Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Celebrating 44 years of dance education
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Greenville, RI
Winner BEST Dance Studio and Dance School in RI
Classes

Enrollment for 2017-2018 dance year is now open!

Classes begin Monday, September 11, 2017

​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. 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.

2017-2018 Session Schedules

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.​

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. 

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.
ACRO
Stretches, tumbling and acrobatic tricks, focusing on balance, endurance and flexibility. It’s the “floor routine” in gymnastics!
Acro Strength and Training No prerequisite.  There is no recital dance for this class. The focus is on building strength and flexibility.
Beginner/Intermediate Prerequisite: Standing backbend​
Intermediate/Advanced Prerequisite: Front/Back walkover, Teacher Recommendation

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.​

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.​

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. ​

KIDS YOGA
Ages 3-5: This 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!

Ages 7-10: Description coming...

LEVEL CLASSES
​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.

TAP
An American art form taught in the true tradition. Rhythms and coordination are stressed, progressively advancing each year. Tap terminology is highlighted.

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.

​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.​

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. ​

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!

Summer Classes & Camps 

Mommy and Me
Pre-School
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