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DGrimm39


newbie
Location: Canada

Total posts: 11
Posted:weavesmiley weavesmiley weavesmiley weavesmiley

[color:blue][B]DGrimm[/B]cool[/color]

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Hi fire bugg,
Yes, there's actually lots of us in Calgary, but it's a bit cold to spin outside at the moment.
Are you familiar with Riley Park? Once winters over and the weather warms up again, there's pretty big gatherings of spinny people and drummers there on a sunday night.


Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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87wt2gxq7

veteran
Location: Birmingham

Total posts: 1502
Posted:Aha! What a lucky find!



I'm going to be in Vancouver from 18/12/06-27/12/06. Anyone fancy a spin? (indoors for prefs! wink )


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Saskeah


Saskeah

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Total posts: 43
Posted:Hey...

So it's been a while since I've logged on, but I'm calling Montral home these days - anyone else doing the same?


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sassy


sassy

My mother advises not to stand on the dryer whilst drunk
Location: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Total posts: 43
Posted:Hey everyone,
I know the action is pretty much dead for the winter but I thought I'd introduce myself-I've just gotten back from travelling and should be calling Calgary home for the next couple of months. I can't wait for spring-to have spin meets, I had no idea there were so many spinners in Calgary.

Rock On!!


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Hi Sassy, welcome to Calgary. smile

Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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SithInHeels
BRONZE Member since Aug 2006

Member
Location: , Canada

Total posts: 8
Posted:London Ontario checkn' in.

Doesn't seem to be much poi-wise in London yet, but my husband and I are working on it. Always looking for more people to meet, learn and share with!!


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firedreamer
BRONZE Member since Jan 2007

newbie
Location: , Canada

Total posts: 4
Posted:HI Everyone;
I am new to Poi and would like to take some lessons. Does anyone know of a studio in the Calgary area?

Thanx for your help!!


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted: Written by: firedreamer


HI Everyone;
I am new to Poi and would like to take some lessons. Does anyone know of a studio in the Calgary area?

Thanx for your help!!



I think Mount Royal College does poi classes. They're the only ones I've ever heard of in Calgary.


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firedreamer
BRONZE Member since Jan 2007

newbie
Location: , Canada

Total posts: 4
Posted:Thanks Mand,

The mount royal classes conflict with my schedule. Another friend of mine is interested in lessons too. Is any one up for making a few bucks and teaching someone really new a few tricks?


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:I'd consider doing lessons, but the problem is a location. Unless it's just going to be for a few weeks in the summer, it needs to be indoors... and that's impossible in Calgary at the moment.
Our fire troupe is looking for somewhere indoors to practise during winter, but real estate is in such high demand at the moment that there's nowhere available.


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sassy


sassy

My mother advises not to stand on the dryer whilst drunk
Location: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Total posts: 43
Posted:Have you considered renting a community center for holding lessons Mand? I don't know anything the least about holding workshops/lessons-but, I took a look a my local community center (Scenic Acres, far NW), and its about $25-$30/hr (weeknights). Although, Scenic Acres is proably one of the smaller centers it proably could take 8-10 people (i'm trying to consider that you'd want lots of space for flying swinging objects, hahaha.)

http://www.calgaryarea.com/nw/scenicacres/communitynews/facilities.htm
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Anyways I'm sure you could find a center closer to where you live(I'm almost in the boonies), but this is just sample.


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Thanks sassy. Definitely worth considering.
I'm downtown, in SW, but I'm sure there must be comunity centres around here somewhere.
I'll look into it.


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Soverntear
SILVER Member since Dec 2006

journeyman
Location: , Canada

Total posts: 56
Posted:sittin in london ontario, drop me a line if your near to here

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OrangeBobo
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

OrangeBobo

veteran
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Total posts: 1389
Posted:My lord, doesn't the world revolve around Alberta these days? We get harassed by work opportunities in Alberta so often it's obnoxios.

Though I'm sure you're all lovely people ubblove

On that note, I'm probably moving to Guelph, ON in Sept. for school.


wie weit, wie weit noch?
fragst mich, wo wir gewesen sind...
du fehlst hier

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted: Written by: OrangeBobo

On that note, I'm probably moving to Guelph, ON in Sept. for school.



What part of Calgary's that then? wink


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Posted: Written by: Mand


 Written by: OrangeBobo

On that note, I'm probably moving to Guelph, ON in Sept. for school.



What part of Calgary's that then? wink



The better part. tongue wink


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:ubblol

Lets steal a spaceship and head for the sun, and shoot the stars with a lemonade ray gun.

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OrangeBobo
SILVER Member since Nov 2003

OrangeBobo

veteran
Location: Guelph, ON, Canada

Total posts: 1389
Posted:Screw you all, it's Ontario! tongue

wie weit, wie weit noch?
fragst mich, wo wir gewesen sind...
du fehlst hier

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sassy


sassy

My mother advises not to stand on the dryer whilst drunk
Location: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Total posts: 43
Posted:Well, for those in the Calgary area-I thought you might be interested in these events @ velocity motion werks circus studio-I'm not sure If I can make it to this juggle jam, but there is one every month (and they specifically invite poi!)-I think the calgary spinners should collect and dominate at a least one of them:

JUGGLE JAM!

