The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance

Dance Studio  in Coventry , RI

410 Tiogue Ave
Coventry , RI , 02816
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The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance

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5 5 5 5 5
Coventry, RI
Jun 26, 2018

Some time ago I searched for Flamenco classes in RI and could not find any. My love for this dance I guess comes from my great grandfather. I've been to Flamenco shows, and went to Spain to see an authentic performance. When I did a recent search on the website and found that right in my 'backyard' there was a Flamenco class, I was beyond excited!

I unfortunately have issues with the pain and movement of my right arm at the moment so I had to limit the use, but the instructor was patient and kind. She definitely knows the art of the dance which she does beautifully. The location and space of The Rhody Center was perfect, comfortable. The amount of students was good, not overcrowded. Also, the price for the lesson was worth every penny.

I look forward to more lessons at the Rhody, including guitar lessons. Julie is a sweet person, very welcoming, and I can tell she maintains the rooms very clean. She also responds to the emails promptly. For someone like me who was looking for diverse non-exhausting fun exercise, The Rhody Center is just the right place, so give it a try!

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Coventry
5 5 5 5 5
Jun 26, 2018
Coventry

Some time ago I searched for Flamenco classes in RI and could not find any. My love for this dance I guess comes from my great grandfather. I've been to Flamenco shows, and went to Spain to see an authentic performance. When I did a recent search on the website and found that right in my 'backyard' there was a Flamenco class, I was beyond excited!

I unfortunately have issues with the pain and movement of my right arm at the moment so I had to limit the use, but the instructor was patient and kind. She definitely knows the art of the dance which she does beautifully. The location and space of The Rhody Center was perfect, comfortable. The amount of students was good, not overcrowded. Also, the price for the lesson was worth every penny.

I look forward to more lessons at the Rhody, including guitar lessons. Julie is a sweet person, very welcoming, and I can tell she maintains the rooms very clean. She also responds to the emails promptly. For someone like me who was looking for diverse non-exhausting fun exercise, The Rhody Center is just the right place, so give it a try!

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Hi Omayra! I just saw this, thanks so much! We are happy you found us. See you on Saturday!

Newport Coast, RI USA
5 5 5 5 5
Apr 29, 2018
Newport Coast, RI USA

My husband and I made our first visit to The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance to attend a Sicilian Folk Dance Workshop with Michela Musolino.  

When we arrived Center Director, Julie Raimondi made us feel welcomed right away.  
The overall studio atmosphere is cozy, comfortable, and very clean.  

The workshop presenter was also friendly and welcoming. She clearly had an extensive and deep knowledge of the dances and music from Sicily.  These dances are still thriving in Sicily, and in many Italian-American communities around the country.   And like many folk dances there are regional variations, plus adaptations made for performances.  Most importantly, the folkloric dance style means that everyone can dance, all the steps can be modified to suit your energy level and body’s ability.  Michela also talked about how important improvisation is for folkdances. She encouraged us to get the feeling of the dance steps and then have fun.  Michela gave just the right amount of background to the dances and got us all dancing right away.

We learned steps for the Tarantatella and Ballettu.  Plus, there was time at the end of the class for Michela to teach us one more dance, “The Scottish” which is kind of a Southern Italian adaptation of a polka.  I had a great time at this lively workshop and look forward to trying out some new steps at the next Italian Festa.

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Thanks a bunch, Katherine! We enjoyed the workshop so much. You two looked like you were having so much fun!! Welcome to the Rhody Center and I'm sure we'll see you soon.

5 5 5 5 5
Jan 15, 2018

This was the first night of firsts- their first night of being open at the new place and my first night of trying a belly dance class.
I walked in and Nicole was very welcoming. There was a dance class going on already (Hawaiin dance I believe). It was nice and cozy in the waiting room as I filled out the paperwork for the class. The class was taught by Lola (I think her name was). She was very nice and really knew her stuff. She took the time to make sure everyone was on the same page with the dance moves and understood how to do each move. I have to say I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do the class due to back issues but while she wanted us to really emphasize the moves, I couldn’t do much, but that was fine. Overall the class was great and this has been on my bucket list for many years to try. I’m so glad I did and I signed up to do the whole 6 week series. I’m hoping this helps to strength my ire as well as my back, specifically where most of the pain is. Looking forward to going back to the next class!!!

