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.
A Dance Movement Program designed to impart the physical, emotional, and cognitive development of 2 year olds. 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. Creative movement and the use of props are introduced. Schedules
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. Schedules
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. Schedules
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.
Combines elements of various street dance styles, blending Old School, New School, Breakdancing, and even Jazz, performed to upbeat, current and popular music.
Stretches, tumbling and acrobatic tricks, focusing on balance, endurance and flexibility. It’s the “floor routine” in gymnastics!
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 the state, as well as Disney World! Our Company dancers just returned from performing on a Carnival Cruise to Mexico!
Preparatory: ages 7-10
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
We also have a CDDS Dance Team. Dancers are ages 13 and up, and must take ballet, tap and jazz, in addition to their designated Dance Team Class.
Being a company member requires commitment, dedication, and lots of stage presence. If you think your dancer has these qualities, and would like to pursue an opportunity to become a prestigious Carolyn Dutra Company Member, auditions will be held this summer at our SUMMER DANCE CAMP!
We offer an array of adult classes throughout the year in 4 or 6 week courses. 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 Classes!