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Cheap Introductory Prices to Learn the Art of Fire Dancing, Poi or Staff
Fire Arts Academy offers private lessons in Oakland. Private lessons start in 1 hour increments and move up to whatever the student needs or is interested in.
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Poi
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Staff
The classes include many simple drills to get you started spinning and to improve your skills quickly. Students learn a variety of moves for each toy, and techniques to put it all together. A follow-up class on fire safety and how to apply what they have learned to actual fire spinning, if the students feel they are ready. Everything is done according to personal comfort level. Fuel, safety, and fire poi provided for the on-fire lesson, as needed.
Beginner Poi covers the basic moves: Butterfly (in most forms), Weave, Corkscrew, and many others.
Beginner Staff covers the basics: Butterfly (in most forms), Weave, Corkscrew, and more.
Intermediate and Advanced Poi and Staff cover: complex transitions changing directions, Push- Through (threading the needle), body movement with poi, and more.
Price options for students:
If you are interested in lessons or have any questions please contact us.
Jon Dickinson, aka Little Jon
Here is what some past and present students are saying:
"I had no idea spinning fire would be so fun and become such a part of me. Jon is patient, insightful and encouraging, accepting my tangled fumblings with easy humor and working with me until I mastered each step. I look forward to taking many other classes with the Collective. Thank you, Jon!" --- Joe
"Much funnier than yoga, but with the same sort of rewarding head space! I thoroughly enjoyed learning how to spin Zuni's, and ultimately FIRE, with Jon from Fire Arts Collective. Always known as the graceless wonder in my family, I was finally able to awe my folks, though they are surely afraid I've run off and joined the circus! Jon's teaching method is adept and kind and encourages quick advancement, and we laughed our heads off while actually getting better -- learning + fun -- you can't beat that!" --- Kelly DeMartini