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CELEBRATING 50 YEARS! The Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio is a staple of dance education in the Southern New England community. Carolyn Dutra, a former Radio City Music Hall Rockette, has been educating, inspiring and leading students through dance, while encouraging kindness, tolerance and unity. CDDS is an inclusive studio and all children are welcome here. As a performance based school with a focus on community involvement , our dancers participate in various community events, in addition to our own Winter Holiday and June Recital productions.

Locations in Warwick, Cranston and Smithfield. Classes for ages 18 months and up.

WINNER! CDDS has been voted Best Dance Studio in Rhode Island in 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Providence Journal Readers Choice!


Offering classes for ages 18 months to adult in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acrobatics, Parent/Child, and more.

Community Performances

CDDS is a performance based school. We love giving back to the community through dance :)
We are always looking for community events to perform at! Let us know if you know of any.
We also hold a Winter Show and a June Recital in addition to various events throughout the year.

Holiday Show

December 17, 2023 @ McVinney Auditorium, Providence RI


June 22-23, 2024 @ East Providence High School


Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio Company Dancers are a group of young students ages 7-18 who show promise and enthusiasm for dance.  Company Dancers demonstrate an extra commitment to dance and involvement in CDDS. They study 6-10 hours per week plus rehearsals and performances. These students train under Miss Carolyn and her advanced staff, as well as master teachers from around the world. Annual Company auditions take place in the Summer.

To the parents:

You can be assured that all classes are instructed in a manner keenly associated with proper and correct dance education. It is my desire to provide you with excellent results in a family-friendly-fun, professional atmosphere. This can only be achieved with understanding between parents, students and teachers. We expect respect and proper discipline at all times. At the Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio, your children are in a nurturing, rewarding, healthy extra-curricular activity.
Dancingly Yours,
Miss Carolyn

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