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 participate in technique and theory courses as well as a final showcase performance. 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.

Summer Dance Intensive 2014 : July 13-26, 2014 


-Allegro School of Dance and Music, 2342 Superior Drive Northwest,

Rochester, MN 55901     (507) 288-0125     Sunday, April 13, 2014   1-3pm

-La Crosse Dance Centre, 2716 Commerce Street, La Crosse, WI 54603

(608) 783-5155     Saturday, March 29, 2014   10am-12pm

-Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, 1164 W. 10th Street, Winona, MN 55987     

507-453-5501     Saturday, April 12, 2014   10am-12pm 

SDI 2014 Official Brochure, Application and Need-to-know Information

Thank you to all of our Summer Dance Intensive 2013 students and guest artists!

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 21, 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.