Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner PROJO Best RI Dance School 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
What to Wear
Approved Dress Code for 2021-2022 Dance Season
  • For continuity throughout all studios and classes, please follow the below requirements.
  • It is essential that the correct dance attire be worn in class at all times so teachers may observe proper placement and alignment.  
  • Hair must always be secured and neatly pulled back. A bun must always be worn for Ballet. Scrunchies are not an acceptable hair tie, they do not securely hold hair back/up.
  • When dressed like a dancer, students FEEL like a dancer and will be more confident! 
  • Dress codes also help remind dancers that they are a part of a group. The following items are selected specifically for each level. 
  • Please purchase these specific items from our suggested retailers listed below. Support small business dancewear shops!
  • We are transitioning to some new items.  If an item is new, you may wear your current style until you need to purchase the new item.
  • For the safety of our dancers, jewelry may not be worn in class.  Small stud earrings are the only jewelry permitted in class.
  • Street shoes worn outside are never allowed inside the Studio dance room. For Hip Hop and Adult Classes we ask that you please designate a pair of sneakers to be worn in class only.
  • Warmup jackets are not to be worn in class.
  • Leg warmers should be light pink to match tights, plain knit with no tassels, flowers, things hanging off, etc.
  • Camisoles (All dancers need a camisole for all performances and dress rehearsal.)              
    • 2/4 and 4/6 So Danca #245
      6/7, 8/10, 12/14:  Capezio #3532C
      XSA, SA, MA, XLA:  Eurotard # 44821  
    • A camisole is a skin toned spaghetti strap leotard that is worn under costumes at performances.
    • Camisoles are NOT to be worn as a leotard in class.
    • Please choose the color camisole that is closest to your dancer’s skin tone.
We do not sell dancewear at our Studios. Visit our friends:
Competitor's Closet 3055 West Shore Road, Warwick RI 401-737-7447
LaBrie Shoes and Dance 375 Putnam Pike, Smithfield RI 401-232-2266
Toddler and Me
  • Masks for Adults and dancers 2+
  • Girls:
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face
  • Capezio short sleeve pink leotard (no skirts attached)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • So Danca full sole ballet shoes (Pink40) *These shoes do not have the tie elastics.
  • (Optional) Light pink knit Ballet shrug + Light pink knit calf leg warmers
  • Boys: White athletic T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Hair pulled away from face
  • Adult: Comfortable clothes, socks
Preschool and Primary
  • A mask that securely and comfortably covers nose and mouth. Athletic masks are recommended. 
  • Girls:                                            
  • Hair pulled back neatly away from face
  • Capezio short sleeve light blue leotard (no skirts attached)
  • Capezio ballet pink transition tights
  • So Danca full sole ballet shoes leather (Pink40) *These shoes do not have the tie elastics.
  • Capezio black patent leather tap shoes
  • (Optional) Light pink knit Ballet shrug + calf leg warmers
  • Boys: White T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face
Level 1/Level 2
  • A mask that securely and comfortably covers nose and mouth. Athletic masks are recommended. 
  • Girls:
  • Hair: bun for Ballet, pulled back away from face for Jazz/Tap
  • Capezio long sleeve black nylon leotard (134C)
  • Capezio transition tights ballet pink (Ballet) and light suntan (Jazz/Tap)
  • *Pink tights should always be worn in ballet class. Students should not change tights for Jazz/Tap.  Light suntan tights are needed for performances.
  • So Danca split sole ballet slippers leather pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoes caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • (Optional for Jazz/Tap) Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts or leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Boys: White athletic T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face
Level 3/4
  • A mask that securely and comfortably covers nose and mouth. Athletic masks are recommended. 
  • Girls:
  • Hair pulled away from face
  • Solid black one piece leotard
  • Light suntan transition tights
  • Capezio jazz shoes black (EJ2C)
  • Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) *This shoe has laces
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W)
  • (Optional) Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts or leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug
  • 12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and skin tone spaghetti strap camisole are needed for all performances
  • Boys: White athletic T-shirt, Black athletic pants, Black ballet shoes, Black tap shoes, Hair pulled away from face
Contemporary 7-11
  • Any color leotard or athletic crop top (not just a sportsbra)
  • Solid black high waisted athletic leggings
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W)
  • Boys: Any color athletic shirt, black athletic pants

Hip Hop
  • A mask that securely and comfortably covers nose and mouth. Athletic masks are recommended.
