Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019
Adult Classes
Children's dance classes are our priority and we are happy to have adult classes when our schedule allows!
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.

Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
About Pound

Spring 2019 Session II:

No make up classes permitted. No refunds.
No registration or costume fee.
Session classes not in Recital.
Children may not be left unattended in waiting room while parent is in class.

Safety at the studio is extremely important at CDDS.
In our ever-changing world, we too must update our policies for the safety of our dance families.  In reference to our Adult Classes, children may not be left unattended while adults are in class.  We would love to help accommodate families, but with so many families, and so many individual circumstances, it is impossible.  We thank you for your support and understanding in this delicate matter.


I wanted to take quick minute to THANK YOU for the Zumba class last night.  I’d tried several Zumba classes in the past and at each class, I felt like I’d been thrown to the wolves!  The songs came on and it was “GO!”  No showing of steps before hand, no introductions, nothing.  I know those extra instructions/introductions take time and I know time is valuable, especially when it comes to a paid service.  However, that time, is what will keep someone like me coming back.  I never went back to the other three or four places I’d attempted a Zumba class at, but I will be back at yours!
You and your instructors kept me laughing – while I may not have smiled much, I was certainly laughing inside as I concentrated on where to put my two left feet next.By the way, I adore Blair’s yoga classes as well.  I’ve been to several already and make sure to mark the date in my calendar as soon as they pop up!