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Introduction to Poi Fire Dancing Drop In Class

Course Overview

this is an intermediate class

Poi Fire Dancing TuitionThis intro class serves beginners, the UpOut community, and the June 7, 2013 Poi Groupon Introduction to Poi Fire Dancing Drop in class.

Join us for a fun 70 minute class introducing you to the joy of poi, an exercise, meditation and art form focused on helping you gain body awareness, balance, coordination, muscle development, freedom of motion, self expression and a whole lot of fun doing it. Please note, for safety reasons, this class will not use fire. If you're interested in a short term fire class, please consider our Wielding Fire Experience.

Curious what the class is like? Read this blog review by Nicole Antoinette: Fire Dancing, My Crotch, and things that are simple but not easy, published April 20, 2010.

If you've never seen poi fire dancing before, check out this video featuring Temple of Poi Founder, Isa "GlitterGirl" Isaacs. And if you don't think fire is for you, check out GlitterGirl and The Amazing Zihni in the video below using rhinestone poi.

This class meets for 70 minutes during which we will introduce you to the fundamental elements of poi movement. Our classes are small so everyone get personalized attention. The session will include:

  • meet and greet - so everyone feels comfortable playing and practicing together
  • demonstration of poi and movements we'll learn
  • warm ups
  • introduction of the Flowology Mindset, the foundation of our work
  • drills
  • new moves
  • individual work
  • practice
  • review

We'll provide poi for you to borrow for the night so all you need to do is dress in comfortable clothing with no strings hanging and bring a positive attitude designed to have fun and try something new.

Groupon Members can purchase multiple coupons for this class so they can give them to their friends, though each person may only redeem one coupon (total). We can schedule a special session for groups of 5 or more so contact us if you're interested in that option. Weekend sessions are also available for groups on a limited basis and, if enough people request them, we will add a few sessions on the weekend as well, however, 98% of our sessions are done Monday-Thursday With about 70% of them happening on Monday or Wednesday night at either 6:30 or 8 pm in one of our SoMa studios. Lines Ballet is located at 26 7th street between Mission and Market Streets and the studios are on floor 5. The elevator is slow so leave extra time. Temple of Poi is located at 953 Mission Street between 5th and 6th, Suite 11 in the basement.

Next available class is:GlitterGirl Poi Fire Dancing at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco

  • Wednesday, 4/2/14, 8 PM, Lines Ballet, Studio 3
  • Wednesday, 4/30/14, 8 PM, Lines Ballet Studio 3

      All coupons expired January 14, 2014. If you have an outstanding Groupon, please contact us to help you redeem it in some other way.

      Attention Groups: If you are trying to take the same session with a group of your friends, it is best to send an email indicating you have a group and reserve all your spots at once or, if you are a group of 6 or more, to schedule your own private session. Then, each person will need to send their name, email, phone and serial number indicating they are part of your group. Registration is filled on a first-come, first-served basis so this will assist you in getting exactly the session you’re looking for with all the people you want in the class.

      Register today! Put a hold on a spot in a session as soon as you purchase your Groupon coupon and be sure to send us your name, phone, email and serial number tomorrow to confirm your place.

      Please note: you can reschedule a session up to 7 days prior to the start of the class. People who register and do not show forfeit their Groupon.

      Groupon Coupon holders: email your name, phone, coupon number and class date to groupon (at) templeofpoi (dot) com to register!

      Drop in students pay your non-refundable* tuition now when you register using the link below:

      Session Date/Time:

      *Tuition is non-refundable though students may transfer to another available session as long as we are notified (by email to glittergirl (at) templeofpoi (dot) com) 1 week prior to the start time of the class you initially signed up for.

      Additional Information

      As a special "try before you" buy opportunity, students who attend one of these sessions - Groupon Coupon users as well as full paying students -- will receive $30 off the Beginner Poi Moves class or Beginner Poi Fire Dancing Boot Camp program if you sign up for a follow up series the night you redeem/attend this introductory class. Please note for ongoing sessions, students will need to have their own practice poi which we sell for $30.

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