Carolyn Dutra Dance Studio
Tradition...with an EDGE
Studios in Warwick, Cranston, Smithfield, RI
Winner PROJO Best RI Dance School 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Company Calendar/Casting
Updated 11/21/21
  • We do our best to plan choreography/rehearsals in advance. But remember, this is show biz and things can come up when they do!
  • Good attendance to your classes is very important in upholding your Company commitment. Important family, religious, and school events are acceptable. Work is not an acceptable absence (unless we schedule something last minute). Do not plan trips around performances.
  • Choreography can be done in class unannounced. Sometimes we know in advance and post below. 
  • Wear all black to choreography/rehearsals.
  • See Company Calendar for additional rehearsals.
  • Dancers who miss original choreography or have poor attendance may be omitted from a routine and should always learn what they missed and understudy.
  • Understudies attend all rehearsals unless otherwise specified by Studio.
  • Click Here for full Studio calendar
Company Calendar
Casting posted below.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021
5-5:15pm Silent Night
5:15pm Rag Doll 1x
5:15-7:00pm Rhythmette Ballet (PC Understudies attend Jr/Sr Ballet)
7-7:10pm Rhy Parade

3:45-4:00pm Hip Hop Crew
4:00-5:15pm Jr/Sr Ballet (Rhythmette PC understudies attend)
5:15pm Rag Doll 1x
5:15-8:00 pm PC Halftime Choreography (Mandatory)
8:00-8:20pm Parade, Rockette, That's Christmas To Me
8:15-8:30pm Sugar Plum Fairy

Wednesday, November 24-Saturday November 27, 2021 - Closed for Thanksgiving Break NO CLASSES

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Class as regular 
3:45-4pm Ragdoll
4:00-4:10pm Silent Night
7:30-8pm PC Rehearsal, Parade (everyone masked)
8-8:15pm Rockette, That's Christmas to Me, Hip Hop Crew, Sugar Plum

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Class as regular
3:45-4pm Silent Night
5:45-6pm Rag Doll, PC, Parade (everyone masked)
7:45-8:30pm Waltz, Rockette, That's Christmas to Me, Hip Hop Crew, Sugar Plum

Friday, December 3, 2021
Schedule TBD
Parade rehearsal in class

Saturday, December 4, 2021
Smithfield All Lit Up Parade - PW/RHY/Jr/Sr. Parade 4pm. Arrival and details TBD.
See parade page for details.

Monday, December 6-Friday, December 10, 2021 -IMPORTANT ALL STUDENTS MUST ATTEND CLASS

Monday, December 6
Junior/Senior and Vaccinated Rhythmettes block the evening - Cranston City Hall Tree Lighting. Details to follow!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Class as regular 
3:45-4pm Rag Doll
4:00-4:10pm Silent Night
5:40-5:50pm Sugar Plum Fairy 1x each
7:30-7:45pm Rag Doll, PC
7:45-8pm Rockette, That's Christmas to Me, Hip Hop Crew

Thursday, December 9, 2021
3:45-4pm Silent Night
5:45-6pm Rag Doll, PC
7:45-8:30pm Waltz, Rockette, That's Christmas to Me, Hip Hop Crew, Sugar Plum

Friday, December 10, 2021
NO COMPANY CLASSES

Saturday, December 11, 2021-Holiday Show- McVinney Auditorium - Studio Closed NO CLASSES

Thursday, December 23-Saturday, January 1, 2022 - Closed for Holiday Break NO CLASSES

Monday, January 17, 2022 - Closed for MLK Day
Below cast block for a PC Halftime Rehearsal - Location/Time TBD

Saturday, February 12, 2021
Below cast block for a PC Halftime Performance @ The Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence RI

Monday, February 21-Saturday, February 26, 2022 - Closed for Winter Break

Monday. April 18-Saturday, April 23, 2022 - Closed for Spring Break

May 20-22, 2022 Rhy/Jr/Sr block for Spirit of Dance Awards Competition, Providence RI

Friday, May 27-Monday, May 30, 2022 - Closed for Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - PW/Rhy/Jr/Sr block for Gaspee Day Parade

Saturday + Sunday June 25, 26- Recitals- Gamm Theater

PC HALFTIME SHOW
Liliana Bastia
Haley Blair
Mary Ellen Gesualdo
Kaleigh Hall
Caitlyn Holmstedt
Grace Ann Iannuccilli
Morgan Lamphier
Brooke Martin
Brianne Mitchell
Sadie Mitchell
Faith Ogden
Alivia Slinn
Calista Aguinaldo
Zoe Clay-Apprentice to Senior Company
Thea Mae Cleofas
Natalee Crum
Alexis Langlais
Liliana Maggiacomo

