Come and experience MCA’s emerging Dance Repertory Company II (DRC II) members in this dance showcase. The performances will feature dancers aged 5-13 years performing, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern and musical theatre to favorite animal themed songs. Audiences will be delighted as they see Inspector Clouseau’s tapping in search of that sneaky Pink Panther, ballet dancers personifying birds and fish to selections of Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, Jellicle Cats pouncing on stage to a musical theatre selection from the Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical Cats, and more.

The dancers featured in the concert include: Layton Barnard, Liia Civettini, Emmie Dammen, Macy Donnenwerth, Fiona Dunbar, Abigail Ellenburg, Eva Elson, Layla Gozdal, Jolie Hill, Elizabeth Hinz, Dawn Kemp, Mollie Kieffer, Rose Knutson, Mattie Kreisel, Elliott Lallaman, Isaac Meinke, Preston Meinke, Keeli Meyer, Isabel Miller, Quinn Nelton, Markarah Olcott, Molly Schneider, Seamus Schwaba, Jenna See, Elina Skranka, Arianna Springer, Makayla Steinke, Natalie Steinke, Evelyn Swenson, Lucy Tipton, and  Salome Tolvaisas.

The creative force behind the concert include Artistic Director, Tammy Schmidt and the following choreographers; Jessica Dienger, Christine Martin, Rachael Nehring, and Rachael Ryan-Dahlgren.

Performances are December 7th at 6:00 pm & December 8th at 3:00 pm in the Academy Theatre at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center located at 1164 W. 10th Street, Winona, MN. Tickets are $5 for Students and $10 for Adults. Tickets may be purchased beginning Nov. 30th in the MCA office during business hours or one-hour prior to the performance. Cash or Check only. Handicapped seating is available. For more information call: 507-453-5500 or email:

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.