Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
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Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Greenville, RI
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​The Nutcracker: For Kids, By Kids 
Sunday, December 10, 2017, Roberts Auditorium, Rhode Island College

Nutcracker Enrollment Opens Monday, September 11, 2017

Enrollment will open online for The Nutcracker 2017 on Monday, September 11th!  
Pre-School, Primary, Ballet 1 and Ballet 2 dancers are invited to perform in The Nutcracker, For Kids, By Kids on Sunday, December 10th, 2017. Artistic Director, Carolyn Dutra

Registration fee is only $10/dancer. Registration fee goes to Dance For Art Inc (DFA).
Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, October 11, 2017. 

This is a wonderful performance opportunity for our young dancers afforded by Dance For Art Inc. 501(c)3 non-profit.  DFA funds this entire show: Costumes, Scenery, Props, Choreographers, rehearsals, EVERYTHING!
What to know before enrolling:
  • The Nutcracker will be held Sunday, December 10, 2017.  *Times TBA *Ticket sale information TBA.
  • Mandatory Dress Rehearsal is at Rhode Island College, Saturday, December 9, 2017.  *Times TBA
  • Some classes may have rehearsal on Sunday, December 2nd at the Warwick Studio.*Times & Classes TBA
  • You must be enrolled in Pre-School, Primary, Ballet 1 or Ballet 2 before enrolling in The Nutcracker.
    Registration fee goes to Dance For Art Inc (DFA).
    Choreography will be learned in class.  Good attendance in your class is a must.
  • You are expected to participate in all Dance For Art Inc. 501(c)3 Fundraisers throughout the year:     
  • Dave’s Bar and Grill Breakfast (Sunday, November 12), Nuts About Dance and MORE!
  • Roles and costumes are limited, in other words, early enrollment is recommended!
  • Enrollment deadline is Wednesday, October 11, 2017. 
How to Enroll in The Nutcracker:
*All Nutcracker enrollment must be completed via your online studio account.
Enrollment opens on Monday, September 11th. Last day to enroll is Wednesday, October 11, 2017.
  • Login to your online studio account
  • Go to “Enroll” tab
  • Select your Location and Session: Nutcracker 2017 (leave Category drop down blank)
  • Enroll in the “class” that corresponds to your class, time, day and location. Ex. Nutcracker Ballet 1, 10:30 Saturday (Cranston).
  • Go to "Fees and Payments" tab in your account and submit $10 payment with a credit card.                          If you do not submit the payment upon online enrollment, DFA will automatically charge your primary card on. By enrolling online, you are agreeing to have your credit card on file charged.
  • If you do not have a credit card on file, you must enroll at the office with $10 payment in cash or credit.  No checks accepted.
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Dear Miss Carolyn,

I am a dad of three dancers at the Greenville studio; twins Alexis and Madelyn (5) and Mackenzie (3).  This is the third year of dance for the twins and the first for Mackenzie.  All of them participated in the Nutcracker performance this weekend.

To say that I am happy with their experience in your studio is an understatement.  I am overjoyed, thrilled, ecstatic that my girls are a part of your studio.  Each weekly rehearsal, dress rehearsal, and performance that I experience further reinforces that my wife and I chose the best studio possible for our girls to learn the art of dance.  I am impressed by the high caliber of dancing at all levels.  Even more importantly, I am impressed at the values, dedication, and nurturing that you instill in the staff (both the teaching staff and the older girls that help out each week in class).  As I am sure you realize, these are the skills that will mean the most to the young girls as they grow older.  Learning dance, and any art for that matter, is not only about the steps, the expression, and the intrinsic thrill that the dancers experience, but also about dedication, perseverance, and a lifelong drive for learning.  It is clear to me that your work and dedication to this is instilled in all the teachers and staff at Carolyn Dutra.
My wife and I are musicians and teachers, so the arts and teaching are very much passions for us.  We have both experienced directors and teachers who are self-serving, relentless, and nasty.  We are all familiar with the infamous Abby Lee Miller, as well.  These kinds of directors may produce a good product, but at what price?  You are the antithesis of this; a model of patience, kindness, and a devotion to the art of dance and the students you work with.

After the dress rehearsal yesterday and the performance today, all my girls could do was talk about it.  The costumes, the characters, Clara, the death scene of the mouse King (Queen?).  They reenacted that several times.  Mackenzie kept talking about the different colored jammies of the girls at the party.  These little things that they remember are sweet, and they will forget about them eventually.  But, they have taken away much more than this from the performance; a good attitude about working hard, a desire to grow, and enthusiasm for dance that will last for many years to come.

I cannot wait to see my girls grow as part of your studio.  I look forward to many more performances in the future.  If there is ever anything my wife or I can do to help support you and the studio, please do not hesitate to let us know.  Please feel free to share this email with any one at the studio that would want to read it.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Anthony & Lauren Amitrano