Classes & ProgramsAdult Programs
Whether you’re exploring music for the first time, renewing your passion for dance, or continuing to develop your skills, you’ll find just what you’re looking for.
With a variety of programs, parent discounts, and college credit options Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts has something for everyone.
Let MCA help you stay fit and enrich your life through the arts. Want to try out a dance class for free? Join us for our annual Free-4-All event in Jan. or visit our event listings to see where we might be offering programs throughout the community. Also don’t forget to take advantage of our parent discounts and university student discounts.
Hip Hop Cardio
A total body workout that will not at all feel like a workout! Hip Hop Cardio takes influence from all types of hip hop dance styles and fuses them together to create an hour of a high energy, high intensity, FUN exercise session! No dance experience necessary.
Fall I: Wednesdays, Aug. 30-Oct. 25, 7:00-8:00 p.m. $76 (9 classes)
Fall II: Wednesdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m. $68 (8 classes)
Winter I: Wednesdays, Jan. 10- Feb. 21, 7:00-8:00 p.m. $59 (7 classes)
Winter II: Wednesdays, Feb. 28,-April 4, 7:00-8:00 p.m. $50 (6 classes)
Age: Ages 14 & up
Instructor: Jessica Dienger
Are you ready for a new challenge? Make the time in your schedule for this high-energy workout, taught by an PulsePointe Barre certified instructor. A unique combination of strength work and cardio intervals that will reshape your muscles while elevating your heart rate. You will leave stronger in both body and mind. Whether you have a limited or extensive background in dance, you will love this fast moving, fun style of exercise. Attend twice a week for optimal results!
Fall II(A): Tuesdays, Oct. 31- Dec. 19, 7:00-8:00pm $68 (8 classes)
Fall II (B): Thursdays, Nov. 2-Dec. 21, 7:00-8:00pm $68 (8 classes)
Winter I(A): Tuesdays, Jan. 9- Feb. 20, 7:00-8:00pm $59 (7 classes)
Winter I(B): Thursdays, Jan. 11- Feb. 22, 7:00-8:00pm $59 (7 classes)
Winter II(A): Tuesdays, Feb. 27- April 3, 7:00-8:00pm $50 (6 classes)
Winter II(B): Thursdays, Mar. 1- April 5,, 7:00-8:00pm $50 (6 classes)
Age: Ages 14 & up
Start your week off right with Yoga! Get ready to improve your flexibility and build strength as you move through yoga postures and relaxation exercises.
Fall II: Mondays, Oct. 31- Dec. 18, 7:00-8:00pm $68 (8 classes)
Winter I: Mondays, Jan. 8- Feb. 19, 7:00-8:00pm, $59 (7 classes)
Winter II: Mondays, Feb. 26-April 2, 7:00-8:00pm, $50 (6 classes)
Age: Ages 14 & up
Instructor: Avin Honecker-Sherman
Will your family be ready for St. Patrick's Day this year? This is your chance to spend quality time as a family making memories that will last a lifetime as you exercise and learn basic Irish jibs, reel steps and ceili dances. No classes Sept. 4.
Day/Dates: Mondays, Aug. 28- Nov. 13
Time: 4:45-5:45 p.m.
Ages: All ages 5+
Instructor: A. Honecker- Sherman
Price: $99 a Family (11 classes)
MCA offers private lessons for all ages and abilities! Our experienced teaching artists prepare students for a lifetime enjoyment of music.
Private lessons are offered year-round. Instruction available in flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, violin, cello, guitar, bass. piano, percussion, and voice. Students will be expected to purchase method books the instructor feels best address the student’s needs. Students have the opportunity to perform during MCA’s Annual Fall and Winter Concerts and other performance opportunities based upon instructor recommendations. Some instruments such as the violin, guitar and piano are better suited for young students, if you have a young child who is interested in learning an instrument please contact us for more information.
- 4 lessons- $72
- 8 lessons- $136
- 12 lessons- $180
Lesson dates and times: Arranged
You don’t have to be a little girl to enjoy and reap the benefits of ballet these days! There are dance classes nowadays geared towards people of all shapes, sizes, abilities, and age. There are dozens of studies out there that tout the benefits of dance, especially for adults over the age of 55 years.
With busy work and school schedules we know it can be hard to find time to do things as a family so in addition to producing a variety of music, theatre and dance performances for you and your family to enjoy we have four classes that will help families make memories, get creative and learn together. Below are descriptions of our Family Classes, but you may also want to check out our Events listing to find out about #MCAontheGo events & performances out in the community.
University Student Dance Connection
If you are currently enrolled in a university or college, present your student I.D. when registering and receive a 50% discount off your total MCA dance tuition. Not applicable for private music or dance lessons.
Adult Arts Wellness Discount
Parents who have a child/children enrolled at MCA may enjoy any of our adult course offerings at a reduced fee of $20. This is limited to one class per parent during the semester in which the student is also registered.
A variety of upper level dance credits including Ballet III-VI, Jazz III/IV, Tap III/IV and Modern III/IV may be taken for University credit by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota students. Students in their junior and senior years of high school who participate in Post Secondary Education option may also take selected MCA classes for Saint Mary’s University credit. Visit their website for more information about courses and SMUMN Dance program.