What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Swing Salon is focused on the community.
Our instructors and DJs have been recognized across the US for their skill and passion as dancers.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Come ready to learn.
If you have leather or suede soled shoes, it will be easier to dance.
Also, ask the instructors and other dancers to dance, we all want to see everyone enjoying themselves.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We created Swing Salon as a way to reach out to people in the Providence area that want to learn and dance, but who have busy schedules and can not devote a month or two to a block of classes.
Our classes are all drop-in friendly.
What do you love most about your job?
Most of the founders of Swing Salon started dancing almost 20 years ago, and we continue to do it because we love the music, the friendships that we've created, and inspiring others to develop a new passion.
Leather sofas sit across from a large wooden bar, whose polished surface reflects the flashing lights of flat-screen TVs overhead. The casual, yet elegant, atmosphere of Corrine’s dining room mirrors the distinctively American sensibilities that inform the restaurant’s menu. Chefs pluck their culinary inspirations from regions as diverse as the North East and the Deep South, arriving at a selection that includes rotisserie chicken, bourbon-glazed tips, and seared fillets of Atlantic fish. Though far-flung in origin, these dishes have at least one thing in common: each pairs nicely with a beer or cocktail poured by the barkeeper.
Corrine’s isn’t just known for its food, though. Three banquet spaces, including a grand ballroom, host private events seven nights a week that range from casual cocktail parties to wedding receptions for up to 300 guests. Back in the dining room, live entertainment takes place nearly every night a week; the schedule features everything from DJ-hosted ladies’ dance parties to cover bands and Dad playing his favorite Grateful Dead songs with a borrowed guitar.
Starting Friday, October 5 at 6 p.m. and running through Monday, October 8, O Fest RI, spearheaded by Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub, celebrates autumn with beer, live music, and general merriment. The festival features fall-themed libations from as far away as Germany itself—with Oktoberfest brews from Spaten, Hofbrau, and Paulaner—and those from closer to home from brewers such as Harpoon, Sam Adams, and Shipyard. In addition, the festival will feature a lineup of musical acts, including What Matters and Those Guys.
Doherty's East Avenue Irish Pub, whose whopping 82 taps helped earn it an award for Best Bar and Beer Selection in The Phoenix's Best of Providence 2011, will anchor the celebration from their dark-wood bar. The bar itself serves a host of culinary treats from Prince Edward Island mussels in zesty zuppa sauce to blackened jerk salmon. An outdoor patio plays host to al fresco dining and lassoing the moon to impress dates.
Heritage Tap is serving up American favorites with a tasty tweak.
Great food plus TV equals the perfect fan meal.
This restaurant welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
The restaurant is quite lively during the week, so seating may be hard to come by.
Ordering food? You can pick it up yourself!
At Heritage Tap, diners can score a guaranteed parking spot close to the restaurant.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Heritage Tap.
Expect your bill at Heritage Tap to come in at around $30 per person.
Find your sweet (or savory) spot at Heritage Tap, where you can opt for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
The next time you're craving a burger and fries, Heritage Tap is the place for you.
Heritage Tap has something for everyone with great American fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Make your way over to the highly-rated Heritage Tap and taste your way through some great American dishes.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, The Met in Pawtucket will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
Drinks are also on the menu here, so patrons can start the night off right.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at this restaurant.
For comfortable outdoor service, The Met sets up a seasonal patio.
Move and groove to the restaurant's live music, and energize your evening.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
Weekends are busy at the restaurant, so be prepared for longer wait times.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back The Met is ultra casual.
Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near The Met.
Cyclists are in luck. The Met provides bike parking.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
The tastiest pub grub is no further away than Peddlers Inn in the heart of Pawtucket.
Be sure to complete your meal at this restaurant with a drink from the restaurant's full bar.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Peddlers Inn's outdoor patio.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend.
Throwing a big party? Count on Peddlers Inn to provide top-notch catering with the same great dishes you love.
Peddlers Inn patrons can pull into a space on the street when searching for parking at the Middle Street location.
Prices at Peddlers Inn are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
For an indulgent bite, Peddlers Inn serves up some of the finest pub-food creations around.