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Come explore the arts this summer at Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts!

Our summer programming offers an engaging, inspiring and safe environment for students to gain new skills and perfect artistry.

Below is a list of our new and popular summer camps. We also have a new session of dance classes for all ages beginning in May, National Tap Dance Day Workshops in May, and private music lessons offered throughout the Summer. MCA is excited to bring back our Winona Arts Camp for a another year! Registration for Summer 2023 will open around March 15th, 2023. Families can register in person at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center located at 1164 W. 10th Street, Winona, MN.


Summer Camps 


Come join us on a journey to South America where you will make new friends as you dance, create visual arts and learn some music from this area of the world during this artistic and imaginative adventure. Families are invited to an open house at 11:15am on the last day of camp. Early bird fee $85, $95 after May 1. Please send a water bottle and snack each day. Cost includes camp t-shirt.

Day/Dates: Monday-Friday, August 7-11

Time: 9:30-11:30am

Ages: 4-6 yrs old


Fee: $85 (Early bird), $95 (After June 1)

Winona Arts Camp 2024

Join MCA as we welcome back this amazingly fun integrated arts summer camp for its 7th year. Students will get to choose their classes this time. We are offering visual and performing arts as we have in the past. They will explore and have the opportunity to be immersed in four subjects a day. From a guitar class and piano class, to dance and visual arts to name a few, there are plenty of options to satisfy the artist in everyone.  Families are invited to attend a demonstration at 3 pm on Friday afternoon. We will share a google form soon for class options to choose from.

Dates: Monday-Friday, August 14-18

Time: 9:00 am- 3:30 pm

Age: 1st - 8th grade 

Price: $199 (Early Bird Special), $219 (after June 1), Fee includes camp t-shirt. Students will need to bring a lunch and water bottle daily.

Class choices for 2024 include: Announcement soon!

Junior Training Program for Dancers

Are you an intermediate dancer that is ready to take your dance technique to the next level? MCA’s Junior Training Program offers participants a daily ballet technique class, pre-pointe and beginning pointe technique and a variety of theory classes such as choreography, costume design and injury prevention. Additionally, dancers have the opportunity to experience a “genre of the day” class, including jazz, modern, musical theatre and hip hop. Each day will end with a rehearsal for a public final showcase. Registration due by May 1, 2023

No auditions are necessary for participation, but a minimum of 3 years of ballet technique is highly encouraged.

Day/ Dates: July 16-29
Ages: 9 years - high school
Location: In-person at Valencia Arts Center (MN Conservatory for the Arts)
Fee: $760 Tuition fee which includes over 60 hours of instruction
Room & Board: $1060 which includes meals, lodging, transportation and chaperones.

*Intermediate & Advanced Dancers 11 years-22 years please visit our website for details about our audition based 3-week Summer Dance Intensive with a boarding option, July 9-29, 2023.

2023 Summer Dance Intensive

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is excited to announce that we will be offering our 20th annual Summer Dance Intensive. The 2023 Intensive will be in-person while following MCA’s COVID Code of Conduct. Room and board is available again this year. We are so excited to still be able to offer a wonderful well-rounded and personal experience for intermediate and advanced dancers ages 11-22. The intensive will run July 9-29, 2023. Registration due by May 1, 2023.

Dancers interested in attending the MCA Summer Dance Intensive are invited to attend one of our 3 audition locations at La Crosse Dance Centre, La Crosse, WI on January 22, The Pointe School of Ballet & Contemporary Dance in Des Moines, IA, March 4 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. or a our facility MCA, Winona, MN on March 25, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. or send in a video submission.

Day/ Dates: July 9-29
Ages: 11-22 years
Location: In-person at Valencia Arts Center (MN Conservatory for the Arts)
Fee: $1500 Tuition fee which includes over 100 hours of instruction
Room & Board: $1590 which includes meals, lodging, transportation and chaperones.