Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Private Lessons
CDDS offers private and semi-private lessons in-Studio and online for serious students ages 7+ seeking in individualized technique training.
Lessons available at Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield and Online.

Masks must be worn in-Studio. Bring completed Waiver at first time in Studio. Review Screening Tool before attending each lesson. Click Here for forms.

How to request a private/semi private lesson:
Email info@carolyndutradancestudio.com with the following:
     1. Name and current level of student(s).
     2. First and second choice faculty
     3. Style and goals student(s) wants to work on
     4. Duration of lesson (30, 45, 60 minute)
     5. Frequency of lesson (ie. one time, # of lessons, weekly ongoing through June, weekly ongoing for # of months, etc.)
     6. Your schedule availability (ie. Mondays 4pm, Wednesdays 10am, Weekday mornings, Weekdays after 3pm, etc.)
     7. Preferred location (Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield)

You will receive a reply with availability based on your request. We will do our best to meet your first preferences :) Faculty, schedule and location will be arranged individually based on availability.
First lesson may be scheduled individually. Following lessons must be scheduled minimum of 2 lessons at a time.

Faculty: Carolyn Dutra, Juliette de Roxas, Chryssa Mitchell, Rachel Ferrara, Blair-Victoria Dutra (Yoga)
Locations: Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, Online
Styles: Ballet, Pointe (if already en pointe), Tap, Jazz, Contemporary, Acro, Yoga

Faculty: Carolyn Dutra
Private Lesson - 1 Student
30 minutes - $50
45 minutes - $60

Semi-Private Lesson - 2 Students
30 minutes - $40/student
45 minutes - $50/student

Faculty: Juliette de Roxas, Chryssa Mitchell, Rachel Ferrara
Private Lesson - 1 Student
30 minutes - $30
45 minutes - $45
60 minutes - $55

Semi-Private Lesson - 2 Students
30 minutes - $20/student
45 minutes - $35/student
60 minutes - $45/student

Yoga with Miss Blair
Private Lesson - 1 Student
45 minutes - $45
60 minutes - $55

Semi-Private Lesson - 2 Students of similar age
45 minutes - $30/student
60 minutes - $40/student

Semi-Private Lesson - 3-5 Students of similar age
45 minutes - $20/student
60 minutes - $25/student
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Payments: 
  • Payment due upon confirmation of lesson. Cash or credit card (Visa, Mastercard).
  • Monthly payments in full is preferred for ongoing lessons. 
  • Payment secures your lesson.
  • There are no refunds.
  • If there are any dates you cannot attend please email us in advance and fee will be adjusted accordingly.

Cancellation Policy:
  • Notify Studio via email immediately and phone if you need to cancel. Payment available as credit to account for future use if cancel at least 24 hours prior to lesson. No credit available if cancel within 24 hours of lesson. No refunds.
  • If an instructor is unavailable, a substitute will be provided and the lesson will still take place. If we are unable to provide a substitute, the lesson will be rescheduled at no additional cost.

Private Lessons In-Studio Guidelines:
  • At first lesson, bring completed waiver.
  • Temperature and review Screening Tool before coming to each lesson. It is of utmost important that no one enter the Studio if they have any sick symptoms. 
  • Arrive 5 minutes before lesson start time for entrance process.
  • Arrive wearing CDDS dress code and Ballet shoes in slide sandals and mask upon exiting vehicle.
  • Have Tap and Jazz shoes, black dance shorts/leggings, and an extra mask in small dance bag.
  • Parents may wait in their vehicle in parking lot during lesson or leave and come back 5 minutes before end of lesson.
  • Only students and staff permitted in Studio.
  • Review In-Studio Guidelines as most do apply to Private Lessons.
Notify us immediately via email and phone if any of the following Covid-19 related items apply and do not attend lesson:
  • If a student tests positive for Covid-19.
  • If a student is exposed to someone who tests positive for Covid-19.
  • If someone in your household is sick and getting tested for Covid-19.
  • If a student isn't feeling well.
  • If a student travels to a state with current RI travel restrictions. See website for list of states.