10-Week Poi Beyond-The-Basics Series, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, BC, Canada | Oct 8th - Dec 10th

Poi Beyond the Basics Workshop Series with Nick Woolsey

Nick Woolsey is returning to Vancouver to host a 10-week Beyond-the-Basics poi series! This course is for those already flowing with the basics of poi, and wishing to explore DEEPLY into more advanced spinning! 

Note: Everybody taking this course will also have access to the 13-week online beyond-the-basics course for free!

We will look at all the types of moves of advanced poi, including:

  • Transitions
  • Rhythm and timing
  • Footwork
  • Expressive movement
  • Flowers
  • Isolations
  • Pendulums
  • Hyperloops
  • Whirling and spotting

Please see our Definition of the Poi Basics to make sure you are ready for this class. Remember that you can use our beginner video series to fill in any gaps. We need you to actually check! I.e. make sure you can do the windmill in both directions!

Time and Locations:

Wednesdays from 6:00pm - 7:30pm at 15 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC. The corner of W 2nd and Ontario. Classes run from Oct 8th to Dec 10th. 

Cost: $155

To Register:

#1: Fill out the online Registration Form

10-Week Poi Beginner Course in Vancouver BC

Vancouver, BC, Canada | Oct 6th - Dec 8th

Poi Beginner Series with Nick Woolsey

Nick Woolsey is returning to Vancouver to offer another Poi Beginner Series. This 10-class course will take you through all the fundamental moves and concepts of poi spinning. This is the best possible way to give yourself a solid foundation in poi! Although you will learn all the basic moves and transitions of poi, the true objective is to ensure that you grasp the fundamental principles of poi, preparing yourself for years of learning!

Note: Everybody who takes this course will also have access to the 13-week online beginner course for free!

Times and Locations:

  • Mondays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Sideshow Studios (exept the first class on Oct 6th which will be from 8pm - 9:30pm)! 15 West 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC. The corner of W 2nd and Ontario. Course runs from Oct 6th to Dec 8th

Cost: $155


  • Patience
  • An enthusiasm to learn
  • A schedule that allows you to show up on time
  • A fitness level that allows for 1.5 hours of swinging poi around :)
  • Learn to cross one poi backwards! You can easily do this at home by making a pair of poi (just put a ball in a sock) and watch this video. If we all know how to cross one poi backwards the first day, we can for sure learn a lot during the series. 

To Register:

13-Week ONLINE Poi-Dancing Beginner Series, Starting Sept 28th, 2014!

Sept 28st - Dec 28th, 2014

Join renowned poi-teacher Nick Woolsey and an international group of your peers (plus special guests!) for a 13-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

Each Sunday for 13-weeks Nick will post a week's worth of poi video lessons. He will also post review and homework notes to help you stay organized. Throughout the course you can submit questions and Nick will answer them the best he can. That's a whole DVD's worth of poi video content each week, plus community involvement and feedback from the teacher! 

Once the videos are posted, they will stay posted. It's up to you whether to follow along with the 13-week plan, or to take your time and go at a slower pace. 

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: Note: We are implementing a "sliding scale" for this course. This is our attempt to address the inequalities in the economonies of different countries. Some of you live in countries with strong currencies, and others live in countries with disadvantaged currencies. So we are offering a few different fees. Please be honest! 

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