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
IMPORTANT UPDATE 12/5/19: It is with great disappointment to announce we are withdrawing from this weekend’s Smithfield Parade. 
Our drop-off/meeting location has been changed a half-mile away from Smithfield High School. This would entail our 70 dancers to walk single file down a sidewalk on a main road or over an icy bridge, across a snow-covered field, small hill and active parking lot. Without a guaranteed clear and safe path, we will not compromise the safety of our students. 

We went up there today to check out the site and travel path ourselves. With much discussion and consideration, we are saddened to come to this conclusion. We were very much looking forward to this event and appreciate all of your eagerness to participate and purchase of light up gear. 

Warwick Studio Saturday 12/7/19 classes will run as regularly scheduled. 
Sincerely,CDDS
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
  • 3:00pm Meet at Deerfield Park Soccer Fields (by Concession stand & Bathrooms) Lisa Ann Cir, Greenville, RI 02828. CDDS Staff will walk students to Smithfield High School.
  • Students will be allowed to use the bathroom inside the High School before the parade begins stops. 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.
  • The Google Line will on Saturday, 12/7 only, 401-288-123, for texts or calls regarding the parade.
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.