Apologies to all for not getting back on until now!
Firstly Mike my name? The Nomad + Robin, I was a member for many years, committee member, then left and moved so only a corresponding member, I have also judged and given talks to the club.
The question regarding fire dancers is : a set up shoot on moorland or deserted beach at night using a fire staff, some tests were undertaken then life got in the way!
I have used tripod, off camera flash using second curtain sync, almost achieving my goal but not quite
As a preference I prefer to use available light but not always easy for something like this.
I believe a member has taken some shots of this genre and would be greatful for any pointers