Cranston Veterans Parade

Next Parade TBD

  • All CDDS parade participants should meet on  Doric Avenue at cone #, no later than 11:15am. Near the Doric Ave Field at the corner of Arthur Street and Doric Avenue. Look for CDDS group!
  • See below for what to wear

  • Parade ends at the Memorial on corner of Park/Pontiac/Rolfe next to Park Theater.
  • There is a ceremony following the parade.  Parents please pick up your dancer immediately following the parade in front of City Hall and respectfully stay for the ceremony with your dancer. 
  • If a student is not being dismissed to their own parent, please email us by 11/8. We must know in advance for safety reasons.

  • We will contact you via email if we must cancel due to inclement weather.  Please note: we march in a sprinkle :)
  • Check texts for arrival/pickup updates
  • Do not bring any coats/etc with you
  • If you have epi pen or inhaler, but in ziplock labeled with your name and give to staff to keep in truck

What To Wear - Be sure you have correct items at least 3 days before event!

Recreational dancers and families marching with Military member
  • Dress in patriotic themed clothing, as dressed up as you'd like :)
  • Military members dress in uniform

Closed Class, Preparatory, Pee Wee dancers marching should wear only black and white and look polished.
  • Black CDDS warmup jackets/black CDDS hoodie, or all black sweatshirt/jacket on top
  • All Black leggings
  • Layer underneath for warmth. (Ex. tights and long sleeve leotard, long sleeve black shirt/turtleneck, etc.)
  • Black sneakers
  • Black socks
  • White ear warmer headband-similar to this
  • Low bun, center part, slicked back
  • Stage makeup (eyeshadow, mascara, blush, red lipstick)
  • Company: Rhinestone performance earrings
  • Optional: white gloves, for warmth

Rhythmette, Junior and Senior Company dancers performing in costume.
  • DFA costume. No headpiece.
  • Short white gloves. Can be purchased at Competitors Closet or LaBrie. (costume gloves, not winter gloves)
  • Camisole
  • Tan tights
  • White, low cut, canvas, tie sneakers. Click Here for reference
  • White ankle socks. Click Here for reference
  • Low bun, center part, slicked back
  • Stage makeup, false eyelashes (eyeshadow, mascara, blush, red lipstick)
  • Rhinestone performance earrings

Miss Carolyn is honored to invite military members of our CDDS dance family to march with their dancer in the Cranston Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11th. Can be active or veteran, mother, brother, grandfather, cousin, etc.

To sign up, email by 10/31 including:
  • Dancer's full name:
  • Military family member full name, branch, rank and years served, and relation to dancer:
All CDDS Company dancers are marching and performing in the Parade. Those dancing must remain in formation and their military family members will walk nearby.
We would be honored for military members to march in uniform. See below for what dancers wear.