Minnesota Conservatory for the arts is excited to invite the community to our 17th Annual Summer Dance Intensive Showcase on July 27th at 7pm at the Page Theatre on the Saint Mary’s University campus. The showcase performance will feature a variety of dance forms including:  ballet, pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, musical theatre dance, and modern dance.

This year the performance will feature 28 intermediate and advanced dancers who range in age from 12-16 and hail from throughout Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, and Wisconsin. Each dancer was selected to attend the three week dance intensive by auditions that were held throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin Jan.-April. While in Winona dancers spend 7-8 hours a day dancing or participating in dance related classes for 7-8 hours a day. Each day dancers take ballet and pointe class in addition other genres. They even have the opportunity to take master classes in Hula, Irish, and Haitian dance, learn about costume design and attend a Great River Shakespeare Festival performance.

The showcase will feature works choreographed and set by MCA instructors and visiting guest artists, Christal Wagner of Milwaukee, Jessica Dienger of La Crosse, Allan Kinzie of Dallas, TX, Sharon Mansur of Winona, MN, and Tammy Schmidt of La Crosse, WI. Audiences will love the variety which will feature repertoire from classic ballets to contemporary works.

The Summer Dance Intensive Showcase is free to attend and open to the community. The Performance is in the Page Theatre, located on the Saint Mary’s University of MN campus, 700 Terrace Height, Winona, MN. For more information about the Summer Dance Intensive showcase or other MCA programs, please call 507-453-5500 or email mca@smumn.edu.