. To help you grasp this transition, it is also possible to have a single player simulate it.

THREAD THE NEEDLE to THREE BEAT WEAVE Cycle

The following cycle, which we also refer to as the machine, involves thread the needle and the three beat weave in two different directions. Concentrate on the stalling arm (in this case the right-hand arm) and don’t despair if the upward thread the needle feels a bit awkward to start with.