OrbitSILVER Member
enthusiast
270 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
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Bay Area Fire Spinning Resources

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Updated May 3, 2005.



This list will be posted semi-regularly to:

* SF Bay Fire Salon tribe on tribe.net

* FireSpinning mailing list on Yahoo Groups

* Home of Poi's Events, Performances & Gatherings forum



This update includes not only a list of regular practices, but also a list of web sites, mailing lists, and contacts.



Send corrections to: firelist [at] wackyfunstuff [daht] com



Roger/Orbit







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CONTENTS:

-Regular Weekly Practices

-Other Regular Practices

-Contacts for Poi and Staff Spinning Classes

-Web Sites and Other Goodies

-Bay Area Performance Troupes

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REGULAR WEEKLY PRACTICES

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Monday :: Union City

8pm - 10pm

Charles Kennedy Park, Union City



Tuesday :: San Francisco

BomTribe

8pm - 10pm

AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park

https://www.parks.sfgov.org/site/recpark_page.asp?id=25945

Look for the gravel on the west end of the glen.

Bring your own fuel, or a few dollars for the communal fuel!



Wednesday :: San Francisco

flow rEvolution, hosted by Temple of Poi

672 south van ness

indoor jam with music. $5 - $15 sliding scale. Cost of entry

includes option for 10 minute private lesson with a Temple of Poi instructor.

** first Wednesday of the month, fire, dark (9ish?) to 11ish in the horseshoe pits at golden Gate park, in sf.



Wednesday :: Santa Rosa

8pm to 11pm

Location information: https://www.singefire.com/location

Contact person: Jared SINGE, singe@singefire.com, 707-478-4131



Wednesday :: Sausalito

OPEN STUDIO Dance Jam

8-10pm

at Sausalito Healing Arts

$5 at the door

Indoor and Outdoor Fire Dancing welcome!

Wednesday nights of May

[ed: hopefully there will be enough interest for this to grow!]



Wednesday :: Santa Cruz

Seabright Beach



Thursday :: San Francisco

Los Suenos Del Fuego

8pm - 10pm

AIDS Memorial Glen, Golden Gate Park

https://www.parks.sfgov.org/site/recpark_page.asp?id=25945

Look for the gravel on the west end of the glen.



Thursday :: 9pm - 12:30am

Spin Jam @ InterKinected (formerly Infinite Kaos) Headquarters

136 Taylor St. @ Turk (next door to Original Joe's), SF

This is an indoor event with no fire. It has a tendency to get crowded later in

the evening. There's lots of talented people who are super friendly. Different

people and dj's every week, so always different, and always fun. Near the

Powell St. BART station (but be warned last BART to east bay leaves at 12:15!)

Suggested $5 donation to help pay for the space.



Thursday ::

Nocturnal Sunshine Spin Jam

Santa Cruz



Sunday :: 8pm - 10pm

WhirlyGig, hosted by Mythic Fire

Clementina & 8th st (SOMA)

This one happens in the alley behind the Cat Club. It is hosted by Mythic Fire

(Kai, Anne and Don).

More information at www.mythic-fire.com/



Sunday :: 8:30pm - 11pm

Fire Jam @ NIMBY, West Oakland

www.nimbyspace.org

28th & Peralta

Bring a donation (look for the disco ball near the sound system)







OTHER REGULAR PRACTICES

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Burning Man SF Conclave Practice

Last Sunday of each month

Burning Man HQ parking lot

3rd and Mariposa, next door to SnowDrift

This is the rehearsal for the SF Conclave group that spins at Burning Man.

As we get later in the summer, these sessions become more serious about choreography...



Temple of Poi

First Wednesday of the month, fire, dark (9ish?) to 11ish in the horseshoe pits

at golden Gate park, in sf.



Silicon Valley Fire

day/time varies, but usually happen in someone's back yard...

mailing list is SiliconValleyFire on Yahoo Groups



Fire Arts Collective Play Day

Keep your eyes peeled for announcements.

https://www.fireartscollective.com



Sausalito Healing Arts Open Houses

https://www.sausalitohealingarts.net/







CONTACTS FOR POI AND STAFF SPINNING CLASSES

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TEMPLE OF POI, San Francisco

https://www.templeofpoi.com



THE CRUCIBLE, West Oakland

https://www.thecrucible.org



NOCTURNAL SUNSHINE, Santa Cruz

https://www.nocturnal-sunshine.com



FIRE ARTS COLLECTIVE, Oakland and San Francisco

https://www.fireartscollective.com



FIRE PIXIE, Fremont

https://www.firepixie.com



SAUSALITO HEALING ARTS, Sausalito

https://www.sausalitohealingarts.net





WEB SITES AND OTHER GOODIES

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Local



TRIBE

https://www.tribe.net

tribe.net seems to be incredibly popular with American fire spinners and the Bay Area

Burning Man community. For a list of interesting tribes, look for my profile (Roger

Lai) on tribe, where I've listed a number of tribes related to fire spinning.

For the local Bay Area community, start with the "SF Bay Area Fire Salon" tribe.



Global



HOME OF POI

https://www.homeofpoi.com

The best known of all web sites related to poi spinning, HOP has great tutorial pages

for beginners, and a thriving online community.



SPHERCULISM

https://www.spherculism.com

Spherculism.com picks up where HOP leaves off... with a collection of amazing tutorial

videos that show a variety of intermediate poi spinning moves.



MCP's Staff Tricks with Tutorials

https://void.printf.net/~meghan/

The definitive place to look if you're learning staff, especially the more challenging

contact staff moves.



BAY AREA PERFORMANCE TROUPES

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troupes: send me your web site links!



BomTribe

Los Suenos del Fuego

Pyrotation

Infinite Kaos

Fire Pixie

SINtillation

Temple of Poi

Fire Arts Collective

Nocturnal Sunshine

EDITED_BY: Orbit (1115177712)

Phellanmember
74 posts
Location: Kamloops, BC


Posted:
Thanks Orbit. I'm stuck in Canada :P But my friend's in Cali right now so I'll send these to her, she was really hoping to meet some peoples down there.

OrbitSILVER Member
enthusiast
270 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
Sunday nights at Lake Merrit probably won't happen anymore. We had a visit from a police officer telling us "No Fire in the park" the other day... Unless someone gets permission from the parks department, it looks like we won't be able to spin there.

OrbitSILVER Member
enthusiast
270 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
I've updated the list to reflect the end of the Lake Merrit spins and the Santa Cruz spin jam. I'm sure other practices will pop up to take their place...

OrbitSILVER Member
enthusiast
270 posts
Location: USA


Posted:
new updated version of the list...