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Alternate Butterfly Combination Alternate Butterfly Combination When doing the different alternate butterfly moves you can combine them so that you go straight from low (1) to medium and then medium height to high (2). From hi...

Backward weave Backward weave This is the opposite of the frontward weave. Start by swinging poi backwards

Behind the Back Butterfly Behind the Back Butterfly Same as butterfly except hands go behind back. It feels easier if you keep 1 hand just above the other. Move also can be done when swinging the poi in the opposite dire...

Frontward weave Frontward weave Swing both poi round to the sides, try first with one hand and then bring the other in. You might find this one easier by wrapping the pi round your hands to make shorter and start ...

One hand butterfly One hand butterfly Do normal butterfly. As poi come on the down beat take left poi with right hand between your thumb and index finger trying to keep them spinning at the same time. This one can b...

One handed butterfly One handed butterfly Notice that the hand is spinning poi up and down the same way. Here the left poi has been taken around the index finger, after practice you will discover which way is easiest...

Thread the Needle Thread the Needle This is similar to the butterfly move. Start with the left hand higher than the right. Do butterfly apart from on the downwards movement slide your righthand forewards and then wh...

Thread the needle hand Thread the needle hand Notice that one hand is always going in front of the other making the rhythm slightly different for both hands almost like you are pushing the poi forwards on each beat.

Wave Hand Wave Hand Once you understand the hands this move will be easy. Notice the arms are always crossing and the left poi crosses over your body to do a circle on the right side while your right arm cr...

Windmill Windmill This move is like the alternate buttertfly apart from your hands stay high at head level. Whilst one arm is making a circle at the front the other is making a circle at the back.

Weave front to back Weave front to back Whilst doing the forwards weave get the rythm good and slower the better. When your left arm is on the downwards swing going accross your body move your hips 90 and you will no...

Overhead Butterfly Overhead Butterfly When hands at top of butterfly flop them behind head, palms facing upwards. Try doing same behind and then go straight into a giant butterfly in front.

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