What is Pole Flow®?

Pole Flow® is a method of pole dance instruction created by Marlo Fisken. In Pole Flow, the focus isn’t on the attainment of tricks or extremes; it’s on revealing your creativity, musicality, mobility, and flow in a safe and limitless way.

Pole Flow was created to help you (people pursuing pole dance) to build a respectful relationship with your bodies, and to offer carefully crafted instructional videos that give you permission to move freely.


pole Flow® tutorials for purchase:

The Pole Flow® Series is a culmination of what I’ve learned in 10 years of teaching pole, 28 years of dance, and 17 years in the physical wellness industry. I’m applying all of my experience to the creation of Pole Flow® tutorials for ALL LEVELS.

Pole Flow® videos include:

  • Movement Preparation: These are the juicy, wavy, warm-ups, and the functional mobility sessions that enhance your awareness and movement abilities.
  • Creative Fuel: You can’t run the creative engine without fuel. In these videos, I thoroughly explain creative concepts that can take you on a unique movement journey.
  • Pole + Floor Technique: These are the “how to do a thing/sequence” videos. Along with my best tips, I’ll always include ideas to help you create your own expression of the movements. Expect a blend of Slow + Low sessions, Static Rotations, and maybe a sprinkle of Spin Pole.

Many videos will cross boundaries, so be sure to read the description first. 

Rather than wedging myself into a Bird Of Paradise and telling you all the ways you can try to make your body do the thing, I’m sharing what you can do RIGHT NOW to make a big difference in your movement, and more importantly, your experience of your movement.

I know it’s fun to watch and try the fancy stuff. But when the foundations alone take years to lay, it can be discouraging. You already have so much to work with. If it doesn't feel that way, let me show you.

This collection will be unlike anything else available. Over the past few years I’ve spent most of my free time studying sustainable movement practices. In other words, I feel well-equipped to prepare you for better movement ALL of the time. Not just with the pole.


I’ve also spent a lot of time investigating the components that lead to immersion—that place where we are finally able to lose ourselves in our dance. The environment, the sound, the pacing of cues are all very important. While I can’t go in and change your training space, I can do my best to bring you into mine.

Nothing can compare to the experience of being in the same physical space as your guide, but I do believe that the way things are explained, even on video, can make a world of difference.

I know it’s fun to watch and try the fancy stuff. But when the foundations alone take years to lay, it can be discouraging. You already have so much to work with. If it doesn't feel that way, let me show you.

This collection will be unlike anything else available. Over the past few years I’ve spent most of my free time studying sustainable movement practices. In other words, I feel well-equipped to prepare you for better movement ALL of the time. Not just with the pole.

I’ve also spent a lot of time investigating the components that lead to immersion—that place where we are finally able to lose ourselves in our dance. The environment, the sound, the pacing of cues are all very important. While I can’t go in and change your training space, I can do my best to bring you into mine.

Nothing can compare to the experience of being in the same physical space as your guide, but I do believe that the way things are explained, even on video, can make a world of difference.


pole Flow® Rotations Series for purchase:

About 10 years ago, when I only taught on fragile and short 50mm static poles, I realized that I had a passion for making things turn. For inspiration, I'd watch videos of spin pole divas like Felix Cane. I knew I wanted to move that dynamically, but my poles were a problem. I thought, if one can easily spin on a static floor, why can't they spin (aerially) on a static pole? 

In the heat of pole-discovery-mode, I'd spend hours a day playing the game of, "Can I spin it?". I played alone until I was covered in bruises and I played with Kyra Johannesen at Crunch gym as bench pressers peered in. Turns out, the answer is almost always yes -- if you have the right tools.

I started calling these techniques "Rotations" and dedicated entire classes to the craft.  I'd share everything I knew in my classes Body+Pole in NYC, which in turn helped me learn more. Eventually, I taught the Rotations foundations in workshops in over 50 countries. With all that practice, I discovered numerous ways to teach the techniques regardless of language, and even level.
 
Like many, I didn't learn to rotate from anyone, I just followed my desire to dance in the air, and I applied everything I knew about movement to that quest. [Flashing light warning:]  ***I am certainly not the first person to move this way. Just ask any long-time club dancer who worked static poles; many swirled.***

Rotation is a frequent and natural side effect of extensive, unguided, static practice. When you're not focused on end results or making things as hard as possible, you discover how to be more energy-efficient. You relax a bit. You integrate your breath with your movement, and things start to flow.

To this day, I love this stuff. I love sharing how the same principles that make someone a beautifully fluid and 'not-so-upright' dancer on the ground also apply aerially. Rotating isn't about working harder. It's about clarity of movement and subtle waves of coordination. 

To learn, you don't need heaps of strength, flexibility, or experience. If you can climb and sit on the pole, you can start rotating. And even if you prefer spin mode, understanding static rotations can majorly up your continuity.

Each Rotations bundle is about 40 minutes long, and they include detailed, progressive, breakdowns of four different skills that evolve into a continuous aerial sequence. And, good news, these moves don't require a lot of pole height. 

I look forward to helping you swirl : )


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