Each session we try to offer a few new programs, this winter will be no exception. Below is a little sneak peek at our new programs. Online registration will open Nov. 1st, 2019. Don’t forget to register to participate in our 5th Annual Free-4-All on Jan. 4th to try new classes and old favorites out for  free!  

Music Division

NEW! Piano Discoveries I

Your child can begin his or her journey to a lifelong love of piano by joining us for this low–key, but engaging introductory group piano class. Students will have fun as they learn new  songs and play games that will unlock musical skills such as notation, listening skills, proper posture, and hand placement. Basic reading ability and access to a keyboard or piano for practice is recommended for optimal success (Free use of pianos at MCA possible subject to availability). Session II is a continuation of session I, ideal for students who are continuing.

Day/Dates: Session I: Mondays, Jan. 13March 2

Session II: March 16- May 11 (no class April 13)

Level/Time:  56 p.m.

Ages: 69 years

Cost: $155 (including textbook material)

Instructor: L. Douglas

Class is limited to 6 participants

Young girl playing wrist bells

NEW! Music Explorers

Come and explore music through singing, instrument play, and movement. We will experience steady beat, use symbolic music notation, improvise our own rhythms and melodies, and encounter music from around the world.

Day/Dates:  Thursdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 27

Times: 9:30-10 a.m.

Ages: 4-7 years

Instructor(s):  L. O'Shea

Cost: $33

NEW! Homeschool Music Encounters

Whether you’ve taken years of piano lessons or you’re brand new to studying music, you will delight in making music with others during this engaging general music class. Get ready to sing, use body percussion and play classroom instruments while working to understand music notation, performing works of others, and creating your own tunes.

Day/Dates:  Thursdays, Jan. 16-Feb. 27

Times: 10-11 a.m.

Ages: 8-14 years

Instructor(s):  L. O'Shea

Cost: $52

Class Piano for Adults: Keyboard Musicianship Levels II & III

Once you complete Keyboard Musicianship I or II, pick up exactly where you left off to continue your musical journey! These classes are designed for students who wish to continue developing their keyboard skills at the next level.

Date: Jan. 14-March 3, 8 weeks

Day and Time: Level II: 12 p.m., Level III: noon1 p.m.

Ages: 18-Adult

Fee: $152 (textbook not included)*

Instructor: L. Mechell

* Textbook for Keyboard Musicianship Level I,II, and III is purchased by participant and used for all three levels: Keyboard Fundamentals for Adult Beginners," Seventh edition by James Lyke, Denise Edwards, Geoffrey Haydon, Ronald Chioldi, and Lee Evans 2017. ISBN: 978-1-60904-503-6, published by Stripes Publishing Company.

Art Division

Artist drawing of tree

NEW! Drawing from Life

Get inspired by the life around you as you learn to take a closer look and apply drawing techniques in your creative ventures. From shading to crosshatching, we will explore them all.

Dates: Mondays, Feb. 10March 2

Time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Ages: 14–adult

Cost: $45 (includes all supplies)

Instructor: B. Haupt

NEW! Zoom In

Grab your pencil and get ready to zoom in on life. Learn drawing techniques and how to transfer what you see onto paper.

Dates: Mondays, Feb. 10March 2

Time/Ages:  4:305:30 p.m., grades 4+

Cost: $ 59 (includes all supplies)

Instructor: B. Haupt

NEW! Kids Can Print

Get ready to explore the art of printmaking and monotypes. You will have the opportunity to learn the step by step process used to make an edition of prints or collection of monoprints.

Dates: Mondays, Jan. 620

Time/Ages: 4:305:30 p.m., grades 13

                         5:306:30 p.m., grades 4+

Cost: $ 59 (includes all supplies)

Instructor: B. Haupt

NEW! Homeschoolers Working in 3-D 

Warm-up your hands, it’s time to sculpt, fold, and engineer art that pops off the page or stands on its own. MCA will provide materials from clay to wires and colorful paper, all you have to bring is your imagination and a readiness to learn new techniques.

Date: Thursdays, March 12–April 23 (No class on April 9)           

Time: 1–2:15 p.m.

