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 9-22, 2017 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 2017 Summer Dance Intensive Auditions

La Crosse, WI– Jan. 28, 2017, 9:30am-11:30am at La Crosse Dance Center, 2716 Commerce St., La Crosse, WI 54603

Twin Cities, MN- Feb. 11th, 2017, 3:30-5:30pm at Cowels Center/James Sewell Ballet, 528 Hennepin Ave Suite 218, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Rochester, MN- March25, 2017, 2:00-4:00pm at Allegro School of Dance & Music, 2342 Superior Dr. NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Winona, MN- April 1, 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, visit our SDI Audition Q & A for details.

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