- Mesmerizing, inspirational videos and photos with Nick Woolsey.
- In-depth commentary on applying the Scales of Poi to expressive movement.
- Bonus "Skill Toys and your Health" workshop with physiotherapist Jamie Dunnett.
- Experience the Scales of Poi, mastering the music of movement.
About DVD - The Scales of Poi
The Scales of Poi is geared towards intermediate to advanced Poi artists who want to take their practise to the next level, but is beneficial to beginners as well.
It is a guided tour through a comprehensive system of exercises and explorations that have a very specific goal: complete freedom of movement and expression.
It shows theory aspects about planes, beat timing, direction and other ways to move your hands rather than focusing on individual moves.
This means you will understand the building blocks of moves and be able to advance faster.
- Length: 100 minutes approximately.
- DVD is playable in all zones.
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Home of Poi Ltd
24th March, 2014
"Great DVD especially if you've focused more on ascending the trick ladder with poi. The DVD is a great way to help yourself really start exploring poi in a way that learning tricks doesn't bring about. Definitely worth the purchase."
Trace Lund, USA. [Verified Buyer]
20th April, 2013
If you want to improve get this.
"For anyone wanting to take poi spinning to the next level this DVD gives great insight on how to improve and drill your spinning to become clean and effortless."
Hobbes Flow, USA. [Verified Buyer]
7th July, 2012
Excellent poi DVD
"Buy it it's good."
P7ych, Norway. [Verified Buyer]
28th September, 2011
"This is not a video full of individual tricks or combination's of moves spelled out in slow motion. If that is what you seek look at the encyclo-poi-dia series. this is true exercise of planes and plane control and variations Body positioning general health and as an experienced poi spinner i found most of the information presented to be extremely useful. the exercises i learned here have already become an integral part of my daily routine"
Geoffrey Greenwalt, USA. [Verified Buyer]
11th September, 2011
The Scales of Poi dvd
"this Dvd has helped me so much its an amazing dvd with so many helpful tips to help you learn moves that seemed almost impossible without proper teaching methods. Nick Woolsey is an inspiring teacher many thanks to HoP for having this dvd available to purchase i learnt new moves within hours of delivery :-D"
Peter Hammond, Australia. [Verified Buyer]
15th July, 2011
Missing it dearly
"Recently my house was broken into and I got robbed clean. Among the many things stolen were my collection of Poi Dvds. Most of the items taken i didnt care too much about. the one thing that hurt me was seeing my special dvd collection wiped out. I know they grabbed em cause it was next to the video games (tv surround sound ps3 xbox wii and like 50 games 200 movies and a crap load more stuff was lifted out of my own house...) I know these dvds were discarded almost immediately by the theives. (I found tossed discs down the road the next day tossed out of a car but none were saveable. But this DVD was the most valuable tool ive ever had when it came to poi. Instead of teaching tricks and tech it teaches how to flow open up dance and evolve. This is a MUST OWN dvd for any poi spinner serious taking their flow to the next level. As i said before i miss it dearly. i would give this DVD 6 outta 5 stars. Thats right . . a 6."
Dustin Camper, USA. [Verified Buyer]
26th May, 2011
"Very nice DVD and well worth the investment! Gives a better insight into the intermediate/advanced moves and backs it up with all the necessary theory!"
Scott Marshall, Australia. [Verified Buyer]
12th May, 2011
Lots of Info Lots of Challenge and Fun Host :)
"I did not mind paying for this video. There's a lot of information and range in skill levels with a fun and upbeat tone. Thanks Nick."
C.walker, USA. [Verified Buyer]
13th April, 2011
"I bought this DVD in addition to some practice contact poi. Having only watched through it once I know I'll return to it time and again as it is chalk full of theory and applicable ideas. I really enjoy the poi and health section as I am recovering from a shoulder injury (not related to poi) and have gained a stronger idea about how the shoulder moves. The ideas Nick brings to the table has really opened up my ability to spin compound circles as well as given me a better mobility; i.e. turns 360's and walking. I recommend this video."
David Smith, USA. [Verified Buyer]
31st March, 2011
tumbs up !!!!!
"I learned a lot about moving my body while spinning. I feel more free when poi spinning!!"
