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.
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: Tuesdays, Jan. 16- Feb. 20
Time: 10 - 10:30 a.m.
Age: Birth-5 years with a caregiver
Fee: $42 per child or $69 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, Jan. 11- March 15
Time: 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Age: 18 months -3 years by 01/01/18
Fee: $70 (10 classes)
Instructor: J. Dienger
3rd Annual MCA Free-4-All & Winter Open House
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 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.
My Grown-up & Me (18mo.- 3 years with Adult), Jess Dienger (only 30min)
Ballet (7-13), Rachael Nehring
Barre (14- Adult) , Jess Dienger
Irish (ages 5-13), Alanna Pellowski
Teen & Adult Ballet (14- Adult), Avin Honecker-Sherman
Modern (6-13), Brenna Mosser
Pre-Ballet (ages 4-6), Natalie Schleich
Hip Hop (ages 6-13), Jess Dienger
Creative Movement (ages 3-5 years) Jess Dienger (only 30 minutes)
Musical Theatre (7-13), Jamie Schwaba
Date: Jan. 6
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 4-12 and their families, but all ages are welcome.
All the World is a Stage- Feb. 2, 5:30-6:30pm- Free
Luck of the Irish- March 2, 5:30-6:30pm- Free
Art Attack- April 6, 5:30-6:30pm- Free
Jedi Training (back by popular demand!)- May 4, 5:30-6:30pm, Free
The community is invited to view the Winona Area Homeschool exhibit now through the end of Jan. 2018 during regular business hours (Mondays & Tuesday 9am-7pm, Wednesdays 11:30-5:30pm, Thursdays & Fridays 9am-3pm and Saturdays 9am-Noon) or celebrate with the artists during a small open house celebration on Jan. 17th, 5:30-6:30pm.
Master performer, composer, and former University of Minnesota professor Jeffrey Van will conduct a master guitar class for students of the classical guitar at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) on Sunday, March 11, 2018, 12:15-1:45pm.
Most of us started dancing simply because we loved it. But did you know ballet provides more benefits to children than just joy of movement? Read on to learn about 7 of the benefits of participating in Pre-Ballet for young children.