Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner PROJO Best RI Dance School 2022,2020,2019,2018,2017
How To Class
*NEW* Warwick Studio Entrance/Exit:  ALL students/classes ENTER the FRONT door and EXIT the BACK door. Students lineup at the front door and parents meet/pickup at the back door under red awning.
Cranston and Smithfield students enter/exit the front door.

At this time, only dancers and staff are allowed in building.

Toddler and Me
To uphold the integrity of our dance education, Toddler & Me classes require 1 adult per dancer. No other adults or siblings allowed in dance room. If you have multiple children, another adult must attend per child.  Other siblings/children, may not be left unattended in the Studio.  If you can not uphold either of these policies, please notify the studio immediately.
 
Before leaving home:
  • Do not come if sick. Review Covid Safety Guidelines.
What to wear:  
  • Girls:
  • Hair pulled back 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.
  • Boys: White athletic T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Hair pulled away from face
  • Adult: Comfortable clothes, socks 
When/How to arrive:
  • Arrive on time -no earlier than 5 minutes before class begins. 
  • Parent and dancer line up outside the studio.  Only staff and dancers allowed in studio.
  • Dancer in their dance clothes with their ballet shoes on.
  • Parent will remove shoes in waiting room.
  • Parent should minimize belongings to bring in studio.
Exit Process:
  • Staff will dismiss you.
  • Please leave parking lot after pickup, as we will be preparing for the arrival of the next class!

Preschool
At this time, only dancers and staff are allowed in building.

Before leaving home:
  • Do not come if sick. Review Covid Safety Guidelines
  • Please have your dancer use the bathroom :)
  • Put dancer name in shoes and on Dance Bag
What to bring:  
  • Small bag with tap shoes only.
  • Do not bring anything else in with you.  No water bottles.
What to wear:                                          
  • Slides/slippers/Crocs so the dancers can wear their ballet shoes into the studio and the ballet shoes are protected!  It is an easy on/off for the dancer when they get in the studio.  
  • Please wear easy on/off outerwear that the dancer can take off/put on by themselves.  
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face (buns, ponytails, braids)
  • No underwear-tights act as the undergarment.
  • No jewelry-it can be distracting. (small earrings are fine)
  • 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
  • Boys: White T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face
When/How to arrive:  
  • Arrive on time -no earlier than 5 minutes before class begins. 
  • Parent and dancer line up outside the studio.  Only staff and dancers allowed in studio.
  • Staff will escort dancers into studio ready for a great class! 
  • Dancer in their dance clothes with their ballet shoes and slides on, dance bag in hand! 
Exit Process:
  • Parent arrive in parking lot 5 minutes before end of class.
  • Line up 2 minutes before end of class.  
  • Dancers will be dismissed to you.
  • Please leave parking lot after pickup, as we will be preparing for the arrival of the next class!

Primary 
At this time, only dancers and staff are allowed in building.

Before leaving home:
  • Do not come if sick. Review Covid Safety Guidelines
  • Please have your dancer use the bathroom :)
  • Put dancer name in shoes and on dance bag
What to bring:  
  • Small bag with tap shoes only
  • Do not bring anything else.  No water bottles
What to wear:  
Slides/slippers/Crocs so the dancers can wear their ballet shoes into the studio and the ballet shoes are protected!  It is an easy on/off for the dancer when they get in the studio.  
Please wear easy on/off outerwear that the dancer can take off/put on by themselves.                                          
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face (bun, ponytail, braids)
  • No underwear-tights act as the undergarment.
  • No jewelry-it can be distracting (small earrings are fine)
  • 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
  • Boys: White T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face
When/How to arrive:  
  • Arrive on time -no earlier than 5 minutes before class begins. 
  • Parent and dancer line up outside the studio.  Only staff and dancers allowed in studio.
  • Staff will escort dancers into studio ready for a great class! 
  • Dancer in their dance clothes with their ballet shoes and slides on, dance bag in hand! 
Exit Process:
  • Parent arrive in parking lot 5 minutes before end of class.
  • Line up 2 minutes before end of class.  
  • Dancers will be dismissed to you.
  • Please leave parking lot after pickup, as we will be preparing for the arrival of the next class!


Primary/Acro 
At this time, only dancers and staff are allowed in building.

Before leaving home:
  • Do not come if sick. Review Covid Safety Guidelines
  • Please have your dancer use the bathroom :)
  • Put dancer name in shoes and on Dance Bag
What to bring:  
  • Small bag with tap shoes and water bottle with attached top
  • Do not bring anything else in with you. 
What to wear:                     
  • Slides/slippers/Crocs so the dancers can wear their ballet shoes into the studio and the ballet shoes are protected!  It is an easy on/off for the dancer when they get in the studio.  
  • Please wear easy on/off outerwear that the dancer can take off/put on by themselves. 
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face (bun, ponytail, braids)
  • No underwear-tights act as the undergarment.
  • No jewelry-it can be distracting (small earrings are fine)
  • 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
  • Boys: White T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face
When/How to arrive:  
  • Arrive on time -no earlier than 5 minutes before class begins. 
  • Parent and dancer line up outside the studio.  Only staff and dancers allowed in studio.
  • Staff will escort dancers into studio ready for a great class! 
  • Dancer in their dance clothes with their ballet shoes and slides on, dance bag in hand! 
Exit Process:
  • Parent arrive in parking lot 5 minutes before end of class.
  • Line up 2 minutes before end of class.  
  • Dancers will be dismissed to you.
  • Please leave parking lot after pickup, as we will be preparing for the arrival of the next class!

