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Beginner Fire, starts April 23, 8 PM

February 18, 2020 by


Course Overview This a four week course presents extensive fire (poi and other tool) safety information and focuses on students becoming familiar with burning fire poi/props comfortably and safely. Students garner information about safety practices, building fire poi (hoops, fans, and staves) rigs, lighting fire poi (and other props) and each student will have an […]

10 Fire Poi Performance Moves That Make Non-Spinners Applaud

February 22, 2015 by


As our modern fire poi dancing is a nascent art form in its very early toddler years of development, a few things have become clear to me over the years watching audiences: what artists like to explore because it challenges them may be (and often is) lost on the average audience full of non-spinners at […]

15 Questions to Help Performers Decide if Promoters are Taking Advantage of Them

December 10, 2014 by


In the recent articles I wrote, Why Gigs Without Pay Will Always Exist, 8 Reasons Every Artist “Should” Work for Free and 9 Lessons Artist-preneurs can learn from Oprah & Revolva, I speak about gigging and the inevitable reality of especially newer artists and/or non professional artists working for no or low wages. While I’m […]

8 Tips for New (Paid) Fire Dancers When Booking & Building a Show

October 4, 2014 by


If you’re new to performing for money and are trying to figure out how to set your rate, when to do a gig for free, what the problem is with undercutting, understand why that girl with tits got a booking and you didn’t or generally looking for more understanding of how to build and charge for […]

Being a Professional: Relative & Contextual

April 19, 2014 by


Someone posted this article titled, I’ve had two months of lessons — Am I ready to Perform Professionally? on Facebook recently and the article offers an emphatic “no” in answer to the question posed. While the article is about aerials, I had a few thoughts on the subject I thought I’d share. At best, ‘professional’ is […]

Top 10 Things to Remember Before Leaving for a Gig

February 15, 2013 by


Earlier this month, we posted the Quintessential Checklist for Flow Performers which has a more limited scope so naturally, there is some crossover with this new list: Top 10 Things to Remember Before you Leave for a Gig. This list accounts for some of the things one migh think are common sense for fire dacers and […]