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

Enrollment for 2017-2018 dance year is open! ​ Classes begin Monday, September 11, 2017

2017-2018 Session Schedules

  • ​Placement is based on each student’s unique and individual capabilities determined by our graded curriculum. Age is used as a guideline. Generally, students spend 2-3 years in each level.
  • Each class is closed once it reaches maximum enrollment capacity to uphold the integrity of our dance education and to better serve your dancers. Teacher:Student ratio is important to us. ​If a class is full you can be added to a waitlist.
  • A minimum of 6 students are needed in order for a class to take off. If we do not have 6, the class will be combined with comparable level and age group on another day or time.
  • Make up classes cannot be taken in a class that is full.
​Rhythm Works Integrative Dance is a specialized, but inclusive, dance and rhythm program designed for those with individual learning differences and special needs.  Staff is certified to teach this amazing program.  Therapist or parent can participate with student if needed.
​Cranston Studio
Wednesday  6:30-7:00pm
Saturday      1:15-1:45pm
Mommy and Me (18 months-2 1/2 years)
A 30 minute 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.​
​Warwick Studio
Monday 9:30
Saturday 8:45​ (Class Full)
Cranston Studio
​​Tuesday 9:30
Saturday 8:45 (Class Full)
Greenville Studio
​Wednesday 9:30
Saturday 8:45 (Class Full)
Pre-School (2 1/2-5 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 in order to enroll. 
Warwick Studio
​Monday 10:00
Monday 5:00
Wednesday 4:00
Saturday 9:30 
Saturday 10:30
Cranston Studio
​Tuesday 10:00
Wednesday 4:00
Thursday 5:00
Saturday 9:30 (Class Full)
Saturday 10:30 (Class Full)
Saturday 12:15
Greenville Studio
​Tuesday 4:00
Wednesday 10:00
Saturday 9:30
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 Pre-School Class.
​Warwick Studio
​Monday 4:00 (Class Full)
Wednesday 4:30 (Class Full)
Saturday 9:30
Saturday 11:30
Cranston Studio
​Wednesday 4:45 (Class Full)
Thursday 5:45
Saturday 9:30
Saturday 11:15 (Class Full)
Greenville Studio
​Wednesday 4:00
Saturday 10:30
ACRO
Stretches, tumbling and acrobatic tricks, focusing on balance, endurance and flexibility. It’s the “floor routine” in gymnastics!
​Acro, Ages 5-9
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Warwick Studio

Monday 5:00
Wednesday 3:45 (Class Full)
Saturday 12:30​​

​​Cranston Studio 
Wednesday 5:45
Saturday 12:15

​​Greenville Studio ​
Saturdays 11:30
Acro Strength and Training, Ages 7-11 No recital dance for this class. The focus is on building strength and flexibility.
​Cranston Studio Tuesday 6:30

Acro Beginner/Intermediate, Ages 5+ Prerequisite: Standing backbend​
Warwick Studio Saturday 2:30

Acro Intermediate/Advanced, Ages 5+ Prerequisite: Front/Back walkover, Teacher Recommendation
Warwick Studio Saturday 3:30​
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.​
Hip Hop, Ages 6-9
Warwick Studio
Saturday 1:30

Cranston Studio
​Saturday 1:00
​Hip Hop, Ages 7-11
Warwick Studio

Monday 5:45
Saturday 3:30

Cranston Studio
​Tuesday 4:00
 

Greenville Studio
​Tuesday 6:30
​​Hip Hop, Ages 12 +
Warwick Studio

Saturday 2:30
 

Greenville Studio
Wednesday 7:15
 
LEVEL CLASSES At age 7 a more formal and structured dance training begins!
​Level 1, ages 7-9
Level  2, ages 9-11
Level 3, ages 12-14 
Level 4, ages 15-17
*Age used as a guideline. Dancers evaluated individually based on graded curriculum.
BALLET
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 these levels.
​Ballet 1
Warwick Studio
Wednesday 4:45
Saturday 10:30​
​Ballet 2
Warwick Studio
Wednesday 4:30
Saturday 12:30

