The Rhody Center

Dance Studio  in Coventry , RI

410 Tiogue Ave
Coventry , RI , 02816
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  • Dance Studio in Coventry, RI
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The Rhody Center

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5 5 5 5 5
Providence
Mar 10, 2019

I’ve been looking forward to taking classes at the Rhody Center for a while. I finally signed up for what will hopefully be the first of many classes. Yesterday I was excited to take my first belly dance class. Kristen was very friendly and helpful. She took the movements slowly, broke them down and explained the mechanics. In addition, Kristen sought our input and geared the class toward our needs, making it indivialized. The added benefit was the small class size of wonderful, like minded people. I love the music, the dance space (colorful), the instructor, and the variation in styles (Arabic vs. Egyptian, etc.). Thank you for an amazing first experience and thank you Julie for hooking me up with a coin hip scarf. Can’t wait to spend next week learning more with everyone!

Courses
Private Lessons
Date range
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$0.00
8 Sessions
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Steel Pan Ensemble for Youth
Sep 3, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
 

September/October Session. You too can learn to play the Steel Pans (“Steel Drums”) while having a lot of fun! No experience is necessary. The youth ensemble is offered FREE of charge to dedicated students who can attend rehearsals each week. If you wish to join, first email Julie@therhodycenter.org to discuss details. Ages 9-16. This ensemble is made possible thanks to generous donors and an equipment grant from the Champlin Foundation. This course requires enrollment.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 3, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
Location
Days
Tue
Time
4:55 - 5:55pm
$91.00
7 Sessions
Installment plans
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Bellydance for Intermediates
Sep 9, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019
 

September/October Session. For those of you belly dancers who have reached the intermediate level! This course is for students who already have a solid foundation in the basic movements, proper alignment, and rhythmic patterns found in raqs sharqi. It will focus on musicality and improvisation, primarily within the Egyptian school of technique. This course requires prior study with Lola, and joining is by invitation only.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 9, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
$84.00
7 Sessions
Installment plans
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Steel Pan Ensemble for Adults
Sep 10, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
 

September/October Session. Learn to play the Steel Pans (“Steel Drums”) while having a lot of fun! No experience is necessary. We are seeking dedicated members who can regularly attend rehearsals. The course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 10, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
Location
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:00pm
$78.00
7 Sessions
Installment plans
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Tap Dance for Adult Begintermediates
Sep 10, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
 

Come and discover the rhythm that beats within you! Brush up (pun intended) on your basic tap dance terminology, work on your beginner steps, and have fun with choreography. This class is suitable for adults with a limited amount of experience with tap dancing (for example, if you took some tap as a kid, or have taken one or two of our beginner courses, this course will be perfect for you). Join us on the dance floor and we will have some fun! This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 10, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$78.00
7 Sessions
Installment plans
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Ballet for Beginners
Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
 
For those with little or no ballet experience, this class will explore the fundamental movements and language of ballet. We will primarily work at the barre to learn the basics and unlock the mysteries of this graceful art form. As we build strength, be prepared for toned legs and improved posture! Wear clothes comfortable to move in, soft ballet slippers or socks are acceptable. Suitable for beginners aged 16 and up. This course requires pre-registration.
 
 
 
 
  
Schedule
Date
Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$78.00
7 Sessions
Installment plans
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Salsa for Beginners
Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
 

September/October Session. If you are trying to unleash your inner Salsero(a), then you have come to the right place! In this class, you will be introduced to the spectacular dance of salsa. No prior experience is needed, only a willingness to learn. The class will start off by going over basic salsa steps, slowly progressing to more intermediate steps and fancy footwork (shines). There will be partnerwork in this class. Leaders (traditionally, but not necessarily, men) are encouraged to join this class! This is a salsa on 2 class. Suitable for adult beginner level students. This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$91.00
7 Sessions
Installment plans
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Bollywood Dance
Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
 

September/October Session. Energetic and expressive, Bollywood dance originates in the fun dance routines performed in Indian movies. It combines folk, classical, and R&B styles into both its music and dance moves. There are no hard and fast rules--the point is to have fun, learn some choreography, and incorporate facial expression into your dancing. It is recommended that you wear clothes that you can move around in. The class will be tailored to its students’ interests and abilities. Ages 16 and up. Beginners are more than welcome! This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 11, 2019 - Oct 23, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
$78.00
6 Sessions
Installment plans
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Belly Dance, Beginners
Sep 16, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019
 

