Beginner Fire Poi
This is a four week course presents extensive fire poi safety
information and focuses on students becoming familiar with burning
fire poi comfortably and safely. Students garner information
about safety practices, building fire poi rigs, lighting fire
poi and each student will have an opportunity to spin fire poi
and practice being a fire safety person for other students.
Students must have a working knowledge of poi and
have either taken the Beginner Poi
Class or performed competently for one of the certified Temple
of Poi instructors.
Each of the classes meets for 80 minutes, one time
per week. This is a four week series.
The first class in this series will discuss
in detail on fire poi safety and various practices a beginner
should be aware of. The instructor will refer you to written
fire safety information for your reference allowing
you to focus fully in class without needing to take notes.
Topics covered will include: safe clothing, fuels, common
practices, storing materials, and practical information fire
poi dancers should be aware of. This class is a lecture based
The second class in this series focuses on
building a fire poi rig. The instructor will provide a list
of parts the student must acquire in addition to the parts
paid for in the course fee. Students may be exempt from
building a fire poi rig if they already have one of their
own and would therefore not need to pay the materials fee
or acquire additional hardware for building the fire poi
rig. Students are welcome to attend the class to learn the
process even if they have a fire poi rig already.
Classes Three and Four
These two classes allow each student an opportunity
to both spin fire poi and act as a fire safety person to
other students spinning fire. Class three is structured so
that each student can have a solo opportunity as both a safety
person and fire performer, while class four allows for a "renegade
burn" style of instruction.
Tuition and Materials
Students registering for the Beginner Poi Dance and Beginning Poi Fire Class Series receive a 23% discount when paying for both sessions at once. Regular tuition is $240 for both series when taken individually ($120 each) and the combined discounted tuition is $200.
In addition to tuition, this class also requires
students purchase the materials for a fire poi rig and safety
cloth ($80) if they do not already have equipment with which
to spin fire.