Things! On Fire! To Music!​  Hvbris is a performance troupe borne of the community at Free Spirit Gathering. Entertainers and instructors, we are an assorted band of fire freaks seeking to amuse with our wickedly creative antics. Based on the East Coast, and performing from Massachusetts to DC, we are bringing our questionable expertise to FSG once again. Why? To help you (yes, you) learn the art of poi spinning.

Poi 101: Intro to the Intro to Fire Spinning

This class will serve as a base for the rest of the fire spinning classes presented at festival. We will focus on fire safety, fuel choices, spotting practice and technique, construction and care of equipment, as well as some basic spinning technique. If you don’t want to spin, but want to learn how to spot for your neighborhood spinners, this is the class to come to. (Ages 16+) Tennis Courts, Wednesday 1:30 pm

Poi 102: Intro to Fire Spinning: Fun with Fire

This class continues our introduction to the art of fire spinning. Come prepared for an in-depth practice of fire-spinning techniques. Please bring practice poi. We will have some available to use (and purchase), but we may not have enough for all. (Ages 16+)  Tennis Courts, Thursday 1:30 pm

Poi 201: Revenge of the Intro to Fire Spinning

This is a continuation of the Introduction to Fire Spinning class. The class will build on the foundation laid in the first two classes, introducing more intermediate/advanced moves and concepts. Less time will be spent on the basics of poi, but fire safety will still be a top priority. Working with lit poi is a possibility, but will depend on the class attendance and the comfort level of the instructors. (Ages 16+)  Tennis Courts, Friday 1:30 pm

Poi 301: Son of the Revenge of the Intro to Fire Spinning

This is a continuation of the Poi series. Less time will be spent on the basics of poi, with more time for the sharing of more complex techniques. Additional poi style skill toys and other performance equipment will be introduced so that people can get a feel for the range of possibilities, including whips, rope darts, etc. Working with lit poi is possible, but will still depend on the class attendance and comfort level of the instructors. (Ages 16+)

Tennis Courts, Saturday 3:30 pm