Staci Sheehan, USA. [Verified Buyer]
27th February, 2011
Scales of Poi: One of the best instructional DVDs I own
"I've purchased many instructional DVDs over the years as supplements for on-hand instruction. I'm a belly dancer before a poi spinner but I got into poi spinning as a way to enhance my dance work and it kind of sucked me in. Often instructional DVDs brush things over skimming the surface as a way to promote a style of dance or art. But this one was refreshingly thorough. Nick does a lovely job explaining not only the basics of poi as an art form but breaks down the exploration of this movement in a very thorough way that provides the viewer with a solid routine of exercises and practices that will not only genuinely increase range of movement but opens a whole new door of creativity for the student. Everyone from beginners to seasoned professionals can I believe learn something from this DVD. Just drop the cash and get it. You will not be disappointed and your spinning art will only grow from here."
Shannon Townsend, USA. [Verified Buyer]
23rd December, 2010
"great technique and warm up advice as well as some good pointers"
Justin Deville, USA. [Verified Buyer]
9th December, 2010
Love Nick Woosley
"Nick is quite the wonderful character. The angles in this video capture the orbitals perfectly so you can get your planes right. It's all about letting it flow!"
Otlr, USA. [Verified Buyer]
6th December, 2010
"This is such a great dvd no matter what level you are at. Lots of good information and a true understanding of movement with poi."
Sumayah, USA. [Verified Buyer]
2nd October, 2010
Insightful and definitely inspiring
"I love the systematic breakdown of moves. It is like engineering the poi and I enjoyed a lot of shared understandings and discoveries along the way of poi. I watched it with a pen and since then I always carry the jotted notes for practice. I can tell the changes and improvements in my moves it is very effective and I love certain shortcuts taught inside. Although it is tailored for intermediate-adanced players I believe it would be more helpful to beginners as they don't have to go through the conventional learning path which is actually longer time consuming and narrow. Great lessons."
Tokonatsu, Singapore. [Verified Buyer]
2nd September, 2010
"Informative and easy to follow."
Joolsey, USA. [Verified Buyer]
14th August, 2010
"This is the best instructional DVD for spinners Ive seen. The approach is likened to music and musical scales. In order to freely flow in either poi or music you need the basics. These are the basics of poi."
J Haley, USA. [Verified Buyer]
3rd June, 2010
Must Have DVD
"I thought that i knew my basic's. especially since i have been doing corporate shows for a while now! But this DVD took me back to the Basics and it has improved my POI Spinning EXPONENTIALLY ! I recommend this DVD to EVERYBODY! From beginner to advanced!"
Brendan Church, South Africa. [Verified Buyer]
22nd January, 2010
Mastering the fundamentals
"Every skill level of spinner will benefit from the advice in The Scales of Poi. The fundamentals of poi are not any set of tricks but plane control and the ability to move around. Nick's video is a light-hearted reminder not to get complacent in spinning but to actively push out to find the places we lack control and to establish the ability to move in even seemingly useless ways (see his section on Grooves). There are tips on a few very simple moves but primarily with this free-movement centered focus in mind; but if you take this advice you'll be better equipped to pick up and understand any move you come across. I omit a fifth star only because it didn't completely blow my mind and I felt like it could have done more with its technical exploration. I still recommend it emphatically; if you need one poi video you need this one."
Alice Vidrine, USA. [Verified Buyer]
25th November, 2009
The essential beginner DVD!!!
"I consider this DVD the best at going over the fundamental building blocks of poi. The skills taught here are the basics of spinning theory in the truest sense and beginners can benefit and excel from this learning style and approach. It has helped me a great deal not only applying the lessons to controlling my poi and correcting mistakes but has aided learning the basic poi moves and has helped me increase my agility mobility creative flow and expressive movement. The lessons focus on understanding plane control and increasing freedom of motion which aid a great deal in liberating a beginner(like myself) from the restrictions a lack of understanding in poi theory and rules of momentum can cause. This is a great place to start and I advise using this DVD even before Art Of Poi to truly get the most out of learning poi tricks and to have very clean and fluid transitions between them. Such a worthwhile investment that I use in my practice sessions frequently."
Jessica(epitome), USA. [Verified Buyer]