  • Comfortable clothes and sneakers that have not been worn outside.  
  • No tight jeans.  
  • No shoes worn outside are permitted on the dance studio room floors. Please designate a pair of sneakers to be worn in class only.
  • Needed for performances: any ALL black dance sneaker, Capezio transition light suntan tights, skin tone spaghetti strap camisole
  • *If you are taking a class before Hip Hop, put your Hip Hop clothes on over your previous dance wear.
Acro
  • Barefoot
  • Ages 3-7: Capezio short sleeve light blue leotard and pink transition tights.
  • Ages 7+: Solid black leotards and pink/tan transition tights. Optional- fitted solid black athletic shorts/leggings. Primary level 7 year olds can wear light blue leotard and pink transition tights.
  • Boys: White fitted athletic shirt and athletic shorts
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COMPANY DRESS CODE
  • Solid black leotard, pink tights, hair in a bun, should always be worn in Ballet. 
  • No Ballet skirts or other non-approved clothing items permitted. 
  • No shirts over leotards.
  • Warmup jackets are not to be worn in class.
  • Only stud earrings approved for jewelry that can be worn.
Closed Class/Preparatory
  • A mask that securely and comfortably covers nose and mouth. Athletic masks are recommended.
  • Capezio long sleeve black Leotard
  • Solid Black leotard
  • Capezio transition tights ballet pink and light suntan, light suntan stirrup tights
  • So Danca split sole leather ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoe caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.) - Optional for class, required for performances.
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.) - Optional for class, required for performances.
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • 10mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821) are needed for all performances
Pee Wee Company
  • A mask that securely and comfortably covers nose and mouth. Athletic masks are recommended.
  • Capezio long sleeve black Leotard
  • Solid Black leotard
  • Capezio transition tights ballet pink and light suntan, light suntan stirrup tights
  • So Danca split sole leather ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoe caramel (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W) 
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.) - Optional for class, required for performances.
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.) - Optional for class, required for performances.
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • 10mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821) are needed for all performances
Rhythmettes/Jr/Sr Company
  • A mask that securely and comfortably covers nose and mouth. Athletic masks are recommended.
  • Capezio long sleeve black Leotard
  • Solid Black leotard
  • Tights must always be worn
  • Capezio transition tights ballet pink and light suntan
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression shorts (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Solid black high waisted dance/compression leggings (no writing/rhinestones/etc.)
  • Black or skin tone bra if visible
  • So Danca split sole ballet slipper Pink (SD-60L)
  • Capezio jazz shoe caramel and black (EJ2-C)
  • Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) 
  • Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061)  or Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W) 
  • Character Shoe TBA
  • (Optional) Black knit Ballet shrug + light pink calf leg warmers
  • 12mm Double ring rhinestone earrings and Eurotard padded bra camisole liner skin tone (44821) are needed for all performances
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Session Classes:
  • A mask that securely and comfortably covers nose and mouth. Athletic masks are recommended. 
Yoga
  • Capri or full length athletic leggings
  • Full length athletic top
  • (Young yogis may not wear just a sports bra or crop top.)
Conditioning
  • Black leotard or Fitted black full length athletic top
  • Solid black athletic shorts or leggings
  • Tights if wearing leotard
  • Sneakers or barefoot
Musical Theater
  • Black leotard
  • Tan tights
  • Solid black dance shorts
  • Jazz shoes
  • For ages 12-17, optional- character shoes if you have them (not required)
Adult Fitness
  • Any athletic clothes you are comfortable in
  • Sneakers not worn outside or barefoot
Ballet Shrug (Optional)
Light Pink - M&M, Pre, Prim
Black - Level 1, 2, 3, 4, Company
Leg Warmers (Optional)
So Danca full sole ballet shoes (Toddler and Me, Preschool, Primary)
So Danca split sole ballet shoes leather pink (SD-60L)  (Level 1 & Up)
Capezio jazz shoes caramel/black (EJ2-C)
Capezio Mary Jane tap shoes Caramel (3800)
Capezio tap shoe black (CG19) 
Capezio Pirouette II Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H061) / Capezio Hanami Pirouette Canvas Contemporary Shoe Nude (H064W)
Major Motion lycra leotard long sleeve (2102)