Classes & ProgramsFamily Programs
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 multi-age 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.
My Grown up & Me
Does your child love to move? Children ages 18 months – 3 years old 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.
Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 9- March 13
Time: 5:15-5:45 p.m.
Age: 18 months -3 years by 01/01/19
Fee: $70 (10 classes)
Instructor: J. Dienger
NEW! Music fun with Mr. Kerry
Are you ready to have fun? Are you interested in hand drums, the guitar or singing? Come play with MCA's new collection of children's instruments. Intended for children ages 3 to 7, with a special grown-up in their life. This class will teach basic music skills using a variety of instruments, songs, games, and activities. No experience required!
Instructor: Kerry Klungtvedt
Date: Saturdays, Jan. 12-March 2
Time: 2-3 pm
Age: 3-7 years with a caregiver
Fee: $64 per child or $77 per family
Music for Little Movers
You and your child will squeal with delight as you wiggle and spin with Amanda to both original and favorite preschool songs. This class will explore new topics each week including colors, animals, and seasons. It is designed to develop your child’s motor skills, tickle their ears and create a fun memories.
Instructor: Amanda Grace
Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 9- 30
Time: 9:30-10:00 am
Age: Birth-5 years with a caregiver
Fee: $28 per child or $35 per family
Parents! Come learn how to teach your little one the guitar and have fun doing it. Geared for parents with children ages 4-6 years old, The Suzuki Guitar Method is based on the way a child acquires language. Besides instilling the gift of music, it is also an opportunity to bond with your child while teaching socialization skills, patience, persistence, community, respect, problem solving, and joyful participation. Our instructor, Kerry Klungtvedt, is a nationally registered Suzuki Teacher with many years of experience. This program is comprised of a mix of parent only, parent & child, group and private lessons. For this exciting pilot program participation is very limited but guitars will be issued to both parents and children to use throughout the program.
Winter: Saturdays, Jan. 28-March 25
Time: class 10:00am-10:30am, lesson scheduled directly prior or after
Age: 4-6 years old with a parent or guardian
Instructor: K. Klungtvedt
Price: $189 (include guitar rental for both adult and child guitar)
The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that the walls in Galleria Valéncia at MCA are filled with artwork created by Riverway Learning Community students of art educator, Brianna Haupt. The variety of mediums used, subject matter and artistic techniques including monochromatic paintings (paintings consisting of different shades all of one color), Fauvist inspired self portraits, an Australian mask and creative color wheel designs make this exhibit unique and fun for all ages to view.
Dr. Christopher Mechell will present a classical piano benefit concert for the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Saturday, March 9th at 6pm inside the Academy Theatre at MCA’s home, The Valencia Arts Center. The community is invited to enjoy the works of Grieg, Liszt, and Brahms.
When you can’t beat’em, why not join them???? We know the weather is freezing, but we won’t let that bring us down and we hope we can help you celebrate too. For the 3rd year in a row MCA will hold the popular Frozen Dance & Art Adventure. The “Frozen” themed workshop invites boys and girls ages 3-5 and Kindergarten- 2nd grade to unleash their imaginations during this movie themed event. During the Feb. 9th workshop students will dance, craft, sing along to “Frozen” songs, and even meet and snap photos with Anna and Elsa.