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tycane


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Posted:Hi I'm looking for inspiration videos of female poi dancers or fire dancer. I have looked on youtube but I'm having a hard time finding good females who dance and preform not just spin the poi around. Thanks

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Bam Bam


Your Average Every Day Sane Psycho


Total posts: 31
Posted:I'm surprised you never found this one xD


This one's really good too



What, me worry?

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iSp1nF1re
BRONZE Member since Oct 2011

Alcoholic FlowMaster
Location: Knoxville, TN

Total posts: 17
Posted:yeah poi girls the best one

Liquid and Fire is a beautifully breathtaking combination

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southafricadude
SILVER Member since Jun 2011

southafricadude

member
Location: Cape Town

Total posts: 12
Posted:That second video is really great, yep, loads of awesome ladies on youtube spinning smile

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beaniebob
GOLD Member since Nov 2010

casually noob tech poi spinrar
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia

Total posts: 155
Posted:Liz Knights:



and Kate McCoy:







"If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error."

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MimiJuly
BRONZE Member since Jun 2013

MimiJuly

member
Location: Canada

Total posts: 17
Posted:I'm starting to document my fire practice and I`m a girl. (Or so I`ve been lead to believe...) You can check me out if you want, but I wont be ready for ''performing'' for a while. I'm very much a beginner though... If you have any tips for me, about fire safety, variations, anything, feel free to tell me! I really wanna improve.

I've already been asked to perform for pow wows, but I have anxiety issues.

So far this is the only video up on youtube. I'm kind of lazy when it comes to uploading.

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ABOBer92
SILVER Member since Jan 2013

ABOB - Pois'n'us
Location: Northern Ireland

Total posts: 178
Posted:"I've already been asked to perform for pow wows, but I have anxiety issues. "

my best advice for performing if you have anxiety issues, feel selfconcious or any general shyness is to find somewhere in public that you can do some spinning (without fire), put headphones in and stick music on full volume then either ignore everything but the poi or close your eyes and start spinning. at the end of the song stop look round and see how people around you are reacting, worked for me and even earned me some money for busking grin
if you feel too anxious, stop sit down and relax before trying again (also have a friend with ya if you think it'll help). if you can do a couple of public practicing or busking then youll soon get enough confidence for being centre of attention at pow wows smile

as for other tips/advice, spend a while just randomly checking things out on these forums, my mind nearly exploded with new ideas/info in the week after i found this site lol


I dont want to be called 'the greatest' or 'one of the greats'; let other guys claim to be the best. I just want to be known as a clown, to me thats the height of my profession. It means you can do everything-sing, dance, and above all, make people laugh

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MimiJuly
BRONZE Member since Jun 2013

MimiJuly

member
Location: Canada

Total posts: 17
Posted:''my best advice for performing''

I'll try practicing with music. I usually don't because of mechanic (ear buds easily get ripped out of my ears.) and I just dont want to attract attention...

Ive had a few surprise audiences, and they make me nervous. I sometimes rewatch my videos and when hear their laughter (in one particular video) I wanna just puke. Afterward, I am reluctant as hell to try again.

Reading this forum really does help a lot with that though. The incident with the surprise audience happened almost 2 weeks ago, and I am already over it.

As for grabbing a partner, it can sometimes be difficult to find someone who is interested in poi and has free time to tag along. My anxiety isn't reserved to performing poi either, it extends itself to my interactions with other human beings...

I got a lot of work to do, for both poi and people :3

Thanks a lot for your imput. :3

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ABOBer92
SILVER Member since Jan 2013

ABOB - Pois'n'us
Location: Northern Ireland

Total posts: 178
Posted:have a quick watch of this


its focused on professional writing/videoing but you can easily take it to help with performing (whether for fun or professionally)

im a shy person, have been for as long as i remember, but you'll find that performing infront of people, while scary at first, will boost confidence even in general life smile

also for listening to music, thread the headphones up your back under your top and tuck the slack cable into the pocket with your mp3 player -it isnt foolproof but it works well


I dont want to be called 'the greatest' or 'one of the greats'; let other guys claim to be the best. I just want to be known as a clown, to me thats the height of my profession. It means you can do everything-sing, dance, and above all, make people laugh

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sticklefifer


member


Total posts: 8
Posted:If you absorb yourself in the poi, you'll think of nothing else. When I'm spinning fire, I don't even realize people are around me until I'm done, because I'm concentrating on the fire and my technique. When you're performing, don't do it for them. Do it for you. Sounds cheesy maybe, but it works.

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widdy


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Total posts: 4
Posted:Yuta is a male but I think he does a fantastic job so much so that male or female doesn't matter who does this performance it's a great example of incorporating movement (dance moves) with poi swinging. check him out.




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alfani


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Total posts: 2
Posted:this girl is good



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