Ever been Wow'd by the enchanting dance of a fire performer? Or perhaps wonder what the heck they are spinning around their body? Maybe you have always wanted to dance with fire yourself!
Here is your chance to learn the foundations of Performance Poi!
What the heck are Poi?
Poi is a performance art that involves swinging tethered weights in rhythmic and geometric patterns while infusing dance elements. Poi can be made out of a variety of materials, but Fire Poi consists of a heavy wick in the shape of a ball at the end of two chains or tethers.
But wait! I'm not just going to toss you into the fire with balls and chains on day 1!
This series will focus on the craft of spinning poi before the fire.
First, I invite you to really tap into the rhythm and flow of the poi and learn some of the foundational "planes" and "moves" so that you are well prepared when you decide to play with fire.
In this 6 Class Course:
• Introduction to the history of Poi
• Navigate Poi planes
• Acquire Poi skills, moves & transitions
• Bring dance into your flow
• Learn fire safety
• Enjoy a Fire Show each class!
• Spin Fire yourself the Final Class!*
*After assessment of poi awareness & fire safety
Drop in: $20
3 Classes: $45
6 Classes: $60
Class Dates: Thursday July 12 - Aug 16th
Session 1: July 12, 19, 26
Session 2: Aug 2, 9, 16
Final "Burnday" Aug 16th
Sunset Cliffs and Hill Street, Ocean Beach
Dance, play, learn and watch a killer sunset!
Great for newbies! No prior experience, no problem!
Complete the whole course for the most skills in your belt or drop in when you can!
I will adjust the class depending on your level and what you master as we go along.
Love & [Fire] Light!