9.11.2007

A different kind of spinning

Last night I attended my first poi spinning class at Mecca taught by the fabulous Sonya, a fellow knitter. For a little over a year I've wanted to learn to learn poi spinning. The wonderful Desirée sent me a dvd to help me learn, but I tend to be better at starting things in a class setting. The only problem is that the poi spinning class at Mecca that I wanted to take was only offered on Saturdays when I work in the store. This week the class moved to Monday nights which fits perfectly in my schedule.

For learning purposes, we all used practice poi which were nylon stockings with tennis balls and finger holes. The basic moves were a little confusing at first, but once I started to get the rhythm they became easier. So far I learned the three beat weave, the butterfly, and I am working on the windmill. The class contains all levels of spinners so everyone works at their own pace and Sonya teaches you new moves as you become comfortable. The best part of the class is that we are also going to work a little with hula hoops so all of those hula hoops in my basement are finally going to get some use.

What: Poi Spinning
When: Mondays, 6:30-7:30pm
Where: Mecca, 451B Chair Ave
Price: $10/class, $45 for 5 classes, $75 for 10 classes

2 comments:

L. Marie said...

That looks like a lot of fun! My boyfriend can't do that, but he breathes fire for everyone on special occasions, it's pretty cool.

I've been wanting to take a dance class at Mecca for awhile now, but I'm a huge chicken when it comes to putting my rhythmless self in a room full of strange girls.

robyn said...

My experience t Mecca was that everyone was so busy working on their own moves that there was no time to watch other people. It also helped that we were all working on different things.