kevmaniac2000GOLD Member
1 post
Location: USA

Hello home of poi community!

As you can see, I'm new to this site, but I was hoping that I could get some help/advice with putting a poi performance together.

I've been spinning for a while, but I'm new to the poi-spinning community.
In about two weeks, I'll be doing a fire-performance for my University's Juggling Club.

So far, I've tried doing a mock-up/brain storm for the performance with a set of LED poi.

I'd appreciate it if you'd add some advice to the performance.
I'm kinda concerned about the stalls I've planned in it, because I know that stall feel slightly different for me (more intimidating) with fire.

Also, although I have a clear idea of what I want some parts of the song to look like, I feel like I just throw in some uninspired free style during some of the more low-beat stuff.

Again, any advice would be appreciated!

discowrapsBRONZE Member
13 posts
Location: USA

dance move your body the poi should be an extension of your dance not the other way around but other wise give it a whirl

Mark HustedGOLD Member
177 posts
Location: Fresno, CA USA

I use this stuff for guidelines as I choreograph.

Keep it Lit....

KaspurGOLD Member
Eternal Student of all things Skill
110 posts
Location: Kansas City, KS, USA

You might also give Megs' thread a look see too about how to make a routine to music good and do other things good too. It can be found here

[Old link]

Hope this helps.

Happiness runs in a circular motion!!


redsarahPLATINUM Member
6 posts
Location: United Kingdom

hey there
i teach choreography and all sorts at the Fire school

5 posts

beautiful fire dancing

veey beautiful fire spinning combos here and also slowed down to see the combos and transitions

DeepSoulSheepGOLD Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
2,617 posts
Location: Berlin, Ireland

1:36 started nice, and then you didn't follow the music...

When new things come into the music change something fundamental such as the timing/direction combinations...

It's hard to see your body, so hard to see about your dancing, but it's proabably safe to guess you're not moving around much...

Such a dramatic song would require closely letting it drive the performance, which I didn't see so much...

Maybe stop spinning circles altogether, and just try express the music without moves, and start from there...

just my 2 cents...

I live in a world of infinite possibilities.

DebstepGOLD Member
5 posts
Location: London, United Kingdom

Hey just some ideas smile

Make use of the space more.... personally for me, moving your body and dancing with the poi is more important than pulling off a harder trick.

Also the music and your moves dont seem to syncronise at the beginning maybe just do pendulum or big stalls at beginning.... but I really like 1.10

Are you able to spin slower when the music slows?

Dont do a weave facing the audience.

You chose a difficult tune lol

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