Cranston Studio
​Tuesday 4:45
Saturday 10:30

Cranston Studio
​Tuesday 4:45

Greenville Studio
​Tuesday 4:45
Saturday 12:15

Greenville Studio
​Thursday 4:00
JAZZ
Also an American art form stressing technique and style, while introducing Theatre Dance, Contemporary, Funky, African, and many more. Classes consist of center warmup, floor stretches, isolations, progressions and combinations.
​Jazz/Tap 1
Warwick Studio
Wednesday 5:30
Saturday 11:15
​Jazz/Tap 2
Warwick Studio
Wednesday 5:15
Saturday 12:30

Cranston Studio
​Tuesday 5:30
Saturday 11:15

Cranston Studio
​Tuesday 5:30

Greenville Studio
Tuesday 5:30
Saturday 1:00

Greenville Studio
Thursday 4:00
​Jazz 3
Warwick Studio
Wednesday 7:00

Greenville Studio
Thursday 6:30
Jazz 3/4
Cranston 
Thursday 6:30
​Jazz 4
Warwick Studio

Wednesday 7:00

Greenville Studio
Wednesday 5:45
​TAP
An American art form taught in the true tradition. Rhythms and coordination are stressed, progressively advancing each year. Tap terminology is highlighted.
Tap 3
Greenville Studio Thursday 7:15
Tap 3/4
Warwick Studio
Wednesday 5:30​

Cranston
Thursday 5:45
Tap 4
Greenville Studio Wednesday 5:45
CONTEMPORARY
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.​  It's a style of dance often seen on "So You Think You Can Dance"!
Contemporary 3/4
Warwick Studio 
Wednesday 6:15

​Cranston Studio ​
Thursday 5:00
Contemporary 12+
Greenville Studio 
Wednesday 5:00
LYRICAL
Lyrical dance is a dance style that blends elements of ballet and jazz dance. Lyrical dance is generally a little more fluid than ballet and also somewhat faster -- although not as rapidly executed as jazz dance. ​
​Lyrical 3
Greenville Studio Thursday 5:45
YOGA 
Kids Yoga, Ages 3-5This playful and imaginative kids yoga class encourages self-expression while building social, sensory and motor skills. Children will strengthen their bodies as they learn how to focus through breathing and relaxation techniques. Young Yogis will have fun in this energy releasing class!
Will run in sessions. Stay tuned.​

Kids Yoga, Ages 7-10Improve strength, flexibility, and coordination. Young 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.
Will run in sessions. Stay tuned.​

Ladies Yoga, Ages 16+:  ​Class flows at a calm to uplifting pace. Build stability, strength, focus and relaxation through a practice of slowing down and being present by using steady breath, holding foundational postures and mindful movement. This is a great class for beginners and is accessible to students of all levels.
Warwick Studio Wednesdays, 6:45-7:45pm
Dance Companies
The Carolyn Dutra Companies consist of young dancers who show promise and potential in dance. They are recommended by their teachers, indicate that they are interested in becoming a company member to their teachers, or are hand-picked by Miss Carolyn.

Company classes meet at least twice a week at the Warwick Studio. Dancers have many opportunities to perform throughout RI and the United States!  Our Company dancers just returned from performing in Disney Springs!  Company Dancers have also performed on Carnival Cruises, Hershey Park, Carnegie Hall, The Dunkin Donuts Center for the Providence College Mens Basketball Halftime and more!!

Pee Wee Company:  ages 8-11
Rhythmettes: ages 11-14
Junior Company: ages 13 & up
Senior Company: ages 13 & up
*age is used as a guideline and may change from year to year
Adult Classes
We offer an array of adult classes throughout the year that run in weekly sessions and pop-up classes. Classes are for dancers beginner-intermediate, unless specified. Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio Alumni and college students receive 10% off Adult Classes. There is NO REGISTRATION FEE for any Adult Class!
Mommy and Me
Pre-School
​TAP
An American art form taught in the true tradition. Rhythms and coordination are stressed, progressively advancing each year. Tap terminology is highlighted.