Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Greenville, RI
Winner BEST Dance Studio and Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018
Classes

2018-2019 schedules coming soon!

2017-2018 Session Schedules

  • ​Placement is based on each student’s unique and individual capabilities determined by our graded curriculum. Age is used as a guideline. Generally, students spend 2-3 years in each level.  Being in a level for more than 1 year does not mean a dancer is not progressing.  Our curriculum intends for dancers to receive training in a level for multiple years as they develop and retain repetition of instruction.  
  • Each class is closed once it reaches maximum enrollment capacity to uphold the integrity of our dance education and to better serve your dancers. Teacher:Student ratio is important to us. ​If a class is full you can be added to a waitlist.
  • A minimum of 6 students are needed in order for a class to take off. If we do not have 6, the class will be combined with comparable level and age group on another day or time.
  • Make up classes cannot be taken in a class that is full.
​Rhythm Works Integrative Dance is a specialized, but inclusive, dance and rhythm program designed for those with individual learning differences and special needs.  Staff is certified to teach this amazing program.  Therapist or parent can participate with student if needed.
​Cranston Studio
Mommy and Me (18 months-2 1/2 years)
A 30 minute Creative Movement Program designed to impart the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of our youngest dancers. Students will be exposed to a fun, constructive and nurturing classroom experience exposing them to classroom etiquette, musical awareness, as well as exploring self-awareness, creative expression and imagination. Rhythm, creative movement and the use of props are introduced.  Any adult care giver is welcome...not just Mommy! 
To uphold the integrity of our dance education, Mommy & Me classes require 1 adult per dancer.  If you have multiple children, another adult must attend per child. Can be dad, auntie, uncle, grandma, etc.!  No other adults or siblings allowed in dance room.​
​Warwick Studio
Cranston Studio
Greenville Studio
Pre-School (2 1/2-5 years old)
A 45 minute class designed to introduce and explore creative movement. Emphasis is on developing gross motor skills, muscle control, balance and spatial awareness, as well as listening and leadership skills. Rhythmical patterns and props are used to create a fun, moving environment! Students must be potty trained in order to enroll. 
Warwick Studio
Cranston Studio
Greenville Studio
Primary (5-7 years old)
A 60 minute class exploring the very basics and fundamentals of Ballet, Tap, Tumbling and Creative Movement. This class builds confidence, strength, and coordination and is an extension of the Pre-School Class.
​Warwick Studio
Cranston Studio
Greenville Studio
ACRO
Stretches, tumbling and acrobatic tricks, focusing on balance, endurance and flexibility. It’s the “floor routine” in gymnastics!
Acro, Ages 5-9​​ No recital dance for this class. The focus is on acrobatic skills like somersaults, splits, backbends, etc, while building strength and flexibility​.

Acro Strength and Training, Ages 7-11 No recital dance for this class. The focus is on building strength and flexibility.

Acro Beginner/Intermediate, Ages 5+ Prerequisite: Standing backbend​.  This class focuses on acrobatic skills like splits, walkovers, etc.

Acro Intermediate/Advanced, Ages 5+ Prerequisite: Front/Back walkover, Teacher Recommendation. This class focuses on more advanced acrobatic skills like aerials, handsprings, etc.
HIP HOP
Combines elements of various street dance styles, blending Old School, New School, Breakdancing, and even Jazz, performed to upbeat, current and popular music.​
Hip Hop, Ages 6-9
​Hip Hop, Ages 7-11
​​Hip Hop, Ages 12 +
 
LEVEL CLASSES At age 7 a more formal and structured dance training begins!
​Level 1, ages 7-9
Level  2, ages 9-11
Level 3, ages 12-14 
Level 4, ages 15-17
*Age used as a guideline. Dancers evaluated individually based on graded curriculum.
BALLET
The Vaganova Method is implemented in this stage of a young dancer’s development. Now, children are physically and emotionally capable of studying in a more structured way. Technique and terminology are broadened at these levels.
​Ballet 1
Warwick Studio
​Ballet 2
Warwick Studio

