Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold four open auditions in Wisconsin and Minnesota for our 16th annual Summer Dance Intensive boarding summer camp (one of the only boarding summer dance intensives in Minnesota!). As a result of feedback, new in 2018 the Intensive is now 3-weeks! The Dance Intensive will held July 8-28, 2018 in Winona, Minnesota. MCA, is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and invites intermediate and advanced dancers between the ages of 11 and 22, who are ready for their dance technique to soar to new heights to audition.

There is no pre-registration or fee to audition, dancers interested should plan to arrive around 30 minutes prior to auditions to get signed in, get your number, warmed up and focused. The audition will be lead by MCA’s Director of Dance, Tammy Schmidt and be run like a full ballet class. Students with pointe experience should bring pointe shoes to the audition class. Following the ballet class, students have the option to show a prepared jazz, tap, modern, tap or musical theatre dance center combination of at least 64 counts or 16 bars.

Also new in 2018, students who will be entering University in Fall of 2018 will be able to simultaneously or solely audition for MCA’s Summer Dance Intensive and the Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMUMN) Theatre and Dance Department, Dance Scholarship. The dance scholarships are renewable scholarships that range from $1,000 to $2,000 a year. Dancers wishing to apply for this scholarship should also provide a dance resume with their application. For more information about the SMUMN Theatre & Dance Department click here. There is no fee to be considered and video auditions are accepted

MCA’s 2018 Summer Dance Intensive Audition Tour

La Crosse, WI– Jan. 27, 2018, 9:30am-11:30am at La Crosse Dance Centre, 2716 Commerce St., La Crosse, WI 54603

Green Bay, WI– Feb. 10, 2018, 9:30-11:30am at Green Bay School of Dance, 129 South Washington St., Green Bay, WI 54301

Twin Cities, MN- March 10, 2018, 3:30-5:30pm at Cowels Center/James Sewell Ballet, 528 Hennepin Ave Suite 218, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Winona, MN– April 14, 2017, 10am- Noon at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, 1164 W. 10th St., Winona, MN 5598

*Please note that any student who has previously participated in MCA’s SDI is invited back at 25% discounted rate and is not required to attend auditions unless they want to be considered for a talent based scholarship. For those that are unable to attend a live audition, videos auditions are welcome, visit our SDI Audition Q & A for details.

Please contact MCA if you have any questions at: 507-453-5500 or mca@smumn.edu.