Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
What to Wear
Approved Dress Code for 2020-2021 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.
  • Street shoes worn outside are never allowed inside the Studio dance room. For Hip Hop and Adult Classes we ask that you please designate a pair of sneakers to be worn in class only.
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
NEW* As we acclimate to the change in seasons and requirement of keeping windows open, we want our dancers to be as comfortable as possible. Two new items have been added to the CDDS Dress Code! These items are optional and may be worn over leotard and tights. 

Mommy & Me, Preschool, Primary
  • Light pink knit Ballet shrug
  • Light pink knit calf leg warmers
Level 1, 2, 3, 4, Company
  • Black knit Ballet shrug - All classes
  • Light Pink knit calf leg warmers - Ballet only
    • Solid black high waist leggings for all other classes.
*Leg warmers should be light pink to match tights, plain knit with no tassels, flowers, things hanging off, etc.
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Required Dress Code Items
  • Hair must always be secured and neatly pulled back. A bun must always be worn for Ballet. Scrunchies are not an acceptable hair tie, they do not securely hold hair back/up.
  • Camisoles (All dancers need a camisole for all performances and dress rehearsal.)              
    • 2/4 and 4/6 So Danca #245
      6/7, 8/10, 12/14:  Capezio #3532C
      XSA, SA, MA, XLA:  Eurotard # 44821  
    • A camisole is a skin toned spaghetti strap leotard that is worn under costumes at performances.
    • Camisoles are NOT to be worn as a leotard in class.
    • Please choose the color camisole that is closest to your dancer’s skin tone.
Mommy and Me
  • Girls:
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face
  • Capezio short sleeve pink leotard (no skirts attached)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • So Danca full sole ballet shoes (Pink40) *These shoes do not have the tie elastics.
  • (Optional) Light pink knit Ballet shrug
  • (Optional) Light pink knit calf leg warmers
  • Boys: White athletic  T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Hair pulled away from face
  • Adult: Comfortable clothes, socks
Preschool and Primary
  • Girls:                                            
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face
  • Capezio short sleeve blue leotard (no skirts attached)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • So Danca full sole ballet shoes leather (Pink40) *These shoes do not have the tie elastics.
  • Capezio black patent leather tap shoes
  • (Optional) Light pink knit Ballet shrug
  • (Optional) Light pink knit calf leg warmers
  • 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)
  • *Pink tights should always be worn in ballet class. Students should not change tights for Jazz/Tap.  Light suntan tights are needed for performances.
  • So Danca split sole ballet slippers leather pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoes caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
  • (Optional for Jazz/Tap) Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts or leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • (Optional for Ballet) Light pink knit calf leg warmers
  • (Optional) Light pink knit Ballet shrug
  • 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
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts or leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Capezio jazz shoes black (EJ2C)
  • Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) *This shoe has laces
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W)
  • (Optional) Light pink knit Ballet shrug
  • 12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and skin tone spaghetti strap camisole are needed for all performances
  • 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.  No shoes worn outside are permitted on the dance studio room floors. Please designate a pair of sneakers to be worn in class only.
  • 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 Ages 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
  • Boys: White fitted athletic shirt and athletic shorts
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COMPANY DRESS CODE
  • Solid black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, should always be worn in Ballet. 
  • No Ballet skirts or other non-approved clothing items permitted. 
  • No shirts over leotards.
  • Only stud earrings approved for jewlery that can be worn.
Closed Class/Preparatory
  • Major Motion lycra leotard long sleeve (2102)
  • Solid Black leotard
  • 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 dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • 10mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821) are needed for all performances
Pee Wee Company
  • Major Motion lycra leotard long sleeve (2102)
  • Solid Black leotard
  • 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)
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W) 
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • 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
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • So Danca split sole ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoe caramel and black (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) 
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W) 
  • Character Shoe TBA
  • 12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821) are needed for all performances
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Session Classes:

Acro 
  • 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 athletic shirt and athletic shorts
Yoga
  • Capri or full length athletic leggings
  • Full length athletic top
  • (Young yogis may not wear just a sports bra or crop top.)
Contemporary
  • Black leotard
  • Tan tights
  • Solid black athletic shorts or leggings
  • Contemporary shoe
  • Ballet shoes acceptable for those new to this class who may not have Contemporary shoe yet.
Conditioning
  • Black leotard or Fitted black full length athletic top
  • Solid black athletic shorts or leggings
  • Tights if wearing leotard
  • Sneakers or barefoot
Musical Theater
  • Black leotard
  • Tan tights
  • Solid black dance shorts
  • Jazz shoes
  • For ages 12-17, optional- character shoes if you have them (not required)
Adult Fitness (POUND, Parent/Child Zumba + Yoga)
  • Any athletic clothes you are comfortable in
  • Sneakers or barefoot
Ballet Shrug
Light Pink - M&M, Pre, Prim
Black - Level 1, 2, 3, 4, Company
Leg Warmers
So Danca full sole ballet shoes leather (Pink 40) (Mommy & Me, Preschool, Primary)
So Danca split sole ballet shoes leather pink (SD-60L)  (Level 1 & Up)
Capezio jazz shoes caramel/black (EJ2-C)
Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) 
Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061) / Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W)
Major Motion lycra leotard long sleeve (2102)