The world’s first poi fire dancing school

offering lessons, fire dancers, art,
performance, coaching, workshops,
team building, fire safety training,
classes, community gatherings and
entertainment since 2002.

Ninja Training with Nova September 8, 2014
Fire Spinning Safety September 8, 2014
Poi Fire Dancing Lessons - Spiral September 7, 2014
Poi Class Size Lessons September 7, 2014
Beginner Poi Classes September 5, 2014
Poi Classes September 5, 2014
Artists: GlitterGirl & Zihni
Photo: Bryan Nabong September 2, 2014
Poi Fire Dancing Virtual Class Lessons August 30, 2014
Poi Lesson Behind the Back Weave August 12, 2014
Poi Boot Camp Intermediate Advanced 2014 August 11, 2014

Flowers, CAPS, Hybrids, Antispin, Lockouts: Fall 2014 Series Just Added!

August 11, 2014

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Fire Dancing Photography

Want to level up your poi skills with one of the most prolific and never ending opportunities for growth, fun, poi geekery? Looking to expand your repertoire? We have just the remedy! Join us for this 4 week series meeting at 8 pm Wednesdays at Lines Ballet (26, 7th Street, 5th floor, studio 2, San Francisco). […]

Posted in: Classes, Poi

Funky Foot Flow & Combos, Mondays, Fall 2014

August 11, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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rope dart practice prop

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 used to happen here in San Francisco 2 times each summer before Burning Man called Prepare for the Playa, an event at which GlitterGirl has enjoyed […]

Student Sets the Ice on Fire!

July 22, 2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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