Cranston Studio

Cranston Studio

Greenville Studio

Greenville Studio
JAZZ
Also an American art form stressing technique and style, while introducing Theatre Dance, Contemporary, Funky, African, and many more. Classes consist of center warmup, floor stretches, isolations, progressions and combinations.
​Jazz/Tap 1
Warwick Studio
​Jazz/Tap 2
Warwick Studio

Cranston Studio

Cranston Studio

Greenville Studio

Greenville Studio
​Jazz 3
Warwick Studio

Greenville Studio
Jazz 3/4
Cranston
​Jazz 4
Warwick Studio

Greenville Studio
​TAP
An American art form taught in the true tradition. Rhythms and coordination are stressed, progressively advancing each year. Tap terminology is highlighted.
Tap 3
Greenville Studio
Tap 3/4
Warwick Studio

Cranston
Tap 4
Greenville Studio 
CONTEMPORARY
Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements.​  It's a style of dance often seen on "So You Think You Can Dance"!
Contemporary 3/4
Warwick Studio 
Contemporary 12+
Greenville Studio
LYRICAL
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster -- although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance. ​
​Lyrical 3
Greenville Studio
KIDS YOGA 
Runs in 6-week Sessions: Summer Session July 11-August 15


Kids Yoga, Ages 3-4: This fun and imaginative class combines simple yoga poses with engaging songs, puppets, stories and activities that exercise social, sensory and motor skills while increasing flexibility.  Class is 45 minutes.

​Kids Yoga, Ages 5-6: This energy-releasing class encourages self-expression, body awareness and focus through Yoga practice and play.  Young Yogis will have fun as they build strong and healthy bodies, social, sensory and motor skills.    Class is 45 minutes.​

Kids Yoga, Ages 7-10: Improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Developing Yogis will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and energy releasing techniques. This class encourages self-expression as well as building social skills. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, yoga games, breathing and basic anatomy. Class is 1 hour.

Yoga for Dancers, Ages 11-17:  Yoga connects the mind and body and can teach dancers how to listen to and respect their bodies and physical needs.  In this class, students move through sequences of Yoga postures designed specifically for dancers. Classes focus on gaining strength, flexibility, coordination and balance, breath control, calming the mind and positive body awareness.

ADULT YOGA
​Yoga for Women:​  This class is a safe and comfortable space for women of all ages to move and breath in their bodies.  Class flows at a calm to uplifting pace through standing and floor sequences and gentle restorative poses. Build stability, strength, focus and relaxation through a practice of slowing down and being present by using steady breath, holding foundational postures and mindful movement.  This is a great class for beginners and is accessible to students of all levels.  Class offers various modifications and use of props. The room is comfortably warm.

What to Wear: Capri or full length athletic leggings/pants, full length athletic top, bare foot, hair pulled back.
Dance Companies
The Carolyn Dutra Companies consist of young dancers who show promise and potential in dance. They are recommended by their teachers, indicate that they are interested in becoming a company member to their teachers, or are hand-picked by Miss Carolyn.

Company classes meet at least twice a week at the Warwick Studio. Dancers have many opportunities to perform throughout RI and the United States!  Our Company dancers just returned from performing in Disney Springs!  Company Dancers have also performed on Carnival Cruises, Hershey Park, Carnegie Hall, The Dunkin Donuts Center for the Providence College Mens Basketball Halftime and more!!

Pee Wee Company:  ages 8-11
Rhythmettes: ages 11-14
Junior Company: ages 13 & up
Senior Company: ages 13 & up
*age is used as a guideline and may change from year to year
Adult Classes
We offer an array of adult classes throughout the year that run in weekly sessions and pop-up classes. Classes are for dancers beginner-intermediate, unless specified. Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio Alumni and college students receive 10% off Adult Classes. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for any Adult Class!
​TAP
An American art form taught in the true tradition. Rhythms and coordination are stressed, progressively advancing each year. Tap terminology is highlighted.