Fire Eating I


Fire Eating I

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Class Days: Please make a selection aboveSaturdaySaturdaySaturdaySaturday

Class Time: Please make a selection above12pm-4pm12pm-4pm12pm-4pm12pm-4pm (4 total hours)

Age Group: Ages 18+

Class Code: Please make a selection above2PER15F24-C3PER15F24-A3PER15F24-B4PER15F24-C

Entry Level Class (No prerequisite required) in Fire & Performance

Price: $200.00

Member Price: $190.00

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Description

Amaze an audience with your new skills as a fire eater! You will learn the science and safety behind basic tricks so you can fearlessly perform with open flame. You will learn tracing (how to run fire along the surface of your skin), transfers (moving flame from one source or position to another), various extinguishes, and tips for putting on a great show. You also will make your own set of torches to take home.

All students must review and adhere to all Crucible Health and Safety Policies.

At this time, individuals are not required to show proof of vaccination or wear a mask inside our facility. We strongly encourage staff, faculty, students, and visitors to wear masks and stay up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations in order to keep our community safe.

For adult classes, youth ages 12+ are welcome to take any adult class for ages 16+, if the parent/guardian is registered in the same class with them. The only exception is for classes in the Glass Blowing Department, where youth must be 14+ to register with their parent/guardian. Adult classes marked 18+ are only for adults over the age of 18. For youth classes, the age requirements stated on the class are generally non-negotiable, unless a student has taken multiple prior classes with us and gets approval from Crucible staff and the class instructor for an exception.
A student may be eligible for a refund less a non-refundable registration fee. Refunds are based on the type of class and the date of request. All registrations are subject to applicable fees regardless of the payment method or purchaser.

Students wishing to transfer must first withdraw from their registered class, adhering to the Crucible withdrawal policy. Any refund or credit due after withdrawal can be applied to enrollment in a different class.

Refunds for classes regularly priced at $200 or less:

  • Withdrawals made 14 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $50 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-13 days before the first class date: Full refund less $50 registration fee plus $25 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Refunds for adult classes regularly priced over $200 and youth classes outside of youth weeklong camps:

  • Withdrawals made 14 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-13 days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee plus $25 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Refunds for Youth Spring and Summer Weeklong Camps:

  • Withdrawals made 30 or more days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee
  • Withdrawals made 7-29 days before the first class date: Full refund less $100 registration fee plus $50 processing fee
  • Withdrawals made 6 or fewer days before the first class date: Ineligible for refund or transfer

Read our full withdrawal and transfer policy here.

If you wish to withdraw from a class or have questions about the class registration process, please email registrar@thecrucible.org.

At The Crucible, you must dress safely and appropriately. Arrive for class in all-natural fiber clothing, long pants, and closed-toe, closed-heel shoes with socks that protect up to the ankle. Long hair must be tied back. Nylon, polyester, spandex, or other synthetics are not allowed around machines, equipment, or processes that can produce hot fragments, sparks, or flames. Layers are encouraged as the studio can be very cold or very hot. Additional protective gear will be provided as needed. The CDC has a guide to acceptable cloth masks that help prevent the spread of infection. Bandannas will not be accepted inside The Crucible.
The Crucible is conveniently located at 1260 7th Street, Oakland, CA, just two blocks east of the West Oakland BART station. There is a student parking lot with spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. The lot fills up quickly, and we encourage students to bike or take public transit to class. For weekend or weeklong classes, there are great places to grab food around the area, including at 7th West and Mandela Grocery Cooperative, as well as a microwave on-site at The Crucible for students who wish to warm up packed lunches.

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Shaina Johnson

A lifelong performer, Shaina Dyani Johnson began Ballet studies at Age 4, later exploring Modern, Khatak, Odissi, and Argentine Tango dance forms as well as Yoga and Circus Arts. In 2001, she discovered fire performance and now regularly appears at private, corporate, and festival venues across the United States and overseas. Some of her performance credits include Huis Ten Bosch in Kyushu, Japan; the Harbor Nights Festival in Hamilton, Bermuda; the Sonoma International Film Festival in Napa Valley, CA, as well as the Great American Music Hall and the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA. In 2004, she founded the Copper Lantern Fire Theater, an ensemble of performers, musicians, and fabricators who create a stylized fusion of dance theater, fire performance, custom flame effects, and live and electronic music, which has been awarded multiple grants for innovation.

Shaina has performed at the Crucible since its Oakland Grand Opening celebration in 2003. Since then, she has performed for open houses, fashion shows, fire festivals, and full-length theatrical productions such as Romeo & Juliet: A Fire Ballet, Heat: A Fire Cabaret, and Crucible Revival. She formally joined the fire performance faculty in 2012 and instructs fire eating classes for regular adult programming and corporate team builds.

As an instructor, Shaina strives to create a supportive environment for participants to explore new skills by imbuing her classes with warmth, humor, and engaging, hands-on activities. Her classes emphasize safety, learning at one’s own pace, interactivity, and community creation.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                   

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