Seizing the Opportunity: Flames ‘N Dames becomes an Opportunity Arts Affiliate.
Flames ‘N Dames is Michigan's premier Flow Arts Group specializing in fire dance demonstrations and ambient entertainment. It is an all-female fire performance group out of Lansing, Michigan consisting of Nat Spinz, Anna Faye, and Paige Marie. Nat grew up on the West Side of Lansing. Anna grew up in Mason, MI, and Paige grew up in Lansing & East Lansing before going to school in Mason, MI. The three met during a Flow Jam in East Lansing's Patriarche Park. A flow jam is when movement artists gather together to share, collaborate, dance, and socialize, creating community around their craft. Nat, Anna, & Paige are all multi-prop performers that come from different performance backgrounds, and are notorious for their sassy style of fire dancing and hype audience engagement. Each Dame brings their own special sauce to the group, giving every Flames 'N Dames performance an unforgettable experience.
The members of Flames N’ Dames have collectively & individually worked, performed, and taught hoop dancing in Michigan & throughout the Midwest. Nat has performed for several events, such as Viking Warrior Fest, Nordic Fire Festival, Trick-or-Treat on the Square, The Artist’s Umbrella, NYE South Haven, MerFest, Harbor Fest, Frontier Days, Charlotte Celebrates, How-to Halloween, 517 Living Week, Cedar Street Art Collective, The Marque, The Hall, Windwalker Underground Gallery, Grand Ledge Opera House, Stilettos and Steel Fall Showcase, AL!VE, Arts Night Out, Arts Beats & Eats, Eaton Rapids 4th of July Events, Urban Air, CommUNITY Day, Spinsanity Flow Down, Threadbare Mitten Film Festival, among several private events, and over 200 school and daycare assemblies. Anna has performed at venues such as the Wharton Center, Michigan State University’s Summer Circle Theatre, Windwalker Underground Gallery, MICA Gallery, and Lansing’s Jazz Festival & Blues Festival. She joined Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp’s international dance ensemble and danced through Europe for a month as a fine arts ambassador. Other events include Viking Warrior Festival, The Artist Gym Flowcase, Charlotte Summer Flow Series, and the Michigan Hoop Dance Retreat. Finally, Paige has performed at the First Miss Revelation Drag show, Lansing Bluesfest, The Artist Umbrella, Michigan Hoop Dance Retreat, Viking Warrior Fest, The Artist Gym Flowcase, Charlotte Summer Flow Series, A Day in the Village for the City of Stockbridge.
Flames N’ Dames have been featured on Fox 47, WILX, Tia Time with Artists Podcast, Tim Barron Radio Show, Every Damn Day podcast by Jerry Norris, 517 Magazine, WKAR, and The City Pulse. They are always looking for opportunities to bring quality entertainment to the Lansing area and love to collaborate with other businesses. Currently, they are looking for sponsorships to help them continue funding and growing their Fire Flow Jam Series, which will be coming to Lansing in 2022.
Nat Spinz is a professional hoop dancer and fire spinner. She travels the United States to various school assemblies and daycare centers to teach children about flow arts and the importance of following their dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. Nat teaches hoop dancing classes to both kids and adults in the Lansing area and strives to convey a message that play time is important, no matter the age. Nat has hosted the Charlotte Fire Flow Jam Series for 4 years, offering free public entertainment for all ages. Flames ‘N Dames was born in 2020 from the Series.
Anna Faye is a lifelong dancer who discovered a passion for flow arts in 2014. Brought up in the Lansing Area she studied ballet & modern dance at Happendance, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, Dancewerks, the Children's Ballet Theater, and more. Anna is passionate about immersing her community in a celebration of art and culture. With her performance experience, international and local, she wishes to provide engaging entertainment to all.
Paige Marie was introduced to the flow arts community in 2016 and instantly fell in love. This passion combined with her zest for bringing joy to others has culminated in years of performing both professionally and for fun. She specializes in many different flow props and takes pride in continued learning and improving her craft.
For more information on Flames N’ Dames, you can visit their website:
To contact Flames N’ Dames, or to inquire about booking them for their next event, email them at: FlamesNDames517@gmail.com
You can also follow them on social media platforms listed below, or by using their handle: @flamesndames
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