September/October Session. Belly dance (or “raqs sharqi” in Arabic) is an art form with ancient roots in Middle Eastern folk dance. Its complex movements can be fluid as a snake one moment and as percussive as a drumbeat the next. Although it takes years to master belly dance, the process is a rewarding one. It engages our minds, grounds us, and heightens our senses and our awareness of how we move in space. It is also a low-impact exercise that nourishes and strengthens our joints and muscles (particularly our core muscles and shoulders). This course is tailored for students in the beginner levels, to gain a solid foundation for further study in raqs sharqi. You will learn proper posture, isolations such as snake arms, figure eight moves, hip circles, and of course, shimmies! Combinations and traveling moves will also be taught. This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 16, 2019 - Oct 21, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$84.00
6 Sessions
Installment plans
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Ukulele Ensemble for Adult Beginners I
Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
 

September/October session. The ukulele is an excellent instrument on which to learn how to play music. It's relatively simple to learn, easy to tote around, inexpensive, super fun, and timelessly popular. In this ensemble, we will jump right into the fun stuff and learn how to play music on the ukulele. By the end of the course, students will be able to play a bunch of songs. We also encourage singing! Students will bring their own ukulele. No prior musical experience is necessary, and you do not need to be able to read music. Suitable for adults who are absolute beginners.

If you plan to take this course, please also take the Try It Week class the week before.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
Location
Days
Thu
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$78.00
6 Sessions
Installment plans
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Irish Step Dance for Beginners
Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
 

This course will give you a taste of Irish step dancing, as well as the basic steps and rhythms involved. Suitable for beginners aged 13 and up. If you do not have dance shoes, you can wear a pair of CLEAN leather-soled dress shoes to this class (or socks or clean sneakers in a pinch). Be prepared--this is a heart-pumping workout! This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Sep 19, 2019 - Oct 24, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
$30.00
6 Sessions
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Uke Jam
Nov 4, 2019 - Dec 16, 2019
 

November/December Session. This informal “jam session” style of ensemble is for adult intermediate and advanced ukulele players. Members of this ensemble share with each other new tunes and techniques, and encourage each other to become comfortable with performance practices. Enrollment is open to adult students who have already taken Ukulele Ensemble for Beginners through level II, or upon passing an audition. Sign up for the whole session for $5 per week, or drop in for $8 (cash-exact change only for drop-ins).

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 4, 2019
Location
Days
Mon
Time
6:45 - 7:45pm
Date
Nov 18, 2019 - Dec 16, 2019
Location
Days
Mon
Time
6:45 - 7:45pm
$78.00
6 Sessions
Installment plans
Enroll Now
Belly Dance, Beginners
Nov 4, 2019 - Dec 16, 2019
 

November/December Session. Belly dance (or “raqs sharqi” in Arabic) is an art form with ancient roots in Middle Eastern folk dance. Its complex movements can be fluid as a snake one moment and as percussive as a drumbeat the next. Although it takes years to master belly dance, the process is a rewarding one. It engages our minds, grounds us, and heightens our senses and our awareness of how we move in space. It is also a low-impact exercise that nourishes and strengthens our joints and muscles (particularly our core muscles and shoulders). This course is tailored for students in the beginner levels, to gain a solid foundation for further study in raqs sharqi. You will learn proper posture, isolations such as snake arms, figure eight moves, hip circles, and of course, shimmies! Combinations and traveling moves will also be taught.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 4, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Nov 18, 2019 - Dec 16, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$78.00
6 Sessions
Installment plans
Enroll Now
Belly Dance, Intermediate
Nov 4, 2019 - Dec 16, 2019
 

November/December Session. For those of you belly dancers who have reached the intermediate level! This course is for students who already have a solid foundation in the basic movements, proper alignment, and rhythmic patterns found in raqs sharqi. It will focus on musicality and improvisation, primarily within the Egyptian school of technique. This course requires prior study with Lola, and joining is by invitation only.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 4, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
Date
Nov 18, 2019 - Dec 16, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Mon
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
$98.00
7 Sessions
Installment plans
Enroll Now
Steel Pan Ensemble for Adults
Nov 5, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
 

Learn to play the steel pans (“steel drums”) while having a lot of fun! No experience is necessary. We are seeking dedicated members who can regularly attend rehearsals. This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 5, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
Location
Days
Tue
Time
6:00 - 7:00pm
$81.90
$91.00
7 Sessions
Installment plans
Enroll Now
Tap Dance for Adult Begintermediates
Nov 5, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
 

November/December Session. Come and discover the rhythm that beats within you! Brush up (pun intended) on your basic tap dance terminology, work on your beginner steps, and have fun with choreography. This class is suitable for adults with a limited amount of experience with tap dancing (for example, if you took some tap as a kid, or have taken one or two of our beginner courses, this course will be perfect for you). Join us on the dance floor and we will have some fun!

