Classes & Programs

Family 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.

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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, Sept. 6-27

Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Age: Birth-5 years with a caregiver

Fee: $32 per child or $50 per family

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: Thursdays, August 31- Nov. 16

Time: 5:30-6:00 p.m.

Age: 18 months -3 years by 09/01/17

Fee: $84 (12 classes)

Instructor: J. Dienger

Family Irish

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)

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Family Arts Academy

Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE monthly themed multi-arts experiences that invite the whole family to learn new skills, meet local artists and have fun creating together. Come to one or all, pre-registration recommended. Geared towards kids ages 3-12 and their families, but all ages are welcome.

Stomp August 1st, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Free

A Visit to Oz- Sept. 12, 5:30- 6:30pm, Free

Ninja Quest- Oct. 10, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Let's Go to the Movies- Nov. 14, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Free, includes special performance

Be Our Guest- Dec. 12, 5:30-6:30pm, Free


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

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


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

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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