Light spinning, mainly Poi, is a growing activity throughout the world. However, many in the U.S. have still never heard of it. Poi are basically cords with a weighted end, or glowing object. They are spun around the body in intricate forms and patterns. For performances the ends are sometimes lit with fire, but now L.E.D. lights create a fantastic and safe display.
Poi spinning is like a sport, because practice and dedication are necessary. On the other hand it's a creative art form like dance that requires coordination and rhythm.
It interests all sorts of people, young and old. However as it's a noncompetitive, open to all, it may especially appeal to youth who enjoy unique noncomforming hobbies.
My proposal is to establish a local group of people who regularly come to share skills and support each other.This group would then do performances at local events. Performing gives positive recognition and recruits new members.