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 5, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Tue
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$0.00
7 Sessions
Enroll Now
Steel Pan Ensemble for Youth
Nov 5, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
 

You too can learn to play the Steel Pans (“Steel Drums”) while having a lot of fun! No experience is necessary. The youth ensemble is offered FREE of charge to dedicated students who can attend rehearsals each week. If you wish to join, first email Julie@therhodycenter.org to discuss details. Ages 9-16. This ensemble is made possible thanks to donors and an equipment grant from the Champlin Foundation. This course requires preregistration.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 5, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
Location
Days
Tue
Time
4:55 - 5:55pm
$78.00
6 Sessions
Installment plans
Enroll Now
Bollywood Dance
Nov 6, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019
 

November/December Session. Energetic and expressive, Bollywood dance originates in the fun dance routines performed in Indian movies. It combines folk, classical, and R&B styles into both its music and dance moves. There are no hard and fast rules--the point is to have fun, learn some choreography, and incorporate facial expression into your dancing. It is recommended that you wear clothes that you can move around in. This class can be higher in impact and intensity level, but will be tailored to its students’ interests and abilities. Ages 16 and up. Beginners are more than welcome! This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 6, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
Date
Dec 4, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
$5.00
1 Session
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TRY IT: Hip Hop Fusion for Beginners
Nov 6, 2019 - Nov 6, 2019
 

This is a special single class version of Hip Hop Fusion for Beginners, for only $5. Below is a description of the course that begins the following week.

Unleash your creative side as you learn hip hop choreography that also incorporates elements of world dance, including salsa, bhangra and other street styles. Class will start with a Zumba-style follow along for warm up, continue with a portion where we learn new steps, and will end with learning choreography that builds with each class.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 6, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$39.00
3 Sessions
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Ballet for Beginners
Nov 6, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019
 

November Mini Session. For those with little or no ballet experience, this class will explore the fundamental movements and language of ballet. We will primarily work at the barre to learn the basics and unlock the mysteries of this graceful art form. As we build strength, be prepared for toned legs and improved posture! Wear clothes comfortable to move in, soft ballet slippers or socks are acceptable. Suitable for beginners aged 16 and up. This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 6, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$84.00
6 Sessions
Installment plans
Enroll Now
Ukulele Ensemble for Adult Beginners II
Nov 7, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
 

November/December Session. This course is for beginner ukulele students who have the fundamentals down! To take this course, you should be very comfortable moving between basic chords including C, F, G, G7, and Am with no hesitation, and be familiar with D7, A, E7, C7, and A7. You should have the DDUUDU strum pattern down pat. We will work on some harder chords, explore more challenging songs, and try new strumming techniques. After this course, you will surely be ready for Uke Jam! This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 7, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019
Location
Days
Thu
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
Location
Days
Thu
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
$78.00
6 Sessions
Installment plans
Enroll Now
Irish Step Dance for Beginners
Nov 7, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
 

November/December Session. This course will give you a taste of Irish step dancing, as well as the basic steps and rhythms involved. Suitable for beginners aged 13 and up. If you do not have dance shoes, you can wear a pair of CLEAN leather-soled dress shoes to this class (or socks or clean sneakers in a pinch). Be prepared--this is a heart-pumping workout! This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 7, 2019 - Nov 21, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
Date
Dec 5, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Thu
Time
7:35 - 8:35pm
$65.00
5 Sessions
Installment plans
Enroll Now
Hip Hop Fusion for Beginners
Nov 13, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019
 

Unleash your creative side as you learn hip hop choreography that also incorporates elements of world dance, including salsa, bhangra and other street styles. Class will start with a Zumba-style follow along for warm up, continue with a portion where we learn new steps, and will end with learning choreography that builds with each class. This course requires pre-registration.

  
Schedule
Date
Nov 13, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm
Date
Dec 4, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019
Location
Staff
Days
Wed
Time
6:30 - 7:30pm

Featured review

Featured review
5 5 5 5 5
Providence
Mar 10, 2019

I’ve been looking forward to taking classes at the Rhody Center for a while. I finally signed up for what will hopefully be the first of many classes. Yesterday I was excited to take my first belly dance class. Kristen was very friendly and helpful. She took the movements slowly, broke them down and explained the mechanics. In addition, Kristen sought our input and geared the class toward our needs, making it indivialized. The added benefit was the small class size of wonderful, like minded people. I love the music, the dance space (colorful), the instructor, and the variation in styles (Arabic vs. Egyptian, etc.). Thank you for an amazing first experience and thank you Julie for hooking me up with a coin hip scarf. Can’t wait to spend next week learning more with everyone!

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