To keep everyone’s spirits high and to have a little fun, Irish dancers from the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will perform at the Monarch Public House in Fountain City, WI on Saturday, Feb.18th, at 6:30 & 7:30pm during the “Rehearsal for St. Patrick’s Day”.

Nestled in the fountain city bluffs, the Monarch is an Irish tavern that first opened in 1894. If you would like your add a little tradition to your St. Patrick’s Day this year, please come to support MCA dancers and a local establishment at: The Monarch Public House, 19 North Main Street, Fountain City, WI 54629 , This performance is free and open to the public.

If you can’t quite get into the mood yet in Feb. Don’t worry the dancers under the direction MCA Irish Instructor, Alanna Pelowski will be at Lark Toys in Kellogg, MN on Saturday, March 18th at 1:00pm and 2:00pm and have two performances on Sunday, March 19th. The first will be at Watkin’s Manor in Winona at 3:00pm in their picturesque Great Room and at 5:00pm during the Cathedral of Sacred Heart’s St. Patrick’s Day Pot Luck and Celebration.

Those interested in Irish Dance at MCA can visit: or call 507-453-5500, a new session of classes start in May 2017. The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University, a nonprofit organization, offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for ages 18mo. to adult at the Valéncia Arts Center, corner of 10th and Vila Streets, Winona.