Summer Dance Intensive

The MCA Summer Dance Intensive, offers comprehensive dance training for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 11 to 22. Auditions are required for acceptance. Boarding and non-boarding camp options available. Students will enjoy 4-6 classes per day including technique, theory, repertoire, and rehearsals for the final showcase.  With the exception of water aerobics, all classes and rehearsals are housed in the the state-of-the-art Valencia Arts Center (VAC).  The VAC is conveniently located next door to the Alverna Center where boarding students reside.

Summer Dance Intensive 2015- July 12-25

Audition Sites:

La Crosse Dance Center,La Crosse, WI- Saturday, March 21, 2015, 10 am- 12 pm

Allegro School of Dance & Music, Rochester, MN- TBA

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, Winona, MN- Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10 am- 12 pm

The auditions will include a full ballet class. Students with pointe experience should bring pointe shoes to the audition class. Following the ballet class students may choose to show a prepared jazz, modern, tap, or character dance center combination of at least 64 counts or 16 bars. Showing a prepared piece is optional.

Video Audition Guidelines:

For students who are unable to attend one of the audition classes, video auditions will also be accepted. The cutoff date for video submissions is April 20, 2014.

Please include the following on your video:

A ballet barre including the following on alternate sides:           

    •   plié

    •   tendu
    •   dégagé

    •   rond de jambe and fondu

    •   frappe


    •   developpé or adagio


    •   grand battement

 A ballet center including the following on both sides:

    •   adagio
    •   pirouette combination with en dehors and en dedans turns

    •   petite allegro
 
    •   grand allegro
  

A jazz, modern, tap, or character dance center combination of at least 64 counts or 16 bars.