Spinning is the perfect way to tone your body while reducing stress and having fun! These classes combine aspects of martial arts with dance and yoga to bring a sense of balance and strength to your body and life.

New LA classes start April 23rd!
Click a class below for info on the schedule, price and location! Not sure where to start? Sign up for the INTRO CLASS & check out SPIN JAM

Poi Level I Staff Level I
Poi Level II Fire Flow Workshop
Poi Level III Performance Series
Hoop Level I Fire Eating & Painting
Hoop Level II Fire Fans Series
Fire Safety & Light Up Yoga Classes
Private Instruction  

SPECIALTY WORKSHOPS
Hoop Making Workshop  
Authentic Dance in Flow
Palm Spins Flips & Tricks I & II


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Now you can learn to spin poi and staff from home. Our instructional videos follow our 6 week class itinerary. Grab a copy and get started today!

Poi Groove Basics


Staff Groove Basics


 

Intro to Poi, Staff & Hoop!

Curious about learning how to fire dance? Wondering which tool to start with? Want to meet some great people and learn something you never imagined you would try? We invite you to come down to our studio to see what it's all about. In this fun class you'll get a preview of what we will cover in the 6 week Poi, Staff and Hoop Groove Basics courses, be inspired by a rockin' performance, learn a few basic moves in each tool, and go over some important tips to getting started.

Cost: $15

Location:
The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
* enter from alley

 

Monday, April 7th 8:00 - 10:00pm

Wednesday, April 16th 8:00 - 10:00pm


 
SPIN JAM
Everyone needs a break from their day-to-day routines... think of Spin Jam like "recess time". Drop your work and come out and play! The DJ and musicians arrive, the healers arrive, the artists arrive, the spinners arrive, you arrive, and then........ we create, we play, we dance, we connect! We invite you to come down to our magical slice of Los Angeles to check it out. What to bring? Glow and practice poi, staves and hoops, art projects, roller skates, soccer balls, glow toys, hoops, drums, stilts, friends, anything that turns your creativity on!

Schedule:
Every Tuesday
YOGA 7:15 - 8:15pm
SPIN JAM 8:30 - 10:30pm


Mandatory $5 Donation:

Fire Groove is paying for this lovely space and in order to make it happen, we need a little help from our friends!




Location:
The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

* enter from alley

 



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Poi Level I
"Poi" literally means ball on a cord and originates with the Maori tribe of New
Zealand. Men, women and children have used the art to increase dexterity, coordination, flexibility, and strength for thousands of years. You'll learn over 30 different moves in forward and backwards, in split-time and parallel time including: Earth, Love, Butterfly, Dragonfly, Advanced Dragonfly, the Wave, Flirt, Chasing the Sun, Sun and the Forward and Backward Weave. You'll also learn how to link them all together with a class focusing on combinations and transitions. When you finish with this course, you will have a solid foundation in the art of poi spinning. You'll feel
comfortable enough to add in your own dance style.

This class is held twice a week for 5 weeks, each building upon the prior one. Classes are held Sunday's at 2:00pm & Wednesday's at 7:00pm. The Fire Safety Wksp and Lighting Up Ceremony are NOT included in this course and must be paid for separately. Purchase them here.

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Classes Available:

April Session: April 23rd - June 4th*
*cancelled 4/27, 5/11 & 5/25

Schedule:

Sunday's 2:00 - 3:20 PM
Wednesday's 7:00 - 8:30 PM






Prices
10 classes = $20/class = $200
5 classes = $25/class = $125
1 single class = $30

Fire Safety & Light Up = $20 each
Coupons - email us for info
(Groupon, LivingSocial, Lifebooker, etc.)

**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.

Questions? View our FAQ section!

 

Poi Level II
This class focuses on developing your style, choreography, and performance technique building upon the foundation taught in Poi Level I. New classes are introduced each session so that students can enroll in Poi Level II multiple times and continue to be stimulated and inspired. The session ends with a fire jam.

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Classes Available:
TBA

Schedule:
Sunday's 12:30pm - 1:50pm

Prices
5 classes = $20/class = $100
Class by class = $25


**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


Questions? View our FAQ section!

 

Poi Level III
This challenging course focuses on the technical side of poi spinning. We cover moves such as: Under the Leg Kicks & Turns, BTB Weave Forward, Backward & Turns, BTB Waist Wrap, Isolations, Tosses, One-Handed spinning, Advanced Wraps, Advanced Gremlin, Advanced Flowers & Anti-Spins, the 5-Beat Weave Forward & Backward, the 5-Beat Corkscrew, Waist Wrap Butterflies, Vertical Stalls and Spiral Wraps, Anti-Spin Crank Variations, Split-time Butterfly Variations, Inversions, Advanced Anti-Spins, Hyperloops and Tangles. Students are invited to a fire jam at the end of the session.

