Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
As of 6/24/21: Masks and distancing are required in-Studio and only students and staff are permitted inside the buildings. Vaccinated staff will resume hands-on corrections in all classes.  Masks and distancing not required for vaccinated students in advanced Company classes & Intensive (Rhy/Jr/Sr), POUND.
Below classes and camps are confirmed to take place! Primary card on file charged upon receipt of enrollment.
2021 Company Summer - Mandatory for current Company and those interested in auditioning for Company

Students interested in auditioning for 2021-2022 Company Season email and register online for:
  • Ages 12+ must take BOTH Company Mondays and Intensive 
    • Cost: $450 Includes Mondays, Intensive, Audition Fee
    • Pre requisite: 3+ years of ballet/jazz experience
  • Ages 7-11 must take BOTH Dance Camp ages 7-10 and Company Audition Workshop
    • Cost: $330 Includes Camp, Workshop, Audition Fee
    • Must email with request for teacher approval to register.
Company Monday Classes
Mondays July 12, 19, August 2, 9, 16
  • Ages 12+, Rhythmette, Junior, Senior   5:00-8:00pm, Warwick Studio
  • Closed, Prep, Pee Wee    4:00-7:00pm, Smithfield Studio (Full)
Summer Intensive
Monday July 26-Thursday July 29
Smithfield Studio
  • Ages 12+ Rhythmette, Junior, Senior    9:30am-2:00pm
  • Closed, Prep, Pee Wee    M, W, Th-2:15-7:30pm, T-2:15-3:30pm (Full)
Company Audition Workshop, Ages 7-11
Mondays July 12, 19, August 2, 9, 16   3:00-4:45pm, Warwick Studio

Dance Camp Ages 7-10
July 19-22, 2021  9:15-12:15pm, Smithfield Studio
CDDS On Broadway Summer Dance Camp:
Journey to Broadway by way of CDDS! Dancers will discover Broadway Shows through Dance, Crafts, History, Music, Film and FUN!
Video Presentation sent to parents at the end of the week.

Class Descriptions:

Preschool (2years 8 months-5 years old) *Potty trained
Designed to introduce and explore creative movement. Emphasis is on developing gross motor skills, muscle control, balance and spatial awareness, as well as listening and leadership skills. Rhythmical patterns and props are used to create a fun, moving environment! Students must be 100% potty trained in order to enroll.

Primary (5-7 years old)
Exploring the very basics and fundamentals of Ballet, Tap, Tumbling and Creative Movement. This class builds confidence, strength, and coordination and is an extension of the Preschool Class.  We recommend adding Tumbling 3-5 or Acro 5-9 to your schedule.

Acro Ages 3-5
A 45 minute class introducing basic acrobatic skills to our youngest dancers.  This class will build strength, flexibility, coordination, balance and confidence.  Dancers will stretch, learn acrobatic poses, tumble, climb through obstacle courses and get their wiggles out in a safe space with our certified instructors.
Placement for this class is by age, no previous skills required. Must be 100% potty trained, Ages 3-5.

Acro Ages 5-9, 7-11
Placement for this class is by age, no previous skills required.  
These mixed-level classes build strength, flexibility, agility and confidence in Acro skills. Throughout the session, students will work on various skills appropriate to their individual level like somersaults, splits, backbends, cartwheels, handstands etc

Yoga, Ages 4-6
This energy-releasing class encourages self-expression, body awareness and focus through Yoga practice and play.  Young Yogis will have fun as they build strong and healthy bodies, social, sensory and motor skills.

Contemporary Ages 7-11
Contemporary dance combines elements of several genres including jazz, lyrical and ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements and have the opportunity to express themselves through improvisational movements

Musical Theater Ages 7-11
Styles of dance will vary based on the show dancers are learning about each week; styles could include "musical theater" jazz and contemporary.
Hip Hop Ages 7-11
Combines elements of various street dance styles, blending Old School, New School, Breakdancing, and even Jazz, performed to upbeat, current, appropriate and popular music.

Pound Rockout Workout, Adults 16+
Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out.
Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities.
About Pound
What to Wear: Whatever athletic clothing you feel comfortable moving around freely in and make you feel like a rockstar! Barefoot or sneakers
What you Need: Yoga mat to protect floor, Ripstix or something like them (We have Ripstix available for purchase - $10/set. Email