Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold four open auditions in Wisconsin and Minnesota for our Summer Dance Intensive boarding summer camp. The Dance Intensive will held July 10-23, 2016 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 character dance center combination of at least 64 counts or 16 bars.

MCA’s 2016 Summer Dance Intensive Auditions

La Crosse, WI– Saturday, Feb. 27th, 2016, 9:30am-11:30am at the La Crosse Dance Center, 2716 Commerce Street, La Crosse, WI 54603

Rochester, MN- Feb. 13th, 2016, 12:30pm- 2:30pm at Allegro School of Dance & Music, 2342 Superior Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Twin Cities, MN- March 13th, 2016, 3:30pm-5:30pm at Cowels Center/James Sewell Ballet, 528 Hennepin Ave., Suite 215, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Winona, MN- Saturday, April 9th, 2016, 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, visit our SDI Audition Q & A for details.

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