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8 Reasons to Gig Free November 23, 2014
Fire Costumes, Beginning performers November 21, 2014
Oprah and Revolva Lessons November 19, 2014
Tips for Tuition November 17, 2014
Fire Dancing Gigs November 16, 2014
Music Selection Process November 11, 2014
Temple of Poi in the news November 8, 2014
Build Your 30 Day Challenge November 4, 2014
Practice: Stop the excuses November 3, 2014
Fire Performance Workshop October 25, 2014

Beginner Poi Class, Thursdays — Discount session!

October 25, 2014


Beginner Poi Class

This series started on 11/13. If you wish to join the series class 2, 11/20, you can do so for a discount price of $170 total which includes $150 in tuition for the 5 classes of the series and $20 access to the on line educational 5.5+ hour beginner course including media for this class […]

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Beginner Poi Dance, Wednesdays, (1/14/15) 8 PM

October 5, 2014


Beginner Poi Dance

Develop transitions and beginner performance theory in this 4 week dance series. This class is the perfect follow up to the Beginner Moves class (or equivalent material: pinwheels, windmills, chasing the sun, butterflies and weaves). If you have some experience and aren’t sure if this class is for you, contact GlitterGirl (glittergirl <that crazy little at symbol> […]

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7 Reasons Fire Dancers Benefit From Running Hands Through the Fire

September 25, 2014


Fire Dancing Safety

We recently published an article titled 5 Criteria To Help You Decide if Someone is Ready to Spin Fire and were asked: “What’s important about someone being able to run their hand through the flame or putting out a fire?” In fact, enough people commented on this that we thought the first safety article deserved a […]

Posted in: Articles, Fire Safety

Poi Class: Waist Wraps & Other Behind the Back Series

August 12, 2014


Poi Lesson Behind the Back Weave

You’re cordially invited to this 4 week poi spinning class series focused on lots of movement behind the back. Because this series has breaks between sessions, students can maximize self-study time to help learn these challenging moves and combinations with more depth and breadth of comprehension. Curriculum is adjusted based on the needs of the […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi

Funky Foot Flow & Combos, Mondays, Fall 2014

August 11, 2014


Poi Class: Foot Work and Combinations

Want to feel more freedom with your movements on the dance floor while twirling your poi? Looking for more flow between moves? Need to integrate recently acquired skills into performance flow with moves in your comfort zone? Then join us for three nights this fall where you can explore creating something unique. Each student brings […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi

Flowers 2 Review & Preview

August 7, 2014


Fire Dancing Photography

Advanced Poi Lessons — 2 weeks left! If you haven’t been able to join us yet for the Flowers 2 series with a heavy emphasis on hybrid flowers (inspin with one hand and antispin with there other) and atomic flowers (flowers on different planes with one in spin and one antispin), you’ve been missing out […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi, Video

Poi Flag Hand Dyed Silk Poi In Stock Now!

August 6, 2014


Flag Poi Silk Hand Dyed One of a Kind

Just in time to enjoy for the rest of the summer, we’ve just created these one of a kind hand dyed silk flag poi. Each pair of flag poi is dyed lightweight silk as part of limited run lot of flags. While the flags have a beautiful and large visual impact, the lightweight nature of the silk […]

Posted in: Tools

8 Free Ways to Build Your Fire Dancing Photo Portfolio

August 6, 2014


Fire Dancing Photography

One question I get regularly from folks is this: I’m new to performing and can’t afford a photo shoot. I want to look professional on my web site so how do I get high quality images with which to market myself? It’s a great question because a photo really can make the difference between something that […]

Posted in: Articles, Business, Costumes

Prepared for the Playa?

July 28, 2014


rope dart practice prop

Need a costume? See our video below for samples and then contact GlitterGirl to get your one of a kind original as unique as you are. The gates open in less than a month and the man burns in 34 days at the writing of this post. We miss our the incredibly awesome event that […]

Student Sets the Ice on Fire!

July 22, 2014


Ashley Clark on Ice
Photo: William Lee

Last year, we had the unusual opportunity to work with US Ice Skating Gold Medalist Ashley Clark. She came to us looking to help her integrate fire into her ice skating performances. In just a few months, she began performing in Sun Valley 4th of July weekend 2013. At the time, her act consisted of […]

Posted in: Articles, Performance

10 Lessons I’ve learned Half Way Through My 3 Year Challenge

May 25, 2014


10 Things I learned From My 3 Year Challenge

Statistically speaking, I’m half way through my life and I keep reading these articles about/by fellow Gen Xers, people hitting middle age and their thoughts about the process. A lot of them have seemed somewhat grim to me, reflecting a certain resignation and a sense of “letting go of possibility” which, when I read it, […]

2014 Expo Limited Edition T-Shirt Pre-Order!

May 6, 2014


2014 Expo TShirt Design

  Now that the 2014 Fire Dancing Expo is over, we’re getting ready to create the t-shirts to fulfill our Kickstarter rewards. Nova created this beautiful design to commemorate the 9th annual show and we finally have it digitized (with assistance from Joanna Zobjeck). We’re pleased to announce the design and pre-sales of the 2014 Union Square Fire […]

Posted in: Fire Dancing Expo

Poi Class Series: Waist Wraps & Other Behind the Back Series

February 2, 2014


Behind the Back

You’re cordially invited to this 4 week poi spinning class series focused on lots of movement behind the back. Because this series has breaks between sessions, students can maximize self-study time to help learn these challenging moves and combinations with more depth and breadth of comprehension. Curriculum is adjusted based on the needs of the […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi

Split Opposite CAP Swivel Video Lesson Available

November 19, 2013


Split Opposite Swivel

As we work through our catalog of recorded lessons, this week we pull out the side plane, split time, opposite direction, CAP Swivel lesson. This video class consists of one 8.5 minute videos. The video explains each side plane opposite direction split time CAP then explains how to connect them together in a swivel combination. As […]

Practice Poi – New Colors in Stock!

November 17, 2013


Practice Poi

People love the cone poi so after we ran out of stock on the purple and black, we got another short fun of practice poi in these beautiful orange and green shades. Practice poi are bean bag like poi which are stuffed with tiny plastic pellets (about 3 oz each) instead of beans so they […]

Posted in: Classes, Learning Aids, Poi

Jedi Stall Video Lesson Available Now

July 19, 2013


Poi Lesson: Up Stalls

Level up your fire dancing with poi in our review video for some Jedi stall combinations using both up and down stalls. This video class consists of 2 videos. The first covers front plane stall combinations starting with same time, same direction antispin stall combos, then split time front plane antispin combinations, followed by 2 additional stall […]

57 C-CAPs for Beginners

May 6, 2013


Poi C-CAPs

Looking for a little guidance on the C-CAP, that move that looks like a heart or kidney bean as portrayed in these photos? Check out our new self study course — a 14 page PDF designed to give you the step by step instructions necessary to add these patterns into your repertoire for 57 different […]

Harassment, Feminism, Kim Kardashian’s Ass & the Police State

November 15, 2014


Kim Kardashian, Harassment, Feminism, Humanism & The Police State

The double standards around me are impressive. Hollaback is up in arms about street harassment in the form of, “Hey beautiful!” but what about Kim Kardashian’s naked ass? Already parodied at least a half dozen times, even if you’re not trying to look for it, that butt has been plastered all over the place and in your […]

Posted in: Articles, Being Human

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