Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
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Holiday Show What to Wear/Arrival
Dance for Art Inc 501c3 /CDDS Holiday Show
Saturday, December 11, 2021 @ McVinney Auditorium, Providence RI

What to wear by Class/Routine
Masks are required for all dancers. We prefer all dancers wear a skin toned mask. See website for the preferred style mask by Bloch - available at Competitor's Closet. However, dancers should wear the mask they are most comfortable in.

What NOT to wear: Underwear, earrings, jewelry, nail polish, fake tattoos, non-approved dress code brand items.

Dance for Art costume provided backstage.

STAGE MAKEUP for female dancers:
Dancers need makeup to prevent their features being washed out by the bright lights on stage:  Black mascara, black eye liner, brown eyeshadow.
 
STAGE HAIR/MAKEUP for male dancers:
Hair neat away from face.  Just enough makeup to emphasize facial features on stage. A little eye makeup to make eyes pop or whatever he is comfortable with!

Preschool-Peppermint Twist and Happiest Christmas Tree
  • Camisole (skin toned spaghetti strap leotard)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • So Danca full sole ballet shoes leather (Pink40) *These shoes do not have the tie elastics.
  • Hair: Half up, half down

Primary-Santa Do the Mambo
  • Camisole (skin toned spaghetti strap leotard)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • Capezio black patent leather tap shoes
  • Hair: Half up, half down

Primary-With Bells On
  • Camisole (skin toned spaghetti strap leotard)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • So Danca full sole ballet shoes leather (Pink40) *These shoes do not have the tie elastics.
  • Hair: High Pig Tails

Level 1-Silver Bells
  • Camisole (skin toned spaghetti strap leotard)
  • Capezio transition tights light suntan (pink tights will not be worn)
  • Capezio jazz shoes caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Hair: Half up, half down
  • Arrive wearing CDDS warmup jacket or any zip up sweatshirt as coverup with name on tag

Level 1-Ice Ice Baby
  • Camisole (skin toned spaghetti strap leotard)
  • Capezio transition tights light suntan (pink tights will not be worn)
  • Capezio jazz shoes caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Hair: SLICK HIGH PONY TAIL
  • Arrive wearing CDDS warmup jacket or any zip up sweatshirt as coverup with name on tag

Level 2-Christmas Wrappin
  • Capezio long sleeve black nylon leotard (134C)
  • Black high waisted leggings
  • Capezio transition tights light suntan 
  • Capezio jazz shoes caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Hair: SLICK HIGH PONY TAIL

Level 3/4 - A Hand for Mrs. Claus
  • 12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings 
  • Skin tone spaghetti strap camisole
  • Light suntan transition tights
  • Capezio jazz shoes tan
  • Hair: Slick middle part, low bun
  • Arrive wearing black warmup jacket or zipup sweatshirt as coverup, name on tag, and black leggings
HOW TO ARRIVE: Holiday Show-McVinney Auditorium
McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence, RI 02903
There are five parking lots and street parking available at McVinney.

MASKS REQUIRED BY ALL INSIDE MCVINNEY AUDITORIUM AT ALL TIMES REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS. All CDDS staff and Showcase helpers are fully vaccinated.
Fully vaccinated Jr/Sr Co. routines may not be masked while performing onstage.

Step 1:  Get ready at home
  • Do not pack ANYTHING else-no snacks or water bottles. Shows are short! 
  • Put on makeup, tights, camisole/leotard, dance shoes on. 
  • Use bathroom at home.
What to know before you go:
  • Arrive 30 minutes before your show in full stage makeup, hair done, camisole/leotard, shoes, mask on.  See What to Wear for details.
  • Photo/Video are prohibited during the show. Keep cell phones & cameras away at all times. Ushers will ask you to put devices away if they are out, please prevent disruption. There is a video for purchase.
  • CDDS staff and helpers change dancers at Holiday Show (and are fully vaccinated), enjoy the show!
Items Not Allowed: If dancers arrive with these items a CDDS staff member will remove them.  CDDS and McVinney are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Underwear: Tights are considered an undergarment, underwear should not be worn.
  • Jewelry: Remove earrings before arrival to avoid dancers getting upset. Based on our experience, this is key.  If earrings cannot be removed, cover them with a piece of band aid before arrival.  If a dancer arrives with earrings, a CDDS staff member will remove them.
  • Temporary Tattoos, Colored Hair Dye, Hair Beads, Nail Polish
  • Shiny Tights or Pantyhose: Dancers must wear approved tights listed in dress code.
  • Leave games, toys and personal belongings at home.
  • No snacks or water bottles. Shows are short!

Step 2:  MCVINNEY
Dancers arrive 30 minutes before your show, in full stage makeup, hair, mask, camisole/leotard, dance shoes on. If your dancer does not arrive in a skin toned mask, one will be provided for them.
  • Allow time for traffic, parking, bathroom, check-in, etc.
  • One parent and dancer check in at Dancer Drop Off.
  • Parent will keep slides and any other non dance belongings.
  • You cannot enter the building until full group is there. There is no waiting in the lobby, when doors open you go right to your seat as a group.
Dancer drop off/CHECK IN:
  • Check in 30 minutes before your show time at Dancer Drop Off Door, front of the McVinney Theater
  • One parent wristband receive wristband required to pick up dancer. 
  • CDDS staff escorts dancers to Dressing Room.
  • Parent line up with full party in audience entrance line.  You can enter when your full group has arrived.
Dancer pick up/CHECK OUT:
  • Stay in your seats when the curtain closes.
  • Dancers are dismissed through the Theater to one parent with wristband by row.  
  • We ask for your patience during dismissal for a safe and orderly exit.
How to enjoy a CDDS production to the fullest!

To ensure the best possible experience for your dancer and your family, please read through, share and uphold the following CDDS theater etiquette.  
Please remember that everyone on stage is someone‚Äôs child and their family and friends are excited to see them perform.  

1. Arrive early- Our shows start on time.  Late arrivals will not be allowed into the audience until the ushers determine an appropriate time. Late arrivals will be seated in the back, not at their seat. Allow time for traffic, inclement weather, parking, bathroom, finding your seat, etc. Entire party must enter together.

2. Only leave your seat if completely necessary.  No intermission-the shows are short-approximately 45 minutes!

3. Keep cell phones/devices and cameras away during the entire performance. We recommend purchasing the professional video. Embrace the moment and enjoy the live performance. Any cell phones or other recording devices are distracting to the audience and performers. Avoid the disruption of ushers asking to put cell phones away by keeping them away during the show. 

We are thankful for our respectful dance community, performers, staff, family, and friends. 
Sincerely, CDDS Staff    CarolynDutraDanceStudio.com               Main Office: 401.737.6565