Auditions for ‘Animals on Parade’ dance showcase are this weekend


On Saturday, September 7, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ Dance Repertory Company (DRC) will hold auditions for the 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 with an animal theme.

Dancers ages five to 13 who have taken at least one session of dance class are invited to audition for the junior performance troupe, Dance Repertory Company II. Dancers do not need to prepare anything for the audition; they just need to come ready to learn short dance combinations and wear comfortable clothing.

Auditions are free, but chosen participants will be required to be enrolled in one dance class at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and to pay a performance fee. For more information, visit, email, or call 507-453-5500.

About MCA

MCA, an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a nonprofit community arts school offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theater. Classes, lessons, workshops and camps are offered for students of all ages from birth through older adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information about MCA or Galleria Valéncia, visit, email, or call 507-453-5500.

About Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota

Enriched by the Lasallian Catholic heritage, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota awakens, nurtures, and empowers learners to ethical lives of service and leadership. At Saint Mary’s, students find in every classroom — whether in person or online — a relationship-driven, person-centered education. Through intense inquiry, students discover the truths in the world and the character within. Founded in 1912 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota enrolls 5,600 students at its residential undergraduate college in Winona and its schools of graduate and professional programs, based in Minneapolis, Minn., but extending worldwide. Saint Mary’s offers respected and affordable programs in a variety of areas leading to bachelor’s, bachelor’s completion, master’s, certificate, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Learn more at


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