Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner PROJO Best RI Dance School 2022,2020,2019,2018,2017
Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio Company Dancers are a group of young students who show promise and an enthusiasm for dance!  Company Dancers demonstrate an extra commitment to dance and involvement in Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio.  Company Dancers train under Miss Carolyn and her staff, as well as master teachers from around the country! Students have studied with the Moscow Ballet, Radio City Rockette's, So You Think You Can Dance Contestants, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Company and more!

As a performance based Studio, Company dancers have the opportunity to perform at various events and venues throughout the world! Students have performed in Disneyworld, Europe, Carnegie Hall, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, Dunkin Donuts Center, RI Convention Center, Hershey Park and many many other amazing venues! Every other year, Company dancers participate in a competition for the performance opportunity.
  • Company dancers study 6-10 hours per week dependent on level
  • Company classes are held at the Warwick & Smithfield Studios, 2-3 days/week
  • Mandatory Company classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Contemporary
  • Company dancers must attend our Summer Intensive (4th full week of July)
  • Extra choreography and rehearsal hours are announced as scheduled
  • Good attendance is imperative
  • Upholding the integrity of CDDS inside and outside the Studio
  • Company Tuition fees apply
  • Number of routines vary dependent on level

Closed Class-an accelerated level 1 Company Level. Encouraged for 1 year of level 1 but rare unique situations where students come right out of Primary.

How to audition for Company:
Auditions are held for Company during the Summer.  Dancers 11 and under would need to be approved for the Company Audition Prep Course and take one week of Dance Camp held at the Warwick or Smithfield Studios.  Dancers 12+ would take the Company Monday classes and Summer Intensive.  Email the Studio in April for staff approval and placement.
Company Dancer Performances throughout the years:
  • Fashion Week RI, Superman Building, Downtown Providence
  • PVD Fest, Downtown Providence
  • Disney Springs, Disneyworld Florida
  • Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Providence College Friar's Men's Basketball Game Halftime at the Dunkin Donuts Center
  • Garden City Gazebo
  • Hershey Park
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Magic Kingdom, Disneyworld Performance
  • Bright Night in Providence
  • Carnegie Hall Performance
  • Performed with the Moscow Ballet
  • Warwick Mall Holiday Performances
  • Make a Wish Celebration at Macy's Providence Place
  • Veteran's Day Parade in East Greenwich
  • Nutcracker: For Kids By Kids
  • Rolfe Street Fall Out of Summer Festival
  • Holiday Performance at Bishop Hendricken
  • Annual CDDS Recital
Former CDDS Company Dancer, Jenna Mixner, was awarded the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Performing Arts Scholarship of  $70,000.  She attended Dean College received her Bachelor's Degree in Dance.

Jenna has also attended the Mark Morris Modern Summer Intensive in NYC.
Royal Caribbean Performance