how is the course delivered?
The course includes 12-hours of video, organized into bite-sized lessons. Your lifetime membership is delivered through Udemy.com, a world-class learning platform where you can ask questions and engage with other students
why learn poi?
Poi challenges your body and brain to develop. You will experience new dimensions of how energy flows through you and around you. You will re-wire your coordination and proprioception while having fun!
what will I learn?
You will learn all the moves, turns, and transitions you need to dance freely or perform with poi. You don’t need any prior experience. You will even learn to make practice poi, so you can start today!
what do people say?
The course has received over 1-thousand reviews, with an average of 4.9 stars! It’s one of the highest rated courses on Udemy, ever! See samples of reviews below, or visit the course page on Udemy.com to read many more
'cause I always give a FAQ!
No experience necessary. You can start as a complete beginner!
Just dress comfortably. You will need enough space to swing poi around. Be careful about smashing lamps if you’re inside!
No, this is not traditional Maori poi, it’s circus style poi. If you want to learn about Maori poi and culture, try to find Maori community in your area, or go to Aotearoa (AKA New Zealand). Many Maori people are happy to share about their culture and history
If you know a few moves already, you will know which lessons to skip in the beginning. Just don’t skip too many! Some of the early lessons are important for developing a foundation for mastery
This course is about poi movement. Fire spinning would require an entire course
One of the first videos will cover which poi we recommend ordering, or how to make your own set of practice poi at home!
About Nick Woolsey
Nick Woolsey has been an influential poi artist since 2002. He has toured all over the world teaching poi to thousands of people in person, and to tens of thousands more through video. He has put all that experience into this online course.
Nick compares learning poi to learning music. Mastering the fundamental skills allows a poi artist to play freely, to learn new moves easily, and to develop personal style.
When not teaching poi or practicing, Nick creates wildflower gardens, attempts dating, and designs imaginary spaceships.
The imaginary spaceships tend to work out the best.