Poi Lesson: Advanced Beginner Combo I (20090115) with GlitterGirl


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Newer poi artists can often be at a loss for how to flow between moves. One answer to that is drilling combinations, as one might drill a move, to develop the muscle memory necessary to move between the different patterns. This advanced beginner combination uses the following moves: Poi Lesson: Advanced Beginner Combination (20090115) with GlitterGirl
  • counter clockwise corkscrew
  • overhand weave
  • weave turnaround (left)
  • underhand weave
  • underhand buzzsaw
  • both opposite direction buzzsaws
  • underhand opposite/split hip reel
  • overhand butterfly
  • clockwise pinwheel
  • clockwise corkscrew

The table below describes the specific transitions, positioning of the body and feet in more detail.

NAME DIR. FACE FEET
move 1 corkscrew CCW facing front feet together
transition A feet together
transition B when L hand bottom, R over left arm feet together facing front feet together
move 2 weave (W); note you’ll want to put your right foot ahead of your left foot before turning OH facing front feet together
transition C weave turnaround, 1.5 times; this will result in doing the OH W 2 times before stopping in the UH W feet togetherfeet together
move 3 weave UH facing front feet together
move 4 circles UH facing front feet together
transition D choke poi facing front feet together
move 5 figure 8 to inside plane to buzzsaw UH facing front feet together
transition E tap right poi on back facing front feet together
move 6 buzzsaw SSL facing front feet together
transition F double tap back 4 times; hand that is OH taps on butt, other hand on back facing front feet together
move 7 buzzsaw SSL facing front feet together
transition G figure 8 left poi to outside plane while turning left; release both poi feet together
move 8 hipreel UHS facing front feet together
transition H double stall in on front plane facing front feet together
move 9 butterfly OH facing front feet together
move 10 butterfly with extensions OH facing front feet together
transition I right poi stall or wrap facing front feet together
move 11 pinwheel CW facing front feet together
transition J plane shift from the pinwheel to the corkscrew CW facing front feet together
move 12 corkscrew CW facing front feet together
transition J turn right with the corkscrew (or left, usually a little tougher for beginners) feet together facing front feet together

Editors Note: July 17, 2010: Unfortunately, due to the web site getting hacked and an unforeseen deletion of the video as well as a failed backup drive,  the video for this combination is no longer available on our site. If you have a copy of a file titled 20090115IntICombo-iPhone.m4v, please contact us so we can re-upload it.