Monday, August 13, 2012

MCA announces ‘Nutcracker’ pre-audition workshops

WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will be offering pre-audition workshops Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 28-30, beginning at 4 p.m. for anyone interested in the areas of dance, vocal music, and theatre at The Valéncia Arts Center (VAC), located at 1164 West 10th St.

These workshops offer the opportunity for students to learn the stage directions, pantomime, improvisation, and dance and performance technique skills needed to be successful at an audition. These workshops offer an ideal experience for younger students to become familiar with the audition setting for ‘The Nutcracker” before the actual audition. The workshop will also offer more advanced students the opportunity to participate in a technique classes at the end of summer before auditions, sharpening their skills and keeping them on their toes.

For more details about this opportunity, or for a current catalog and a complete list of programming, go online at, e-mail, “like” it on Facebook, or call (507) 453-5500. Interested students may register online, by mail, or in person. Financial need-based scholarships are available.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.