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!
Mori Granot, originally from Israel, has been dancing Salsa for
over 14 years. Starting with Cuban style salsa Casino, she then
learned LA style salsa on1, which then led her to Salsa on2, NY
Style Salsa, where she fell in love. Mori dances and teaches both
as a leader and a follower. Always striving to improve as a dancer,
she is currently under the tutelage of Ana and Joel Masacote, from
Masacote Entertainment. Previously she had been coached by Anara
Frank, from MetaMovements, where she also taught, along with other
local instructors in Puerto Rico and Cuba. Besides Salsa, Mori also
teaches lady styling, body movement, Casino Rueda, Bachata, and
Merengue. She has performed at many Salsa Congresses and Salsa
venues in the US and Internationally. Along with teaching and
performing, she has also dedicated her time to choreographing. In
2009, Mori became the co-director of Mambo Pa Ti dance company with
Carlos Gonzalez, where she taught and choreographed many routines
until 2012, when she left to start up her own dance company, RI
Latin Dance. Currently with RI Latin Dance, Mori teaches salsa at
Brown University as the sole instructor for the Brown Salsa Club.
Also at Brown, Mori is the coach/choreographer for the Brown Salsa
Club performance team, Alma Salsera.