Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019
Pre-School & Primary Hints
​Preschool & Primary Class
Important things to know for your first class:
  • Put your dancer’s name in their shoes before you arrive at the studio.
  • Bring your dancer to the bathroom before class.
  • Teachers will bring students into class.  Parents are not allowed into the dance space as we are encouraging independence in our little dancers!
  • Water bottles should not enter the dance room.
Here are some other guidelines to help you get the most out of your Preschool or Primary Class:

Be prepared for class:
  • Dancers must be potty trained. Pull-ups not allowed.
  • Required dress code. See website for specifics. Girls: short sleeve light blue leotard, pink convertible tights, pink ballet shoes, black tap shoes. Boys: white tshirt, black pants, black ballet shoes, black tap shoes.  
  • Hair pulled back away from face. (Buns, ponytails, braids encouraged)
  • Recommended Retailers are Competitor’s Closet and LaBrie Dance. 
  • No tutus or skirts.
  • Put your dancer's name in their shoes AND on their Dance Bag.
  • Bring your dancer to the bathroom before class.
  • Arrive to the studio at least 5 minutes before class starts to put ballet shoes on and get settled in!
Not allowed in class:
  • Parents (To encourage independence, parents should not enter the studio. Little dancer should enter class on their own!)
  • Snacks or drinks (Class time goes by very quickly!)
  • Sweatshirts, leg warmers or any additional clothing
  • Ballet skirt or tutus.
  • Skirts attached to leotards also not allowed.
  • Toys or dolls
  • Gum
  • Jewelry (Small stud earrings are allowed.)
If you are late to class, please check in at the office and a staff member will bring your dancer in.

Get ready for a wonderful experience at the Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio!
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions!