Join ex Cirque du Soleil Fire Dancer & Coach Srikanta Barefoot for a weekend of instruction in poi, staff & double-staff.

Watch the Workshop Trailer:


In addition to learning patterns in which the body is static (fire spinning), students will learn the patterns and techniques for turning, jumping, kicking, etc, in which the body is as implicated as the object (fire dancing).
Srikanta was the first Contemporary Fire Dancer featured by the Cirque du Soleil (2007-2010), performing over 700 shows using fire poi, fire staff, double fire staff & double fire swords. He has 15 years of experience fire dancing including his position of Fire Dancing Coach and Lead Fire Dancer for Cirque Du Soleil. Srikanta combines poi and staff technique with martial arts, acrobatics & dance to create dynamic fire shows. Likewise, he teaches his students to incorporate full-body movement, stage presence, dance & even acrobatics into their performances.

Srikanta has taught poi & staff workshops at locations worldwide since 2003 and recently released an Instructional Video Series called Dancing with the Fire Staff:

Click here for more info & to purchase.

Fire Dance Workshops: March 21-22 2015 (PRAGUE)

Prague Workshop Info:

Saturday March 21st

Poi Workshop: 10h-12h
Staff Workshop 1:  15h-17h

Sunday March 22nd

Staff Workshop 2: 11h-13h
Double Staff Workshop: 13h30-15h30


Nosticova 468/4, Praha 1


1 Workshop: 600CZK / person
2 Workshops: 1100CZK / person
3 Workshops: 1500CZK / person
4 Workshops: 2000CZK / person

Instructions for Application:
Preregistration is advised as these workshops will fill up.
Please complete the contact form (for czech speaking students) or contact us directly (for non-czech speaking students)
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All Workshops are Intermediate Level. Please watch Srikanta’s Fire Dance Workshop Prerequisite Videos for the poi and staff before enrolling to verify that you are properly prepared for the workshop. Those who are already familiar with the patterns covered in the videos will benefit most. Those who are unfamiliar are welcome to attend so long as they are up for a high level of challenge and accept that the class may move at a fast pace.

Workshops Include:

  • Warm up & Review of Basic and Intermediate Patterns
  • Technique: Learning new patterns & tricks
  • Fluidity & Dance: Transitions, combining movements to make sequences or choreography
  • Floor Portion: Full body movement, dance & acrobatics

Notable Past Workshops:

  • Vienna AUSTRIA
  • Paris FRANCE
  • Haridwar INDIA
  • Vancouver CANADA
  • Toronto CANADA
  • Montreal CANADA
  • Los Angeles USA
  • Santa Cruz USA
  • San Francisco USA
  • Portland USA
  • Seattle USA
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