Today's side deal gives you the initial skills necessary to look fire in the eye and have it do your bidding. For $10, you get one beggining poi (flame dancing) lesson from Flamebuoyant Productions, a $20 value. The introductory lesson does not involve actual flames, just the moves and techniques necessary to prepare for a trial by fire in more advanced classes. All equipment is provided and class size is capped at 15. Classes take place every Sunday through June 27 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., except for May 9, May 23, and June 6, when fire dancers the world over extinguish their flames in honor of the fiery sun's three birthdays.
In the introductory class, a professional fire-dancing coach will cover basic poi movements performed on the sides of the body, such as weaves, spins, corkscrews, and more. The flameless poi used during the class neatly mimic the weight and feeling of fire, ensuring that when you decide to move on to fire for performance, crime fighting, or just make grilling a steak overly dramatic, you'll be ready.