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!)
Erika is a former Champion Irish Step Dancer. She started dancing when she was five, and obtained formal training locally under Deirdre Goulding and DeDe Golden, and in Ireland under Tony Nolan. She loves that she can pass along her skills and traditions to her three daughters.
Erika has performed with several groups, including The Saw Doctors, Black 47, The Wolftones, and at the session at Patrick's Pub. For years she taught a group of women in Providence called the Celtic Daughters, who would perform at the Providence St. Patrick's Day Parade, as well as young ladies at Rhode Island Training School.