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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
Winona, MN– April 14, 2017, 10am- Noon at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, 1164 W. 10th St., Winona, MN 55987
*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, see below for requirements.
Summer Dance Intensive Audition Q & A
What can I expect at MCA's Summer Dance Auditions?
Please plan to arrive around 30 minutes prior to audition 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 character dance center combination of at least 64 counts or 16 bars.
Students who are considering attending Saint Mary’s University of MN in the fall and would like to be considered for a dance scholarship should also bring a dance resume and photo to be included with their audition form.
Do you accept video auditions?
Yes, for dancers who are unable to attend one of our live auditions we do accept video submission. The cutoff date for video submissions is April 10th, 2018. Send videos along with dancer name, age, phone number, email, address and parent or guardian name to: Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Attn: Jamie Schwaba, 1164 W. 10th St., Winona, MN 55987 or virtually to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com through Google Drive or YouTube.
Please include the following on your video:
A ballet barre including the following on alternate sides:
- tendu, dégagé
- rond de jambe and fondu
- developpé or adagio
- grand battement
A ballet center including the following on both sides:
- adagio, pirouette combination with en dehors and en dedans turns
- petite allegro
- grand allegro
Optionally dancers may include; a jazz, modern, tap, or character dance center combination of at least 64 counts or 16 bars.
Is there a fee to audition?
Do returning students need to audition?
No, if you have been a participant in the MCA Summer Dance Intensive you do not need to audition to participate in the program unless you would like to be considered for a talent based scholarship. We also offer returning students a 25% savings off their entire fee (including room & board).
We value returning students and the experience they bring to the program as well as we love to provide them with new challenges year after year. Please let us know that you will be returning by registering and sending in your $50 deposit by April 15.
How do I know if my child has been awarded a talent-based scholarship?
How can I also audition for a scholarship for the Saint Mary's University Dance Program?
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 $3,000 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.