Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner PROJO Best RI Dance School 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio Company Dancers are a group of young students who show promise and an enthusiasm for dance!  Company Dancers demonstrate an extra commitment to dance and involvement in Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio.  Company Dancers train under Miss Carolyn and her staff, as well as master teachers from around the country! Students have studied with the Moscow Ballet, Radio City Rockette's, So You Think You Can Dance Contestants, Joffrey Ballet, Alvin Ailey Dance Company and more!

As a performance based Studio, Company dancers have the opportunity to perform at various events and venues throughout the world! Students have performed in Disneyworld, Europe, Carnegie Hall, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships, Dunkin Donuts Center, RI Convention Center, Hershey Park and many many other amazing venues! Every other year, Company dancers participate in a competition for the performance opportunity.
  • Company dancers study 6-10 hours per week dependent on level
  • Company classes are held at the Warwick & Smithfield Studios, 2-3 days/week
  • Mandatory Company classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Contemporary
  • Company dancers must attend our Summer Intensive (4th full week of July)
  • Extra choreography and rehearsal hours are announced as scheduled
  • Good attendance is imperative
  • Upholding the integrity of CDDS inside and outside the Studio
  • Company Tuition fees apply
  • Number of routines vary dependent on level
Ages 7+ Interested in joining Company
Does your dancer LOVE to dance and perform? Have a desire to dedicate more time to dancing and improving their skills? If your dancer is 7+ and interested in auditioning for Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio Company, email us and see website for requirements!
It is suggested younger dancers audition for Company after completing 1 year of Level 1 Ballet, Tap and Jazz.
Company auditions take place during Summer Camps and Intensive.

2021 Company Summer - Mandatory for current Company and those interested in auditioning for Company
  • Ages 12+ must take BOTH Company Mondays and Intensive 
    • Cost: $450 Includes Mondays, Intensive, Audition Fee
  • Ages 7-11 must take BOTH Dance Camp ages 7-10 and Company Audition Workshop
    • Cost: $330 Includes Camp, Workshop, Audition Fee
Company Monday Classes
Mondays July 12, 19, August 2, 9, 16
  • Ages 12+, Rhythmette, Junior, Senior   5:00-8:00pm, Warwick Studio  *Required to audition
  • Closed, Prep, Pee Wee    4:00-7:00pm, Smithfield Studio (Full)
Summer Intensive
Monday July 26-Thursday July 29, Smithfield Studio
  • Ages 12+ Rhythmette, Junior, Senior    9:30am-2:00pm  *Required to audition
  • Closed, Prep, Pee Wee    M, W, Th-2:15-7:30pm, T-2:15-3:30pm (Full)
Company Audition Workshop, Ages 7-11 *Required to audition
Mondays July 12, 19, August 2, 9, 16   3:00-4:45pm, Warwick Studio

Dance Camp, Ages 7-10 *Required to audition
July 19-22, 2021  9:15-12:15pm, Smithfield Studio
Company Dancer Performances throughout the years:
  • Fashion Week RI, Superman Building, Downtown Providence
  • PVD Fest, Downtown Providence
  • Disney Springs, Disneyworld Florida
  • Royal Carribbean Cruise Lines
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Providence College Friar's Men's Basketball Game Halftime at the Dunkin Donuts Center
  • Garden City Gazebo
  • Hershey Park
  • Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Magic Kingdom, Disneyworld Performance
  • Bright Night in Providence
  • Carnegie Hall Performance
  • Performed with the Moscow Ballet
  • Warwick Mall Holiday Performances
  • Make a Wish Celebration at Macy's Providence Place
  • Veteran's Day Parade in East Greenwich
  • Nutcracker: For Kids By Kids
  • Rolfe Street Fall Out of Summer Festival
  • Holiday Performance at Bishop Hendricken
  • Annual CDDS Recital
Graduates of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Dance Education Training Course

  • Hailey Altieri
  • Jillian Besser
  • Victoria Cesario
  • Samantha Hoitt
  • Keeley Kirejczyk *Receive 2016 Award for Top Ballet Scores Written and Performance, 1st year

  • Rachel Ferrara *Receive Greatest Aptitude for Teaching Dance Award and the Caitlin Ledwell Award as Faculty Choice
  • Julia French
  • Sarah Marcello
  • Brooke Gannon
  • Diana Doorley
CDDS Company Dancer, Jenna Mixner, was awarded the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Performing Arts Scholarship of  $70,000.  She attends Dean College getting her Bachelor's Degree in Dance.

Jenna has also attended the Mark Morris Modern Summer Intensive in NYC.

Congratulations Jenna!
CDDS Dancer Calista Aguinaldo 

Her Credits include:
Professional Theatre
BIlly Elliot-Ocean State Theater
Wizard of Oz-Theater by the Sea
A Christmas Carol - Trinity Repertory
The King and I - Ocean State Theatre

Community Theatre
South Pacific -  Granite Theatre
A Christmas Carol - Artist Exchange
Seussical The Musical - Academy Players of RI The Wizard of Oz -  Stadium Theatre
Snow White - Kaleidoscope Theatre 
CDDS Dancers in Disney 2016
PC Game 2016
PVD Fest 2016, Providence RI
Providence College Halftime Show
Royal Caribbean Performance