Classes and Programs / Dance

Early Childhood Dance Programs

My Grown up & Me

Does your child love to move? Children ages 18 mos.–3 years are invited to explore a new environment and connect with a special grown-up in their life. This class will stimulate coordination, balance, and listening skills and will be filled with smiles to last a lifetime! Grown-ups attending will be asked to participate along with their child.

Date: Thursdays, Aug. 29–Nov. 14 (No class Sept. 19 and Oct. 31)

Time: 5:30–6 pm Age: 18 mo.–3 years (by Aug. 1)

Cost: $76

Instructor: J. Dienger

*This class is also offered on-site at the Winona Family YMCA by an MCA Instructor. Click here for more info.

Creative Movement

Children will look forward to class each week as they creatively explore the world of movement while also gaining dance foundations such as balance and spatial awareness.

Day/Dates:   Fridays, Aug. 30-Nov. 15

Time: 5:30-6 pm

Age: 3-5 years by 8/1/19

Fee: $88

Instructor: J. Dienger

Boys in Motion Ages 3-4

Calling all super heroes, knights and future athletic stars, this dance class rocks!  This class is specifically designed for young boys ages 3-4 years, to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination and strength while also being introduced to ballet and contemporary dance.

Day/Dates: Thursdays, Aug. 29- Nov. 14 (No class Sept. 19 or Oct. 31)

Time: 4:14-45 pm

Age: 3-4 years (by 8/1/19)

Fee: $18

Instructor: J. Dienger

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Pre-Ballet for 4 year-olds

Playful and engaging first steps into classical ballet.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Aug. 26-Nov. 11 (No class Sept. 2)

Time: 4-4:30 pm

Age: 4 by 8/1/19

Price: $88

Instructor:  R. Ryan-Dahlgren

NEW! Dance Adventures

Do you have a little one who loves to twist and spin and dance around the room? If so they will love this sampler class which is a blend of creative movement and ballet technique and games.  Students will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms and benefit from moving in space with others. 

Day/Dates: Saturdays, Aug. 31-Nov.16 (No class Sept. 21)

Time: 10:45-11:15 a.m.

Age: 4-6 years by 8/1/19

Fee: $88

Instructor: J. Dienger

 

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Boys in Motion Ages 5-6

Calling all super heroes, knights and future athletic stars, this dance class rocks!  This class is specifically designed for young boys ages 5-6 years, to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination and strength while also being introduced to ballet and contemporary dance.

Day/Dates: Fridays, Aug. 30-Nov. 15 (No class Sept. 20)

Time: 5-5:30 pm

Age: 5-6 years (by 8/1/19)

Fee: $18 

Instructor: J. Dienger

Pre-Ballet for 5 year-olds

An imaginative, technique-based introduction to classical ballet perfect for your 5 year-old.

Day/Dates:  Thursdays, Aug. 29-Nov.14 (No class Sept. 19 or Oct. 31)

Time: 4:45-5:30 pm

Age: 5 by 8/1/18

Price: $90

Instructor: J. Dienger

Irish I

Introduction to Irish Dance technique. Students will learn basic jig and reel steps, along with ceili dances.

Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, Aug. 28-Nov. 13

Time: 5-5:45 pm

Age: 5 years & up

Price: $108

Instructor: A. Pelowski

Beginning Hip Hop

Get ready to move to the beat in this fun introduction into the world of hip hop dance with music and moves just right for your age.

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, Aug. 27- Nov.12

Time: 6-6:45 pm

Age: 6-9 years

Price: $108

Instructor: J. Dienger

Beginning Ballet

Continued introduction to classical ballet. Designed to build coordination, strength and body awareness through a range of creative techniques perfect for your 6 year-old.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 28-Nov. 13

Time: 4-5 pm

Fee: $119

Age: 6 by 8/1/19

Instructor:  R. Ryan-Dahlgren

MCA Classes in collaboration with Winona YMCA 

Fall Dance Classes at YMCA

Wednesdays, Sept. 11–Oct.23

Ballet Adventures: Pride Rock 5:30–6 pm, ages 3–5 years

My Grown-up & Me 6:15–6:45 pm, ages 18 mo.–3 years with a grown-up

Wednesdays, Nov. 6–Dec. 18

Ballet: Nutcracker 5:30–6 pm, ages 3–5 years

My Grown-up & Me 6:15–6:45 pm, ages 18 mo.–3 years with a grown-up

Instructor: J. Dienger

Click Here to see full descriptions of YMCA Programs and how to register

Tap Kids

An introduction to the fundamentals of tap dance for students ages 5-7. Students will engage in rhythm games and tap exercises through this fun, rhythm filled class. Tap shoes in most sizes are available for loan at no fee.

Day/Dates: Saturdays, Aug. 31-Nov. 16 (No class Oct. 19)

Time: 9-9:45 am

Age: Ages 5-7 years (by 8/1/19)

Price: $119

Instructor: J. Meinke

LOCATION

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

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

OFFICE HOURS

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

Thursday
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday
9 a.m. - 12 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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