Poi for Beginners

This course will teach the fundamentals of poi spinning including stance, footwork and some neat tricks!

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1 course reviews total
1 class per week, for 4 weeks

Multi Class Course


50 minutes

Class Duration


1-10 students

Class Size


£40

Per Student


In this course, I will teach the basics of poi manipulation for complete beginners. These are fun and active lessons suitable for all fitness levels - we will learn by doing, starting with the basics and working our way up! Poi is fantastic for both physical and mental fitness and there are some awesome artistic tricks you will learn to show off your new skills! It can be a fantastic moving meditation, it can enhance your coordination and it can warm up your cognitive skills to get the brain ready for action! Poi spinning really is for everyone! This is also aimed at groups of people who want to book a remote social event so they can gather together safely with their friends and/or colleagues. Those skills are a great way to bring people together, having your friends to bounce ideas off. This is great fun and I love to teach poi and all other circus skills you can imagine. Don´t hesistate to learn something exciting!
There is no previous experience or knowledge of any poi spinning skills before you start this course. You will be able to go and impress your family and friends and start your further journey into poi spinning, or just have a few good party tricks. One of the keys to juggling is to practice, practice, practice your tricks will only get smoother.
I have been performing professionally for over 20 years and teaching circus throughout my career. I am the European distributor of the Youth Juggling Academy awards and run a successful circus school in Wales. Fiery Jack is a fiery circus performer, magician and street entertainer with a wealth of experience, Fiery Jack captivates his audiences with his charismatic personality and larger than life alter ego, adding colour, giggles, charm and a dash of tongue-in-cheek eccentricity wherever he goes!

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Fiery Jack

I Teach with a Friendly and Fun Approach
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About Me

I have been teaching throughout my career and have spent some time specialising in breaking down complex skills and patterns for anyone to learn, whether it be balancing, learning to juggle or playing historic games! I love sharing my passions and infuse every lesson with a sense of fun, building skills up from the basics and going at your pace.

Approx 20 years ago was the start of my career as a circus workshop leader and entertainer. I have since built a full-time business to be able to provide complete educational and sometimes historical family areas under the Fiery Jack umbrella.

I started out as a professional chef with a view to owning my own business when I was sidetracked by the Circus and made a conscious decision in my mid-20's to follow my dreams and make it my career choice. I have been on many courses for performance and movement. I have also attended courses on teaching SEND. And still, 20 years later I regularly workshop ideas with other instructors, keeping me in the loop of any changes within the Circus and Juggling Community. I regularly attend conventions and have played a part in organising, performing in and creating European Juggling Conventions.

I teach all ground-based circus skills like club balancing, juggling, staff spinning and poi - and... I am also a specialist in ancient historic games such as hnefetafl (Viking chess) and 9 men's morris!

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