Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner BEST Dance School in RI, 2017, 2018, 2019
Moon Parade
All 2018-2019 Carolyn Dutra Dancers Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and Company are invited to march in the “Conimicut Moon Landing Parade” on Saturday, July 20, 2019!

Register for the parade online via your Studio Account by July 17th.
  • Classes & Events > Find Events > “Conimicut Moon Landing Parade” July 20, 2019> Enroll student
  • Participation is FREE. No payment needed.
  • Deadline to register is July 17, 2019.
Day of Parade
  • Meet at Clegg Field (Winter Avenue, Warwick RI) at 10:15 am. PLAN EXTRA TIME TO PARK AND FIND OUR GROUP.
  • Parade starts promptly at 11:00am.
  • Parade is a 1/2 mile and concludes at The William Shields Post American Legion (662 West Shore Road) at approximately noon.
  • Only dancers march in the parade.
  • Parents may drop off dancers with CDDS staff and pick up dancers immediately at the end of the parade. 
  • We suggest car pooling or dropping off dancers with CDDS Staff who will be there starting at 10am to monitor dancers until the end of the parade. You may park at the Warwick Studio 1945 Warwick Ave. (Parking info below)
  • Reach Miss Blair via CDDS Google Line 1-401-288-1232. Text or call only available on Saturday July 20th.
  • We will have water for dancers while they march.
  • WEAR SUNSCREEN
  • Similar to our studio closing policy, always use your best judgement, students are not penalized for being absent due to weather safety issues. Attendance is encouraged.
Dancers must wear
  • CDDS Red T-shirt
  • Black leggings
  • Sneakers (any color) - you may not march in sandals
  • Performance makeup with red lipstick. Rhy/Jr/Sr false eye lashes.
  • All dancers wear “Recital Hair” (except Pee Wees). Two French braids, parted left to right over the left eye, tucked under in the back. See website.
  • Level 3, 4 & Company dancers wear rhinestone earrings.
  • Bring a small hand held American flag to wave if you have one. We have a bunch for you, too!
  • No visible temporary tattoos may be worn.
  • All dancers wear your CDDS smile and positive attitude!
Pee Wee Company 
  • Dancers wear Freakazoid Costume with tan tights, tan gore boots, high ponytail.
  • Performance makeup with red lipstick and rhinestone earrings.
  • Wear shoes/moon boots over gore boots until line-up begins.
Weather Cancellation: If inclement weather, we will not participate in the parade. You will be notified by 7am on 7/20 via email, text, and posts on Facebook, Instagram and Studio website. If the weather is questionable, check these sources before attending.

Parking: Info from the parade committee--
  • There is no parking at Clegg Field or on Winter Avenue.
  • Many streets are closed by 10:30am.
  • There are three designated parking areas for spectators and participants:  St Benedicts Church (135 Beach Avenue), St Marks Church (111 West Shore Road) and the Elks Lodge (1915 West Shore Road).  Side streets in Conimicut may be available but many will have limited parking due to the detour in place for the parade.
  • Two shuttle buses are scheduled to pick up at designated parking area.  The buses will start operating at 9:30 am and move between the parking areas and Clegg Field and the American Legion.  They will operate until 3 pm to ensure that spectators/participants can return to their cars.
  • Participants arriving by bus can be dropped off  near the entrance of Clegg Field.  The bus can then move towards the endpoint of the parade and park on a side street just beyond the parade end point (Sprague Avenue is a wide street and would work. Turning right then right again off of Sprague returns to West Shore).  This should allow for easy departure when the parade is over.
  •  Cars dropping off participants can proceed from Clegg Field to Ardway Avenue to Beach Avenue and park at St Benedicts Church.  Drivers (assuming they want to watch the parade) can then simply walk one block to West Shore.  
  • Individuals driving themselves to march in the parade would be best served by parking at St Benedicts.  From there you can either walk or take the shuttle bus to Clegg Field.

Parade Route
Post Parade Activities  The post parade activities at the Legion include music, food vendors, vehicle displays, a rock climbing wall, a space derby, balloon animals and streaming video of that historic event from July 20, 1969.  There will be food trucks, a craft fair, and speeches including the Grand Marshal – retired NASA Astronaut Sherwood “Woody” Spring, the Mayor of Warwick and the Governor of Rhode Island.
About the Parade
July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first step onto an extra-terrestrial body. When Astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped down the ladder from Apollo 11’s landing module, the Eagle, and placed man’s first footprint on the lunar surface, he stated, “That’s one small step for a man but one giant leap for mankind.” His words referred to the most unique of mankind’s exploratory achievements.
Yet, in the past few decades, this historic American achievement has been little celebrated.
The village of Conimicut in Warwick, RI plans to celebrate the anniversary of this awesome event with a parade on July 20, 2019.
While the parade will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, it will celebrate not only the astronauts who made that first lunar landing and their successors who landed on the moon’s surface in later years, but will also celebrate all the men and women who have made the entire U.S. space program – both manned travel and unmanned exploration, so successful since NASA’s founding in 1958.