This trick is a shoulder roll with a dragon staff. It gets a little tricky, but with various viewing angles and great instruction from Gonzo, we think you’ll have it in no time.
You’re going to want your right palm facing up and your left palm facing down. Your receiving arm is your left with the palm down. Your right with the palm up is your control arm. Pull your control arm up to make contact with your receiving arm. The receiving arm stays fully extended the entire time, and your elbow never bends. Spinning relative to your staff will help you successfully execute the move. As the roll completes, your left foot will pivot and the right foot will drop back relative to the movement of the staff.
Poppe hails from Bloomington, IN where she is an active member in the flow arts community through helping to organize local events, choreograph routines, perform, teach, and mentor.
When she isn't spinning a prop or doing acrobatics, she does web design and development, social media, and content strategy. She hopes to use these skills to help elevate flow artists, the community, and the craft.