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The 6 Most Dangerous Ingredients of Fire Performance

February 2, 2015 by

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Most people easily consider that the fire itself is dangerous, which of course is accurate, particularly if you’re undereducated about how to handle and extinguish it safely. If they are people that are qualified to  be performing, we also hope they are considering other things that go along with that like placement of the depot, spin […]

Teachers: 10 things to Consider when Competing with Other Bigger Name Artists

December 8, 2014 by

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  Here’s a question that came up lately on a teaching forum, a question more and more people will be asking as time passes and the industry becomes bigger. Does anyone teach in a town or city with a way more advanced hooper than you? I’m feeling a lot of insecurity about developing my hoop […]

Beginner Poi Moves, May 14, 2014 – Wednesdays, Just added!

April 21, 2014 by

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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 […]

FireDrums: What are Instructors Upset About?

March 7, 2014 by

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After publishing the article, “FireDrums: Disclose Your Financials?”, people have asked, “Why do people care what the instructors are being paid?” If I could draw an analogy, I’d say I suppose I don’t need to care that there is <racism, sexism, discrimination, slave labor, homophobia, <insert some other problem here>> in the world. Of course, […]

Beginner Poi Moves Class – First 2014 Series Just Added!

November 20, 2013 by

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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 for you. If you have limited experience then this class is probably for you — contact GlitterGirl (glittergirl [at] templeofpoi […]

Those who Can, Do; Those who Can’t, Teach.

September 4, 2013 by

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Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach… I have considered this statement for over a decade and it recently came up on one of those Facebook lists I love to frequent as someone asked me what I thought about the statement. Generally speaking, I don’t think the flow arts instructor field is but an […]

Teachers and Technicians: They Use Different Skills

July 18, 2013 by

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I’ve been threatening to write this piece for months and I’m finally taking a moment to sit down and do it. After FireDrums and talking to a lot of my students I got really clear that this article might be useful for some folks who assume that because someone is a skilled technician with their […]