Jazz classes explore traditional, Broadway, funky or contemporary styles in a fun, energetic atmosphere. Class begins with a warm-up which focuses on technique, coordination, and flexibility. Warm-up is followed by either progressions across the floor or straight to a combination which chains movement in a longer sequence. Jazz usus full body movements that incorporate turns and leaps.
Sheri Lewis is the founder and director of Westlake Dance Center. Sheri’s desire to travel and dance led her to perform in exotic places like Bermuda, Puerto Rico and cruise ships right out of high school. This chance to perform and continue to study dance all over the world opened her eyes to different dance styles that influence her teaching today. Sheri got her license in massage therapy in 2001 where kineseology and study of anatomy gave her awareness to dance injuries and rehab to help dancers in class and out.
Besides teaching at WDC, Sheri choreographs several musicals each year and local conventions working with entertainment companies.