Fire Dancing is just one of the many talents of Brenda Sylvia. The talented artist, painter and sculptor spent many years perfecting her skills as an artist and on Friday night in front of a crowd at the Northumberland County YMCA, Sylvia demonstrated her skills at Fire Dancing. “I love it,” Sylvia said. “I think it’s showing people something they’re not use to seeing. I think it takes dancing to the next level. I thought it was the most amazing thing I had ever seen the first time I saw it at a art event in Washington D.C.”
Sylvia admits that D.C. would be the last place one might get turned on to fire dancing. “You would think it would be Hawaii or someplace but not D.C.,” Sylvia said.
Sylvia started training immediately to become a Fire Dancer and worked very hard at it for five months before she actually started adding fire to her routine.
“I’m very professional about it at all times. Safety is super important to me. If I make a mistake I won’t work again. I always make it a top priority.”
Sylvia started her routine by explaining to the crowd that what she was doing was not something you wanted to try at home. She had an assistant with her that was armed with a fire extinguisher and other flame retardant materials just in case of an emergency or accident.
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