Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Greenville, RI
Winner BEST Dance Studio and Dance School in RI

All dancers and families are invited to the:
​21st Annual Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Awards Banquets & Student Showcases
Sponsored by Dance For Art Inc.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
@ Bishop Hendricken Theater

12:00pm:  Warwick, Cranston, Greenville Recreational Dancers
3:00pm:  Company Dancers (and siblings) 

*​Light snacks and refreshments following each banquet.*​
  • ​All dancers, regardless of years at the studio, are invited and eligible for special awards!
  • Students who have studied dance at CDDS for 5 years or more receive a medal.
  • Students who have studied dance at CDDS for 10 years or more receive a medal and trophy.
  • Dance For Art scholarships are presented.
  • Special recognition is given to our Company Graduating Seniors & their parents.
  • We will have a 50/50 Raffle at each banquet AND Door Prizes!
  • Induction to the Banana Split Club for dancers who can “do a split” is held.
  • New this year:  Coffee Grinder Club!  Dancers that can do 5 coffee grinders in a row! 
CDDS Dancers of 5 years or more, submit Awards Banquet Form by Saturday, January 13th.
Awards Banquet Form.doc
click to download

Banquet Tickets

TICKETS ON SALE: Monday, January 22-Saturday, February 3, 2018
(at all CDDS offices during regular studio hours)
$10/ticket adult or child. Cash or checks to Dance For Art Inc.
  • All dancers need a ticket. 
  • Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.  Purchase by Saturday, February 3, 2018
  • This event is open seating (there are no assigned seats).  All dancers will sit together.
  • Per Fire Code, all attendees, regardless of age, or if sitting on a lap, must purchase a ticket.
This is a FUNdraising banquet in celebration of our dancers.

Grand March Production at Awards Banquets

All CDDS students LEVEL I and up (getting an award or not) are invited to be in the GRAND MARCH Production that kicks off the awards banquets on Sunday, February 11, 2018! Choreography will be learned in class.
Mandatory Grand March Rehearsal Saturday, February 10, 4:30-6:00pm @ CDDS WARWICK STUDIO
  • Anyone wishing to participate MUST attend this rehearsal, no exceptions.
Dancers in the Grand March must wear:
  • Red Carolyn Dutra T-shirt- Purchase a shirt at CDDS offices by Saturday, January 13, 2018
  • High waisted Black Jazz Pants
  • Black dance shoes or sneakers (any black shoe will do)
Arriving on Banquet Day
  • Grand March dancers must arrive at the Bishop Hendricken Theater 45 minutes before the banquet to rehearse.
  • Only participating students are allowed in the Theater. 
  • Doors will open to all, 20 minutes prior to the banquet.

Student Showcase Auditions

Sign up with song and dancer names by Wednesday, January 3, 2018 in your studio office.
Here’s your chance to show us your creative side. We want to see what inspires YOU in dance!  Students should get together on their own and explore the choreographic process!  We encourage dancers who have not yet performed in the Showcase to audition; we like to give different dancers an opportunity to perform each year.  Due to time constraints, all routines cannot be accepted.
            Monday, January 8, 7:00pm     Auditions for Recreational & Pee Wee Co. dancers
            Tuesday, January 9, 7:30pm     Auditions for Rhythmette & Junior/Senior Co. dancers 

Audition requirements:
  • Must be current CDDS dancer for 5 years or more.
  • Check with your teacher that the song you have chosen is not a recital song for a class-cannot be a current recital song or recital song from last year.
  • Routine may not exceed 1 minute, 30 seconds.
  • Music must be age appropriate for our family event. 
  • Please be mindful of the lyrics & message.
  • Music must be on a CD, properly labeled, with dancer name and song title, all cuts must be made by audition.
  • Wear your costume to the audition.
  • Routines must be complete by audition day. 
  • Audition like it’s the day of the show!
  • All participants who are chosen must be able to attend the mandatory rehearsal on February 10, 2018.
  • We cannot accept all routines due to time constraints.