Classes & ProgramsFamily Programs
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 multi-age 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.
My Grown up & Me
Does your child love to move? Children ages 18 months – 3 years old 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: Wednesdays, Jan. 9- March 13
Time: 5:15-5:45 pm
Age: 18 months -3 years by 01/01/19
Fee: $70 (10 classes)
NEW! Music fun with Mr. Kerry
Are you ready to have fun? Are you interested in hand drums, the guitar or singing? Come play with MCA's new collection of children's instruments. Intended for children ages 3 to 7, with a special grown-up in their life. This class will teach basic music skills using a variety of instruments, songs, games, and activities. No experience required!
Instructor: Kerry Klungtvedt
Date: Saturdays, Jan. 12-March 2
Time: 2-3 pm
Age: 3-7 years with a caregiver
Fee: $64 per child or $77 per family
Music for Little Movers
You and your child will squeal with delight as you wiggle and spin with Amanda to both original and favorite preschool songs. This class will explore new topics each week including colors, animals, and seasons. It is designed to develop your child’s motor skills, tickle their ears and create a fun memories.
Instructor: Amanda Grace
Date: Wednesdays, Jan. 9- 30
Time: 9:30-10:00 am
Age: Birth-5 years with a caregiver
Fee: $28 per child or $35 per family
Parents! Come learn how to teach your little one the guitar and have fun doing it. Geared for parents with children ages 4-6 years old, The Suzuki Guitar Method is based on the way a child acquires language. Besides instilling the gift of music, it is also an opportunity to bond with your child while teaching socialization skills, patience, persistence, community, respect, problem solving, and joyful participation. Our instructor, Kerry Klungtvedt, is a nationally registered Suzuki Teacher with many years of experience. This program is comprised of a mix of parent only, parent & child, group and private lessons. For this exciting pilot program participation is very limited but guitars will be issued to both parents and children to use throughout the program.
Winter: Saturdays, Jan. 28-March 25
Time: class 10:00am-10:30am, lesson scheduled directly prior or after
Age: 4-6 years old with a parent or guardian
Instructor: K. Klungtvedt
Price: $189 (include guitar rental for both adult and child guitar)
Have you been waiting for just the right time to check out one of our classes? The wait is now over, MCA is having a FREE-4-ALL… a day of free classes on Jan. 5th, 2019 for the whole family! This event will feature classes for both youth and adults- so bring some friends and try a class or two.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold four open auditions in Wisconsin and Minnesota for our 17th annual Summer Dance Intensive boarding summer camp (one of the only boarding summer dance intensives in Minnesota!). Thanks to positive feedback the SDI will once again be 3-weeks! The Dance Intensive will held July 7-27, 2019 in Winona, Minnesota. MCA, is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and invites intermediate and advanced dancers between the ages of 11 and 22, who are ready for their dance technique to soar to new heights to audition. Auditions will be held in La Crosse & Green Bay, WI and Winona and Mankato, MN.
According to The Chorus Impact Study choral singers not only learn music skills, but participation in choral singing programs also correlates with better social and emotional skills. Choir participation can help make students better participants in groups, lead to better emotional expression and management, improve overall academic performance, help instill self-discipline and more. Thanks to support from the Slaggie Family Foundation, MCA will be offering local youth in grades 3-8 the opportunity participate in the Short & Sweet Choir Experience, a week long program that will run Dec. 10-14, 4:45-6:15pm daily. The week will close with a performance during the Dec. 14th MCA Music Division Concert at 7pm.