Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner PROJO Best RI Dance School 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Holiday Show
Dance For Art Inc. 501(c)3 non-profit presents CDDS Holiday Show or Nutcracker every few years! 2021-2022 is a Holiday Show year!
Supporting DFA helps keep affordable performance opportunities for our young dancers, beautiful costumes, set designs, choreography, special guest performers and so much more!
Preschool, Primary, Level 1-4, and Company Dancers are invited to perform.
This is a wonderful performance opportunity for young dancers afforded by Dance For Art Inc. (DFA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  DFA funds the entire show: costumes, scenery, props, choreographers, rehearsals, everything! Artistic Director, Carolyn Dutra.

Not signed up at CDDS yet? Enroll by October 2, 2021 and start attending classes in October to be eligible for the The Holiday Show.  Sign up for your class and Holiday Show class.
Company Dancers are pre-enrolled and registration fee already included in your 2021-2022 enrollment fees.


Know before you enroll:
  • Shows are Saturday, December 11, 2021, McVinney Auditorium, Providence (Times TBA). Students must be available the entire day to enroll.
  • No Dress Rehearsal for recreational dancers.
  • $15 registration fee to Dance for Art, no refunds
  • Early registration recommended, spots/costumes are limited
  • No switching of classes once enrolled.
  • Routines learned in class, good attendance is a must.
  • Dancers are masked and distanced. Fully vaccinated Jr/Sr Company routines may not be masked while performing on stage.
  • Due to space restrictions backstage, some classes may distance 3 feet.
  • In an effort to create the safest space possible for dancers and families, we encourage testing 72 hours before the show.
  • All details to follow
We ask that all dancers participate in the Snacks and Sweets DFA Fundraiser, coming soon!

Enrollment deadline is Saturday, October 2, 2021.
How to Enroll:
  1. Login to your online studio account.
  2. Go to "Enroll" tab
  3. Filter class results by your Location and Session: Holiday Show 2021
  4. Enroll in the “class” that corresponds to your class, time, day and location. e.g. "HS Preschool, Saturday 9:45 (Cranston)"
  5. A $15 registration fee per dancer will be posted to your account when enrolling.
  6. Go to "Billing & Payments" in your account to submit the $15 payment with a credit card.  If you do not submit payment, your card on file will be charged for you.
Regarding Venue + Covid Safety:
In accordance with the mask policy at 9 performance venues in RI, the CDDS Holiday Show at McVinney Auditorium will require all attendees (audience, dancers, staff), ages 2 and up, to wear masks for the entire performance (approximately 1 hour run time). Fully vaccinated Jr/Sr Co. routines may not be masked while performing onstage. We will not require proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test for entry, just masks. In an effort to create the safest space possible for dancers and families, we encourage getting a covid test within 72 hours of the show.  Seats are not distanced. All CDDS staff, backstage helpers and ushers are vaccinated. 4 Parking Lots available at McVinney.
Proceeds from 2014 Holiday Show were directed to the Tomorrow Fund, a non-profit organization that provides financial and emotional support to families with children battling cancer. This is in honor of our dancing warrior, Amaya Devine.

$1000 from 2016 Holiday Show proceeds were directed to the medical account of Taila-Lynn Nakopinski, who is bravely battling brain cancer. Taila-Lynn...we  ❤ you and are so happy you were at the show!