Starting June 1st, 2015
Join renowned poi-teacher Nick Woolsey for a 12-week online learn-and-master-the-poi-basics course! This is your chance to learn and master all the basic moves and transitions of poi!
Although this course follows the format of a 12-week course, you are free to go at your own pace. Throughout the course you can submit questions and Nick will answer them the best he can. You will reap the benefits of a whole DVD's worth of poi video content each week! Plus you will enjoy community involvement and feedback from the teacher!
The lessons will cover all the basic moves of poi such as weaves, windmills, butterfly patterns, and fountains, along with lots of tips on how to master them to build turns, sequences, and transitions.
For those of you who already know some moves, this course is a great way to deepen your control of planes, rhythm, and freedom of movement.
All participants will be invited to participate in the online discussions where everybody can post their progress, ask questions, and support each other.
Cost: The base price of the course will be $75USD. We will also offer scholarship prices of $50, $25, and a work-trade scholarship as well. The scholarships are to address the huge ecomonic disparities between different countries around the world. We're expecting you to be honest about picking a scholarship.
1) Simply send me a quick message letting me know you are interested! On June 1st I will send you the links to register via Udemy.com.
2) Watch this video playlist to make a pair of poi and learn your first moves!
3) Join the Facebook Event Page
4) Start networking to find people to take the course with
See you online soon!
TESTIMONIALS (From the previous online beginner series)
"Nick taught us not only how to do various core moves, but how to flow and play with these moves. It wasn't always easier, but it was almost always fun. I'm not at a point, in just eight weeks, that I thought would take a year or more to achieve."
"Nick's outstanding video course doesn't just teach you tricks step by step, but real technique as well. When you are done, you won't merely be an intermediate poi spinner, you will have the basis for a lifetime of beautiful spinning."
"This was a fantastic course. The videos were comprehensive and very easy to understand. The lead-ups and troubleshooting were extremely helpful in learning intimidating-looking moves."
"This course was beyond amazing. The lessons were provided with depth and enthusiasm that inspired me to pick up my poi and practice for hours on end. I also loved the amount of attention each student received when they were having any trouble with any of the lessons. I am looking forward to all future courses."
"Before this course I only knew a couple of moves and was having trouble finding motivation to pick up my poi and learn anything else. Eight weeks later I not only feel confident and enthusiastic about spinning again, but I feel as if Nick's course has given me the right foundation for going forward...and all of this on my own schedule! I cannot recommend this course enough, whether you are a true beginner or just looking to master the basics. Thanks so much for making this such a great and fun course!"
"I really enjoyed your online beginners poi class...it really took the teaching way beyond what is available elsewhere. I would call it extraordinary. It had a massive impact on my poi-playing comfort and abilities."
"I was almost a true beginner at the start of this course - I could do butterfly and a wonky 3-beat weave. The course was fantastic, teaching me almost without me realising, the lead-up videos really giving me fundamental skills so that when I got to the actual 'move' it was a simple progression step. The best thing about it was that not only did Nick teach moves, but how to link together and really flow and dance with poi. I can't dance for toffee, but poi dancing? Whole different story now :) I would totally recommend this course to anyone - from people who have never picked up a set of poi, to people who know their stuff, but want to fine tune technique. The refinement I now have in my spinning is so far beyond what I thought I was capable of in an 8-week span, and that's all to do with Nick's superb teaching. He was right there to answer our questions (even my daft ones) every step of the way, giving great advice and extra tutorials if we got stuck. I simply can't recommend this course enough!"
"Nick taught in a way that built naturally on itself. The flow of the course lent itself to the eventual flow of the movements. I am amazed at how much I have achieved in such a short time thanks to Nick's wonderful teaching and great personality. I love the energetic vibe and will continue to learn everything I can from Nick!"
-Sarah Elizabeth Younger
"Nick makes this online course, up close and personal. Its very interactive and you do get the feeling like it's a personal lesson just for you. Basically, it's almost just like being in the same room as your teacher!"
"The course was well structured and gives a great overview of fundamental techniques. Nick was great and actually helped me learn something I´d been struggling with for a long time in about 1 hour, he is a really clear in his explanations and he was great at answering questions!"