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Bayside School of Dance has been in business for 40 years. Beverly Parsons teaches and directs the majority of the school. Her daughter, Erica De Coste, has recently joined her and has taken over the majority of the advanced classes. In addition to holding a college degree in dance, she has particpated in the American Dance Festival at Duke University, taught for ten years in Colorado for Greeley Conservatory of Dance, and has perfomed at many different venues across the United States. Both Beverly and Erica were members of the State Ballet of RI, with Erica attaining soloist status.
Bayside School of Dance lives by the philosophy that dance education is essential to human devlopment. As individuals we enjoy music and movement, but dance classes offer so much more to building character. For the small child, dance develops motor skills, coordination, a sence of rhythm and social skills through interaction with other children. These skills are built upon as the child matures, and a sence of discipline and good self worth are learned. The opportunities to be on stage yield confidence as well as grace, poise, and self assurance. Dance is also being correlated to better scores in academics, especially math and science. As we mature into adults and senoir citizens, we know how much exercise matters to our overall well being. Whether you are struggling with obesity, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, depression (and the list goes on), doctors tell you to exercise. Dance classes also offer a great way to continue to stimulate the mind with the memorization of dance steps. It has been proven to ward off alzheimers. Dance is exercise and it is fun!!!
Ellen Phillips's has been dancing at the studio for 15yrs. Her senior project is on the neurological, cognitive, and emotional benefits of dance. Bayside is pleased to support her by adding the video portion of her presentation to our website. Click the link below to watch.
"Please Join Bayside School Of Dance to enter a lifelong dancing community where you will build friendships, learn technique and have the opportunity to experience over 6 styles of dance and develop skills you will utilize throughout your entire life. At Bayside, you will learn from 2 teachers with over 30 years of experience teaching dance, in intimate and personal classes. We are a loving community and welcome one and all to enter the rewarding world of dance."
- Ellen Phillips 2019