Classes and Programs / Dance

Early Childhood Dance Programs

Dance Classes for children

ages 18 months – 6 years

Due to COVID- 19 our earlychildhood offerings are very limited, but we hope that soon we will be back to offering, Boys in Motion (ages 4-6), Creative Movement (ages 3-5), Pre-Ballet for 4 and 5 Year-olds, Beginning Ballet (6 years), Irish (Beginning at 5 years), Tap Dance (beginning at 5) and Hip Hop Dance (beginning at 6). 

Dance Adventures

Do you have a little one who loves to twist and spin and dance around the room? If so, they will love this sampler class, which is a blend of creative movement, ballet technique and games. Students will love expressing themselves through movement, gaining knowledge of different dance forms ,and benefiting from moving in space with others.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16

Time: 4:15-4:45 p.m.

Age: 4-6 years (by Sept. 1)

Location: Online via Zoom

Fee: $35 (10 weeks)

Instructor: Rachael Ryan

Beginning Hip Hop

Get ready to move to the beat in this fun introduction into the world of hip hop dance with music and moves just right for your age. These classes are a perfect way to add a little cardio into your week in a fun and safe way from the comfort of your own home. No experience necessary. Students will just need a little space and a device enabled with Wi-Fi. We will be using Zoom and will enable cameras so if students wish to be able to interact with the instructor and other students, otherwise families can choose to not share their image. We recommend students wear sneakers if they have them and have a water bottle near by to set them up for success.

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 15-Nov. 18

Time: 1-1:45 p.m.

Ages: 6+ years

Cost: $70 (10 weeks, 10 hours)

Location: Online via Zoom

Instructor: Carter Full


Beginning Tap @ the Levee

An introduction to the fundamentals of tap dance for youth ages 6+. Students will engage in rhythm games and tap exercises through this fun, rhythm filled class. Tap shoes in most sizes are available for loan at no fee.

For the safety of all participants these classes will follow strict guidelines such as limited numbers of students, social distancing, and masks worn by all before, during, and after class.

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 1- Oct. 13 (built in weather make-up Oct. 20)

Time:  3:15-4:00 p.m.

Age: Ages 6+ (as of Sept. 1)

Location: Levee Park, Downtown Winona (58 Center St, Winona, MN 55987)

Fee: $49 (7 weeks, 5.25 hours)

Instructor: Justine Meinke

Limited number of tap boards available to use for a deposit. Locally produced tap boards available for purchase through MCA. Tap shoes available in most sizes available through our tap shoe lending program. Please contact MCA by Aug. 24 for assistance with shoes or tap boards.

Special thanks to WINONArts for helping to make Tapping Tuesdays possible!


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

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


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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



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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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