Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019
Summer Classes
The Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio offers something for everyone during the Summer!
  • Dancers must be appropriate age by first class.
  • A minimum number of students is required to be enrolled in the full 6-week session for class to take place. Payments will not be processed until class minimum is met.
  • Follow Dress Code for Summer Classes & Camps.
  • If you have a question regarding placement please contact the Studio office.
  • CURRENT COMPANY DANCERS: The Studio will automatically enroll current Company dancers in specifically placed Master Class Monday classes. Enroll yourselves in recreational summer classes!

Mommy and Me (18 months-3 years)
A 30 minute adult/child Creative Movement Program designed to impart the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of our youngest dancers. Students will be exposed to a fun, constructive and nurturing classroom experience exposing them to classroom etiquette, musical awareness, as well as exploring self-awareness, creative expression and imagination. Rhythm, creative movement and the use of props are introduced.  Any adult care giver is welcome...not just Mommy!
To uphold the integrity of our dance education, Mommy & Me classes require 1 adult per dancer.  If you have multiple children, another adult must attend per child. Can be dad, auntie, uncle, grandma, etc.!  No other adults or siblings allowed in dance room.  Other siblings/children, may not be left unattended in the waiting room.

Preschool (2y8m-5 years old)
A 45 minute class 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 potty trained, no pull ups.

Primary (5-7 years old)
A 60 minute class 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.

Ballet for Ages 7-11
The Vaganova Method is implemented in this stage of a young dancer’s development. Now, children are physically and emotionally capable of studying in a more structured way. Technique and terminology are broadened at this level. Class is 45 minutes.

Stretches, tumbling and acrobatic tricks, focusing on balance, endurance and flexibility. It’s the “floor routine” in gymnastics! Class is 45 minutes.

Hip Hop
Combines elements of various street dance styles, blending Old School, New School, Breakdancing, and even Jazz, performed to upbeat, current and popular music. Class is 45 minutes.

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers strive to connect the mind and the body through fluid dance movements. Class is 45 minutes.

Kids Yoga, Ages 3-4
This fun and imaginative class combines simple yoga poses with engaging activities that exercise social, sensory and motor skills while increasing flexibility. Class is 45 minutes.

Kids Yoga, Ages 5-6
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. Class is 45 minutes.

Kids Yoga, Ages 7-11
Improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Developing Yogis will learn how to focus and center themselves with various breathing and energy releasing techniques. This class encourages self-expression as well as building social skills. They will also learn self-respect and respect for others with the practice of fun and challenging poses, partner and group poses, yoga games, breathing and basic anatomy. Class is 45 minutes.

Teen Yoga, Ages 12-17
Using yoga postures to build inner and outer strength and flexibility, coordination, and finding calm are the main focus of this class. Experience emotional balance through the physical and mental benefits of yoga by practicing breathing exercises, flowing sequences, balancing poses and deep relaxation while building a healthy relationship with your body. Class is 1 hour.