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Multibeat Poi Moves December 20, 2014
Custom Hoop Purchase December 17, 2014
Beginner Poi Moves, Mondays December 13, 2014
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Fire Performance December 10, 2014
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Beginner Poi Dance November 27, 2014
Why there will always be free gigs November 25, 2014
8 Reasons to Gig Free November 23, 2014
Fire Costumes, Beginning performers November 21, 2014

9 Lessons Artist-prenuers Can Learn from Oprah & Revolva

November 19, 2014


Oprah and Revolva Lessons

If you somehow missed, it, Revolva was recently asked to donate her performance skills to the local stop on Oprah’s new tour, The Life you Want. The irony is palpable. First, I want to say that I consider Revolva an incredible artist and I think her choice to turn down Oprah was not only appropriate […]

Posted in: Articles, Being Human

10 Ways to Handle Gig Rejections Better

November 16, 2014


Fire Dancing Gigs

I recently saw someone post a question on line which is paraphrased here: I’ve been negotiating a gig for a while now and the deposit was due today. Instead of sending it, today they told me that there wasn’t enough room in the budget and they wouldn’t be needing me. I just feel like I lost […]

Selecting Performance Music in 12 (Time Consuming) Steps

November 11, 2014


Music Selection Process

This week’s question: How do YOU decide what music YOU use for gigs? (What’s the process you go through, not what music you think someone should use) This week’s question is a great one and worthy of a comprehensive answer. Of all the tasks I do as a performance artist, selecting music is one of […]

Posted in: Articles, Performance

In the News!

November 8, 2014


Temple of Poi in the news

Here are some fun things that came up recently where Temple of Poi showed up in the news. First, check out this interview with North Carolina based fire artist Casey Houle, “I’ve been chasing the flow state:” The interview covers a range of topics and includes reference to the Temple of Poi fire safety manual — which we couldn’t […]

Posted in: Articles, Press

6 Steps to Creating Your 30 Day Challenge

November 4, 2014


Build Your 30 Day Challenge

One of my new Facebook friends asked me for some advice tonight and I realized it might be incredibly useful to codify it as an article for other’s as well. Here’s the query: I would like to start the 30 day challenge. I was wondering if you had any advice that will help me get the […]

8 Excuse-Stopping Practice Tips

November 3, 2014


Practice: Stop the excuses

Best as I can tell, most humans struggle at one point or another with motivation and the insidious excuses that come with the sometimes chore of practicing. Whether the practice is a flow tool, a musical instrument, finding yourself at the gym, running, yoga or something else, it’s really easy to find excuses and allow […]


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

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 […]

2015 Spring Poi Intermediate/Advanced Boot Camp

December 20, 2014


Poi 2015 Spring Boot Camp

Looking to level up your poi skills this Winter and Spring? Join Temple of Poi for the 2015 Spring Poi Intermediate / Advanced Boot Camp. At the beginning of each session, we will assess where students are at, suggest different possible content and based on the feedback of the students present that night, we will co-create a fun […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi

Poi Turn Class: Out of the Box

December 20, 2014


Poi Turns: Out of the Box

During this four-week series focuses on 180º and 360º  turns between moves. As artists enhance existing turning skills and learn new turn combinations, they will explore the concept of “plane shifting through axis rotation” as a means to create a more effective performance. This series is less about learning new concepts and mores about learning how […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi

Funky Foot Flow & Poi Combos: Monday, 3/16

December 19, 2014


Funky Foot Flow & Poi Combos

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 two nights this trimester where you can explore creating something unique. Each student brings 6+ moves or […]

Posted in: Choreography, Classes, Poi

Poi Classes: Polyrhythmics & C-CAPs

December 19, 2014


GlitterGirl: Poi Polyrhythmics & C-CAPs

Rub your head while you pat your belly is the name of the game in this series where your hands will be working in different rhythms often. This means in the same interval of time, each poi will do a different number of revolutions. We’ll work on adding 2×1 patterns to the following moves: thread […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi

Poi: Opposite Direction Series, 3/18

December 19, 2014


Poi Opposite Direction GlitterGirl

Have you ever felt like your same direction repertoire is more extensive than your opposite direction moves? If so, this course is for you. This four-week series focuses on working in opposite direction on the front, back, side, floor and ceiling planes with various moves including: thread the needle opposite direction weaves (aka, butterfly weave; aka impossible […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi

First Beginner Poi Fire Series: February 25, 2015

December 19, 2014


Beginner Poi Fire Class

Course Overview This is a four week course presents extensive fire poi safety information and focuses on students becoming familiar with burning fire poi comfortably and safely. Students garner information about safety practices, building fire poi rigs, lighting fire poi and each student will have an opportunity to spin fire poi and practice being a […]

Posted in: Classes, Fire, Hoop, Poi

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