I was fortunate, tonight, to be able to attend two different classes... Steel Pan and Latin Percussion.. as they ran back to back. Both classes were small in size, allowing for individual instruction, and participants were all of similar skill level to my own (novice or near novice.) I felt welcome and comfortable and am looking forward to next week! (NOT looking forward to recitals!)
Chris DaCosta is a native Rhode Islander who has a background in music and dance. He has been playing music since 1998, predominantly on trumpet, and has a minor in Jazz Studies from the University of Rhode Island. Heavily involved in his culture, Chris started dancing for the Our Lady of Fatima Rancho, a Portuguese folklore dance group, in 2002. Combining his passion for dance and jazz, Chris started dancing salsa and started professionally training with Mori Granot of RI Latin Dance, based in Rhode Island. Chris continued his professional dance training under Ana Masacote and Joel Massicot of Masacote Entertainment, based in Cambridge MA. He is currently an instructor at RI Latin Dance school and specializes in Salsa On2 NY style and other Latin dances. He has also been a part of “Alma Salsera,” the Brown University Salsa Club dance team and a current member of RILD-Synergy, the RI Latin Dance professional dance company.