Also, I'll be at this for sure-

Adult intro to Circus Workshop


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Pulse


newbie


Total posts: 2
Posted:I haven't checked out Juggle Jam yet, but it seems pretty cool. There is a poi class offered at Mount Royal College... again, could be interesting. But for a more casual thing, it would be great if a bunch of people could meet somewhere to practice 'n stuff. I'm up in the northwest too, doing flag and poi. Would love to meet others, maybe every two weeks or something, but can't do it during the day on weekends... maybe friday night??

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:I heard about the juggle jams a while ago, but then forgot about them. I think I'm going to try and make it to the one in March.

The circus workshops- do you know if these are the ones being led by a girl called Spark? If so, I've heard a lot about these too, and would love to give them a go. Again just a case of getting my ass in gear and actually doing it. I'm spending so much time snowboarding at the moment that I don't end up doing anything else!
I haven't actually picked up a set of poi or any juggling stuff in ages!


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Phlakk
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

Phlakk

newbie
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Total posts: 3
Posted:lol, funny that you guys would bring up velocity motion werks. we just did an indoor fire show there on saturday! it's great place with lots of space, inflammible floors, fire permits and $1M worth of insurance!

and i know Spark used to be there just to play aournd but i havent heard anything regarding her teaching. but if she is, great! she was pretty good when i was just starting out.

oh, and the Mt. royal thing is pretty good depending on what level you're at.

the level one course is great for beginners. the teacher is a great guy, really patient and can teach great fundamentals. even if it's you first time picking up a set-o-poi he'll teach you somthing cool.

the level two is a little different kinda class though. it's more aimed at felxibility and the dance aspect of poi. turning the technical stuff into a performance which is important if you want to develop your skills. oh, and the teacher rocks at belly dancing too!


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sassy


sassy

My mother advises not to stand on the dryer whilst drunk
Location: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Total posts: 43
Posted:Unfortunately, due to some pretty bad luck, I didn't get to go to the circus workshop on Sunday. But looking at their website, it seems they may hold one every month or so (crosses fingers). I'm going to try for the juggle jam in march for sure. I'm not sure who leads the workshops, but I have heard of girl named spark-saw her article in the herald. I also went to a show @ velocity that Cirque du Who put on ('when the god's laugh') I suspect she was the one on the silk cords (what is that called, the spanish web? I'm feel so lame). Anyways very cool dance, saw some fire eating, and mind blowing body paint art.

That was my 2 cents....yep.


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OldLadyWinchester
SILVER Member since Feb 2007

OldLadyWinchester

stranger
Location: Whitehorse, YT, Canada

Total posts: 14
Posted:any spinners in the oakville/toronto area? Im pretty damn novice and was hoping someone could give me some instruction,or point me in the right direction.

a true traveller has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving -Lao Tzu

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted: Written by: Phlakk


the level one course is great for beginners. the teacher is a great guy, really patient and can teach great fundamentals. even if it's you first time picking up a set-o-poi he'll teach you somthing cool.



Just out of interest, do you know who the teacher is? It wouldn't be a fairly short guy called Jason would it?


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Phlakk
BRONZE Member since Oct 2004

Phlakk

newbie
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada

Total posts: 3
Posted:heh, no its not anymore. jae was a great teacher though, its a shame he stoped doing it. the guy now is named dirk (i can never remember his name so im sorry if im wrong) he actually learned under jason with us.

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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:Oh that's a shame. I've only met Jason a couple of times, but he seems like a lovely guy, and a good teacher from what I hear.

I was kind of thinking about hosting a series of poi lessons, at a comunity centre somewhere up near the university. Now I'm not so sure about it though. Kind of been there and done that sort of thing. It's something I'm keeping in mind as a maybe though.


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sassy


sassy

My mother advises not to stand on the dryer whilst drunk
Location: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Total posts: 43
Posted:Hey I didn't see any spinners at the juggle jam, where'd you all go?

I had a pretty good time, picked some basic diablo movements, huzzah!


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sassy


sassy

My mother advises not to stand on the dryer whilst drunk
Location: 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

Total posts: 43
Posted:Hey Pulse,
Sorry about not getting back to you sooner about the meet-ups, but when the weather clears I'm definately up for a spin meet (i'm in NW too). I don't do poi, but I'm just as hyped to meet some local spinners (dir...I'm nerd...).

(hey, I'm dominating the canada thread...yar-da-yar....feel the might of sassy....) nana


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Mand
SILVER Member since Oct 2003

Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada

Total posts: 2317
Posted:frown
I completely forgot the juggle jam was this weekend- we went snowboarding instead.
Ok, next month. REALLY!


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