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Pole Flow

The Spin City Pole Flow Instructor Course will show you to how break down and teach key pole flow transitions and build sequences of your own. You will learn ways to help your students to gain in confidence, fluidity, and eventually develop their own style of flow.

Online Course Cost: £175

Questions about the course? Click on the headings below for more information, or contact us.

Course requirements and Pre-Requisites

You will need:

  • to hold a Spin City Beginners Pole Fitness Instructor Course certificate, or equivalent certificate
  • access to the internet via a PC, laptop, or mobile device
  • access to at least 1 pole
  • a minimum of 2 hours’ study/training time per week (to complete the course within the 1-year deadline)
  • a device to film videos on (mobile phones are allowed)

Course Moves List

STANDING/UPRIGHT MOVES AND TRANSITIONS

  • Floaty Step Around
  • Reverse Step Around
  • Step Around to Elbow Step Behind
  • Step Through
  • Body Waves
  • Pole Walks
  • Reverse Pirouettes
  • Pole Squat with Leg Slides
  • Pole Squat to Barrel Roll
  • Heel Clicks
  • Pirouette Spin
  • Flick Kicks
  • Ballerina Spin Out
  • Floaty Chair
  • Back Hook Walk Out

FLOOR-BASED MOVES

  • Knee Spin
  • Floor Pirouette
  • Lunge Pirouette
  • Lunge to Lunge
  • Lunge Cartwheel
  • Bum Spin
  • Floor Cartwheel
  • Pike Across
  • Backwards Roll
  • Lying Tuck to Tuck Spin
  • Slide Through to Split
  • Floor Jade
  • Floor Brass Monkey Transitions
  • Floor Holly Drop

HEIGHT CHANGE SKILLS

  • Step and Slide
  • Cartwheel to Lunge
  • Pole Squat to Lunge
  • Pike to Mermaid Spin
  • Inside Leg Hook to Attitude Spin
  • Reverse Side Spin
  • Juliet Spin
  • Faint Spin
  • Drag and Fly
  • Spin Up
  • Russian Get-Up

Course ASSESSMENT

This course has two main parts to the assessment; a theory assessment and a short video to show your technical ability.

Theory AssessmentPractical Assessment
Answer theory questions related to each unit of the course. Questions are multiple choice, or short answers.
Film yourself performing a continuous pole flow combination of 5 skills from the course.

You will have 1 year from the date you are enrolled onto the course to complete the online study and assessment.

Course Description

Pole flow is synonymous with elegance grace and fluidity. The aim is to dance smoothly, moving from one transition to another with minimal grip changes, a consistent momentum and continuous motion. Some students may find they are capable of freestyling this kind of movement, whereas others find this skill does not come naturally. We will look at the different ways to integrate flow into classes and on timetables and what benefits this brings to your studio and students, so you can teach a variety of levels and abilities. We’ll cover strategies to increase your confidence in teaching flow so you can provide students with the fundamental movements seen in pole flow and also add expression and individuality.

UNIT 1 – INTRODUCTION TO POLE FLOW

As a starting point, we will look at why we teach flow, who it is aimed at and how to introduce it in your classes. We’ll explore the use of momentum and directional changes within flow sequences and close the unit with foundation skills for pole flow, including basic terminology and hand grips.

UNIT 2 – Standing and Upright Moves and Transitions

The first series of skills will focus on standing or upright moves and transitions. A number of these will be familiar to students from their beginners level syllabus.

UNIT 3 – Floor-Based moves

Floor-based moves or ‘Low pole flow’ allows students to explore the space around the base of the pole and makes use of approximately the bottom third of the pole. These moves help to add levels and height change to choreography and can also be performed dynamically.

UNIT 4 – Height Change Skills

Once your students are confident with the basics and have a good range of skills, it’s important to teach them how to link them together. This final section of the syllabus will provide you with a range of options to change height from standing to the floor and back up again. These skills will allow you to create longer and more interesting flows that will challenge students’ stamina and coordination.

UNIT 5 – Pole Flow Combinations

Combinations are essential in pole flow. In this unit we’ll cover different prompts and inspirations to help you create pole flow combinations for different ability levels. We’ll also provide choreographed combination examples that you can use out of the box, or adapt to suit your own style and classes.

UNIT 6 – Teaching Pole FLow

In the final unit we will look at how to assist your students when transitioning between learning a sequence and performing it. You will learn the tools required to safely instruct students of all levels in each of these phases of learning. We’ll dive into seven different learning styles and strategies to accommodate them, along with cueing techniques.

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