Understudies:
Emma Nicole Banspach
Andraya Crum
Reese de Roxas
Carly Dollarhide
Lucia Xu

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HOLIDAY SHOW CASTING As of 11/15/21
Casting Subject to change
Additional Casting TBA

Rockette Routine -Character Shoes
Liliana Bastia
Haley Blair
Mary Ellen Gesualdo
Kaleigh Hall
Caitlyn Holmstedt
Grace Ann Iannuccilli
Morgan Lamphier
Brooke Martin
Brianne Mitchell
Sadie Mitchell
Alivia Slinn
Lucia Xu

Understudy:  All Junior Co will learn the routine and attend all rehearsals

Winter Waltz -Ballet Shoes
Liliana Bastia
Haley Blair
Mary Ellen Gesualdo
Kaleigh Hall
Caitlyn Holmstedt
Grace Ann Iannuccilli
Morgan Lamphier
Brooke Martin
Brianne Mitchell
Sadie Mitchell
Alivia Slinn
Lucia Xu

Understudy:  Lilliana Maggiacomo
*All Junior Co will learn the routine and attend all rehearsals

Sugar Plum Fairy
Caitlyn Holmstedt
Mary Ellen Gesualdo

That's Christmas To Me -Contemporary Shoes
Calista Aguinaldo
Thea Mae Cleofas
Natalee Crum
Alexis Langlais
Liliana Maggiacomo

Understudies: Emma Nicole Banspach

Rag Doll -Tap Shoes
Calista Aguinaldo
Emma Nicole Banspach
Thea Mae Cleofas
Andraya Crum
Natalee Crum
Reese de Roxas
Carly Dollarhide
Sadie Hill
Alexis Langlais
Liliana Maggiacomo
Mia Maurice

Appearances by: Kaleigh Hall and Brianne Mitchell

Silent Night -Contemporary Shoes
Sophia Braga
Andraya Crum
Reese de Roxas
Carly Dollarhide
Sadie Hill
Mia Maurice
Emma Nicole Banspach
Chloe Wilcox
Sophia Maggiacomo
Miranda Hutchinson
Chloe Bouchard
Molly Mitchell
Carly Cate Iacobucci

Understudy: Dayla Maurelli

Company Announcements

Rhythmette/Jr/Sr Mask update
As of 9/6/21 Subject to Change
We expect that dancers will take every precaution outside the studio to maintain a safe and healthy lifestyle so we can uphold a safe space at the studio.  If you are sick, do not come to class.
  • All Junior/Senior Company dancers and staff are fully vaccinated and will continue to have class unmasked and not distanced.  If parents/dancers would feel more comfortable having their dancer wear a mask, please do so.
  • Rhythmettes and staff will wear masks but not distance, as a high percentage of Rhythmettes are vaccinated. 
Closed, Prep, PW Mesh Bags
Closed, Prep and Pee Wee dancers will bring their dance bag to class each week.  They will also use a mesh dance bag that fits inside their dance bag.
Dancers will bring their dance bag as usual, and then take in JUST the mesh bag with tap shoes, jazz shoes, jazz shorts and water bottle into class. This will help maximize space in dancing squares!
The studio has the bags. You will purchase them on first day of class right from us at the door!  $10.00 cash to DFA.
No trips to Competitors or LaBrie :)
  • Pee Wee-Wednesday, 9/8/21 Smithfield
  • Closed/Prep-Friday, 9/10/21 Warwick
These will only be used on Company dance days.  Do not put hip hop shoes in!  :)
2021-2022 Rhythmettes Schedule:

Warwick Tuesdays-back door
4:10-5:40 Contemporary
5:45-7:30 Ballet
  • arrive in leotard, tights, jazz shorts or pants, hair in secure ponytail
  • put hair in a bun during break
  • bring dance bag with all shoes, water bottle etc

Warwick Thursdays-back door
4:00-5:45 Ballet
  • arrive in leotard, tights, ballet shoes, hair in bun, water bottle
  • no dance bag needed
  • pointe shoes if you have them

Smithfield Fridays
6:00-7:50
  • arrive in leotard/athletic crop top/pants/shorts
  • Miss C likes a high pony tail!
  • bring dance bag with all shoes, water bottle etc
  • do not wear pink tights

