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Fire Dancing 101

We all know that scene in Lilo and Stitch where David steps on the stage during the luau and begins to twirl fire. To a little kid, the act of spinning fire around as you dance seems incomprehensible. Fire dancing was established hundreds of years ago by the people in Polynesia, and itís something thatís still commonly practiced today. If youíre looking to take your baton twirling skills to the next level, fire dancing might be the perfect challenge for you. Safety is the most important skill a fire dancer can have. They need to know how to properly handle the baton and make sure to keep the baton moving. If you do stop, make sure the baton is horizontal. If itís vertical, you risk the fire crawling up the baton and onto your arm. When tossing or twirling the baton, make sure to grip the middle. The ends are, unsurprisingly, hot to the touch. If youíve just started fire dancing, practice with your baton unlit. This will help you get a feel for the weight and movement of your baton. Once you start practicing with it lit, make sure someone is always there with you. In case something goes wrong, theyíll be able to help extinguish your baton. For all your baton twirling accessories, check out our online store. We have products to fit all your needs ó fire dancing included.

Posted: 1/9/2019

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