What You'll Get
Whoever said knowledge is power never possessed a monster truck. Accelerate your learning with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options:
$29 for intro to fire-dancing class for 1 (a $60 value)
$55 for intro to fire-dancing class for 2 (a $120 value)
$299 for a private fire-dancing event (a $600 value) that includes:
- 15-minute performance with two fire dancers
- One-hour class for up to 12 after the performance<p>
During the two-hour intro-to-fire-dancing class, instructors teach students the tricks and the terms of their trade. Instructors provide all of the necessary tools. Check the class schedule for detailed dates and times.<p>
Fire, according Combustible Materials’ Abby Adore, was the first kid in class to pull humanity off the bleachers and ask her to dance. It is an image that Abby, a professional fire dancer, embodies when she spins her poi—essentially, a ball of Kevlar engulfed with flame and attached to the end of a chain—into a geometric flurry of lines and planes. Dancing with fire, she says, is the most primal way to connect with the most powerful yet attractive of elements. However, doing so, she admits, can be a little scary. Beginner students are often wary of the idea of willingly surrounding themselves with flames. “In the movies, if someone touches fire, then they instantly explode. Unfortunately it’s not true,” she bemoans. “Otherwise we’d have better pictures.”
Instead of living some Hollywood special-effects fantasy, Combustible Materials’ students safely learn the art of fire dancing. During hands-on classes, they practice fluid movements, not unlike those in yoga or jogging across an expressway, and they rehearse framing their bodies in the flickering light. For first-time burners, one of the biggest surprises is its sound. “It is really loud inside a wall of fire,” Abby confirms. “A whooshing sound, especially at the beginning [of the burn] when the fire is bigger and has more fuel.” Over time, students can progress from the poi or staff tools to other tools such as a fan, a hoop, a double staff, or a palm torch. Though ultimately, as students progress with advanced choreography or add another notch to their tool belt, the entire undertaking comes down to fire. As Abby sums up, “It’s all about the fire.”
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Nov 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver; under 18 must have parent's signature. Not valid for ages 15 and under. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.