Meet The Teachers
Beverly opened the studio in 1974. She taught all the classes and managed the studio on her own. She was trained at an early age by Doris Moody - her mentor. She was in the State Ballet of RI training under Herci and Miles Marsden. She has attended many conventions and workshops over the years to keep her teaching current and professional. She is a master at teaching tap. Her students have been ready to attend workshops in NY and audition for Bayside Tap Company at only 10 years of age.
Erica De Coste
Erica, Beverly's oldest daughter, graduated with a degree in dance and mathematics. In her twenties, she attended the American Dance Festival at Duke University and was a soloist with the State Ballet of RI. She also toured the country performing and assisting master teachers teach all forms of dance to aspiring young dancers. While living in Colorado, she was a tap teacher for Greeley Conservatory of Dance and was a soloist in their ballet company. She has danced with many master tappers and started Bayside Tap Company in 1997. Erica's passion is getting students prepared for professional or college dance.
Rebecca, Beverly's youngest daughter, was a member of the State Ballet of RI in her teens. Rebecca was accepted into Bayside Tap Company in 1997. In her twenties, she was selected to coach cheerleading. Her squad won competitions with her choreography. As a result, she has experience with tumbling. She mainly teaches our Hip Hop classes. Rebecca has managed many restaurants and uses that extensive training and knowledge to be our office manager. You will see her on Saturdays in the office and she works behind the scenes other days. She has two beautiful boys that are starting tap this year.
Karen, is an adult ballet and tap student at our studio. She helps with the Combo II class assisting Miss Beverly. She often choreographs the Combo II ballet dance for the recital. Karen is an elementary school teacher.