Jennifer Bourassa is an AFAA (Aerobic and Fitness Association of America) certified fitness instructor. Jenn began instructing aerobic and senior fitness classes from 1995 – 2000 as a volunteer for the Rochester YMCA. Jenn then went to work at Planet Fitness as a fitness instructor for one year. After Planet Fitness, Jenn instructed fitness classes at the Alton Wellness Loft for 14 years. Jenn has been instructing at the Alton Dance Academy since 2015. She has specialized training in Adult and Aqua Fitness. Jenn’s enthusiasm and love for what she does make the class fun and challenging.
Ashley LeClerc has practiced and studied the methods of Joseph Pilates since 2003, found a passion for the life changing exercise and became certified to teach Pilates mat classes in 2011. Looking for more education and variety in the changing field, attended training in 2012 and 2014, with international fitness expert Tracey Mallet to become certified in her Booty Barre method, a fusion based on Pilates principles, yoga & dance. An Alton resident for 15 years, wife and mother of 3, Ashley is excited to share a love of Pilates and fitness for improved quality of life with all.
Sherry Lee Meyer began at Alton Dance Academy in 2004 by teaching Hip Hop to young students. Adult Hip Hop Fitness then Adult Cardio Dance was later offered as a fitness alternative to the adults. It was not until she became licensed to teach Zumba® Fitness in 2010 that the interest and class volume increased in popularity and success. Zumba® Fitness is an easy and effective Latin inspired dance fitness party, founded in 2001. The company is now the largest branded fitness program in the world. Alton Dance Academy is one of the 140,000 locations where Zumba® is taught to more than 14 million class participants in 150 countries around the world. Health and fitness integrity are the utmost importance to Sherry as she continues to broaden her knowledge to all age levels and abilities by acquiring (3) licenses: Zumba®, Zumba Gold® (baby boomer generation), and Zumbatomic® (children ages 4-12). Sherry has a reputation of encouraging beginners to feel welcome by simplifying and breaking down the steps; yet enthusiastically, proficient in keeping the party going. She continues to sharpen her teaching skills by traveling to various ZIN ™ Jam Sessions and Events. Sherry proudly took part of the Zumba® Instructor Conference in L.A. in 2013 & 2014 where she studied multiple dance rhythms, techniques & choreography; including but not limited to Salsa, Merengue, Mambo, Flamenco, Samba, Belly Dance, Soco, Tango, Quebradita, Reggaeton and Hip-Hop. So, what are YOU waiting for? Get MOVING “Ditch the Workout and Join the Dance Party!”