Beginner Fire, starts April 11


Course Overview

this is an intermediate class
Beginner Fire Dancing Lessons, San Francisco
Artist: GlitterGirl; Photo: Alan Rosnov

This a four week course presents extensive fire (poi and other tool) 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), while we are reviewing specific procedures for poi props in class two, we will also review your prop so bring it for the second portion of the fire safety lecture that night.

Students are responsible for getting their own prop which they should bring to the second class to review safety procedures specific to their prop. For recommendations, please contact GlitterGirl directly to consult on the best choice at glittergirl templeOfPoi com. If you are working with other props, you are also expected to have your own tools.


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 (TempleOfPoicom) 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 beginner practice with the prop with mock extinguishment drills after we complete the fire safety lecture, review the specific props you purchased for protocols and features associated with them and take a short review exam to help solidify your fire safety knowledge.

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 (3/11 & 3/20) will meet at Temple of Poi (953 Mission Street, convene outside suite 11 in the basement behind the stairs). Classes 3 & 4  will convene at an alley nearby.

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 Poi 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 their own fire rig and safety cloth if they do not already have equipment with which to spin fire. 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 April 11, 2018 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 March 13, 2018 Beginner Dance Series and the April 11, 2018 Beginner  Fire Class – $100 balance due IN CASH the first night of class – Please note there you must also acquire your own fire gear by the second class. (Note: All deposits are non refundable!)

For the best value, join the Beginner Boot Camp (which includes: Beginner Fire, Beginner Dance, $88 in videos to accompany class material, 2 30 minute private lessons and 15 intermediate class credits), a 7 month program for $100 a month which will set you up perfectly for performing by the end of summer. By clicking this link you agree to make 7 payments of $100 regardless of your attendance at each session. The first payment may be made using this link on or before April 11, 2018. The additional 6 payments are due in cash directly to GlitterGirl, Nova or through the mail slot at Temple of Poi by the 15th of each month from May, 2018 until and including October 15, 2018. This payment is non refundable. (Note: All deposits are non refundable!)

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