Level 1/Level 2 
At this time, only dancers and staff are allowed in building.

Before leaving home:
  • Do not come if sick. Review Covid Safety Guidelines
  • Please have your dancer use the bathroom :)
  • Put dancer name in shoes.
What to bring:  
  • Dance bag with all shoes and water bottle with attached top
  • Do not bring anything else in with you. 
What to wear:  
  • Slides/slippers/Crocs so the dancers can wear their ballet shoes into the studio and the ballet shoes are protected!  It is an easy on/off for the dancer when they get in the studio.  
  • Please wear easy on/off outerwear.
  • Hair: pulled back in a neat bun
  • 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) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • (Optional for Jazz/Tap) Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts or leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Boys: White athletic T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face
When/How to arrive:  
  • Arrive on time -no earlier than 5 minutes before class begins. 
  • Parent and dancer line up outside the studio.  Only staff and dancers allowed in studio.
  • Staff will escort dancers into studio ready for a great class! 
  • Dancer in their dance clothes with their ballet shoes and slides on, dance bag in hand!
Exit Process:
  • Parent arrive in parking lot 5 minutes before end of class.
  • Line up 2 minutes before end of class.  
  • Dancers will be dismissed to you.
  • Please leave parking lot after pickup, as we will be preparing for the arrival of the next class!
 
Level 3/Level 4 
At this time, only dancers and staff are allowed in building.

Before leaving home:
  • Do not come if sick. Review Covid Safety Guidelines
  • Please have your dancer use the bathroom :)
What to bring:  
  • Dance bag with all shoes and water bottle 
What to wear:  
  • Slides/slippers/Crocs so the dancers can wear their Contemporary shoes into the studio and the shoes are protected.
  • Hair neatly pulled away from face
  • Solid black one piece leotard (no crop tops)
  • Light suntan transition tights
  • 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)
  • So Danca split sole ballet slippers leather pink (SD-60L) or canvas. Can also wear contemporary shoes for Ballet.
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts or leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
When/How to arrive:  
  • Arrive on time -no earlier than 5 minutes before class begins. 
  • Dancers line up outside the studio.  Enter when door is unlocked. Only staff and dancers allowed in studio.  
Exit Process:
  • Parent arrive in parking lot 5 minutes before end of class
  • Dancers will be dismissed to cars, staff will monitor as they exit to you.


Acro
At this time, only dancers and staff are allowed in building.
Before leaving home:
  • Do not come if sick. Review Covid Safety Guidelines
  • Please have your dancer use the bathroom :)
What to bring:  
  • Small water bottle with attached top.  Do not bring anything else in with you.
What to wear:  
  • Slides/slippers/Crocs so the dancers can wear their ballet shoes into the studio and the ballet shoes are protected!  It is an easy on/off for the dancer when they get in the studio.  
  • Please wear easy on/off outerwear that the dancer can take off/put on by themselves.
  • Barefoot
  • Ages 3-7 (Preschool/Primary Age Dancers): Capezio short sleeve light blue leotard and pink transition tights.
  • Age 7+ (Level 1+ Age Dancers):  Solid black leotards and pink/tan transition tights. Optional- fitted solid black athletic shorts/leggings. Primary level 7 year olds can wear light blue leotard and pink transition tights.
  • Boys: White fitted athletic shirt and athletic shorts
When/How to arrive:  
  • Arrive on time -no earlier than 5 minutes before class begins. 
  • Parent and dancer line up outside the studio.  Only staff and dancers allowed in studio.
  • Staff will escort dancers into studio ready for a great class! 
  • Dancer in their dance clothes, slides on, water bottle 
 
Exit Process:
  • Parent arrive in parking lot 5 minutes before end of class.
  • Line up 2 minutes before end of class.  
  • Dancers will be dismissed to you.
  • Please leave parking lot after pickup, as we will be preparing for the arrival of the next class!

Hippity Hop and Hip Hop
At this time, only dancers and staff are allowed in building.

Before leaving home:
  • Do not come if sick. Review Covid Safety Guidelines
  • Please have your dancer use the bathroom :)
What to bring:  
  • Small water bottle with attached top.  
  • Hip Hop Sneakers in hand * Do not wear outside. 
  • Do not bring anything else in with you.  
What to wear:  
  • Hair pulled away from face
  • Comfortable clothes and sneakers that have not been worn outside-no tight jeans
  • Shoes worn outside are not permitted on the dance studio floors.  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 (tshirt/shorts) on over your previous dance wear.
When/How to arrive:
  • Dancers arrive in socks and slides/slippers/crocs- an easy on/off for the dancer when they get in the studio. Hip Hop sneakers in hand.
  • Arrive on time -no earlier than 5 minutes before class begins. 
  • Parent and dancer line up outside the studio.  Only staff and dancers allowed in studio.
  • Staff will escort dancers into studio ready for a great class! 
  • Dancer in their dance clothes with their ballet shoes and slides on, dance bag in hand!
 
Exit Process:
  • Parent arrive in parking lot 5 minutes before end of class.
  • Line up 2 minutes before end of class.  
  • Dancers will be dismissed to you.
  • Please leave parking lot after pickup, as we will be preparing for the arrival of the next class!