Poi Swinging

Attach a small weight to the end of a piece of string. Hold the non-weighted end in your hand, and begin swinging the weight around. Soon you will be dancing.

 

Try it with both hands. The variations are limitless, and mesmerizing.

 

About six or seven years ago a juggling prop manufacturer asked me to write an instruction book for poi swinging. Apparently, the art form was becoming more popular. The outline of various poi swinging moves you see on this page (below) was a draft of what the book would cover.

 

The prop manufacturer decided not to get into the book publishing business, so I never finished the project. Recently I decided to pick up poi swinging again, and am motivated to make this section of the web site more complete. Not sure yet if I will get around to actually publishing a poi swinging book, or not.

 

If you have any patterns you would like to share, or see covered here, please let me know.

 

thanks, Todd

Side Circles

Wrist Circles
Forward Circles
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Asynchronous

Reverse Circles

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Asynchronous

Elbow Circles

Forward Circles
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Asynchronous

Reverse Circles

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Asynchronous

Shoulder Circles

 

Front Circles

Wrist Circles

 

Lower Wrist Clockwise Synchronous Circles

Lower Wrist Counter-Clockwise Synchronous Circles

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Asynch

Outside

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Upper

Inside
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Outside

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Elbow Circles

Inside
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Outside

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Shoulder Circles

Inside
Synch

Asynch

Outside

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Asynch

Butterflies

Inside
One-handed

Left hand alternates behind head

Both hands carry poi behind head

Outside

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Asynchronous

       
 

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Date Website Was Last Updated: May 25, 2017