Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance Studio and Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018
What to Wear
Approved Dress Code for 2018-2019 Dance Season
  • For continuity throughout all studios and classes, please follow the below requirements.
  • ​It is essential that the correct dance attire be worn in class at all times so teachers may observe proper placement and alignment.  
  • When dressed like a dancer, students FEEL like a dancer and will be more confident! 
  • Dress codes also help remind dancers that they are a part of a group. The following items are selected specifically for each level. 
  • Please purchase these specific items from our suggested retailers.
  • We are transitioning to some new items.  If an item is new, you may wear your current style until you need to purchase the new item.
  • For the safety of our dancers, jewelry may not be worn in class.  Small stud earrings are the only jewelry permitted in class.
​We do not sell dancewear at our Studios. Visit our friends:
Competitor's Closet 3055 West Shore Road, Warwick RI 401-737-7447
LaBrie Shoes and Dance 375 Putnam Pike, Smithfield RI 401-232-2266
Mommy and Me
Girls:
Hair pulled away from face
Capezio short sleeve pink leotard (no skirts attached)
Capezio ballet pink transition tights
So Danca full sole leather ballet slippers

Boys: ​White T-shirt, Black pants, Black ballet shoes​, Hair pulled away from face​

Adult:​ Comfortable clothes​, shoes not worn outside

Preschool and Primary
Girls:                                            
Hair pulled away from face
Capezio short sleeve light blue leotard (no skirts attached)
Capezio ballet pink transition tights
So Danca full sole leather ballet slippers
Capezio black patent leather tap shoes
No other clothing to be worn. No Ballet skirts, tutus, shorts, legwarmers, etc.
​Skin tone spaghetti strap camisole is needed for all performances

Boys: White T-shirt​, Black athletic pants​, Black ballet shoes​, Black tap shoes​, Hair pulled away from face​

Level 1/Level 2
​Girls:
Hair: bun for Ballet, pulled back away from face for Jazz/Tap
Capezio long sleeve black nylon leotard (134C)
Capezio transition tights ballet pink (Ballet) and light suntan (Jazz/Tap)
So Danca split sole ballet slippers pink (SD-60L)
Capezio jazz shoes caramel (EJ2-C)
Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
Optional for Jazz/Tap:  Solid Black High Waisted Shorts (G238)
​No other clothing to be worn. No Ballet skirts, legwarmers, shirts etc.
​Skin tone spaghetti strap camisole is needed for all performances

Boys: White athletic T-shirt​, Black athletic pants​, Black ballet shoes​, Black tap shoes​, Hair pulled away from face​
 
Level 3/4
Girls:
Hair pulled away from face
​Solid black one piece leotard
Light suntan transition tights
Capezio jazz shoes black (EJ2C)
Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) *NEW SHOE WITH LACES
Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W) *NEW SHOE
​Solid black high waisted athletic/bike shorts
Solid black high waisted athletic leggings ​
12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and skin tone spaghetti strap camisole are needed for all performances​
​Other approved tops are:
Solid Black Short Sleeve Crop Top TB214 
Solid Black Camisole Tank TB104  
Body Wrapper Mock Neck Crop Top BWP263
Motionwear racerback tank (3502)​

​Boys: White athletic T-shirt​, Black athletic pants​, Black ballet shoes​, Black tap shoes​, Hair pulled away from face​
 
Hip Hop
Comfortable clothes and sneakers that have not been worn outside.  No tight jeans.  Do not wear street shoes inside studio.
​Needed for performances: any ALL black dance sneaker, Capezio transition light suntan tights, skin tone spaghetti strap camisole
*If you are taking a class before Hip Hop, put your Hip Hop clothes on over your previous dance wear.

Acro 5-9, 7-11
Barefoot
Primary level dancers: Capezio short sleeve light blue leotard and pink transition tights.
​Level 1 and up dancers: ​Solid black leotards and pink/tan transition tights. ​Optional- fitted solid black athletic shorts​

Acro Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced
​​Barefoot
Girls:
Solid Black leotard and pink/tan transition tights. ​Optional- fitted solid black athletic shorts
​Skin tone spaghetti strap camisole is needed for all performances​​
Boys: White fitted shirt and athletic shorts​


COMPANY DRESS CODE
​Solid black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, should always be worn in Ballet.  No Ballet skirts. Alternative approved all black leotards and tops may be worn in other classes, but all dancers must Company camisole and specified rhinestone earrings are needed for all performances​​
Company Camisole: Eurotard padded bra camisole liner, Style# 44821, Color: Skin Tone ​

Preparatory/Pee Wee Company
Major Motion lycra leotard long sleeve (2102)
Capezio transition tights ballet pink and light suntan, light suntan stirrup tights
So Danca split sole leather ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L)
Capezio jazz shoe caramel (EJ2-C)
Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
Solid black high waisted athletic shorts 
Solid black high waisted athletic leggings
No ballet skirts or other non-approved clothing items permitted
10mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821)​ are needed for all performances
 
Rhythmettes/Jr/Sr Company
Major Motion lycra leotard long sleeve (2102)
​Solid Black leotard
Tights must always be worn
Capezio transition tights ballet pink and light suntan
So Danca split sole ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L)
Capezio jazz shoe caramel and black (EJ2-C)
Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) *NEW SHOE WITH LACES
​Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W) *NEW SHOE
Character Shoe TBA
Solid black high waisted athletic shorts 
Solid black high waisted athletic leggings​
No ballet skirts or other non-approved clothing items permitted​
12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821)​ are needed for all performances​
Other Approved items: ​
​(Solid Black required for all choreography/rehearsals, other solid colors may be worn in class.)
Body Wrapper Mock Neck Crop Top BWP263
Short Sleeve Crop Top (TB214)
Camisole Tank 9TB104)
Motionwear racerback tank (3502)
 
Camisoles (needed for all performances and dress rehearsals)              
A camisole is a skin toned spaghetti strap leotard that is worn under costumes at recital.
Camisoles are NOT to be worn as a leotard in class.
All dancers need a camisole for all performances.  
Please choose the color camisole that is closest to your dancer’s skin tone.