The student will need space to spin a staff.
If you are taking this class inside please make sure the ceiling is high enough for you not to hit it, I recommend a minimum ceiling height of 9 foot or more.
The same goes for the space around you. Please make sure you have enough space to move around and spin your staff without hitting anything. This space should be approximately 8x8 feet.
If you can I would suggest taking this class in as spacious an area as possible; gardens and garages are great.
If you have limited space, not to worry, I will teach students much smaller tricks that don't need so much space. These are core skills and can be scaled up, so they're good to practice later in a more spacious area.
Please note there are risks involved with this activity, including injury if the student hits themselves with the equipment while practicing. To limit this the equipment/staff we first use to practice will be a staff with tennis balls taped to the ends so the student can learn without any real injury. (They may hit themselves in the head a few times with the tennis balls while learning, as everyone does.) I, the teacher, will not be responsible for any damage or personal injury caused by the student during or after this class.
Just so it is very clear, I will not be including the use of fire in this class. I will not be teaching any tricks with fire in this class. Working with fire is very dangerous. I will cover this and explain why they must become master spinners before they can ever think about working with fire.