The Washington Fire Collective (of 2017) had their first kickoff meeting towards the end of January of this year. Since then the group met together twice a month to dance, practice, learn, play, and grow together. Led by our awesome Shins JPeace LoveCircus and Kim Lewis!

This looked like two large group practices per month and once we split into our chosen themed dance pods, we added two group practices minimum with our pods (in between the large group practices). As the year went on our work ramped up to 7 hour practices in year June to film our video for our final performance submission.

Here’s the final compilation of our burns, sweat and tears:

This year is my year of first, my first real fire performances, my first time in a dance troupe creating our own choreography, and my first burn.

I’m so humbled by the crazy talent, hard work, and creativity of this group. I’ve met so many amazing people and feel honored to perform with them on the playa and watch the man burn (together) this year.