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Classes Available:
TBA

Schedule:
Sunday's 12:30pm - 1:50pm


Prices
4 classes = $20/class = $80
Class by class = $25

















**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


Questions? View our FAQ section!


 

Staff Level I
Staff dancing has evolved from its traditional Polynesian roots into one of the most exciting new forms of dance and exercise. Staff dancing is excellent for
strengthening the body, increasing coordination, and creating a sense of calm
and confidence in the body and mind. You'll learn over 30 moves including Propeller, Forwards and Backwards Weave, Propeller to Weave Transitions, 180 & 360 degree Weave Turns, Forwards and Backwards Side-to-Side Weave, Side-to-
Side Weave transitions, Warrior, Warrior Combos, Behind-the-Back (BTB) High
and Low pass, BTB Combos, BTB Turns, 360 degree BTB pass, Helicopter,
Propeller to Helicopter transition, Whip, Horizontal BTB pass, Horizontal BTB Stall, Hover, Hover to Helicopter transitions, Double Stack, Hand-Rolls, and the 3 Beat Weave.

This class is held twice a week for 5 weeks, each building upon the prior one. Classes are held Sunday's at 3:30pm & Wednesday's at 8:30pm. The Fire Safety Wksp and the Lighting Up Ceremony are NOT included in this course and must be paid for separately. Purchase them here.

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Classes Available:
April Session: April 23rd - June 4th*
*cancelled 4/27, 5/11 & 5/25

Sunday's 3:30 - 4:50 PM
Wednesday's 8:30 - 9:50 PM

Prices
10 classes = $20/class = $200
5 classes = $25/class = $125
1 drop-in class = $30

Fire Safety & Light Up = $20 each
Coupons - email us for info
(Groupon, LivingSocial, Lifebooker, etc.)

.

**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


Questions? View our FAQ section!


 

Hoop Level I
Hoop dance is hula-hooping like you've never seen before! Imagine spiraling the hoop around every inch of your body. It's sensual and mesmerizing. It's sexy and fun and it builds confidence while toning and strengthening your core. This class focuses on building a solid foundation in hoop dance. You will learn to hoop in both directions around the waist and hips, lift the hoop off of your body and place it back down with both hands, hoop around the upper torso, shoulders and neck. You'll also learn to hoop in the vertical plane, angles, jumps and hooping around the thighs.

This class is held twice a week for 5 weeks, each building upon the prior one. Classes are held Saturday's at 12:30pm & Monday's at 8:30pm. The Fire Safety Wksp and the Lighting Up Ceremony are NOT included in the price of this course and must be paid for separately. Purchase them here!

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Classes Available:
April Session: April 26th - June 2nd*
*cancelled 5/24 & 5/26)

Schedule:

Saturday's 12:30 - 1:50 PM
Monday's 8:30 - 9:50 PM





Prices
10 classes = $20/class = $200
5 classes = $25/class = $125
1 drop-in class = $30

Fire Safety & Light Up = $20 each
Coupons -
email us for info
(Groupon, LivingSocial, Lifebooker, etc.)

 

 

 

**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


Questions? View our FAQ section!


 

Hoop Level II
This class will take your hooping to a whole new level! New classes are introduced each session so that students can enroll in Hoop Level II multiple times and continue to be stimulated and inspired. Students are invited to a fire jam at the end of the session.

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Classes Available:
May Session: May 3rd - June 7th*
(*canceled May 24th)

Schedule:

Saturday's 2:00 - 3:20pm

Prices
5 classes = $20/class = $100
Class by class = $25


**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


Questions? View our FAQ section!


 

Fire Flow Workshop
In this 3 hour workshop you will learn how to do all of the moves you have practiced in class but with FIRE! Students will learn a sequence of moves that flow into each other, stopping at points to let you find your groove with a move and connect with the music and fire. The class is broken up into 2 hours of instruction and 1 hour of free flow. Held a our private home studio in Burbank.

Location
216 N. Rose St.
Burbank CA 91505

Classes Available:
May 15th - Fire Flow w/ Fans

Price
$50

Poi
Hoop
Contact & Dragon Staff
Fans

**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


Questions? View our FAQ section!


 

Performance Series
Are you looking to transform your spinning hobby into a profession? This 3 part workshop series will teach you everything you need to know about performance with poi, staff, hoop or fans including: breaking a song up into choreographed and flow pieces, working with a large group, a partner and doing solo pieces, and costuming & make-up. This series includes a mandatory dress rehearsal and a final public performance at our student showcase Inspired on April 5th. Students are required to attend all 6 classes in order to perform (Part I & Part II)
Pre-req: Completion of the Level I course

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Classes Available:
June/July 2014 TBA
click below for specific schedule

Price:
$150.00

Poi Performance
Staff Performance
Hoop Performance
Fans Performance

**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


Questions? View our FAQ section!


