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5 Day How to Spin a Staff Like a Pro Ninja - Intro to Circus Staff Spinning + Free Exercise Book

Explosive Learning Jo Reynolds Life Skill Teachers
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,252)
In this class, I will teach the students staff spinning, exercise, safety and many different tricks. Great circus dance skills with be taught to make your show look amazing. Fun way to exercise that will improve hand eye coordination, dancing rhythm and fitness.

Class experience

Students will be able to pick up a staff and perform basic tricks in different sequences. They'll understand the theory and safety aspects of this amazing toy. 

Jonathan has been a martial arts expert since the age of 9, working with the staff as a weapon. From the age of 16 he worked with various circus teams to create the staff spinning art form. He has travelled the world performing for audiences including Formula 1 events, royalty and international superstars. He is a fully insured fire performer with many skills including poi, juggling and stilt walking, to name but a few. 
Homework Offered
To practice the tricks learned in the class to ensure students are ready for the second lesson.
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
Students will need a staff for the class and to practice with. If you have never bought a staff before and are unclear which is right for you, please contact me and I will advise. The staff you buy or make will depend on your height and the types of tricks you are looking to learn. This will be explained in more detail during the class. If you want to make one I would suggest you have a dowl/mop handle/staff about the same height as the student is tall or just slightly shorter. I also recommend you have two tennis balls that you can cut a hole in each to fit on each end of the staff. Use a strong tape to tape the tennis ball onto each end of the staff so that they act as a bumper for anything they may hit. If you want help doing this please have the materials ready and I will teach you how to put them together. It might also be good to have a few different sized staffs to play with to help you decide which you prefer. Every student once enrolled will get a free PDF copy of my published 112-page instructional book "The Book of Staff Spinning" by Johnathan Reynolds (worth $20 in the shops). This will cover all the material I will teach and more.
The student will need space to spin a staff. 

If you are taking this class inside please make sure the ceiling is high enough for you not to hit it, I recommend a minimum ceiling height of 9 foot or more. 

The same goes for the space around you. Please make sure you have enough space to move around and spin your staff without hitting anything. This space should be approximately 8x8 feet. 

If you can I would suggest taking this class in as spacious an area as possible; gardens and garages are great.

If you have limited space, not to worry, I will teach students much smaller tricks that don't need so much space. These are core skills and can be scaled up, so they're good to practice later in a more spacious area.  

Please note there are risks involved with this activity, including injury if the student hits themselves with the equipment while practicing. To limit this the equipment/staff we first use to practice will be a staff with tennis balls taped to the ends so the student can learn without any real injury. (They may hit themselves in the head a few times with the tennis balls while learning, as everyone does.) I, the teacher, will not be responsible for any damage or personal injury caused by the student during or after this class.  

Just so it is very clear, I will not be including the use of fire in this class. I will not be teaching any tricks with fire in this class. Working with fire is very dangerous. I will cover this and explain why they must become master spinners before they can ever think about working with fire.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,252)
Explosive Learning specialises in Life Skills classes that:

* Develop essential life skills rarely taught in schools
* Improve wellbeing by helping make kids happy and active
* Increase confidence through performance skills
* Are great fun to... 
Group Class


for 5 classes
5x per week, 1 week
50 min

Completed by 9 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 9-14
2-9 learners per class

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