Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Celebrating 43 years of dance education
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Greenville, RI
Winner BEST Dance Studio and Dance School in RI
Dress Rehearsal
DRESS REHEARSAL SCHEDULE, Saturday, June 3, 2017
RIC, Roberts Auditorium, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence RI 02908
No classes at the studios on Saturday June 3!  We will all be at dress rehearsal!

Dress Rehearsal is a run through of the entire recital in full costume, hair and makeup.  It is the opportunity for dancers to experience the stage, lights, music, audience and backstage, and in some cases, it's for the first time!
  • Start times are FIRM. DO NOT BE LATE!  Dancers should be in their seat at the start time ready for stage.
  • End times are approximate. Dancers are dismissed when their classes are complete.
  • We are unable to wait for dancers who are late, we try our best to stay on schedule, be stage ready!
  • Please wait in lobby until you are asked to take your seats.
Dress Rehearsal Times:
Show 2:  8:50-10:45am
Show 4:  10:30am-12:15pm
Show 1:  12:00pm-2:30pm
Show 3:  2:15pm-4:00pm
All Company:  2:00pm-5:00pm

*Junior and Senior Company arrive for 12:00pm. 
*Helpers:  Warwick Studio helpers arrive at 8:30am.  Cranston helpers arrive at 11:30am.
WHAT TO DO ON DRESS REHEARSAL DAY - Saturday, June 3, 2017.
  • Get ready at home!  Recreational Dancers need their hair in a bun in the middle of the back of the head, makeup for stage, camisole, tights and first costume on!  Show orders will be posted online. We will email you once the order is set.  Don’t forget to bring your other costumes, shoes, tights, and accessories. 
  • One parent per child at dress rehearsal.  Please refrain from bringing non-dancer siblings. 
  • You may enter through the front doors of Roberts Auditorium. 
  • Parents will hold on to their dancer’s other costumes etc. and sit in the MIDDLE of the auditorium. Side seats are reserved for the dancers’ classes.
  • After the dancer has performed, you will meet them in the hallway, bring them to the Forman Theater dressing room, change them into their next costume, and then bring them back to sit with their class.  After they have finished ALL of their routines, you may leave! 
  • Per RIC Policy: no changing in the hallways.  RIC is a public building, you must change in the dressing room.
  • Pictures and Video may be taken at dress rehearsal ONLY!  We have a professional videographer at each show and DVDs will be on sale!
 Please trust our experience and expertise that we want your dancer and family to have an exciting experience!
Any questions, please ask your secretary, teacher, or email
What NOT to Wear!
  • UNDERWEAR  Tights are considered an undergarment, underwear is not needed!
  • JEWELRY  If earrings cannot be taken off, please cover them with a piece of band aid before arrival!
  • SHINY TIGHTS OR PANTYHOSE.  Dancers must wear the tights stated under the dancerwear requirements for the studio.  If your child is in the wrong pair of tights, she will not be allowed on stage.
If your dancer arrives with any of these items, a staff member will remove them.

___Please label your child’s name in everything!
___Pack all costumes and accessories in a garment bag with your child’s name.  Put all accessories for the costume in a Ziploc bag with the child’s name on it and hang it on the hanger with the costume.  Do the same for bobby pins, makeup, safety pins etc.  * CDDS Garment Bags are available for $35.00!
___Child should arrive in their camisole, first costume, hair and makeup done. Camisoles are skin toned leotards that dancers wear underneath their costumes so they are fully clothed at all times backstage. You will be notified in class which costume to wear first (it will be posted online as well!)
___Recreational Dancers Pre-School and up:  Hair should be in a NEAT and SECURE bun in the middle in the back of the head. NO colored elastics or clips.  If your dancer needs help, there will be backstage moms to assist! 
___Stage Makeup-black mascara, brown eyeshadow, blush, red lipstick.  Due to the bright lights on stage, dancers need a little makeup!  Without makeup, the dancer’s features can be washed out on the big stage!
___Most headpieces go on the right hand side.  Use alligator clips to secure headpieces.
___Do not pack any snacks! Snacks will not be permitted backstage. 
Please note for Recitals:
We ask that you arrive early, as we start the show on time, and we do not want you to miss your dancer’s routine! 
If you are late, you will not be allowed in the auditorium until an appropriate time per RIC Staff. 
We ask you to follow these policies for the joy and safety of your child and the professionalism of our show.
ENJOY the show in air conditioned comfort!   Thank you, Miss Carolyn
  • Payments will be accepted at Dress Rehearsal.
  • All accounts must be paid in full by Wednesday June 7th in order to participate in the recital June 24/25. 
No Saturday Classes on June 3rd  due to dress rehearsal.  Classes will run as usual through Thursday, June 23rd!