What is Pole Flow®?
The Pole Flow® Series is a culmination of what I’ve learned in 11 years of teaching pole and 30 years of dance.
It is a method of pole dance instruction where 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 build a respectful relationship with your body and to offer carefully crafted instructional videos that permit you to move freely.
pole Flow® tutorials for purchase:
Pole Flow® videos include:
Movement Preparation: These are the juicy, wavy, warm-ups. They are practical mobility sessions that enhance your awareness and movement abilities.
Creative Fuel: You can’t run the creative engine without fuel. In these videos, I explain 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 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 descriptions first.
pole Flow® Rotations Series for purchase:
just released! inversion helper and olh helper series
Pole life is more fun with a secure outside leg hang “OLH”! Too often, the outside leg hang is learned as a brief stepping-stone on the way to other moves. The full potential of the OLH is left behind on the hurried quest towards ‘prettier’ shapes. With a solid hook, you can transition with more ease and find more expression, musicality, and complexity in your aerial work.
I’m a lover of leg holds, and when I speak to people who aren’t, it’s either because they say it hurts (that changes with exposure), or they don’t trust their legs very much (that changes with improved technique). It takes trust to let go and relax, and trusting your holds requires both the right approach, and practice.
This OLH Helper Series is intended for three primary audiences:
Those who are able to invert, but struggle to hold a chopper/inverted V, tend to readjust their leg after it makes contact with the pole, or can’t seem to solidify their knee lock.
Instructors who crave more tools to help their students excel safely.
Curious advanced dancers who want to refine their aerial basics.
This series assumes you can invert, and that you have knowledge of how to do so safely.
If you are still working on inverting, I made the Inversion Helper Series to help you and it includes a Prep Session, Lifting and Leaning Lesson, and an Upper Back Engagement Lesson.
Elbow Balance Skills Pack
I’m excited to announce the release of the first and ONLY tutorial series of elbow-to-pelvis moves with the pole. Over seven videos, you’ll learn beginner and intermediate preparations and progressions for balances and dynamic transitions.
These moves, most commonly known as crocodiles, stabs, and QDR (Queda de Rins), can amp up your low flow. Anytime you are squatting, standing, laying or lunging, you are just a weight shift away from a floaty balance and some sweeping, fanning leg flair.
This series will help you understand the placement and leverage behind these moves. You’ll learn why it’s less about strength and more about alignment and utilizing your points of contact. Whether you feel ready to rock some elbow balances or are new to the idea, there is plenty of content in here for all levels.
Videos included in the Elbow Balance Skills Pack include:
Standing Shoulder Prep
Intro to Pole Crocodile
Full Contact Crocodile
Intro to Pole QDR
High & Low Sweeping QDR Entrance
Front QDR Walkover
Cartwheel to Crocodile
Note: To have success with these skills, it’s essential that you are able to sense your alignment—in particular, the relationship between your bottom hand, elbow, and shoulder. The optimal balance position involves a 90-degree angle at the elbow and a vertical forearm (in other words, your elbow should be directly over the heel of your hand). Most failures with these movements stem from the set-up. Be patient. Take time to place your hand on the floor in a way that sets you up for success, and make sure your chest and shoulder are not collapsing inward and downward.
Floorwork & Low Flow Skills Bundle
Floorwork Skills Pack #1
*Kips and flops preparation sequence
*Basic alternating hip bridge pop-over
*Prone single leg arabesque kip
*Arched kneeling roll to pop-over and arabesque kip
*Plow to fish flop
*Supine Windmill to fish flop variations
Floorwork Skills Pack #2: Dynamic Shoulder Balance Skills:
*Warm-up and prepare for shoulder balance skills
*Tripod arc to hip bridge
*Shoulder balance variations
*Shoulder balance to crocodile
*Prone circle kip to hip bridge
Low Flow Skill Pack #1
*Squatting fuete pirouette
*Supported arabesque swivel
*Side roll to behind-the-back arch:
*Funny grip floor pop-over
*Shoulder tri-pod walk-over
Low Flow Skill pack #2
*Side-lying knee scoot
*Brass monkey to shoulder stand loop
*Supine basic kip up
Pole Flow® Intensive programs:
Until now, Pole Flow® Intensives were a blend of low flow, rotations, creative work, Floor Flow, and mobility development. Starting in 2018, PFI’s will be themed. Each will investigate a specific aspect of performing and instructing fluid movement.*
If you’ve attended a Pole Flow Intensive before, you can rest assured that each of 2018’s focused intensives is packed with new material. Plus, returning students can enjoy a returning student discount of 15% off**.
Each PFI provides credit hours towards the Pole Flow Mentorship and Certification program. More information is coming soon!
pole Flow® Workshops:
I have recently begun to post slow & low Pole Flow tutorials on Instagram's newly launched IGTV platform. Just head over to my profile (@marlofisken) for the link to my IGTV page, or here are the direct links to the first three tutorials I have posted: