Classes & Programs

Dance 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:

Dance Repertory Company II Dance Concert: Animals on Parade

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

Dance Repertory Company Spring Dance Concert

The 47th annual spring Dance Repertory Company (DRC) 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.

Auditions: Jan. 18, 2020, MCA’s home, Valencia Arts Center (time TBA)

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

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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.

Animals on Parade Dance Concert

Animals on Parade Dance Concert

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.

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Introducing the Cast of Animals on Parade

Introducing the Cast of Animals on Parade

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...

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Auditions for Young Dancers

Auditions for Young Dancers

On Saturday Sept, 7, 2019 the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ Dance Repertory Company (DRC) will be holding auditions for DRC II Winter Showcase. The 2019 theme will be “Animals on Parade”. This exciting dance concert will feature ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, and modern dance set to music inspired or about animals.

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1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507

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Thursday
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Friday
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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.

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