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(Advanced) Intermediate IIIT: Turns (for Poi)

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This advanced/advanced intermediate class series focuses on various turning techniques, with an emphasis on wall plane turn combinations. This 4 week series helps artists learn how to own more of the dance floor with various styles of turn transitions. During the series, we will use swivels, half turns (90 degrees), turns (180 degrees) and turn arounds (360 degrees) as well as practicing movement with different turn patterns. The material for the class will be customized depending on the skill level of the students attending. This means each class series will be unique and students will benefit from attending the series more than once because as their skill expands, the complexity of the turn combinations will also expand. Depending on the skill level of the students, we will cover combinations using some of these moves:

  • weaves
  • 5 beat weaves
  • behind the back weaves
  • crossers
  • hugs
  • butterflies
  • hip reels
  • pinwheels
  • buzzsaws
  • stalls
  • lockouts
  • 2 petal flowers
  • 4 petal flowers
  • sweeps
  • antispin flowers with extensions
  • giants
  • under the leg combinations
  • barrel rolls
  • jedi stalls

To maximize the value of these classes, class size is small (8 or less) and each student receives individual focus from the instructors. Each of the classes meets for 80 minutes.


Students will benefit from having taken the Int. IIC: WallPlanes & Lockouts class, though it is not required.

Students should be competent in most, if not all, of the following moves:

  • weaves
  • butterflies
  • hip reels
  • pinwheels
  • corkscrews
  • buzzsaw
  • sweeps

Advanced students should also know (preferred, but not required):

  • 5 beat weaves
  • behind the back weave
  • waist wrap
  • antispin moves
  • split buzzsaw fountains
  • jedi stalls
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Other Intermediate Classes
Int IIA: Introduction to Polyrhythmic Poi
Int IIB: Behind the Multibeat
Int IID: Transition Flair
Int IIE: Split Direction
Int IIF: Behind the Waist Wrap

Follow-Up Classes
Int IIIC: WallPlane Combos

Beginner Poi Moves
Beginner Poi Dance

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