Programs & Classes

Youth Programs

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is a full service arts conservatory that provides quality arts education in music, theatre, dance and visual art. Information about inspiring, nurturing and non-competitive programs specifically designed for children aged 6 and up are listed below.

NEW! Ready Set DRAW

From sketching, creating comics, to Zentangle, you will be amazed at what you can create with just pen and ink or pencil and char coal.

Day/Time:Thursdays, Oct. 18- Nov. 8

1st- 3rd grade: 4:30-5:30pm 

 4th grade +: 5:30-6:30pm

Instructor: B. Haupt

Price: $59 

NEW! Wonderful Watercolor

Come and explore the wonderful and wacky world of watercolor painting. You will learn new painting techniques, how to mix colors,
and have fun expressing yourself through this vibrant medium.

Day/Time:Thursdays, Sept. 13 - Oct. 4

1st- 3rd grade: 4:30-5:30pm 

 4th grade +: 5:30-6:30pm

Instructor: B. Haupt

Price: $64 

NEW! Art Social

Are you a creator? Are you inspired by others? Sometimes it is just more fun to get creative when you have someone to bounce ideas off of. Come join our community of young artists in a relaxed atmosphere designed to get your creative juices flowing. Bring a project you are working on to share and add on to or create with provided materials in an open-ended way. Simple snacks also provided.

Date/Time/Age:Sunday, Sept. 16, 1:00-2:15 pm, Grades 1-3

Sunday, Oct. 14, 1:00-2:30 pm, Grades 4+

Instructor: B. Haupt

Price: $5

Family Arts Academy

Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE monthly themed multi-arts experiences that invite the whole family to learn new skills, meet local artists and have fun creating together. Come to one or all, pre-registration recommended. Geared towards kids ages 4-12 and their families, but all ages are welcome.

Art Attack- April 6, 5:30-6:30pm- Free

Jedi Training (back by popular demand!)- May 4, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Scooby Doo, Sherlock and Detective You- June 5, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Minecraft Mainia (back by popular demand!)- July 3rd, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Keeping the Beat- Aug 7th, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

 

2018 Summer Camp Overview

Mini-Summer Dance Intensive- June 18- 29, 9am-4pm, Monday- Friday, ages 9+ (with approx. 3 years dance experience/ MCA Ballet Level II) Q & A about our Mini-SDI

Super Artist Multi-Arts Camp– June 25-29, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-10:45am, ages 3-5 & K-1st grade.

16th Annual Boarding Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)- NOW 3 WEEKS!  July 8-28, ages 11-22, acceptance by in-person or video audition required.  Q & A about our SDI.

Tap Camp- July 30-Aug. 3, 1pm-5pm, Monday- Friday.

Winona Arts Camp 2018: I Create- August 6-10, Monday- Friday, 9am-3:30pm, 1st-8th grade

NEW! Nutcracker Fairy Tale Camp- August, 13-17 Monday- Friday, 9:30-10:30am, ages 5 & 6 years & 10:45-11:45am, ages 3 & 4 years (pair with Drummin' up Fun for 2.25 hour drop off camp).

NEW! Drummin' up Fun Camp- August, 13-17 Monday- Friday, 9:30-10:30am, ages 3 & 4 years & 10:45-11:45am, ages 5 &6 years (pair with Drummin' up Fun for 2.25 hour drop off camp).

All of these camps will take place at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts home, The Valencia Arts Center. Please check back soon for more details on these camps, 2018 National Tap Dance Day Celebration workshops, stay strong classes, summer private lessons,  spring dance classes, and Arts Camps at the YMCA by MCA staff.

For full camp descriptions Click Here.

MCA in partnership with the Winona YMCA this Summer & Fall

MCA is proud to be partnering once again with the Winona YMCA to offer more opportunities for local kids to explore the arts and get creative this summer & Fall. Registration for these camp is through the Winona YMCA at: winonaymca.org

July 23-27- Little Creaters, ages 3-6 years, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

July 30-Aug. 3- Art Around the World, 1st-5th grade, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Thursdays,  Sept. 6- Oct.11, Cinderella Ballet Adventure, 5:15-5:45pm, ages 3-5

