Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Greenville, RI
Winner BEST Dance Studio and Dance School in RI

​20th Annual Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio Awards Banquet & Student Showcase
Sponsored by Dance For Art Inc.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
@ Bishop Hendricken Theater

​Two Banquets:
12:00pm:  Warwick, Cranston, Greenville Recreational Dancers Banquet
3:00pm:  Company Dancers (and siblings) Banquet

​TICKETS on sale: Monday, February 27-Saturday, March 11
(During regular studio hours) Click HERE for Studio Hours
*$10/ticket adult or child.  All dancers need a ticket.
​*Cash or checks to Dance For Art Inc. (non-profit)
*Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door.  Purchase by Saturday, March 11, 2017.
  • We celebrate the achievements of students who have studied dance for 5 years or more.
  • Medallions, Trophies, Special Awards and Dance For Art scholarships are presented.
  • Induction to the Banana Split Club for dancers who can “do a split” is held
  • Special Recognition is given to our Company Graduating Seniors & their parents
  • New this year:  Legmount League:  Dancers who can hold a legmount for 5 seconds! 
Have you danced at CDDS for 5 years or more?
Please verify how many years you have been at CDDS.  Fill the form available in the office so we can add you to our awards list.

Grand March

Any CDDS Students that are LEVEL I and up (getting an award or not) are invited to be in the GRAND MARCH Production .
  • Dancers and their families are invited to attend the banquet. 
  • All attendees must have a ticket.
  • Dancers are eligible for special awards. 
  • Choreography will be learned in class.
  •  *Red Carolyn Dutra T-shirt- Purchase a shirt by Saturday, February 18, 2017
  • *High waisted Black Jazz Pants  *Black Dance shoes or sneakers (any black shoe will do)
  • *Recreational dancers:  Hair in a low bun, Company dancers: Company hair
MANDATORY REHEARSAL:  Saturday, March 18, 2017, 4:30-6:00pm, Warwick Studio
*Anyone wishing to participate MUST attend this rehearsal, no exceptions.
Arriving on Banquet Day
*Participants must arrive at the Bishop Hendricken Theater no later than 45 minutes before the banquet to rehearse. DON’T BE LATE!
*Only participating students are allowed in the Theater.  Doors will open 20 minutes prior to the banquet.

Student Showcase Auditions

​Get together with your dance friends andstrut your stuff at the awards banquet!
Students should get together on their own and explore how the creative process works!  Of course, please ask your teacher if you need guidance!
AUDITION DAY for Recreational, Prep & PW dancers: Monday, March 6, 7:00pm
AUDITION DAY for Rhythmette, Junior & Senior dancers: Tuesday, March 7, 7:00pm (12 and over)

*All participants must be current CDDS dancers for 5 years or more at CDDS.
*Check with your teacher that the song you have chosen is not a recital song for a class!!
*Sign up at the office by Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
*We encourage dancers who have not yet performed in the Student Showcase to audition! We like to give different dancers an opportunity to perform each year.
*We do not encourage solo routines. 
*We cannot accept all routines due to time constraints.
*Music should be age appropriate for our family event.
*Music must be on a CD, properly labeled, with dancer name and song title, all cuts must be made by audition day, and not exceed 1 min 30 seconds.
*All routines must be completed by audition day, and be rehearsed on your own
*Wear your costume to the audition.
*All participants who are chosen to perform in the showcase, must purchase an awards banquet ticket.
*All participants who are chosen must be able to attend the mandatory rehearsal on March 18, 2017.