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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The basic partner poi moves
Combining basic moves
Positioning vis-à-vis your partner
Two ways of moving your arms and shoulders
Different changes of position and sequences
Sequences involving more than two players
Here is a summary of the basic partner poi moves. Take your time to learn these moves in all directions and using both hands. A sound understanding of the basics will help you to master the trickier sequences later on.
THREE BEAT WEAVE
The three beat weave with a partner is the same as for just one player. You might find it helpful to practice the three beat weave alone, to understand how it works.
FOUR BEAT WEAVE
The four beat weave, or crossed weave, is a key partner poi move and opens up countless new possibilities later on. To start off, it is helpful if one of the two players spins the poi behind his or her back, thus making it possible for his or her partner to interlace.
THREAD THE NEEDLE
The right rhythm is essential here. The move will only work if both poi are swinging same-time with one another.
WALKTHROUGH and THREE BEAT WEAVE
The walkthrough is one of the most important basic partner poi moves and allows you to enter and leave a wide variety of figures with ease. Once you’ve got the hang of the walkthrough in both directions, it can for example be combined as a two-hand three beat weave.