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Classically Speaking Cast Portal

This is a one-stop shop for Classically Speaking dancers and their families to view all of the Friday Fill-in’s, the rehearsal schedule and other important documents.

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New Contemporary Dance Class @ MCA

MCA is so excited to announce that we are offering a new class this winter. Intermediate/ Advanced Contemporary Dance will combine elements of modern, jazz, and classical ballet.

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Classically Speaking Dance Concert Auditions

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will hold auditions Jan. 19, 2019 at 3:00pm for the Dance Repertory Company’s (DRC) spring production, “Classically Speaking”. The company is MCA’s pre-professional dance troupe, composed of intermediate and advanced dancers ages 13 and older.  Auditions are free and open to the public.

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Music Division Concert- Friday, Dec. 14

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts music division invites the community to a Music Division Concert, Friday, December 14, at 7 p.m. in the Academy Theatre inside Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts home, The Valencia Arts Center, located at 1164 W. 10th Street, Winona, MN.

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Holiday Tap Jam!

Calling all tappers! Fast beginner through advanced tap students ages 7-21 are invited to participate in this fun filled Holiday Tap Jam on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The workshop will include technique warm-ups, choreography, and improvisation all to some favorite holiday tunes!

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4th Annual Free-4-All

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 on Jan. 5th, 2019 for the whole family! This event will feature classes for both youth and adults- so bring some friends and try a class or two.

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2019 Summer Dance Intensive Audition Tour Announced!

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold four open auditions in Wisconsin and Minnesota for our 17th annual Summer Dance Intensive boarding summer camp (one of the only boarding summer dance intensives in Minnesota!). Thanks to positive feedback the SDI will once again be 3-weeks! The Dance Intensive will held July 7-27, 2019 in Winona, Minnesota. MCA, is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and invites intermediate and advanced dancers between the ages of 11 and 22, who are ready for their dance technique to soar to new heights to audition. Auditions will be held in La Crosse & Green Bay, WI and Winona and Mankato, MN.

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Join the Short & Sweet Choir

According to The Chorus Impact Study choral singers not only learn music skills, but participation in choral singing programs also correlates with better social and emotional skills. Choir participation can help make students better participants in groups, lead to better emotional expression and management, improve overall academic performance, help instill self-discipline and more. Thanks to support from the Slaggie Family Foundation, MCA will be offering local youth in grades 3-8 the opportunity participate in the Short & Sweet Choir Experience, a week long program that will run Dec. 10-14, 4:45-6:15pm daily. The week will close with a performance during the Dec. 14th MCA Music Division Concert at 7pm.

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Expressive Arts Exhibit

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that the walls of Galleria Valéncia at MCA will be decorated by a unique exhibit featuring the residents from Saint Anne Extended Health Care. During an 8-week course, these artists created with oil and chalk pastels, charcoal, clay, collage materials, pencils and more under the instruction of MCA Teaching Artist, Jennifer TeBeest. The community is invited to come celebrate the exhibit opening and meet the artists on Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 9:45am-10:45am.

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Ways of Watercolor Exhibit

On Wednesday, Nov. 7, 5:30-6:30pm the community is invited to a celebration and opening of the exhibit at the Winona Friendship Center (251 Main Street, Winona, MN 55987), where they can meet and greet the artists, walk through the exhibit and enjoy treats. Visitors will love the variety of techniques represented from wet on wet to still life paintings.

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

Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday
9 a.m. - 3 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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