Amidst cocktails and noshing, 35 to 40 students of all skill sets recreate classic works of art within hours at Drink and Dabble under the tutelage of comedian and RISD graduate Charlie Hall or his similarly talented staff members. They supply classes with artistic gear including a blank 16" x 20" stretched canvas, water-based acrylics, and aprons. After the instructor selects the evening’s canvas from Charlie's own collection or sometimes from famous artists such as Vincent van Gogh and his “The Starry Night", they guide the class through every layer step-by-step, circling the room to dispense individual tips. During short breaks, the teacher and their students eat, drink, and make merry along to a soundtrack of party tunes. By class’ end, the acrylics dry into a new version of a priceless canvas that you can take home.
During dance lessons as a child, Jean DeLuca took notes. While most students just memorized the choreography, DeLuca also memorized the style of her instructors. She noticed their teaching methods stayed the same no matter who they interacted with. DeLuca takes a different approach at her studio, Jean DeLuca Dance Studio. She and her staff believe that everyone learns a different way, so they take the time to get to know each student in order to make their lessons both effective and fun. Children as young as 2 years old learn dance steps in beginning ballet and tap classes, and older students educate their feet in combination classes that cover jazz, hip-hop, and other disciplines.
Rhode Island Bartending School prepares its students for real-world employment by giving them the practical skills they will need on both sides of the bar. During the 28-hour training courses, the instructors combine short lectures with plenty of hands-on practice during classes with no more than 20 students. Attendees learn to create 50 popular cocktails using the fully stocked practice bar's assortment of simulated spirits and imaginary ice cubes. Additionally, these courses cover day-to-day skills, such as bar management, inventory control, customer-service techniques, and a thorough understanding of different types of beer, liquors, and wines.
Drawing from years of training and performance experience, Carlos Gonzalez and his team of dance instructors lead a variety of lively Latin dance classes. The expert dancers conduct classes in New York–style salsa, bachata, and choreography, even offering a special kids' program that introduces youngsters to the steps and history of various styles. True to their company's name—which translates to "Mambo for You" in Spanish—the enthusiastic instructors welcome students of all experience levels and abilities.
If dancing is on the agenda, be sure to swing by Cheryl's School of Dance in North Providence for an exciting (and exhausting) experience.
Drivers can take advantage of the parking lot near Cheryl's School of Dance and save time on hunting for a parking spot.
The next time you head to North Providence, don't forget a dosage of culture within the walls of Rising Stars Dance Academy.
At Rising Stars Dance Academy, you can easily find parking in the lot next door.