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DRC Change in Color Cast Announced

DRC Change in Color Cast Announced

We are so pleased to announce the 2020 cast of Dance Repertory Company’s (DRC) production of Change in Color it is going to be a fabulous show. We look forward to seeing everyone (cast member & parents of those 18 and under) on Thursday, Jan. 23rd at 7:15 pm in MCA’s Studio 1 at the mandatory meeting.

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Join us and make music at The Playground

Join us and make music at The Playground

Children ages 4-7 years old are invited to join us on Thursday, Jan. 9th, 9:30am-10am at The Playground, Winona’s indoor park for an engaging music class. The class will be led by Minnesota Conservatory for Arts (MCA), new Music Explorers class instructor, Lindsy O’Shea.

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The Beauty Around Us, artwork by Heidi Bacon

The Beauty Around Us, artwork by Heidi Bacon

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), Galleria Valéncia at the  will feature “The Beauty Around Us” an exhibit by artist Heidi Bacon Jan.2- Jan. 31, 2020. The public is invited to the show’s opening reception with the artist on Saturday, Jan. 25th, 12:30-2 pm.  Visitors can expect to be wowed as they view painting of the Mississippi River, the falls in Mantorville, MN, a swan family, a coyote pouncing in the snow and a scene from Frontenac State Park.

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Change in Color Dance Auditions

Change in Color Dance Auditions

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold open auditions for it’s pre-professional dance company, The Dance Repertory Company’s (DRC) 47th annual spring dance concert, Change in Color on Jan.18th at 3pm. Auditions are open and free to all intermediate and advanced dancers 13 years and older. Auditions are held at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center.

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7 Life Skills that can be gained in Theatre

7 Life Skills that can be gained in Theatre

Dramatic play and theatre classes not only prepare your child to step into the spotlight but they can also help your child’s development of life skills which will set them on a path for a successful life in which ever career they choose. Below are just 7 of the important life skills children can gain by participating.

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Important Conservatory News

Important Conservatory News

It’s been such a busy and wonderful fall at MCA and we are so thankful to everyone who joined us for classes, performances, lessons and exhibits. We know it is a busy time of year, but we wanted to take moment to just make sure you knew about some of the exciting and important things happening at MCA, so please please read the updates below on text messaging, music scholarships, Friends of MCA, schedule changes, and more.

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December Music Division Concerts

December Music Division Concerts

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts music division invites the community to our Fall Concert inside MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 13 5:30 and 7pm. Both concerts will feature music students of all ages and experience levels including both youth and adults playing a variety of music and instruments including piano, voice and violin.

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2020 Summer Dance Intensive Auditions Announced

2020 Summer Dance Intensive Auditions Announced

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold open auditions in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota for our 18th 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 5-25, 2020 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.

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5th Annual Free-4-All

5th 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. 4, 2020, 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. This year you can try out new classes including our youth contemporary dance class and Balletone, our new adult fitness class!

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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 - 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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