You don’t have to wear baggy pants to spin poi or booty shorts to get down with the hoop! Avid flow arts practitioners come from all walks of life – the FFA board comprises two lawyers, two entrepreneurs, a writer and a movie industry professional, and they are all fire dancers and flow artists.
To date the flow arts has tended to attract young and older adults looking for a joyful, engaging physical activity that has enough challenges to keep things interesting, while also having a gentle enough learning curve where most people can find success early on and continue improving. Unlike many sports, the flow arts does not require specialized venues and the equipment is affordable, portable, and fairly easily accessible.
You can find communities of flow artists all over the US and the world. The most visible people can be found performing on stage or dancefloors at festivals, or practicing in city parks. Many urban centers from San Francisco to Singapore have open spinjams where practitioners come to share skills, hang out and foster community.
There is something awesome in the Flow Arts for just about everybody at all levels of ability. Because of its very nature of mastery and exploration, the opportunities for challenge, achievement and creativity, and hence Flow, are boundless.