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!
In 2014, Kevin Doyle received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the highest award available in folk arts. He is a delightful, compelling performer of old style traditional Irish step dance and American tap dance. A lifelong dancer, Kevin has a degree in Tap Dance from the famous Theresa Landry School of Dance. He was a U.S. Champion Irish step dancer in his early competitive years, and has been entertaining audiences ever since with his traditional style of “close to the ground” rhythms and intricate foot work.
Kevin is a member of Pendragon, Atwater-Donnelly Band, and Atwater-Donnelly Trio as a Dancer and Percussionist.