Thursdays, Nov. 1-  Dec. 13, Nutcracker Ballet Adventure, 5:15-5:45 pm, ages 3-5

Thursdays,  Sept. 6- Oct.11, Intro to Ballet, 4:15-5:00 pm, ages 6-9

Thursdays, Nov. 1-  Dec. 13, Beginning Hip Hop, 4:15-5:00 pm, ages 6-9

Click here for full Descriptions and more details

 Beauty and the Beast

Prairie Fire Children's Theatre (PFCT) will be back in Winona to present their original version of the classic tale, "Beauty and the Beast". "Beauty and the Beast", with script and music by Daniel Nordquist and costume and set design by Deborah Nelson-Pick is a tale about an unjust prince, a gypsy curse, and a young girl who sees beyond appearances. Students aged 7-18 will be cast in the original musical production of “Aladdin”. Any student registered will be cast in this week-long production. All cast members are required to participate in the audition process on April 22nd to determine their role. Cast members MUST be available for rehearsals Monday- Friday, 4pm-8:15pm and performances on Friday, April 26th at 7pm and Saturday, April, 27th at 2pm. Performances are in MCA’s Academy Theatre at the Valencia Arts Center.

Day/Dates: Monday-Saturday, April 22- 28

Times: TBA (depends on role assigned, see time frames above)

Instructor(s): Professional Actors/Directors from Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre

Cast Member Price: $65

Ticket cost: $6 Adults & $5 Students (Tickets-on sale during MCA business hours April 22-27 and 1 hour prior to performances at the door. Cash or check only.)

Adventures in Acting

Your imagination will run wild as you explore the magical world of theatre. Play acting games, learn how to conquer stage fright and
how to think quick on your feet. You will even prepare a short scene to present to your friends and family on the last day of class.

Day/Dates:  Thursdays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 1

Times & Ages: 4:30-5:30pm- Ages 10-13
                          5:30-6:30pm-Ages 7-9

Instructor(s): C. Deysach

Price: $72

 

Homeschoolers Act-it-Out

Specially designed for Homeschoolers in the Winona Area, this class will encourage students to work as an ensemble as they build stage presence and off-the-cuff creativity. Students will enjoy exploring the world of theatre and improvisation, while experiencing the additional benefits of developing communication skills, confidence and self-esteem. On the last day of class, friends and family will be invited to an open house where students will present a variety of scenes & improvisation games. Exciting new material will challenge returning students. Learn more about MCA's Homeschool Arts Enrichment Program.

Day/Dates: Mondays, Sept. 10- Oct. 22 

Times & Ages: 10-11am- Ages 7-9

                          11am- 12pm- Ages 10-15

Instructor(s): J. Heukeshoven

Price: $35 (7 classes)

NEW! Musical Theatre Dance, 8-12 years

Unleash your creative side while dancing to new and classic songs from the Broadway stage.  Dancers will work on perfecting dance technique while bringing a character to life.

Day/Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 1- Nov. 3

Time:  11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Age: 8-12 years

Price: $90 (10 classes)

Instructor: J. Dienger

Family Arts Academy

Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE monthly themed multi-arts experiences that invite the whole family to learn new skills, meet local artists and have fun creating together. Come to one or all, pre-registration recommended. Geared towards kids ages 4-12 and their families, but all ages are welcome.

Art Attack- April 6, 5:30-6:30pm- Free

Jedi Training (back by popular demand!)- May 4, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Scooby Doo, Sherlock and Detective You- June 5, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Minecraft Mainia (back by popular demand!)- July 3rd, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Keeping the Beat- Aug 7th, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

 

2018 Summer Camp Overview

Mini-Summer Dance Intensive- June 18- 29, 9am-4pm, Monday- Friday, ages 9+ (with approx. 3 years dance experience/ MCA Ballet Level II) Q & A about our Mini-SDI

Super Artist Multi-Arts Camp– June 25-29, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-10:45am, ages 3-5 & K-1st grade.

16th Annual Boarding Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)- NOW 3 WEEKS!  July 8-28, ages 11-22, acceptance by in-person or video audition required.  Q & A about our SDI.

Tap Camp- July 30-Aug. 3, 1pm-5pm, Monday- Friday.

Winona Arts Camp 2018: I Create- August 6-10, Monday- Friday, 9am-3:30pm, 1st-8th grade

NEW! Nutcracker Fairy Tale Camp- August, 13-17 Monday- Friday, 9:30-10:30am, ages 5 & 6 years & 10:45-11:45am, ages 3 & 4 years (pair with Drummin' up Fun for 2.25 hour drop off camp).

NEW! Drummin' up Fun Camp- August, 13-17 Monday- Friday, 9:30-10:30am, ages 3 & 4 years & 10:45-11:45am, ages 5 &6 years (pair with Drummin' up Fun for 2.25 hour drop off camp).

