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FireDrums: The Evolution of a Festival, Part I

May 31, 2014 by


It’s Saturday night at what has been one of my favorite festivals, FireDrums. It is (consistently from my perspective) the peak of the experience where the community assembles en masse after days of connection, learning, sharing, soaking in knowledge and forging friendships… when people come together and share that energy in the circle with the fire. Barriers are […]

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

May 25, 2014 by


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, […]

Beginner Poi Moves, Monday May 19 – one spot left!

May 15, 2014 by


Join us for the first in our Beginner Poi series, with Beginner Moves teaching over 40 different moves and combinations. This class is appropriate for those with absolutely no experience through early beginners with a few moves but not a lot of vocabulary, comprehension, technique and confidence. If you have no experience, this class is […]

Photos & Video from the Expo

May 11, 2014 by


The 9th Annual Union Square Fire Dancing Expo was a grand success and we’re busy collecting videos and photos from the show 2 weeks ago. We’ll be putting together a compilation of the photos and videos from the show and posting them on the web site, though we thought we’d tease you with a few […]

2014 Expo Limited Edition T-Shirt Pre-Order!

May 6, 2014 by


  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 […]

Burn Before the Burn Boot Camp!

May 1, 2014 by


Join us for this program running from May 14 till the August 20 where you’ll go from no (or low) poi skills to being able to impress your non fire dancing friends and family with fun fire poi spinning by the end of August — just in time for that fun alternative festival we’ve all […]