Summer is in full swing, but before we know it it will be time to start thinking about back to school and all of the wonderful programs fall will bring. We hope that you will join us on Wed. August 22nd for our annual open house which is fun, free and full of information.

Aug. 22, 2018 Open House Schedule:

  • 4:00-7:00pm – Meet MCA faculty, get fitted for shoes, register for classes, play on our 8-foot floor piano, tour our facility, enter a coloring contest, stroll through Galleria Valencia Collage Exhibit, win prizes and enjoy treats.
  • 4:00- 6:45pm Nutcracker Pre-Audition Workshops (must pre-register, $10 fee, more info)
  • 4:30-5:30pm – Meet some instruments in our Instrument Petting Zoo
  • 5:45-6:15pm – Middle and high school students, come learn about MCA’s National Honors Society for Dance Arts chapter through National Dance Educators Organization.

The open house is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet instructors and administration, ask questions about classes or attire, tour the facility, get fitted for shoes, register for classes and enter prize drawings.  Not only will families have the opportunity to win MCA swag, but lucky families could also win a gift certificate to Rochester’s premier dance attire store, Blades to Ballet, a pass to Winona’s Indoor Park The Playground, tickets to a Page Series show, or a certificate to Nate & Ally’s Frozen Yogurt.

The Open House this year will also feature a variety of info sessions and activities that are free and open to the public. As listed above you are invited to come and learn about our National Honors Society for Dance Arts Chapters, participate in coloring contest and come explore different instruments in a hands on way.

Additionally, anyone 5 years and up interested in auditioning for our Dance Repertory Company’s 10th biennial production of The Nutcracker can also attend a pre-audition workshop for only $10. Pre-registration is required for the Nutcracker Pre-audition Workshops. For more information about The Nutcracker Pre-Audition workshops and Auditions click here.

We hope to see you on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4-7pm at the Valencia Arts Center (MCA’s Home), 1164 W. Howard St., Winona, MN 55987.