Beginner Fire, start May 12, 2015, 8 PM!

Course Overview

this is an intermediate class
Beginner Fire Poi Hoop Staff Fans
Photo: Bill Taylor
Artist: Zihni

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 fire safety person for other students. For students who wish to take this class for another fire prop (not fire breathing or eating), skip class 2 where we build the fire poi (and you won’t need to pay for it either). Note: If we are ordering tools for you for the class, you must register and notify us you want tools 2 weeks prior to the start date of class to ensure we have the tools the second night of the class. You will not need to pay for the tools until the 2nd night, though you will need to register for the class before we will order for you. Note: Students working with hoop, fans, staff, double staff and tools other than poi can also take classes 1, 3 and 4 for a discounted rate. Please contact GlitterGirl directly at glittergirl <at> templeOfPoi <daught> com for details and registration. You are expected to have your own tools though in some cases, we may be able to provide them for you to purchase or borrow for the night. Inquire with us for our recommendations on products.


Students must have a working knowledge of poi and have either taken the Beginner Poi Moves Class or performed competently for one of the certified Temple of Poi instructors. If you are using other tools and want to take the three classes that are fire related and unrelated to poi, please contact GlitterGirl (<at>TempleOfPoi<daught>com) to make arrangements for an assessment to see if this class is right for you. Students are strongly encouraged to have the transitions (or comparable) taught in the Beginner Dance Class as well.

Course Overview

Each of the classes meets for 80 minutes, one time per week. This is a four week series.

Class One  The first class in this series will discuss in detail on fire poi safety and various practices a beginner should be aware of. The instructor will refer you to written fire safety information for your reference allowing you to focus fully in class without needing to take notes. Topics covered will include: safe clothing, fuels, common practices, storing materials, and practical information fire poi dancers should be aware of. This class is a lecture based class. As part of your tuition, students may bring as many friends, family and fans as they wish to educate to support them in their fire safety procedures. Students are encouraged to bring the people they plan to spin fire around to these classes so they can be properly educated.

Class Two The second class in this series focuses on building a fire poi rig. The instructor will provide materials for students to build their own rig and acquire a fire safety blanket ($90 materials fee). Students may be exempt from building a fire poi rig if they already have one of their own and would therefore not need to pay the materials fee or acquire additional hardware for building the fire poi rig. Students are welcome to attend the class to learn the process even if they have a fire poi rig already.

Classes Three and Four These two classes allow each student an opportunity to both spin fire poi and act as a fire safety person to other students spinning fire. Class three is structured so that each student can have a solo opportunity as both a safety person and fire performer, while class four allows for a “renegade burn” style of instruction.

Logistics All classes meet at 8-9:20 PM. Classes 1 & 2 (5/12 & 5/19) will meet at Temple of Poi (953 Mission Street, suite 11 in the basement behind the stairs). Classes 3 & 4 (5/26 & 6/2) will convene at the end Mint St. where it intersects Mint Plaza, a block from the Temple itself. Tuition and Materials Students can attain the greatest long term discount by signing up for the Temple of Poi Beginner Poi Boot Camp program which offers a 20% discount on 7 months worth of classes. This option is only available to students who paid for the Beginner Poi Moves series and the tuition paid will be applied in full to the first two payments of the Beginner Boot Camp. Students registering for the Beginner PBeginner Poi Fire Dancing Classes San Francisco oi Dance and Beginning Poi Fire Class Series receive a 23% discount when paying for both sessions at once. Regular tuition is $240 for both series when taken individually ($120 each) and the combined discounted tuition is $200. In addition to tuition, this class also requires students purchase the materials for a fire poi rig and safety cloth ($90) if they do not already have equipment with which to spin fire. Note: Students must advise us if they will need poi or not as we order them in advance for the class for the students. Please email GlitterGirl at TempleOfPoi daught com after you register to let us know! Students will also need to acquire fuel, the type and location where they can be acquired will be explained in classes 1 & 2.

Register here for the May 12, 2015 4 week Fire  Class only with your 50% deposit – balance ($60) due IN CASH the first night of class: (Note: All deposits are non refundable!)

Register here for the June 8, 2015 Beginner Dance Series and the May 12, 2015 Beginner  Fire Class – $100 balance due IN CASH the first night of class – Please note there is an additional materials fee of $90 for your fire poi and fire safety blanket or student must provide their own poi. (Note: All deposits are non refundable!)


For the best value, join the Beginner Boot Camp (which includes: Beginner Fire, Beginner Dance, fire poi and safety blanket, $88 in videos to accompany class material, 2 30 minute private lessons and 12 intermediate class credits), a 7 month program for $100 a month which will set you up perfectly for performing by the end of summer.

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