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!
Jessie Jewels found the hoop in 2013 when a friend brought a hoop to a party. The next day she picked up her first hoop and hasn’t stopped spinning since. Jessie’s personal mission is to share her love of hooping with others. Jessie believes that the hoop is a transformational tool that has the ability to teach and inspire its inhabitants to “go with the flow.” In 2014 Jessie created Jessie Jewels Hoops to share hooping with others and to connect the spin arts community in Southern New England. She hosts community events, teaches workshops and makes hula hoops. As a Certified FXP Group Fitness Instructor and Hula Hoop Instructor Jessie encourages students to let go, make mistakes, and have fun!