 

Fire Eating & Painting
fireeatingThis daring art form requires great skill and deep focus as the fire is almost magically drawn across the body and placed into the mouth. Fire eating and painting will bring you closer to the element than ever before, dissolving fear and doubt, and creating complete confidence and awareness. These workshops are perfect for performers who'd like to add a little something to their repertoire. They are also great for people who are ready to conquer their fear of the flame.

In this 3 part workshop series you'll learn everything you need to know to feel comfortable with transfers, fire eating, tunneling and putting it all together so that you can flow through a performance like a pro! Students are required to take these workshops sequentially and
must purchase their own eating torches for Part II & III.
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Part I
- Learn the basics of working with fire torches, fuels, and fire eating safety
- Become comfortable touching and making contact with the flame.
- Painting with flame on various body parts (arms, hands, stomach)
- Basic transfers (hand, arm, stomach, tongue)

Part II

- Review Part I
- Basic tongue transfer
- Fire eating technique
- Extinguishing the flame in your mouth
- Tunneling
- Lighting a torch off of a tunnel
* must purchase your own set of eating torches

Part III
- Review Part I & II
- How to create an opening and closing to a performance
- Transitions
- How to incorporate body movement and flow into performance
- Where and when to use tricks to be most effective and exciting



Photo by Peter Leal
courtesy of www.sindanceproductions.com

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Classes Available:

APRIL SESSION: April 26th - May 10th
Saturday's 6:30 - 8:00pm


Prices
1 wksp = $50
2 wksps = $90
3 wksps = $120


Optional:
Fire Safety & Light Up = $20 each

**NOTE**
* Eating torches are not included in this price. They will be available to purchase at the workshop and range from $30 - $35 depending on size. They are mandatory for Part II & III

*If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


 

Fire Fans
Fans are one of the most graceful forms of fire dancing.
They allow the freedom to incorporate many different styles of dance and creative expression into a performance. They are absolutely mesmerizing to watch and so much fun to perform with! These workshops will give you a solid foundation in fan movement & flow, technical moves such as spinning, isolations and anti-spins, and ends with a choreography class that puts everything together. Each workshop builds in difficulty so we highly recommend taking them in order. For those who would like to attend the Fire Safety Wksp and the Lighting Up Ceremony, there is an additional $40 fee.

FANS I
- Getting a Feel for your Fans
- Movement & Flow
- Arm & Hand Movement
- Leg & Body Movement
- Fan Flip in Vertical & Horizontal

FANS II
- Review Fans I
- Isolations
- Corkscrew & Sun Variations
- Spinning

FANS III
- Review Fans II
- Spinning
- Moving with Spins
- Buzzsaw
- Horizontal Turns & Spins
- Anti-Spins

FANS IV
- Review Fan III
- Put it all together w/ Choreography

__________________________ fire fans

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Schedule:
Saturday's 3:30 - 4:50pm

Next Session:
May 3rd - May 31st*
(*cancelled May 24th)


Prices
1 wksp = $35
2 wksps = $60
3 wksps = $75

4 wksps = $100
Fire Safety & Light Up = $20 each


**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.


 

Fire Safety Workshop
In this 1.5 hour workshop we cover everything you will need to know in order to light up safely. This includes: necessary gear (creating your fire & safety kit), clothing, hair, all about fuels, fire extinguishers, fire bans & regulations, dipping, spinning off and lighting up, how to be a good fire safety, extinguishing tools and dealing with burns. This workshop is MANDATORY if you plan on attending the Lighting Up Ceremony.

The Groove Spot
671 N. Berendo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004


Schedule:
Spring Session: Sunday April 6th, 2:00 - 3:20pm
April Session: Saturday June 7th, 12:30 - 1:50pm



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Lighting Up Ceremony
The Lighting Up Ceremony is considered the final class of the session. In this class you will get a chance to explore dancing with fire for the very first time. Safety is our number one priority and we work hard to create a comfortable and safe setting for everyone. We encourage students to take it really slow their first time and to only do moves they feel really comfortable performing.

Location:
Downtown Los Angeles TBA


Schedule:
Spring Session: Wednesday April 9th, 7:00 - 8:30pm
April Session: Sunday June 8th, 7:00 - 8:30pm

**NOTE**
If you are unable to attend a class that you have paid for, you must cancel your reservation at least 48 hrs in advance through our online scheduler or you will forfeit that class. We do not offer refunds for classes.

 

Private Instruction
In our private sessions we tailor the lesson to exactly what you need so that you can quickly advance and get the one-on-one attention you deserve. If you want to learn rapidly in a private environment contact us at info@firegroove.com to schedule a
time.


1 Private Lesson
1 hour long session = $100*

3 Private Lessons
3 one hour long sessions = $250 (save $50!)*

* additional costs will be added if we are traveling to you

Save even more with a "Small Group" private lesson. E-mail us for rates.


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