Fee: $63

Instructor: L. Douglas

Dance Division

Ballet Dancers

NEW! Ballet TOO

This class is for the dancer that has advanced out of Ballet I and wants to continue her or his ballet training, but is not able to commit to more intensive instruction. As the class meets once per week, it is a great option for contemporary dancers who want to continue working on the foundation of her or his technique and proper placement.*

Day/Dates:  Mondays, Jan.6-March 9

Times:  6:00-7:15 pm

Ages: N/A

Instructor(s): R. Ryan-Dahlgren

Cost: $125

MCA Warm-up Winona Holiday Tap Jam

Calling all tappers! Tap students ages 5 and older are invited to participate in this fun-filled Holiday Tap Jam. The workshop will include technique warm-ups, choreography, and improvisation — all to some favorite holiday tunes!

Day: Tuesday, Dec. 10

Times/Ages: Tap for Kids (ages 5–7): 5:15–6 p.m.

Tap I & II: 5–6 p.m.

Tap III, IV & V: 4:30–6 p.m.

Cost: Free, but donations of warm clothing or food to warm bellies will be collected to be donated locally.

Instructors: Jenn Beachle, Nathan Graff, Christine Martin and Justine Meinke

NEW! Intro to Contemporary Ages 7-10

This is a beginning study of contemporary dance, an expressive dance genre that combines elements of modern, jazz, and classical ballet.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 8–March 11

Time: 5:15–6 p.m.

Age: 7–9, by Jan. 1

Cost: $90

Instructor: J. Dienger

Sample this class during our Free-4-All and Open House on Jan. 4th 2020. Free to participate, but registration required.

NEW! Intro to Contemporary Dance Ages 11+

This is an introduction to the study of contemporary dance, an expressive dance genre that combines elements of modern, jazz, and classical ballet. In addition to exploring dance technique, dancers will also focus on initiation of movement and emotional intent behind each combination.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Jan. 8–March 11

Time: 5:15–6:15 p.m.

Age: 11 and older

Cost: $100

Instructor: J. Dienger

Sample this class during our Free-4-All and Open House on Jan. 4th 2020. Free to participate, but registration required.

Group fitness photo

NEW! Balletone

Balletone is a ballet influenced conditioning program for the non-dancer! It’s a cardio and strength workout that blends techniques drawn from dance, Pilates, and fitness. All movements are low-impact and easy on the joints. Balletone develops muscular endurance, core strength, flexibility, and agility in a fun hour-long class.

Winter (A): Thursdays, Jan.. 9–Feb. 27, $72

Winter (B): Tuesdays, March 3–Apr. 28, $72 (No class April 16)

Time: 7–8 p.m.

Age: 14 and older

Instructor: R.Nehring, certified Balletone Instructor

Sample this class during our Free-4-All and Open House on Jan. 4th 2020. Free to participate, but registration required.

MCA Punch Card Accepted for this class

MCA Classes in collaboration with Winona YMCA 

Adventures in Ballet: Frozen

Your Little one is invited on a magical journey that will tickle their imaginations as they fall in love with ballet during the class perfect for "Frozen" and dance enthusiasts.

Day/ Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 15- Feb. 26th (7 weeks)

Ages: 3-5 years

Time: 5:30-6 pm

Instructor: A. Klein

Adventures in Ballet: The Little Mermaid

Young dancers will fill with joy as they use their imaginations and bodies to dive under the water; point their mermaid tail, and jam with their underwater friends.

Day/Date: Wednesdays, March 18- April  29th (7 weeks)

Ages: 3-5 years

Time: 5:30-6 pm

Instructor: A. Klein

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

Theatre Division

NEW! Create Your Own Comedy Show!

Designed for people who like to laugh and want to make others laugh with them, this class will take students through the process of creating a comedy show. Half of the class will be spent learning improv games and doing scene work. The other half will be spent working together to create an original short comedy play. The class will conclude with a performance of the class’s favorite improv games and their 100%-original play, complete with costumes and props! Whether your child is a seasoned improviser, an undiscovered comedy genius, or this is his or her first time dabbling in anything comedic, this class has a place for them to shine. This project is led by Saint Mary’s University theatre student Ahnika Lexvold and guided by MCA staff.

Days/Dates:  Mondays and Fridays, Jan. 20–March 27

Time: 4–5 p.m.

Ages: 10–14

Capacity: 15

Cost: $60

Instructor: A. Lexvold

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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