To make dance routines flashier, professionals often twirl burning batons or wear burlap sacks filled with fireworks. Light up the dance floor with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $10 for one flame-less fire-dancing class for two people (a $20 value)
- $15 for three flame-less fire-dancing classes for one person (a $36 value)
- $29 for three flame-less fire-dancing classes for two people (up to a $72 value)<p>
Dance-troupe members teach students to twirl and spin unlit props, such as batons and balls attached to ropes, with the same movements used by fire dancers. Classes typically last 60 or 90 minutes—see the class schedule here.<p>
Elemental Artistry's performers play with fire for a living. Blending the fluidity of dance with a theatrical sense of spectacle, the troupe—which includes an NBTA gold-medalist baton twirler—whirls flaming props into fiery vortexes, dazzling spectators at events ranging from the Tucson Celtic Festival to the sweet sixteens of local volcano gods.
In addition to more than 150 performances since 2007—some of which have earned print and television attention in the Arizona Daily Star and on KOLD News—troupe members teach their craft in workshops and classes that lead students of all ages through movements, such as poi spinning, staff and baton twirling, and hula hooping, using unlit props, at least to start. The art form's constant movement and careful coordination can help to tone muscles, awaken ambidexterity, heighten kinesthetic awareness, and occasionally open interdimensional doorways. Elemental Artistry's dance architects can also develop flame-free spectacles using props ablaze with LED lights.