Classes & ProgramsDance Repertory Company
In addition to dance classes, an exciting part of the learning experience for MCA students is performance opportunities.
Students may audition for MCA’s pre-professional performing ensemble, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC), or MCA’s junior performing troupe, the Dance Repertory Company II. Biennially DRC presents a full-length production of the traditional holiday classic The Nutcracker (Dec. 2020 will be our 11th production) as well as The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea Party.
DRC Students and alumni have studied at or performed with: American Ballet Theatre, Anaya Dance Theatre, Ballet Austin, Joffery Ballet, Limon Dance Company, Radio City Music Hall, Milwaukee Ballet, St. Paul Ballet, and more.
Dance Repertory Company Presents: Dances from the Nutcracker
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Dance Repertory Company presents Dances from the Nutcracker, this will be a more COVID friendly and flexible version of the Nutcracker featuring your favorite characters from the Nutcracker.
Performances: December 1-5, 2021 at the Page Theatre on the Saint Mary’s University Campus.
Wednesday, Dec. 1- 6:30pm
Thursday, Dec. 2- 6:30pm
Friday, Dec. 3- 6:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 4- 2pm and 6:30pm
Sunday, Dec. 5- 3pm
Tickets: On-sale in November, check back soon for details.
Other Performance Opportunities
In addition to the Dance Repertory Company MCA tries to offer performance opportunities both big and small through the participation in National Tap Dance Day, Irish Festivals, Ready Set School’s Chili Cook Off, Winona Public Library events, performances at Nursing homes and more. Between Summer Camps, MCA’s Music and Theatre Divisions there are plenty of performance opportunities and chances to attend performances. Check out our Events Calendar to see what performances you can catch.
Learn about the journey of Saint Mary’s University student Sam Wersch while he studies Musical Theatre Performance and Dance. Coming into his Junior year, Sam is preparing for multiple roles in MCA’s Dances from the Nutcracker that will be performed in December of 2021.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to auditions on Saturday. We are so pleased to announce the 2021 cast of Dances from the Nutcracker, it is going to be a fabulous show. If you have been cast please do not forget to initial that you accept the role on the print out in the lobby at MCA or on the call board at SMU or let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if for some reason you cannot commit to the role(s) you have been cast. We look forward to seeing everyone (cast member & parents of those 18 and under) on Monday, Sept. 13th, 5:15-6:15pm in the Academy Theatre at the mandatory meeting.
We are excited to announce that we will be holding auditions on Saturday, September 11, 2021 for Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Dance Repertory Company Theatre’s Dances from the Nutcracker, this will be a more COVID friendly and flexible version of the Nutcracker featuring your favorite characters from the Nutcracker. Dancers aged 6 and up is invited to audition. There is no fee to audition, but dancers who are cast should be enrolled in one dance class this fall session, will be required to pay a cast fee that help cover choreography instruction and costume fees, additionally families will be asked to complete volunteer duties or pay an opt out fee.