Hometown: Grandville, MI
Favorite Songs To Dance To: It depends on the mood that I am in. If I’m feeling really sappy or sad, I love to dance to anything by Sam Smith or Let Me Hold You by Josh Krajcik. If I’m feeling like a badass and want to feel alive, I like to dance to anything by Skrillex or Bad by David Guetta. The days that I’m feeling super sexy, I’ll play Lioness, Hours by FKA Twigs, or anything by The Weeknd. If I just plain need to dance it out, I’ll throw on songs like Beneath your Beautiful or Bless the Broken Road or Girl Crush.
Favorite Quote: "She believed she could, so she did." ~ R.S. Grey
Why I Teach At Flirt: It’s my passion…..not just pole, but to inspire women. Being able to share my story and my life with a beautiful community and being able to introduce a safe haven for women to feel secure in themselves is the most humbling, honoring peach I could ever wish for.
What I Want For My Students: I want each of my students to feel sexy, strong and confident. I want them to be able to free the inner goddess within them and be thankful for each curve of uniqueness they have. I want them to feel empowered by the physical strength pole gives them. I want them to be able to honestly look at their reflection in the mirror and say “you are beautiful”.
One Last Thing I Want You To Know: You are an amazing creature of this earth and you are capable of so much more that you think you are. Life is about living and as a woman we tend to always live for others instead of ourselves. Take time for you, no matter what it is, to connect your mind, your body and your spirit. Student or not, I see the beauty in you. I believe in you. Oh – and – free laughs, smiles, hugs and more 24/7! Come in and share your story with me!!!
Amy Schoonover instructs the following:
Level 7.5 - PHD
Welcome to the big leagues ladies!!! Now, the moves you learn will take some time to achieve and perfect. Give yourself time and a hug for reaching this point and remember that it's YOUR journey. The Cupid & the Teddy are just a couple of moves you will learn here. You will begin to learn how to transition in the air from one difficult move to another. After this level, you have a PHD in pole! Well done Doctor!
Pole Poise is offered as an add-on class to students currently in Level 1, and available as a primary or add-on class to students who have completed one or more levels. This is a mixed-level class celebrating the sensual side of pole dancing with an emphasis on flow and individuality. As in other Flirt signature pole classes, you will enjoy a light, total body workout and spend time learning and refining a variety of pole moves; all while building your endurance and grace with extended dance time and extra instruction on accents. Students are encouraged to work individually or in teams to choreograph their Week 8 graduation performances. Because of the structure and emphasis of Pole Poise, inverts and advanced holds are not permitted in this class. Students are welcome to dance in bare feet or heels!
This class is perfect for anyone who has limited physical ability for any reason or would like to concentrate more on combinations and celebrate the beauty of the dance rather than the focusing on advanced tricks!
Twisted grip, cartwheel mount, handspring mount, advanced handstands, fongi and so much more are all yours in this level! This is an ongoing level that will prepare you for competitions, and to help you learn those Elite tricks to take you to the next level. This class is invitation only.
Level 1 - Pole Kittens
Hello Kitten! It’s time to play! Your journey begins as you discover your new “body-loving”, “inner-siren finding” self! You will be in awe of yourself as you find out what you are capable of and the 90 minutes will go by way too fast. We will work from the beginning on getting those cores and upper bodies stronger every day. Learn the basics of pole dancing from beautiful spins and accents to our signature “Flirt dance routine!”
This is a one time class to introduce you to our signature series or our specialty classes. It is intended for someone who wants to "test the waters" and try it before you buy it! You will experience a mock class of how our classes are ran. We will even have you dancing at the end! Please dress like you are going to a yoga class. We will be in bare feet. Avoid putting any lotions on your hands or body before you come in. Please bring a yoga mat.