Fire dancers describe their craft as liberating, especially after years of disobeying their mother's commands to not play with it. Gain some traction with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for an intro to fire dancing class for one (up to a $30 value)
- $29 for an intro to fire dancing class for two (up to a $60 value)
- $55 for an intro to fire dancing class for four (up to a $120 value)
The 70-minute introduction to poi fire dancing class teaches small groups of students how to control poi—tethered balls that are lit up to create trailing circles of fire when swung. In this class, students will not use fire, but will learn to develop the body awareness, coordination, and freedom of movement necessary to dance with fire.
After warm-ups and a lesson in the Flowology Mindset, students will practice several drills with the non-flaming poi. Then they can work individually on expressing themselves through the dance. Classes take place in the evenings beginning June 19.
Temple of Poi
While students at Temple of Poi, , a school of movement and flow arts, perfect their fire-wielding skills, they also focus on channeling balance and harmony within themselves. Classes are designed to not only to help students develop techniques, but to also help them rejuvenate through performance and meditation and improve mind awareness, discipline, and self-empowerment. To keep these experiences safe, the staff stresses fire safety, and only encourages those who feel ready to dance with flames to do so. And those who are not yet ready can join the skilled dancers and perform at festivals and special events.
With students ranging in age from 9 to 82, crackling hot flames whizz by as dancers twirl their ropes of fire in mesmerizing circles. For these dancers, fire is a form of self-expression. They set hula-hoops and staffs afire, and perform duets with the fans of flames. Though they make it look effortless, these masters of the art were once novices, who learned their techniques at Temple of Poi.
Temple of Poi’s instructors teach fire-dancing classes with several props. In beginner and intermediate poi classes, students set fire to balls suspended from a handle, which create brilliant circles of flames when swung. Hula-hoop and staff classes also allow students to create a dazzling show with props doused in seemingly everlasting flames.