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Homeschool Q & A

Homeschool Q & A

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) has a long history of supporting area homeschoolers and that is why we find ourselves in a space where families are turning to us to seek answers about how they can adjust to new educational challenges presented due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For any families that are homeschooling, virtual schooling and or participating in hybrid schooling this Fall, MCA is moderating a live Zoom chat with a panel of seasoned homeschool parents to share their experience and answer your questions. You can join live on Saturday, August. 22 at 11am CST. There is no cost to attend and anyone is welcome to attend, however there will be a portion that will focus on sharing local Winona area resources. 

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WSU Alumni Engagement

WSU Alumni Engagement

Winona State University Alumni are invited to explore their creative side during three upcoming virtual art classes provided over Zoom in partnership with Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA). These workshops are provided free to any WSU Alumni in partnership with WSU Alumni Engagement. Workshops will build upon each other, but a quick review at the beginning of each session will assist students that missed a previous session. Registration is required in order to receive a Zoom link approximately two hours prior to each class.

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Tapping on Tuesdays @ the Levee

Tapping on Tuesdays @ the Levee

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is thrilled to announce that it will be partnering with WINONArts to bring tap dance to the Levee on Tuesday evenings this fall. No matter your age Tap is a great way to exercise and challenge your mind and what could be better than doing it with a view of the Mississippi in the background!

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MCA Fall 2020 Open House

MCA Fall 2020 Open House

Do you need to set aside a little time to get creative, move, or spend time with family and friends? You can do all of these at once when you choose to join us during our Fall 2020 Open House week, August 17-22. Throughout the week you can experience free dance and art classes, take in virtual performances of talented local performers, and take a stroll with your family through our “MCA Choose Your Own Adventure Winona Walk” in the green space between MCA and the Alverna Center/ Chapel of the Angels.  

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MCA COVID Code of Conduct

MCA COVID Code of Conduct

The following is a detailed list of measures that Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will be following to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please note that this is an ever evolving situation and MCA will be following best practices set by the State of...

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Super Happy News Virtual Musical Premiere

Super Happy News Virtual Musical Premiere

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) hosts an online premiere on Saturday August 29th at 5pm of the virtual Super Happy Awesome News. The musical will feature 20 youth hailing from Winona, Minnesota City, and North Mankato, Minnesota, Alma, Fountain City, and La Crosse, Wisconsin and Rapid City, South Dakota.

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MCA is the recipient of For The Love Of Dance Challenge Funds

MCA is the recipient of For The Love Of Dance Challenge Funds

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is thrilled to announce that it has been selected to receive a monetary gift from the “For The Love Of Dance Challenge.” The challenge is a charity event was created by Apolla Performance Wear, LLC and Dance Arts Centre. The gift of $1,500 is to help offset the impact of COVID-19 for MCA’s Dance programs.

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Mystery Art Kits to Save the Day…

Mystery Art Kits to Save the Day…

Sick of hearing “I’m Bored”?  We have just the cure… our MCA Mystery Art Kits will inspire and provide hours of unplugged entertainment. No two kits are the same and they are designed with the student’s age  in mind. Order yours today and let the adventure begin!

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Tap Camp (Virtual with Bonus outside in-person gathering)

Tap Camp (Virtual with Bonus outside in-person gathering)

Join us for an exciting week of rhythm! Each day campers will receive a pre-recorded tap lesson including a warm-up, technique lesson, & combinations. Students will then have the opportunity to meet up virtually over Zoom with instructors/classmates each evening to clarify material, learn a bit of history, or concepts to round out their tap education. TAP CAMP will hold new challenges for intermediate and advanced tappers. A free bonus in-person gathering for campers will take place on Friday,

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Super Happy Awesome News

Super Happy Awesome News

Calling actors ages 7-16 years old… You are invited to combine their acting, singing, and dancing skills as you perform in a completely virtual musical, Super Happy Awesome New! Super Happy Awesome News is written to be rehearsed remotely, performed virtually, and shared with audiences online. Rehearsals will run Aug. 3-17 and the virtual premiere will be Aug. 29th at 6pm.

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LOCATION & CONTACT

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507

E-Mail: mca@smumn.edu

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HOURS

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, our office hours are limited to the following:

Mondays: 3:30-6:30pm
Tuesdays: 5-7pm
Wednesdays: 3:30-6:00pm
Thursdays: 3:30-6:00pm
Fridays- 3:30-6:00pm
Saturdays-9:30-1:15pm

 

 

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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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