Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

All dancers and families are invited to the Annual CDDS/DFA Awards Banquets & Student Showcases 
2021 info TBA

This is a FUNdraising banquet in celebration of our dancers!
  • All dancers, regardless of years at the Studio, are invited and eligible for special awards!
  • Dancers who have studied at CDDS for 5 years or more receive a medallion and 10 years or more receive a trophy! - Sign up online
  • Grand March Production - See details below and sign up online.
  • Dance for Art scholarships presented.
  • Student showcase including student choreography.
  • Special recognition of Company Graduating Seniors & their parents.
  • 50/50 Raffle and Door Prizes (Cash only to purchase tickets. Proceeds to DFA)
  • Induction to Banana Split Club for dancers who can “do a split”!
  • Join us in the cafeteria immediately following the banquet for light refreshments.
*Attendance mandatory for Company. Select Company dancers perform in both Banquets, TBA.
*Non-performing dancers and families may enter the theater 20 minutes before the start of the Banquet. Grand March opens the banquet! Please tell friends and family not to be late so they don't miss the opening production!
*Please turn all devices off or on silent and be courteous with video/photo during the Banquet.

We thank you for being a part of our Dance Family and celebrating with us on this special day!  Please see the office with any questions.  We are happy to help!

Student Showcase
Dancers! Here is your chance to show us your creative side. We want to see what inspires YOU in dance! Students should get together on their own and explore the choreographic process! We encourage dancers who have not yet performed in the Showcase to audition; we like to give different dancers an opportunity to perform each year :)

Audition Requirements
  • All dancers auditioning must be current dancers at CDDS and have studied at CDDS for 5 years or more.
  • Dance friends should get together and create routines. Solo routines are discouraged.
  • Check with your teacher that the song you have chosen is not a current or last year’s recital song.
  • Routine may not exceed 1 minute 30 seconds.
  • Music must be age appropriate for our family event. Please be mindful of lyrics and meaning of the song. Just editing swears does not make for an appropriate song.
  • Final music must be emailed to in mp3 or mp4 format by TBA. (Must be a purchased download, do not rip off YouTube)
  • Wear costume & hair style to audition as you would for the performance.
  • Routine must be complete, well-rehearsed and performance ready by audition day.
  • We cannot accept all routines due to time constraints and artistry of the showcase.
  • Routines that are accepted will be posted on the Banquet website on TBA.
  • Select Company dancers may perform in both Banquet Student Showcases, TBA.