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

​To make a donation, or for more information,
Please contact Blair-Victoria Dutra, Co-Director, Dance For Art Inc.  

Dance for Art Inc. (DFA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization created within the Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio (CDDS) of Rhode Island.   The mission of DFA is to provide performance opportunities for young dancers and cultivate the importance of community through The Arts.

DFA awards financial scholarships to students for performing arts opportunities around the world, attending workshops & trainings to further dance education, and to children of military families serving overseas and those that demonstrate financial need.

Dance For Art Inc. has given thousands of dollars to scholarship recipients to continue their dance education. 

Dance for Art Inc., has afforded performance opportunities in our community for various civic organizations and social groups, as well as performance travels to Europe, Disney World, New York City, Hershey Park, Pennsylvania, Carnival Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and more!  

DFA exclusively funds The Nutcracker Ballet, For Kids By Kids and the CDDS Holiday shows, including all of the costumes, backdrops, props, theater rental and choreography fees.

Fundraisers are held throughout the year to keep Dance For Art going!

Scholarship Recipients

Dance for Art Inc. 501c3 has given numerous scholarships for dancers to continue and expand on their dance education over the years.
The following scholarships were given in 2015/16:

Carmela Ciccerone Scholarship
Jenna Mixner

Dance For Art Scholarships $35-$125 to put towards a dance workshop
Hailey Altieri
Paris Bastia
​Lilly Cox
​Diana Doorley
Cassandra Dreyer
​Grace Forrester
​Julia French
​Brooke Gannon
Samantha Hoitt
​Sarah Marcello​
Makenzie Murphy
Rebecca Xu

Top Fundraiser Dance For Art Scholarships $50 to put towards a dance workshop
Morgan Lamphier
Sophie Smyth

Dance For Art Scholarships to put towards the DTCB Dance Education Training Course
Diana Doorley
Rachel Ferrara
Julia French
Brooke Gannon
Sarah Marcello

Dance For Art performance at PVD Fest 2016 in Downtown Providence