2021-2022 Junior/Senior Schedule

Warwick Tuesdays-front door
4:00-5:45 Ballet
5:50-7:45 Contemporary
  • arrive in leotard, tights, hair in bun
  • transition to contemporary dress on break.  at minimum, put shorts/pants on over leo/tights
  • bring dance bag with all shoes, water bottle etc
Warwick Thursdays-front door
6:00-7:45 Ballet
  • arrive in leotard, tights, ballet shoes, hair in bun, water bottle
  • no dance bag needed
  • pointe shoes if you have them
Smithfield Fridays
4:00-5:50
  • arrive in leotard/athletic crop top/pants/shorts
  • Miss C likes a high ponytail!
  • bring dance bag with all shoes, water bottle etc
  • do not wear pink tights

What RED Lipstick should you wear?  Radio City Rockettes wear the following, and you should too!  
  • MAC-Red
  • MAC-Russian Red
  • Sephora brand cream liquid lipstick-Always Red
Past Rehearsals
Tuesday, September 7, 2021-Classes begin

Sunday, September 12, 2021 with Miss Kaitlyn
10:00-11:30 Alivia Solo-Underwater
11:30-1:00 Brooke Solo-Sign of the Times
1:00-2:30 Sadie Solo-Whatever it Takes
2:30-4:30 PW/Rhy Small Group-Be a Light

Friday, September 24, 2021
See Casting Below
4:00-5:50 Rockette Routine
6:00-7:50- Rag Doll
Rhyth not cast in Rag Doll do not attend class
Wear all black & leggings for choreography.

Sunday, September 26, 2021
With Miss Kaitlyn9:30-10:30 Alivia Solo Underwater
10:30-11:30 Brooke Solo Sign of the Times
11:30-1:30 Small Group-Be A Light
1:30-2:30 Sadie Solo
5-6pm All Company Fun Day @ Rocky Point Park Warwick

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
4:10-5:40 Rag Doll (if you are not cast in Rag Doll, do not attend)
5:50-7:45 Rockette Routine
No contemporary class. Ballet and choreography only
Dress for Ballet, wear jazz pants in rehearsal

Thursday, September 30
7:45-8:15 Follow the Sun-Warwick Studio
7:45-8:15 Love Yourself-Warwick Studio

Friday, October 1
7:30-7:45 Baby I'm a Star - Warwick Studio

Tuesday, October 5
3:30-4pm Scituate Art Fest 'Love Yourself' + 'Follow The Sun"  (We know not all can can make it at 3:30pm, arrive asap.)
7:45-8pm SAF Love Yourself, Follow the Sun


Wednesday, October 6
7:25-7:45pm Who Do You Think You Are -Smithfield Studio

Thursday, October 7
4:05-4:25pm Go The Distance (Malin) -Warwick Studio
7:45-8:15 SAF Love Yourself, SAF Follow the Sun, HS Rockette, Jr/Sr Ballet, Caitlyn Sugar Plum

Friday, October 8
Smithfield Studio
4-4:30pm Jr/Sr warmup
4:30-5:10pm Holiday Show Rockette
5:10-5:30pm Scituate Arts Festival 'Love Yourself' + 'Follow The Sun' run through 1x
5:30-6pm Ragdoll rehearsal (*Rhythmettes come early)
6-7:50pm Silent Night Choreography

7:30-7:45pm Baby I'm a Star -Warwick Studio

Monday, October 11, 2021 - Closed for Columbus Day NO CLASSES
CANCELED NO RHY/JR/SR REHEARSAL
Scituate Arts Festival Performance!


Tuesday, October 12, 2021
3:30-4pm Caitlyn Sugar Plum, Specialty/Solos
3:45-4:10pm Silent Night
7:30-8pm Ragdoll, Silent Night, Rockette

Thursday, October 14, 2021
3:45-4pm Silent Night
7:45-8:15pm Rockette, Jr/Sr Ballet, Caitlyn Sugar Plum

Friday, October 15, 2021 - Rhy/Jr/Sr Choreography in class
Smithfield Studio
4-5:30pm Jr/Sr class + Rockette
5:30-6:15pm Ragdoll (Rhy in Ragdoll come early)
6:15-7:50pm Silent Night


Saturday, October 23, 2021 
2:30-3:30pm Ragdoll - Warwick Studio
3:45-4:45pm Company Fun Day- Warwick Studio back parking lot. Bring a pumpkin and something to sit on the ground (patio chair cushion, blanket). Non-vaccinated students wear a mask. Paint supplies will be provided - you may bring your own, too.


Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Class as regular
3:15-4pm Caitlyn Sugar Plum
3:30-4pm Hip Hop Crew, Solos
7:30-8pm Ragdoll, Silent Night, Rockette


Thursday, October 28, 2021
Class as regular
3:45-4pm Silent Night Runthrough
7:30-8:15pm Hip Hop Crew with Miss Rachel (leave Ballet early)
7:45-8:15pm Caitlyn Sugar Plum


Friday, October 29, 2021
4:30-6:30pm Rhy/Jr/Sr Class @ Smithfield Studio 
*Masks required for all students.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Class as regular
3:45-4pm Solos
7:15-7:30pm Rockette
7:30-8pm Ragdoll, Silent Night, Hip Hop Crew, Sugar Plum


Thursday, November 4, 2021
Class as regular
7:45-8:15pm Hip Hop Crew with Miss Rachel


Friday, November 5, 2021
Rehearsal (Understudies attend) @ Smithfield
Wear all black leotard, pink tights, black leggings, hair in a bun for rehearsal.
3:45-4:45pm Hip Hop Holiday
4:45-5:45pm Rockette/Waltz
5:45-6:30pm Rag Doll
6:30-7:30pm Silent Night  (PW understudies)


Saturday, November 6, 2021
Wear all black leotard, pink tights, black leggings, hair in a bun for rehearsal.
2:00pm-3:30pm Silent Night @ Smithfield Studio (PW understudies)
2:00-4:00pm That's Christmas to Me-Junior Company Choreography @ Warwick Studio

Sunday, November 7, 2021 
10:00-11:30am That's Christmas to Me-Junior Company Choreography @ Warwick Studio
Wear all black leotard, pink tights, black leggings, hair in a bun for rehearsal.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021
4:00-5:00pm Silent Night
5:00-6:00pm Rag Doll

5-5:45pm Hip Hop Holiday (rehearse in pink room)
5:45-7:30pm Rockette, Winter Waltz, That's Christmas to Me, Hip Hop Crew, Sugar Plums, Brooke/Sadie/Mary/Alivia Solo's
Bring homework to do when not rehearsing.


Thursday, November 11, 2021
Class as regular
5:45-6:00pm Silent Night
7:45-8:15pm Jr/Sr Smithfield Parade Choreo.

Pee Wee learn parade choreo in class

Friday, November 12, 2021
Rhy/Jr/Sr Class as regular - Guest Teacher
7:50-8:15pm Rhy Smithfield Parade Choreo

Saturday, November 13, 2021
No Rehearsals

Sunday, November 14, 2021 
All Company Dress Rehearsal @ Smithfield Studio
Schedule subject to change. Understudies attend.
Costumes passed out in class. Click Here for what to wear.
10:00-10:40 Closed Class
10:45-11:25 Pee Wee
11:30-12:10 Preparatory
12:15-1:00 Silent Night
12:45-1:30 Rag Doll (Wear long-sleeve black leotard, tights, leggings.)
1:15-3:35 Rockette, That's Christmas To Me, Winter Waltz, Hip Hop Crew, Sugar Plum Fairy
 (In this order, dismissed as finished.)

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
RHY/JR/SR CLASS CANCELED 
(Updated 11/15/21)

Thursday, November 18, 2021
Class as regular
3:45-4pm Silent Night, Rag Doll runthrough (Jr's not making up in Rhy Ballet need not attend)
7:45-8:30pm Winter Waltz, Rockette (for promo video), That's Christmas to Me, Hip Hop Crew, Sugar Plum


Friday, November 19, 2021
4-5:30pm Jr/Sr Jazz, Rockette Promo Video, HS + Parade Rehearsal
5:30-6pm Rag Doll
6-7:50pm Rhythmette Jazz/Tap (Silent Night + Parade rehearsal in-class)


Sunday, November 21, 2021
11:15am-12pm Junior + Rhy PC Understudies, Love Yourself Rehearsal @ Warwick

12:00-12:30pm Smithfield Parade Rehearsal @ Warwick See parade page for details.

12:30-1:30pm Company Fun Day "Holiday Sock Swap" Warwick Studio Back Lot
We will do an ALL Company holiday cozy sock swap and play some games!