Monday, January 10, 2011

Dance Repertory Company auditions scheduled for Jan. 16

WINONA, Minn. — Saint Mary’s University Department of Theatre and Dance and the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will conduct auditions for the Dance Repertory Company’s annual spring concert, Sunday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West 10th St.

The company is seeking intermediate and advanced dancers with modern, jazz, tap, and contemporary pointe experience. Roles are available for male and female dancers ages 13 and older.

Interested candidates are asked to bring a photo of themselves, planning calendars, and proper shoes/attire to the audition.

The DRC will be presenting their annual spring concert April 28‐30 at Saint Mary’s University’s Page Theatre. The concert will feature contemporary dance, including a rhythm tap piece with live jazz music; modern dance works; a jazz piece by visiting guest choreographer Tony Smith from Houston, Texas; and a contemporary ballet by the DRC artistic director Tammy Schmidt titled, “A Tender Age.”

The Dance Repertory Company is the performing troupe of the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts of Saint Mary’s University. Company members participate in rehearsals, technique classes and stage performances. Past productions of the company include: The Firebird, Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Paquita, Cinderella, Excerpts from Swan Lake, Cinderella, Youth In Motion, Tappin' to Connick, Pure Entertainment, An Evening with Benny Goodman, among others.

For more information about the Dance Repertory Company, visit, email or call (507) 453-5500.