Victoria Juggling and Flow Festival 2013

VestaFire is so excited to be involved with the 2013 Victoria Juggling and Flow Festival: Good to the Last Drop! Jan 18-20 2013!

Workshops for all levels of flow artists! Renegade show! Gala Show! Local and international superstar talent!

We’re organizing the workshops- is there something you’re wanting to learn? Let us know! Is there something you want to teach? Let us know that too!

We’re also performing at the Gala show on Saturday evening- and you never know what’s going to happen at the 19+ Renegade show!

Check out the trailer video:

COME PLAY WITH US!

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VestaFire Entertainment on TV again!

We had an amazing show on Aug 4th 2012 for the Parksville Beach Festival! Shaw TV came and filmed the show, as well as interviewed us. We’re so excited to share the segment with you all! Here it is!

Here’s ShawTV’s news segment on VestaFire’s Fire Show Aug 4th 2012 at Parksville Beach Festival!

We were joined by several guest performers (Ally and Silvan from our Brave Girls summer camp doing Acrobatic Stilting, and Julie doing Fire Staff! As well, as our friend Terry from Saltspring Island- he brought the Propane Cannon with a special surprise- he incorporated the the VestaFire logo into the cannon’s pilot flame! We also had a great team of volunteers assisting with crowd control and fire safety- thanks so much to Jonathan and Robin for standing by ‘just in case’. Continue reading

Article in Parksville/Qualicum News! :)

http://www.pqbnews.com/entertainment/164338956.html

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Stilt walking is just one of the skills to be on display with this colourful cast of characters.

Express your inner clown

By Lissa Alexander – Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Published: July 31, 2012 8:00 AM

Bring the whole family down to Parksville Beach this Saturday and enjoy a treasure hunt that comes complete with pirates, fire, jugglers and stilt walkers.

That’s because VestaFire Entertainment from Nanaimo will be hosting the event, specializing in fire and LED shows.  The entertainers also play with poi (swinging tethered weights in a variety of patterns), stilts, hoops and other props.

Founder and Troup co-ordinator Karina Strong recently travelled with Spark Circus to the Burma/Thailand border teaching circus and performance at Burmese orphanages, migrant schools and refuge camps. She took her family with her: husband, seven-year-old  daughter and three-year-old son. Continue reading

Circus Summer Camps in Nanaimo!

VestaFire Entertainment is once again pleased to offer a number of Circus and Circus/Arts themed camps in Nanaimo this summer!

All Camps are for ages 8-13 yrs.

Summer Camps!

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Aug 7-Aug 10 2012, 1:00- 4:00 pm

Half Day Circus Fun Summer Camp – Reg number 108649 in the Nanaimo Parks and Recreation guide!

Description:  Run away and join the circus and still be home for dinner! This camp is perfect for the performer in your family. Children will learn to juggle, spin poi and staff, and hoop it up. We’ll also create costumes and learn some basic acrobatics. All supplies included.

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July  12th 2012 One Day Circus Fun “Taster”

Registration through Arts Alive!

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July 16-July 20th 2012 9:00 to 3:00 pm

Full day Circus Fun Summer Camp- Registration through Arts Alive!

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July 23-27 2012 10:00 am -3:00 pm

BRAVE GIRLS Summer Circus and Arts Camp
@ The VestaFire Glitter Cave

Drop in day rate available!

Register HERE: http://bravegirlsnanaimo.eventbrite.com

Miss Plume Bloom and Honey Bee (aka Sharmaine and Missy) present…

FUN and Magic for 5 full days!!!
Includes:
• Full nutritious Snacks prepared together each day
• Circus play including Stilts, Clowning and Acrobatics
• Crafting play exploring Art Journals, altered clothing, and more!
• Circle sharing encouraging bonding and celebrating each other’s uniqueness
• Daily Themes intended to support confidence, leadership and team building skills.
All materials and equipment are provided. Girls must bring their own bicycle helmets and knee pads.

The BRAVE GIRLS Program is a holistic experience designed to create a safe environment for girls to explore, nurture and celebrate their AWESOMENESS.

Full Tuition: a choice of $175, $200, or $225. Please choose the fee that is most in harmony with your family.

Register HERE: http://bravegirlsnanaimo.eventbrite.com

Upcoming VestaFire Circus Workshops!

Spring has FINALLY arrived and it’s time to get out there and PLAY! Register now to avoid disappointment!

Come Play With Us!

Sat, May 14th, Aerial Excursion!

Adult $150.00

This all day excursion starts at 9 am. We’ll load up the van and head over to Saltspring Island to experience the world famous Saturday Market. We’ll enjoy an amazing catered vegetarian lunch, and then join Flying Dreams for a full 3 hour SEMI PRIVATE workshop. Silks, hoop, trapeze, and other amazing aerial apparatus will be your playground. Challenge yourself to do something completely different! We’ll have an amazing time- Come Play With Us!  We’ll be home before dinner.

http://vestafireadultaerialexcursion.eventbrite.com/

Register now to reserve your seat! COME PLAY WITH US!

Hoop Dance! Make your own COLLAPSIBLE Hoop!

May 15, 3:00 to 5:00,

Unitarian Hall, 595 Townsite road, Nanaimo

Eager to hoop at festivals this summer, but daunted at the logisitics of packing your full sized hoop around? Join Hoop dancer Amie to create and decorate your own collapsible hoop! This hoop twists into a half sized loop, making it ideal to take on the go. After we’ve created our new props, we’ll fine tune some moves and learn some new tricks. You’ll be ready to SPIN the summer away!

2 hour workshop, $45.00

http://vestafirecollapsiblehoop.eventbrite.com/

Multi level Stilting workshop- Intro to stilting, plus AcroStilt and StiltDance!

Sunday June 5th, 2:00- 4:00, Swy A Lana Lagoon. $50.00

Join Missy and Karina to explore or expand your stilting skills. Karina will assist you getting up and comfortable on stilts.  Those of you who are already able to walk without a spotter or wall, Missy will guide you through beginning acrobatic and stilt dance. Explore your space, levels, and learn different techniques for getting up and down, alone and with partners. You’ll also learn the basics of stilt costuming and props.
For this workshop, Beginners will share stilts and spotting, and intermediates will have their own set of stilts.
Bring your own stilts. There are a *limited* number of practice stilts available- register early to reserve a set. Both New and a limited number of refurbished used Stilts will be available for PRE-ORDER purchase.
You also must bring your own set of hard shelled knee pads, and comfortable lace up shoes. Dress for movement, and bring a water bottle!
If under 19, you must bring a helmet as well.

COME PLAY WITH US!
http://stiltwithvestafire.eventbrite.com/