We have tried to provide you with a large array of information commonly being
sought by people looking to learn how to fire dance as well as for those
of us that do fire dance, but are trying to find out more than what we
have been able to put together so far. The major sections of our "Learning
Section" are listed below.
- Where to begin if you are looking for more about what fire dancing
is or how to get started to spin yourself.
- An explanation
of where the originations of fire dance and certain fire dance instruments
- A list of terms
commonly used by fire dance performers along with brief explanations of
- Explanations of
equipment used in fire dancing. Also resources for building & purchasing
- We offer extensive
tutorials for intermediate and advanced spinners, and links to the best
- The most important
thing when fire dancing should be safety. We discuss techniques to keep
Being a fire dance performer you will often hear the questions: “How does
one get started spinning fire?”, “Where do you go to learn more about
fire dancing?”, “What are those things you are spinning around?” Hopefully
one day your responses may be simplified to “www.TamingFire.Com”.
How does one get started spinning fire?
It seems that everyone has a different form of exposure to fire dancing, be
that: a friend who spins, a troupe’s performance, some random person
at a club, the encounter with a troupe practicing in public somewhere. Regardless
of where the exposure to fire dancing comes from, it is always the same thing
that gets us started, interest. Those of us who spin know what this feeling
is like. It is the wanton desire to perform mesmerizing and amazing feats
of skill and precision.
Once your interest has been peaked you find yourself trying to find out more,
about this cool thing called “fire dancing”. This normally begins
with asking one of the performers you have seen and/or met about where they
got started spinning fire. You can never quite know what to expect, but many
peoples responses are: from a friend, naming the city where they learned, or
just a vague reply which may not help much at all.
Of course there are plenty who will give you a good explanation of their background
experiences in learning to spin. (Although some performers try not to let people
know, none of us were great it the beginning. Fire dancing is an art that takes
time, patience, and dedication.) If your lucky they may guide you on to places
to begin to find resources for learning to fire dance. Even though you may
not have been lucky enough to get directed to the resources you need to begin
learning, you have luckily found your way here, where we will try to lead you
on your way to learning to spin.
Where do you go to learn more about fire dancing?
Well, for starters you’ve already come across a great place to begin
(in our opinions at least). Many people will scour through the net in search
of good web sites for learning how to spin, and many find this a difficult
task. Without being familiar with these sites it is quite difficult to come
across those that are worth the time, or even offer information that is useful
to you as a fire dancing newbie. The two things that should be of primary focus
to those in search of learning to spin are equipment and tutorials.
Equipment is a very important part in fire dancing. There are three major
types of equipment that are used. These three categories are: practice / training
equipment, UV / LED equipment, and fire toys. Practice equipment is normally
constructed of softer materials and weigh less than equipment used when performing.
UV equipment is also lightweight, but is normally cased in plastic. There are
many variations of these items appearance and functionality. The last group,
fire toys, are not like what their name implicates. Fire toys are definitely
not toys at all. They are the instruments for fire performance, and are generally
made from heavy solid materials and metals.
When it comes to equipment you can make your own and you can purchase. When
purchasing equipment you are generally constrained to ordering online or through
the mail. If you would like to more about the type of equipment used, and resources
for building and buying your equipment then see the equipment
page here at TamingFire.Com
According to Dictionary.Com,
a tutorial is “Something that provides special, often individual instruction”.
It can be rather difficult to come across good tutorials on the net if you
don’t know where to look. There are many places out there for reading
more about moves and concepts, but many times these can be difficult to understand
Some of the best things to look for in sets of tutorials are videos (preferably
slowed down), example pictures, graphical representations, and ones that keep
from using terminology that is not clear and concise. There are many text only
tutorials out there as well as move concepts placed in forums, but many of
them are unclear to people trying to begin learning how to spin.
We are always striving to provide people of all ranges of ability with great
quality tutorials that are clear and concise, as well as links to other places
that offer some of the best tutorials on the web. If your ready to get started
in learning how to fire dance why don’t you make your way to our online