Difficulty: Easy to Medium
Safety Warning: When poi spinning make sure you have plenty of space so you don’t hit anything.
In Poi Spinning 4 Jono demonstrates 2 new tricks; the Corkscrew and Turning.
Poi Spinning 4 begins by walking you through the basic pattern needed to achieve the corkscrew.
Starting with just one poi, you can practice spinning out the pattern; one circle above your head, leading into another circle across your legs.
Once you have mastered this pattern, you can add in your second poi. Start by following the seem route as your first poi, and then slowly start to separate out your arms so that the pattern splits.
If you want to try a simpler variation of this trick, Jono also demonstrates a fun sequence using one poi where you jump over it as it passes you by.
Next in the tutorial Jono demonstrates turning while twirling. This is an important part of poi spinning as it allows the performer freedom to start moving.
You’ll be shown how begin practicing by pretending to pass a tray of glasses to someone behind you. First passing them across your body, and then over your head.
Once you’ve mastered this technique it is time to put it to use. Why not go and revisit Elly’s 3 beat weave tutorial, or Sophie’s Butterfly video for ideas on tricks you can build into a routine.
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