Classes and Programs / Dance

Early Childhood Dance Programs

Nutcracker Fairy Tale Camp

Journey with Clara and the Nutcracker to the lands of snow and sweets as you creatively explore the world of ballet and this classic tale.
Friends and family will be invited to an informal showcase on the final day of camp.

Dates: Aug. 10-14 (Monday- Friday)

Time: 9:00 am- 11:00 am

Ages: 3-5 years & grades Kindergarten- 1st

Price: $59 (Early Bird), $69 (after May 1), price includes a camp t-shirt

Students will be asked to bring a water bottle each day. Includes camp t-shirt. Students must be potty-trained.

Tap Camp

Join us for an exciting week of rhythm!  TAP CAMP will include classes in tap technique, repertory, improvisation, body percussion, music theory and concepts for the tap dancer, tap history, and tap in films. TAP CAMP will hold new challenges for beginning, intermediate, and advanced tappers.

Dancers should bring a water bottle and snack each day. An informal demonstration for family and friends will be held on Friday, Aug. 14th at 5:30 pm followed by a potluck pizza party!  Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, come on dancers, it's TAP CAMP time!

Dates: August 10-14, 2020

Time & Ages: Tap for Kids and Tap I: 11:30 am- 1:30 pm (ages 5+, no experience- 2 years experience) (Dancers will also be invited to perform on Friday, Aug. 14 at 5:30 pm.

Tap II-V: 1:30 - 5:30 pm (Intermediate & advanced Tap Dancers ages 11+ or MCA Tap levels II-V. Tappers will participate in a placement class on day one.)

Fee: Tap for Kids and Tap I: $85 (Early Bird Special), $99 (after May 1)

Tap II-V:  $165 (Early Bird Special), $189 (after May 1)

*Fees include camp t-shirt.

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Young Dancer Intensive

Do you dance in your dreams and everywhere you go? Grab your dancing shoes and get ready to spin and soar. We will start each day off with ballet to build a strong dance foundation, then explore a “genre of the day” class including jazz, modern, or hip hop and end the day with a creative class such as costume design or acting to ignite your imagination and performance skills. No dance experience necessary.

Dates: June 22-26, 2020 M-F

Time: 1-4 pm

Age: 6-9 years

Fee: $99 (Early Bird Special) $119 (after May 1), Fee includes a camp t-shirt. Students will need to bring a snack and water bottle daily.

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My Grown up & Me

Does your child love to move? Children ages 18 months to 3 years are invited to explore a new environment and connect with a special grown-up in their life. This class will stimulate coordination, balance, and listening skills and will be filled with smiles to last a lifetime! Grown-ups attending will be asked to participate along with their child.

Day/Dates: Thursdays, May 14-June 11

Time: 5:15–5:45 p.m.

Ages: 18 mo.–3 years (by 5/1/20)

Cost: $40

Creative Movement

Children will look forward to class each week as they creatively explore the world of movement while also gaining dance foundations such as balance and spatial awareness.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, May 13-June 10 

Time: 4:45-5:15 p.m.

Ages: 3–5 years (by May 1)

Cost: $40

Instructor: J. Dienger

Boys in Motion Ages 3-4

Calling all super heroes, knights and future athletic stars, this dance class rocks!  This class is specifically designed for young boys ages 3-4 years, to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination and strength while also being introduced to ballet and contemporary dance.

Day/Dates: Thursdays, May 14-June 11

Time: 4:00-4:30 p.m. 

Age: 3-4 years (by May 1)

Fee: $18

Instructor: J. Dienger

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Pre-Ballet for 4 year-olds

Playful and engaging first steps into classical ballet.

Day/Dates: Mondays, May 11-June 8 (No class May 25)

Time: 4:15-4:45 pm

Age: 4 (by May 1)

Price: $32

Instructor:  R. Ryan

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: Saturdays, May 16-June 13

Time: 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Age: 4-6 years (by May 1)

Fee: $45

Instructor: J. Dienger

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Boys in Motion Ages 5-6

Calling all super heroes, knights and future athletic stars, this dance class rocks!  This class is specifically designed for young boys ages 5-6 years, to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination and strength while also being introduced to ballet and contemporary dance.

Day/Dates: Fridays, May 15- June 12

Time: 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Age: 5-6 years (Jan. 1)

Fee: $18

Instructor: J. Dienger

Pre-Ballet for 5 year-olds

An imaginative, technique-based introduction to classical ballet perfect for your 5 year-old.

Day/Dates:  Thursdays, May 14-June 11

Time: 4:30-5:15 pm

Age: 5 (by May 1)

Price: $45

Instructor: J. Dienger

Irish I

Introduction to Irish Dance technique. Students will learn basic jig and reel steps, along with ceili dances.

Day/Dates:  Mondays, May 11-June 8 (No class May 25)

Time: 4-4:45 p.m.

Age: 5 years & up

Price: $36

Instructor: A. Honecker-Sherman

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.

Day/Dates: Thursday, May 14-June 11

Time: 5:45–6:30 p.m.

Ages: 6–9 years

Cost: $45

Instructor: A. Kline

Beginning Ballet

Continued introduction to classical ballet. Designed to build coordination, strength and body awareness through a range of creative techniques perfect for your 6 year-old.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, May 13-June 10

Time: 4:15-5:15 pm

Fee: $50

Age: 6 (by May 1)

Instructor:  R. Ryan

 NEW! Daddy & Dancer

In celebration of Father’s Day, we are holding a special class where ballet dancers (both boys and girls) get to invite their dad, grandpa, or other special friend to join them at the barre and on the dance floor to make memories together and enjoy a little treat together at the end.

Date: Saturday, June 20

Times and levels: 

Pre-Ballet/Beginner Ballet: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Ballet I-III: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Ballet IV-VII: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $10 per family or $5 if enrolled dancers are enrolled in spring dance classes

Instructors: J. Dienger, R. Ryan-Dahlgren, T. Schmidt

MCA Classes in collaboration with Winona YMCA 

Adventures in Ballet: Frozen

Your Little one is invited on a magical journey that will tickle their imaginations as they fall in love with ballet during the class perfect for "Frozen" and dance enthusiasts.

Day/ Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 15- Feb. 26th (7 weeks)

Ages: 3-5 years

Time: 5:30-6 pm

Instructor: A. Kline

Adventures in Ballet: The Little Mermaid

Young dancers will fill with joy as they use their imaginations and bodies to dive under the water; point their mermaid tail, and jam with their underwater friends.

Day/Date: Wednesdays, March 18- April  29th (7 weeks)

Ages: 3-5 years

Time: 5:30-6 pm

Instructor: A. Kline

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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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All in-person MCA programs and performances are cancelled through May 8, 2020 in a response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Phone calls and emails will be responded to during this time.

 

 

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