Classes & ProgramsAdult Programs
Whether you’re exploring music for the first time, renewing your passion for dance, or continuing to develop your skills, you’ll find just what you’re looking for.
With a variety of programs, parent discounts, and college credit options Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts has something for everyone. Register Now for a Free Trial of any of our Adult Fitness Classes!
Let MCA help you stay fit and enrich your life through the arts. Want to try out a dance class for free? Join us for our annual Free-4-All event in Jan. or visit our event listings to see where we might be offering programs throughout the community. Also don’t forget to take advantage of our parent discounts and university student discounts.
Creative Aging Workshops
Adult Fitness & Dance Classes
Experience the artistry of ballet while gaining flexibility, placement, strength, and fluidity in this ballet technique and conditioning class. All levels are welcome, no experience necessary.
Day/Dates: Stay tuned for Fall 2022 Semester
Age: Ages 14 & up
Location: In-person at the Valencia Arts Center
Instructor: A. Honecker-Sherman
Adult Art Classes
Join Miss. Lisa and other MCA community members virtually for a live and interactive art session. Each week students will have a chance to unwind from their day as they explore using shapes, lines and patterns to create new doodle designs. Come create and even relax the mind with us.
Students will just need a device enabled with Wi-Fi, white 8 1/2 x 11 typing paper, pencil, eraser and fine line felt tip black pen. Additionally, colored pencils or markers can be used to enhance creations, but are not required. Please make sure to enroll in this class at least 4 hours prior to class start time to ensure you get the Zoom link in time.
This class is free, however if you are find value in this program, our MCA Moments and want to help ensure MCA is able to continue to offer engaging programming during these challenging times and beyond, please consider making a donation if you are able.
Adult Music Programs
MCA offers private lessons for all ages and abilities! Our experienced teaching artists prepare students for a lifetime enjoyment of music.
Private lessons are offered year-round. Instruction available in flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, violin, cello, guitar, bass. piano, percussion, and voice. Students will be expected to purchase method books the instructor feels best address the student’s needs. Students have the opportunity to perform during MCA’s annual fall, winter and summer concerts and other performance opportunities based upon instructor recommendations. Some instruments such as the violin, guitar and piano are better suited for young students, if you have a young child who is interested in learning an instrument please contact us at 507-453-5500 for more information or by filling out a registration form indicating an instrument of interest. Virtual and in-person lessons are available.
- 4, 30 minute lessons- $76
- 8, 30 minute lessons- $144
- 12, 30 minute lessons- $204
45 minute and 1 hour lessons may be arranged for more advanced students.
Lesson dates and times: Arranged between MCA instructor and student/family.
Music & Discounts
University Student Dance Connection
If you are currently enrolled in a university or college, present your student I.D. when registering and receive a 50% discount off your total MCA dance tuition. Not applicable for private music or dance lessons.
Adult Arts Wellness Discount
Parents who have a child/children enrolled at MCA may enjoy any of our adult course offerings at a reduced fee of $20. This is limited to one class per parent during the semester in which the student is also registered.
A variety of upper level dance credits including Ballet III-VI, Jazz III/IV, Tap III/IV and Modern III/IV may be taken for University credit by Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (SMUMN) students. Students in their junior and senior years of high school who participate in Post Secondary Education option may also take selected MCA classes for Saint Mary’s University credit. Learn more about the SMUMN Theatre & Dance Program.
With busy work and school schedules we know it can be hard to find time to do things as a family so in addition to producing a variety of music, theatre and dance performances for you and your family to enjoy we have four classes that will help families make memories, get creative and learn together. Below are descriptions of our Family Classes, but you may also want to check out our Events listing to find out about #MCAontheGo events & performances out in the community.
MCA’s Creative Aging classes, offered for adults 55+, are generously supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropies. Big thanks to E.A. Michelson for making this program a reality! Big shout out to MCA visual art instructor Brianna Haupt for taking on the planning and...
Dear MCA community: As many of you are aware, MCA has relaxed our masking guidelines in consultation with our partners at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and in keeping with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the...
MCA’s Percussive Music classes, offered for adults 55+, are generously supported by E.A. Michelson Philanthropies. Our partner, Benedictine of Winona, hosted this semester’s class at their Callista Court facility. Big thanks to both E.A. Michelson and Benedictine for...