Extreme Alberta interviewed Safire this past week. Safire teaches hula hoop dancing in the Edmonton area as well as makes and sells hula hoops on her website; Safiredance.com. The interview discusses hula hoop dancing, with comments from Safire’s students, a section on what hula hooping means to Safire, as well as some resources you can check out. If you’d like to learn hoop dance, check out Safire’s Online Hoop Dance Classes at Hoopcity.ca or her *Update* Calgary Hoop Dance Classes.
In addition to teaching hoop dance, Safire is also a circus and fire performer providing unique entertainment for festivals, corporate parties, children’s events and more! She also provides unique motivational presentations through Inspire Through Fire.
SaFire flew home to visit family for Thanksgiving Holidays and receive appreciation from WestJet when she entertained guests in the terminal. Her flight was delayed and to kill the time she brought out a few hula hoops and shared them with a bored little girl to help pass the time. In the morning she found a grateful e-mail from WestJet with a refund for her entire round trip fight and a $50.00 credit for her next WestJet flight. The message said:
“I wanted to thank you for keeping our guests entertained during the wait in the airport. You definitely made the delay pass by much quicker for all our guests and Elise (the little girl) looked like she was having so much fun. On behalf of WestJet I send our thanks and I have set up a credit for your next flight. Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hula Hooping!”
This page was created to help you find your answer faster and includes common frequently asked questions regarding Safire, hoop dancing in general and where to purchase a quality hoop.
How long have you been hoop dancing, poi spinning, dancing with fire, etc? Since 2006.
How did you learn? Long hours of practice, attending workshops, books, and videos. Years and years of practice is what makes the most improvement.
Where can I learn to Hoop Dance? I am currently offering online classes on hoop dancing, check them out www.hoopcity.ca
Where can I learn how to Spin Poi? 1. Check out www.homeofpoi.com for all kinds of information about poi spinning. They have a great online community and video gallery of tricks to get you started.
2. Also consider the Poi Spinning Book by Michal Kahn. I used this book when I first began poi spinning and it was incredibly helpful and easy to take to park for practices.
3. Lastly, check out the Instruments of the Now DVDs. These instructional DVDs are detailed and the moves are logically broken down. These DVDs have a LOT of tricks in them and will challenge you to do some pretty advanced moves.
Where do you get your hoops? I make all my own equipment, from fire poi, staves, fire eating torches and all of my hoops.
Where can I get a Hoop? If you’re interested in purchasing a hoop, I am no longer shipping hoops. If you’d like my recommendations on quality hoops check out: