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Early Childhood Dance Programs
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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, Jan. 9 –March 12

Time: 5:15–5:45 p.m.

Ages: 18 mo.–3 years (by Jan. 1)

Cost: $76

Sample this class during our Free-4-All and Open House on Jan. 4th 2020. Free to participate, but registration required.

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: Fridays, Jan. 10–March 13 No class Feb .7)

Time: 5:30–6 p.m.

Ages: 3–5 years (by Jan. 1)

Cost: $72

Instructor: J. Dienger

Sample this class during our Free-4-All and Open House on Jan. 4th 2020. Free to participate, but registration required.

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, Jan. 9-March 12

Time: 4:00-4:30 pm

Age: 3-4 years (by Jan. 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, Jan. 6-March 9

Time: 4:15-4:45 pm

Age: 4 (by Jan. 1)

Price: $80

Instructor:  R. Ryan-Dahlgren

Sample this class during our Free-4-All and Open House on Jan. 4th 2020. Free to participate, but registration required.

NEW! 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, Jan. 11- March 7 (No class Feb. 8)

Time: 9-9:30 a.m.

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

Fee: $64

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, Jan.10-March 13 (No class Feb. 7)

Time: 6-6:30 pm

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, Jan. 9-March 12

Time: 4:30-5:15 pm

Age: 5 (by Jan. 1)

Price: $90

Instructor: J. Dienger

Sample this class during our Free-4-All and Open House on Jan. 4th 2020. Free to participate, but registration required.

Irish I

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

Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, Jan. 8-March 11

Time: 5-5:45 pm

Age: 5 years & up

Price: $108

Instructor: A. Pelowski

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: Tuesday, Jan. 7–March 10

Time: 5:30–6:15 p.m.

Ages: 6–9 years

Cost: $90

Instructor: J. Dienger

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, Jan. 8-March 11

Time: 4:15-5:15 pm

Fee: $100

Age: 6 (by Jan. 1)

Instructor:  R. Ryan-Dahlgren

Sample this class during our Free-4-All and Open House on Jan. 4th 2020. Free to participate, but registration required.

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. Klein

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. Klein

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Tap for Kids

An introduction to the fundamentals of tap dance for students ages 5-7. 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.

Day/Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 11 –March 14 (10 wks)

Time: 9–9:45 a.m.

Age: 5–7 years, by Jan. 1

Cost: $90

Instructor: J. Meinke

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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