energized focus and full involvement — joy in motion
Go beyond object manipulation and explore the realms of activity
Our Flow Zone brings you three full days of flow arts workshops that will help you master your chosen props as well as go beyond object manipulation to explore the realms of dance, juggling, martial arts, circus and movement meditation.
We are very excited to bring you a wide variety of workshops for various props and skill levels. Whether you are just beginning to find your flow or looking for some new tricks to add to your repertoire, we hope you’ll join the skill sharing and FUN going on in the Flow Zone. Pick up a prop & let’s PLAY!
Need help finding your flow or picking up a new prop? We got you.
Contact Staff is the mesmerizing manipulation of a staff without the use of opposable thumbs, giving the compelling appearance of continuous rolling & wrapping around your body! All the foundational moves of contact staff will be taught in this workshop, such as hand, neck, body & elbow wraps, halos, and conveyor belts. These are essential explorations that will prime you for your ninja and flow training!
Learn to create mesmerizing magic while dancing with a levitation wand! I will provide Flow-wands to use, and teach you the easy-to-learn basics of mastering the illusion of Flow-wand dance. All-levels and ages friendly!
Immerse your dance in the technical side of fan play! We’ll play with folds, isolations, flowers, and tosses, with a special focus on dance integration. Extra sets of fans will be available.
Double your pleasure with TWO hoops! Join us for a special PlayShop, exploring the FUNdamentals of twin hoopdance. We will work with “on the body” and “off the body” movement combinations. Interweaving energies, creating sacred geometric patterns, focusing on transitions & plane changes, while also honing our spacial awareness, rhythm and stage presence. Through twinwork, one can become more ambidextrous, balanced & focused, further bridging the neural connections of the right/left brain!
Students will be taken through a foundations course in buugeng movement. Course covers history of the prop, the three primary manipulation techniques, buugeng-specific tech terminology, isolation styles, as well as simple tricks to get started. Class is directly led, with a focus on classical motion.
I start my class by having students gather 3 balls, then drop 2 and practice some basic warm up throws with 1 ball. As they gain some consistency we add the 2nd ball and practice some 2 ball drills. The 3rd ball is added and students are well on their way to juggling. I try to build off of students’ abilities and leave them with multiple things to work on. I teach several patterns and some basic theory and siteswap so that they have a solid foundation.
Learn the poi basics to get you spinning!
Covering body rolls, chi rolls, forearm rolls, and variations on each.
This workshop will explore contact staff body rolls (rolling a stick on your body). We will start from a beginning, but there will be variations for more experienced practitioners. Some number of sticks will be available for use during the workshop if you do not have your own.
A crashcourse in basic timing and direction and several driving styles, this workshop will give the beginner the foundation for hours and moons of exploration. We will focus on one-beats, isolations, antispins, and r-types.
We will go over various in-spin and anti-spin poi flowers, and how their beautiful shapes, compare to a full circle extension. We will then take a look at how to transition between the three shapes, without interrupting the flow of the pattern, by using stalls at different points along the circles of our hand paths. We will also learn how to complete 180 and 360 degree turns with poi flowers, and then incorporate some simple jazz and tribal fusion footwork into our dance.
Balance a hoop on your hands, elbows, shoulders, head, and chest. Roll a hoop smoothly across your chest and shoulders. This all-levels, off-body hoop workshop will focus on identifying and opening up the pathways for smooth rolls and balances.
In this creative playshop we will go over some techniques to help you take your spinning skills to new directions. We will play some fun flow games too, so bring your clown nose! So if you are feeling disjointed or stagnent in your flow, or if you always wanted to learn this workshop was designed just for YOU!