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Why, thank you, Donna! It was a pleasure having you as part of a great bunch of students on our first official night in Coventry. :)

Coventry
5 5 5 5 5
Nov 22, 2017
Coventry

I have taken belly dance lessons at a few places with different instructors, the room are small and the instructors expect you to figure out the moves as they teach you a dance. Not here! The room is large with enough mirrors for everyone to see themselves, Lola is awesome! She took the time to watch all of us individually and critique and help us get the moves right! The atmosphere is fun and easy going...no pressure! Will be continuing with my lessons at this wonderful place with my amazing new friends!!!!!

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Thank you so much, Nicole! Welcome to the Rhody Center!!!

Providence
5 5 5 5 5
Sep 6, 2017
Providence

I tried the beginners belly dancing class and really enjoyed it! The studio is warm and welcoming and the teacher made the class fun.

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Wow, thanks, Justine! It was nice to finally meet you, and I'm glad you enjoyed your class with Karolina. Your kind words are a treat to read after a long day!

Pawtucket
5 5 5 5 5
Jul 29, 2017
Pawtucket

The best place to learn how to dance or play an instrument.

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Thanks, Dennis! :D

North Providence
5 5 5 5 5
Jul 7, 2017
North Providence

Attended the Uke jam for the first time last night.  There were 6 of us all together and they were very welcoming.  I was able to share some songs and they shared what they had been working on.  The time flew by.  Great fun!  Hope to become a regular.

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Thanks, Russ! We enjoyed having you and we hope you can come back.

North Kingstown
5 5 5 5 5
Jun 6, 2017
North Kingstown

I had a private drum lesson with Sidy yesterday ....it was great....not only is he a great drummer...he is a wonderful teacher

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Thank you, Margaret! We are glad you enjoyed your first lesson. Welcome to the Rhody Center! (And yes, Sidy is great!)

5 5 5 5 5
Feb 12, 2017

I have been doing PiYo DVDs on and off over the lasts couple of years and have wanted to find a live class locally.  Last Saturday I took my first PiYo class, live, with Renee, at The Rhody Center and truly loved it.   It was definitely a challenging class and my muscles are  certainly  feeling it today.  Job well done Renee.  Renee also took the time to explain the moves with modifications, if necessary.  What a difference in taking a live class compared to doing DVDs at home.  In  a live class setting, I tend to push myself a little harder than at home.    

I have a few friends who have been doing PiYo at home and are hoping they will join me in taking this class very soon.  I can't wait to come back.  

I had never heard of the Rhody Center until finding it online last week. The Rhode Center website is easy to navigate and makes it easy to register for classes online.  I was surprised at the  variety of all the classes offered, from tap, to belly dancing, to Zumba, etc.  I hope to try a few in the near future.  I live in nearby Massachusetts, so Pawtucket is a very convenient location for me.

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Thanks so much for the kind words, Lorraine! We are so glad you found us. :)

West Greenwich
5 5 5 5 5
Feb 4, 2017
West Greenwich

Last Thursday, Feb 2, I found a new source of smiles - Uke Jam.
Julie and Uke Jam regulars, thanks so much for letting me feel welcome. Music always lifts my spirit and feeds my soul, especially when I can participate with others that understand and appreciate its magic!

The Rhody Center for World Music and Dance comment

Wow, thanks, Jude! You passed the audition, welcome aboard! The part about music lifting our spirits...honestly that's probably the main reason why we continue to get together to play. It's like therapy for me! See you next week!

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Featured review

Featured review
5 5 5 5 5
Coventry, RI
Jun 26, 2018

Some time ago I searched for Flamenco classes in RI and could not find any. My love for this dance I guess comes from my great grandfather. I've been to Flamenco shows, and went to Spain to see an authentic performance. When I did a recent search on the website and found that right in my 'backyard' there was a Flamenco class, I was beyond excited!

I unfortunately have issues with the pain and movement of my right arm at the moment so I had to limit the use, but the instructor was patient and kind. She definitely knows the art of the dance which she does beautifully. The location and space of The Rhody Center was perfect, comfortable. The amount of students was good, not overcrowded. Also, the price for the lesson was worth every penny.

I look forward to more lessons at the Rhody, including guitar lessons. Julie is a sweet person, very welcoming, and I can tell she maintains the rooms very clean. She also responds to the emails promptly. For someone like me who was looking for diverse non-exhausting fun exercise, The Rhody Center is just the right place, so give it a try!

Business Hours *

Dance Studio HOURS*

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
6pm - 9:15pm
6pm - 8:05pm
6:15pm - 9:15pm
6:05pm - 9:15pm
Closed
9:30am - 3:30pm
Closed
* Holiday Schedules Vary - Please contact us for more info