Holiday Show

December 17, 2023 @ McVinney Auditorium, Providence RI

Dance For Art Inc. 501(c)3 non-profit presents CDDS Holiday Show, under the direction of Miss Carolyn Dutra.
DFA helps keep affordable performance opportunities for our young dancers, beautiful costumes, set designs, choreography, special guest performers and so much more! We ask that all dancers participate in the Snacks and Sweets DFA Fundraiser in the Fall.


  • Preschool, Primary, Level 1-4 and Company dancers are invited to perform.
  • We automatically enroll all dancers. If you do not want to participate, email by 9/30.
  • $15 registration fee will be automatically charged to your card on file 10/2. 
  • Enrollment closes 10/1. Dancers must be enrolled in a CDDS class and the performance by 10/1.
  • Company students are already enrolled and paid. Registration fee included in  DFA dues.
  • Late enrollments after 10/1. Pending costumes and date of enrollment we may be able to accept late enrollments on an individual basis.

  • Early registration recommended, spots/costumes are limited.
  • No switching classes once enrolled.
  • Routines learned in class, good attendance is a must. No additional rehearsals for recreational students.


McVinney Auditorium
McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence, RI 02903

Show Schedule

Search for your student's class to find out which show they are performing in!

We do our best to have siblings in the same shows, but it is not guaranteed.  Please know we do our best and there are many elements of logistics into designing our productions. Regular ticket purchase applies.

Performer Information

Arrival, makeup and more information.

Company Dancer Info

Company dancer specifics for Holiday Show


On sale Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Be sure to purchase tickets for your correct show. There are  no refunds or exchanges.


Available for order.

*There are no photos taken during the show, this is your opportunity to capture the memory of your dancer in costume! Please keep in mind the lighting is designed for the live stage production.*

CDDS is delivers performance videos in high definition through! Your purchse grants access to ALL shows so you are able to roder in advance without knowing what show your dancer is in. With DanceBUG, you can view anywhere, share anytime, and stream from any internet-enabled device. Ways to access DanceBUG include: iOS and Android apps, Roku channel, and any web browser.

Celebrate Your Dancer

Order items for your dancer available for pickup AT your show!
  • Primary card on file will be charged by 11/20. Make sure your card os updated. $15 decline fee applies.
  • Parent pick up order in Lobby up to 30 minutes before show.
  • No exchanges or returns.  Please be sure to order the correct size.
  • We reserve the right to change an item color depending on available supplies when the order is placed. 


Costumes are provided by DFA and are no additional cost for dancers. See info below for attire your dancer should arrive in.

How to enjoy a CDDS production to the fullest!

  1. Arrive early- Our shows start on time.  Late arrivals will not be allowed in to the audience until the ushers determine an appropriate time. Allow time for traffic, inclement weather, parking, bathroom stops, picking up Celebrate Your Dancer items, finding your seat, etc. Have a plan for your entire party to have their own tickets.
  2. Everyone on stage is someone’s child and their family and friends are excited to see them perform.  Stay seated for the entire show as it is disruptive to leave during the show.  The shows are short and entertaining...sit back, relax and enjoy!
  3. Keep cell phones/devices and cameras away during the entire performance.  Avoid ushers having to ask you to put your device away and causing an audience disruption. 


There are absolutely NO photos or videos permitted by audience members during the show.
Notify any family members attending the show regarding this policy.  It is extremely distracting to the dancers and other guests in the theater if an usher has to address a situation and interrupt the show. Miss Carolyn will stop the show if this policy is broken.