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Poi & Fire Fan Classes June 11-Aug 19
Posted June 8, 2014
Fire Fan & Poi Classes with Claire de Luxe: Summer 2014 Session

Class Descriptions:

Poi 1
Yay, you’re learning poi! We start with the very basics, introducing concepts, drills, and groundwork to help your body learn how to learn poi. We also cover safety training so that you’re prepared to light your poi for the first time at the end of the session!

Poi 3
Foundations of poi continue! We build upon our poi vocabulary, adding more reel variations, getting deeper into stalls as transitions, and expanding our foundations so we have a solid base from which to flow.

Poi 5
We continue our work with flowers and variations, really sink into turns of all kinds, and begin to add fun elements like isolations and under the leg moves.

Intermediate Poi
More fun tricks, concepts, and combos for this open-level class. Appropriate for intermediate spinners who pick up new moves with relative ease.

Open-Level Fire Fan Tech and Sequences
This class will focus on modern fan technique and tricks as well as sequences that link different moves together. We may build some sequences to music too, adding footwork and more!

Looking forward to spinning with you!

Claire de Luxe
"Claire is one of the best teachers I have had the pleasure to study with. Her instructions are clear and her easygoing manner makes even the most complicated moves feel very accessible. After two years of poi classes I am still impressed with the absolute presence and focus Claire maintains with each and every student. Poi has been an exploration in movement and balance and has helped me find fluidity and grace. I am continuously fascinated with how the work of trying to coordinate movements of the body also affects my brain and clarity of thought. I feel that my weekly poi sessions have actually helped me with my studies at school as well as provide a bit of meditation like therapy for my mind. I am committed to my poi classes, and maybe even a little addicted."
–Tania Turcinovic, nursing student

"I’ve been taking Claire’s poi classes for the past 3 years. I started as a beginner and am now an accomplished spinner! Claire is a wonderful teacher. She is able to break down the moves in a concise and understandable way while being patient and supportive. She gets just as excited as her students when we master a move! She encourages us to tap into our creativity while acquiring technique. The class is casual and diverse and everyone is inspired to work hard. As an older former dancer, spinning poi allows me to be creative with movement & gets my motor skills and coordination tuned with the same discipline of dance. It takes a lot of commitment and practice to master. And it’s fun!"
–Faye Honor, VP Design, Image Terrain & certified Pilates instructor

"I’d love to give Claire all the stars in the universe on a scale of 1-10. I always leave class feeling physically vibrant & excited to work on stuff during the week. Claire is a super chill teacher who makes everything seem achievable. I can’t wait for the next session to start because this is an art I really want to learn more about, and improve. I feel Poi is one of those things that once you stop over-analyzing it and just do it, you fall into that good head space of meditation that happens when you do any art, and I love going to those head spaces."
–Kim Fraczek, glass artist
When:
Thee next series of poi and fans classes begins the week of June 9. This series includes nine studio classes and one fire class where you will light up under supervision (at a separate location).

Poi 1: Wednesdays 8–9:30pm June 11–August 20
Poi 3: Mondays 8–9:30pm, June 9–August 18
Poi 5: Wednesdays 6:30–8pm, June 11–August 20
Intermediate Poi: Tuesdays 8pm–9:30pm, June 10–August 19
Fire Fans: Tuesdays 6:30–8pm, June 10–August 19

No classes July 4 or July 7.
Where:
Triskelion Arts
118 N. 11th St. 3rd floor
Brooklyn, NY

L train to Bedford
G train to Nassau
triskelionarts.org
How:
Please email [email protected] to register. A payment of $80 via Paypal will confirm your enrollment. This deposit is refundable until 48 hours before class begins. The remaining balance can be paid on the first day of class. Up to two missed classes may be made up by attending an alternate class during the current session. Refunds are not given once the series starts.
How Much:
Classes are $180 for the 10-week session.
If you sign up for two classes, you will receive 33 percent off the second class ($60). That's $8 an hour for the second class!
Contact:
Claire de Luxe
[email protected]
More Information:
triskelionarts.org/poi-with-claire-de-luxe
Note from the JuggleNYC Editors: Posted as received.