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Saturday, April 8 • 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Pretty Little Flowers - Nick Garcia

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Flowers are the core concept every poi spinner should learn after grasping the fundamentals of poi. Learning flowers sets the stage for a beautiful and well-rounded spinning style, and you can easily blend it with almost all other concepts of poi spinning. This class covers intermediate and advanced patterns. No matter how long you've been spinning, I guarantee you will learn plenty. We will start by talking about how flowers are made, what the different types are called, and what they look like. This includes the hand positions involved in diamond flower theory and how those positions relate to the two different types of flowers. After a short amount of theory talk, we will dive into practice patterns that help us exercise flowers one hand at a time. We'll spend enough time to work on both hands in a variety of directions and different hand positions until it all makes enough sense to move up to both poi. Once single-hand practice is done we will pick both poi up and start making flowers that blend together and look fantastic. We'll primarily focus on Split Time / Together Direction and Split Time / Opposite Direction flowers for the majority of the class, but we'll also cover the other two direction/timing combinations (Same Time / Together Direction and Same Time / Opposite Direction). The hand positions we'll focus on are the four main ones involved in diamond flowers: North (straight overhead), South (near our waist), East, and West (Left/Right) Box flowers will not be covered, but you can find me after class for a quick breakdown of what those are and what they look like. After we've played around with flowers for a bit, we'll bring it all together to find some transitions between the different patterns we learned so that you don't feel like you have to stop spinning and restart somewhere else. Throughout the class, we'll take breaks so everyone can practice while I do 1-on-1 check-ins with everyone to make sure we're all clear on what's being worked on. If there's time at the end, we'll open the floor for some skill sharing on flower patterns to help everyone load up on ideas to practice.


Saturday April 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Area #1

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