Classes & Programs

Family 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 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.

The Beauty Around Us, artwork by Heidi Bacon

The Beauty Around Us, artwork by Heidi Bacon

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), Galleria Valéncia at the  will feature “The Beauty Around Us” an exhibit by artist Heidi Bacon Jan.2- Jan. 31, 2020. The public is invited to the show’s opening reception with the artist on Saturday, Jan. 25th, 12:30-2 pm.  Visitors can expect to be wowed as they view painting of the Mississippi River, the falls in Mantorville, MN, a swan family, a coyote pouncing in the snow and a scene from Frontenac State Park.

Change in Color Dance Auditions

Change in Color Dance Auditions

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) will hold open auditions for it’s pre-professional dance company, The Dance Repertory Company’s (DRC) 47th annual spring dance concert, Change in Color on Jan.18th at 3pm. Auditions are open and free to all intermediate and advanced dancers 13 years and older. Auditions are held at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center.


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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Monday - Wednesday
9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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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