All of these camps will take place at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts home, The Valencia Arts Center. Please check back soon for more details on these camps, 2018 National Tap Dance Day Celebration workshops, stay strong classes, summer private lessons,  spring dance classes, and Arts Camps at the YMCA by MCA staff.

For full camp descriptions Click Here.

DANCE (age based)

Below are all of the age based dance classes that do not require placement by instructor. Dancers who have 1-2 years of experience in a style of dance should contact our office 507-453-5500 and we are happy to help place you in the right class or suggest the right level(s) to trial.

Ballet I

Beginning classical ballet basics, including the introduction of barre work.

Day/Dates: Tuesdays, Aug. 28- Oct. 30

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

Age: 7 & up by 8/1/18

Price: $95 (10 Classes)

Instructor: R. Nehring

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: Saturdays, Sept. 1- Nov. 3

Time: 12:15-1:00 pm

Age: 6-9 years

Price: $70 (10 classes)

Instructor: J. Dienger

children dancing

Tap & Jazz for Kids I/II

An introduction to the fundamentals of tap and jazz dance for students ages 5 – 7. Students will stomp, leap, and turn their way through this fun, rhythm filled class.

Day/Dates: Thursdays, Aug. 30- Nov. 1

Time: 5:00-6:00 pm

Age: Ages 5-7 years

Price: $ 95 (10 classes)

Instructor:  J. Dienger

Modern I

No need to lace up shoes, come and explore beginning level of modern dance in your bare feet.

Day/Dates:  Fridays, Aug 31- Nov 2

Time: 5:30-6:15 pm

Age: 7+ years, by 8/1/18

Price: $70 (10  Classes)

Instructor: B. Mosser

boys dancing

Boys in Motion Ages 5-6

Calling all super heroes, knights and future athletic stars, this dance class rocks!  Specifically designed for young boys ages 4-6 years, to enhance athletic skills, flexibility, coordination and strength while also being introduced to ballet and contemporary dance.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, Aug. 29-Oct. 31

Time: 4:00-4:30pm

Age: 5-6 years

Fee: $18 (10 classes)

Instructor: D. Schleich

Irish I

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

Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, Aug. 29- Oct. 31

Time: 5-5:45pm

Age: 5 years & up

Price: $70 (10 classes)

Instructor: Alanna Duffy Pelowski

Creative Movement 5-6 years

Children will look forward to class each week as they creatively explore the world of movement.

Day/Dates:   Thursdays, Aug. 30- Nov. 1

Time: 4:30-5 pm

Age: 5-6 years by 8/1/18

Fee: $70 (10 classes)

Instructor: J. Dienger

NEW! 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. 13-17 (Monday- Friday)

Time:  Ages: 5-6, 9:30 – 10:30 am

          Ages 3-4, 10:45-11:45 pm 

Price: $59, price includes a camp t-shirt

Pair with Drummin’ up Fun and save $10, and daily snack provided between camps. Students will be asked to bring a water bottle each day. Includes camp t-shirt. Students must be potty-trained.

Boys Dance

This high energy class just for boys focuses on building technique and strength while exploring classical and contemporary dance disciplines such as hip hop, ballet, modern and jazz dance. All experience levels welcome. 

Day/Dates: Thursdays, Aug. 30- Nov. 1

Age: 7-12

Time: 6:15-7:00 p.m.

Fee: $18 (10 classes)

Instructor: J. Dienger

 

Tap I

Tap dance for teens and adults with experience looking for an additional challenge. Classes will include expanded tap terminology, combinations, and technical concepts.

Day/Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 1- Nov( No class Oct. 20)

Time: 10:30-11:30 am

Age: Ages 8+

Price: $ 85 (10 classes)

Instructor:  C. Martin

NEW! Musical Theatre Dance, 8-12 years

Unleash your creative side while dancing to new and classic songs from the Broadway stage.  Dancers will work on perfecting dance technique while bringing a character to life.

Day/Dates: Saturdays, Sept. 1- Nov. 3

Time:  11:00 am- 12:00 pm

Age: 8-12 years

Price: $90 (10 classes)

Instructor: J. Dienger

Dance Repertory Company

In addition to dance classes, an exciting part of learning experience for MCA students is performance opportunities. Students may audition for MCA's pre-professional performing ensemble, the Dance Repertory Company (DRC), or MCA's junior performing troupe, Dance Repertory Company II. DRC produces two production annually. Biannually DRC presents a full-length production of the traditional holiday classic The Nutcracker.  

