Our 50th Recital will be held  June 22-23, 2024 at the new, state of the art, East Providence Highschool Auditorium! There are no ticket limits in this beautiful 900-seat auditorium and plenty of on-site parking!

The Recital is an opportunity for dancers to showcase what they have learned all year on the big stage, in costume with hair and stage makeup done!  It is not mandatory to perform in the Recital, but most dancers do. There is a costume order deadline and after that dancers can enroll in class but do not participate in the Recital. The dancers show their independence and confidence through the art of dance!  Our shows are entertaining, professional and family friendly.  We try our best to make them short, too :)  Looking forward to another year of FUN!

*Hippity Hop and Acro Classes do not perform in Recitals


New, state of the art, East Providence High School Auditorium! There are no ticket limits in this beautiful 900-seat auditorium and plenty of on-site parking!
We are excited to return to Miss Carolyn's alma mater, where she was crowned Miss East Providence. In the past, CDDS held our annual Recitals at the original EP High School for 20 years. There is a sense of nostalgia returning, although it is all brand new :)

Show Schedule

2024 Recital schedule will be posted in May.

Search for your student's class to find out which show they are performing in!

Dancers and siblings who take multiple classes may be cast in multiple Recitals.  We do our best to have siblings in the same shows, but it is not guaranteed.  We cannot guarantee siblings or all of a dancer's classes if taken on different days will be in the same show. Please know we do our best and there are many elements of logistics into designing our productions. Regular ticket purchase applies.


Be sure to purchase tickets for your correct show. There are  no refunds or exchanges.


2024 Recital video info TBD.

*There are no photos taken during the show, this is your opportunity to capture the memory of your dancer in costume! Please keep in mind the lighting is designed for the live stage production.*

CDDS is delivers performance videos in high definition through! Your purchse grants access to ALL shows so you are able to roder in advance without knowing what show your dancer is in. With DanceBUG, you can view anywhere, share anytime, and stream from any internet-enabled device. Ways to access DanceBUG include: iOS and Android apps, Roku channel, and any web browser.


Miss Carolyn selects costumes for each class! They are handed out in class as full orders arrive. Never wear your costume before the Recital! - except for Picture day :)
Click below for 2024 Recital costume fees and info.
No costumes for Hippity Hop or Acro.

Picture Day

2024 Recital Picture Day TBD

Donner Photographers will take individual photos of dancers at CDDS in their Recital costumes!

How to enjoy a CDDS production to the fullest!

  1. Arrive early- Our shows start on time.  Late arrivals will not be allowed in to the audience until the ushers determine an appropriate time. Allow time for traffic, inclement weather, parking, bathroom stops, picking up Celebrate Your Dancer items, finding your seat, etc. Have a plan for your entire party to have their own tickets.
  2. Everyone on stage is someone’s child and their family and friends are excited to see them perform.  Stay seated for the entire show as it is disruptive to leave during the show.  The shows are short (less than 90 minutes) and entertaining...sit back, relax and enjoy!
  3. Keep cell phones/devices and cameras away during the entire performance.  Avoid ushers having to ask you to put your device away and causing an audience disruption. 


There are absolutely NO photos or videos permitted by audience members during the show.
Notify any family members attending the show regarding this policy.  It is extremely distracting to the dancers and other guests in the theater if an usher has to address a situation and interrupt the show. Miss Carolyn will stop the show if this policy is broken.