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Bay Area Dance Week: Poi Class & Open Jam | East Bay

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.

flowspace | 6315 Doyle Street, Emeryville, CA, 94608


2019 Bay Area Dance Week | April 26 – May 5

Dancers’ Group is pleased to announce the 21st anniversary of Bay Area Dance Week, which will run April 26-May 5, 2019.

The annual 10-day festival features over 400 hundred free events throughout the Bay Area. Take dance classes and watch free performances in a wide range of styles including Argentine tango, classical Indian, jazz, hip hop, ballet, traditional hula, fire dance, Samba, modern, Chinese classical, belly dance, aerial dance, West African, contact improvisation, and more.

> Complete Schedule of 2019 Free Events

Intrigued by firedancing or dancing with light? Interested in learning to spin poi? Begin your poi journey with this free intro class.

What is poi?
Poi involves swinging and dancing with tethered weights through a variety of rhythmic and geometric patterns.

In this class, explore the basics of poi spinning, covering planes, direction, timing, and body mechanics, along with an introduction to beginner poi moves.

At the end of the class, you will have an understanding of poi technique and several drills to take home and begin building a solid foundation for your practice. If you have ever wanted to spin poi, now is the time.

The instructor for this class, Erol, has a deep passion for the flow arts and has been teaching and performing for over 7 years. He is very excited to bring some poi flow to Bay Area Dance Week, and hopes to see you there!

Special Instructions for Participants:

No poi? No worries – sample poi are available for workshop use. If you’re interested, you can also purchase poi to take home.

Please wear comfortable clothing that you can extend your arms with and move freely in. There’s plenty of free street parking in the area.

This workshop will be followed by a free open flowjam from 7-9 pm. Participants are welcome to attend and try out different flowtoys.


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Cost: FREE*
*Free, but some classes required RSVP.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Bay Area Dance Week, Fairs & Festivals, Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco Bay Area, Theater & Performance, Top Annual Events
Venue: flowspace
Address: 6315 Doyle Street, Emeryville, CA, 94608

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