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.
Upcoming DRC Productions:
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.
Auditions: Saturday September, 7th, 3pm at MCA’s home, Valencia Arts Center. Thank you to all who auditioned. Cast Members Click Here.
Performances: December 6-8, 2019 (see performance times below)
Dec. 6- School Matinee, 10:00am
Dec. 7- Public Performances, 6 pm
Dec. 8- Public Performance, 3pm
All Performances at MCA’s home, The Valencia Arts Center (1164 W. 10th St, Winona). Tickets $10 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors
The 47th annual spring Dance Repertory Company (DRC), Change in Color will be an evening of classical and contemporary dance. Suitable and engaging for all ages, this performance will include With Flying Colors, a contemporary ballet piece set to Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Additionally, pieces performed in hip hop, contemporary, and modern utilizing the work of MCA faculty and regional guest artists. Change in Color Cast List.
Auditions: Jan. 18, 2020, 3:00pm, MCA’s home, Valencia Arts Center
Performances: April 17-19, 2020 (see performance times below)
April 17- School Matinee, 10:00am
April 18- Public Performances, 7:30pm
April 19- Public Performance, 3pm
All Performances at the Saint Mary University of Minnesota, Page Theatre. Tickets $10 Adults, $5 Students and Seniors
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.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold open auditions for it’s pre-professional dance company, The Dance Repertory Company’s (DRC) 47th annual spring dance concert, Change in Color on Jan.18th at 3pm. Auditions are open and free to all intermediate and advanced dancers 13 years and older. Auditions are held at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center.
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. 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.
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Dance Repertory Company II (DRC II) is proud to announce the cast of Animals on Parade! We look forward to seeing all cast members and a parent at the mandatory cast meeting in MCA’s Academy Theatre on Wednesday Sept. 11, 2019...