Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019
Smithfield Parade
All Carolyn Dutra Dancers ages 8 and up (by September 30, 2019) are invited to march in the “Smithfield’s All Lit Up  Parade” on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Register online via your Studio Account by 11/30/19. 
Classes & Events > Find Events > “Smithfield Parade 2019” > Enroll student
Participation is FREE. No payment needed.
Early registration preferred. Deadline to register is November 30, 2019.
Company dancers must register themselves for this event. This event is mandatory for Company.

Arrival/Pickup
  • 3:15pm Meet at Smithfield High School, 90 Pleasant View Ave, Smithfield, RI 02917. 
  • Parents please bring your dancer to the bathroom inside the High School before dropping off with Studio Staff. The parade is long and there are no bathroom stops along the way.
  • 4:00pm Parade starts, departing from Smithfield High School,  ending at the Village Green for tree lighting!
  • Village Green is at Greenville Center across from the Fire Department (607 Putnam Pike, Greenville, RI) and Anderson Winfield Funeral Home (2 Church St, Greenville, RI.)
  • Only dancers march in the parade. Parade is approximately 1 hour.
  • Parents should pick up dancers immediately at the end of the parade. You are welcome to stay for the tree lighting ceremony with your dance friends.
What to wear
 (PW/Jr/Sr see below for specifics)
  • Light up! Wear red light up accessories! Be creative, have fun with it!  For example: Red tutu, Red suspenders, Red armbands, Red shoe laces, red glow stick bracelet/necklace
  • Like last year, wear any red winter accessories: ear warmer headband, earmuffs, hat, gloves, scarf, Santa hat, etc. (minimal logos/designs). See new CDDS store!
  • Company dancers must wear CDDS warmup jacket over warm layered clothing. (except for Pee Wee)
  • Recreational dancers wear a CDDS warmup jacket if you have one! Or you may wear a solid red sweatshirt over warm layered clothing, CDDS sweatshirt preferred. See new CDDS store!
  • Black leggings. Wear tights/layers under for warmth.
  • Black or red socks.
  • Any color comfortable and warm footwear. Black sneakers preferred.
  • Performance makeup, red lipstick. (False eyelashes not needed)
  • All dancers wear “Recital Hair”: Two French braids, parted left to right over the left eye, tucked under in the back. See website.
  • Level 3, 4 & Company dancers wear rhinestone earrings.
  • All dancers wear your CDDS smile and positive attitude!
  • Last year it was chilly! Hand warmers and layers suggested.
Pee Wee Company Parade Attire
  • Snowman costume - you will receive & sign out in class 
  • Company Recital hair, performance makeup
  • Black long sleeve leotard, camisole and layers for warmth.
  • Black leggings. Wear tights/layers under for warmth.
  • Sneakers. Black preferred.
  • No earrings, no warmup jacket, they do not fit with costume.
  • No light up accessories, you are in costume already:)
Junior/Senior Company Parade Attire
  • Red ear warmer headband.
  • Red gloves.
  • High ponytail, rhinestone earrings, performance makeup.
  • Warmup jacket.
  • Black long sleeve leotard, camisole and layers for warmth.
  • Black leggings. Wear tights/layers under for warmth.
  • Black socks.
  • Sneakers. Black preferred.
  • Light up! Wear red light up accessories! Be creative, have fun with it! For example: Red tutu, Red suspenders, Red armbands, Red shoe laces, red glow stick bracelet/necklace
  • See new CDDS store if you need red winter accessories!

Parking : After parents drop off dancers at the High School, they can park closer to the Green. Parking available in the Ace Hardware parking lot.

Weather Cancellation: If inclement weather, we will not participate in the parade. You will be notified by 12pm on 12/7/19 via email, text, and posts on Facebook, Instagram and Studio website. If the weather is questionable, check these sources before attending.

Saturday 12/7 Classes - All classes prior to 2:15pm will run as regularly scheduled and all dancers and demonstrators should attend their classes prior to 2:15pm.
  • Warwick Studio Saturday classes after 2:15pm will be modified as follows:
  • Hip Hop 7-11 and Hip Hop 12+ will combine and take place 2:15-3:15pm
  • Acro Intermediate and Acro Advanced will combine and take place 2:15-3:15pm
  • Company Dancers should not attend Warwick Saturday 2:15/3:15pm Hip Hop/Acro. 
  • If you are not attending the parade and take both classes, choose one and you may make up the other.