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Winter MCA Classes at the YMCA

YMCA Members and Winona area community members can now experience the same great quality and benefits of MCA programs at the Winona YMCA through a special partnership. Classes offered at the Y do not require previous experience and have been developed to encourage creativity, develop skills in the arts and foster life skills such as confidence and problem solving skills. For more information about these programs or to register please visit the YMCA Website.

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Time to discover, let us help you get your art fix!

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is busy preparing and providing you with opportunities to discover the arts through our #MCAontheGO Community Outreach events and performances. All of these opportunities are free unless otherwise noted and they are a great opportunity to get to know MCA and experience the arts on a shoestring budget. So grab your calendar and save the date for the amazing community events listed below that we will be a part of!

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First Induction Ceremony for NHSDA Planned

MCA is excited to announce that we will hold our first induction ceremony for our chapter for National Honor on Saturday, January 13 at 2:30 pm in the Recital Hall at MCA.
 
The National Honor Society for Dance Arts™ (NHSDA) is a program of the National Dance Education Organization, created to recognize outstanding artistic merit, leadership, and academic achievement in students studying dance. Dancers interested being inducted in January are personally responsible for documenting their own points towards induction. They can do this using the Points Tracking Form available at nhsda-ndeo.org, or by creating their own spreadsheet. This documentation will then be submitted to MCA NHSDA Chapter Sponsor Tammy Schmidt by the Monday, Dec. 4, 2017.

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Give the Arts this #GivingTuesday

Give the Gift of Creativity

The arts are so much more than merely learning steps, lines, stokes or notes. It takes teamwork, discipline, strength, creativity, experimentation, confidence and patience…Life lessons all wrapped up beautifully with a bow.

By making a donation to The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) today, you’re helping to ensure that our multi-art infused education programs and performances are accessible to all area community members- regardless of their ability to pay. Join the #GivingTuesday movement and give a child a chance to dance, help seniors stay active or help budding musicians thrive.

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2018 MCA Summer Dance Intensive Audition Tour

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold four open auditions in Wisconsin and Minnesota for our 16th annual Summer Dance Intensive boarding summer camp (one of the only boarding summer dance intensives in Minnesota!). As a result of feedback, new in 2018 the Intensive is now 3-weeks! The Dance Intensive will held July 8-28, 2018 in Winona, Minnesota. MCA, is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and invites intermediate and advanced dancers between the ages of 11 and 22, who are ready for their dance technique to soar to new heights to audition.

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“Class Act” Student Art Show

Come view the artwork of Kahty Kovala, Watercolor Artist and her students displayed in Galleria Valéncia at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts at 1164 W. Howard Street. The exhibit will run November 3- Nov. 30th, 2017. The community is invited to an Open House on November 18th, 10am-4pm to view the artwork, enjoy refreshments and watch students paint. The Open House will coincide with the Winona Art Walk hosted by the River Arts Alliance.

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MCA Winter Session- Keep Busy This Winter!

We are so excited to release our Winter Catalog for Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts programming from January- April 2018. Registration will open on Nov. 1st, 2017. Until then you can browse the new and old favorites and save the date for the classes that will keep you and your family happy and healthy this winter!

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3rd Annual MCA Free-4-All

Have you been waiting for just the right time to check out one of our classes? The wait is now over, MCA is having a FREE-4-ALL… a day of free classes on Jan. 6th, 2018 for the whole family! This event will feature classes for both youth and adults- so bring some friends and try a class or two. All classes are FREE, space is limited so preregistration is recommended online, by phone or in-person (registration opens Nov. 1, 2017).

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LOCATION

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507

HOURS OF OPERATION

Happy Holidays! The MCA offices will be closed Dec. 25, 2017- Jan. 1, 2018

Monday - Tuesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Building and Galleria open during programming

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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