Important Upcoming DRC & DRC II Dates

Nutcracker Audition Workshops: Aug. 22 during MCA's Fall Open House (Registration required)

Nutcracker Auditions: Sept. 8th, 3pm, ages 5+ are invited to audition. (Visit our Nutcracker Audition Q & A for more information)

10th Anniversary Nutcracker Performances: Nov. 28-Dec. 2 at the Page Theatre on the St. Mary's University Campus

For more information about auditioning for DRC, ordering tickets or past productions click here.

2018 Summer Camp Overview

Mini-Summer Dance Intensive- June 18- 29, 9am-4pm, Monday- Friday, ages 9+ (with approx. 3 years dance experience/ MCA Ballet Level II) Q & A about our Mini-SDI

Super Artist Multi-Arts Camp– June 25-29, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-10:45am, ages 3-5 & K-1st grade.

16th Annual Boarding Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)- NOW 3 WEEKS!  July 8-28, ages 11-22, acceptance by in-person or video audition required.  Q & A about our SDI.

Tap Camp- July 30-Aug. 3, 1pm-5pm, Monday- Friday.

Winona Arts Camp 2018: I Create- August 6-10, Monday- Friday, 9am-3:30pm, 1st-8th grade

NEW! Nutcracker Fairy Tale Camp- August, 13-17 Monday- Friday, 9:30-10:30am, ages 5 & 6 years & 10:45-11:45am, ages 3 & 4 years (pair with Drummin' up Fun for 2.25 hour drop off camp).

NEW! Drummin' up Fun Camp- August, 13-17 Monday- Friday, 9:30-10:30am, ages 3 & 4 years & 10:45-11:45am, ages 5 &6 years (pair with Drummin' up Fun for 2.25 hour drop off camp).

All of these camps will take place at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts home, The Valencia Arts Center. Please check back soon for more details on these camps, 2018 National Tap Dance Day Celebration workshops, stay strong classes, summer private lessons,  spring dance classes, and Arts Camps at the YMCA by MCA staff.

For full camp descriptions Click Here.

Kids Night Out

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is so pleased to partner with the Page Series to offer childcare on-site at MCA's home, the Valencia Arts Center while parents enjoy the KEIGWIN + COMPANY's "Places Please!" Kids will be engaged in a variety of activities that will tickle their creative muscles and be provided with a snack. Tickets for "Places Please!" can be purchased through Pagetheatre.org.

Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 10, 6:15 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. ("Places Please!" begins at 7 p.m., so parents will have time to get kids settled, grab a drink and then enjoy the show)

Ages: Open to potty-trained kids 3 years & up.

Price: $12 per child (snack included) 

Family Arts Academy

Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE monthly themed multi-arts experiences that invite the whole family to learn new skills, meet local artists and have fun creating together. Come to one or all, pre-registration recommended. Geared towards kids ages 4-12 and their families, but all ages are welcome.

Art Attack- April 6, 5:30-6:30pm- Free

Jedi Training (back by popular demand!)- May 4, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Scooby Doo, Sherlock and Detective You- June 5, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Minecraft Mainia (back by popular demand!)- July 3rd, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Keeping the Beat- Aug 7th, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

 

MCA Classes & Camps in collaboration with Winona YMCA

Fall Classes at YMCA 

Adventures in Ballet: Cinderella- ages 3-5, Thursdays, 5:15-5:45pm, Sept. 6- Oct. 11

Adventures in Ballet: Nutcracker- ages 3-5, Thursdays, 5:15-5:45pm, Nov. 1-Dec. 13

Intro to Ballet- ages 6-9, Thursdays, 4:15-5:00pm, Sept. 6-Oct. 11

Beginning Hip Hop- ages 6-9, Thursdays, 4:15-5:00pm, Nov.1-Dec. 13

Instructor: D. Schleich

Click Here to see full descriptions of YMCA Programs and how to register

MCA in partnership with the Winona YMCA this Summer & Fall

MCA is proud to be partnering once again with the Winona YMCA to offer more opportunities for local kids to explore the arts and get creative this summer & Fall. Registration for these camp is through the Winona YMCA at: winonaymca.org

July 23-27- Little Creaters, ages 3-6 years, 8:30 am-12:30 pm

July 30-Aug. 3- Art Around the World, 1st-5th grade, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Thursdays,  Sept. 6- Oct.11, Cinderella Ballet Adventure, 5:15-5:45pm, ages 3-5

Thursdays, Nov. 1-  Dec. 13, Nutcracker Ballet Adventure, 5:15-5:45 pm, ages 3-5

Thursdays,  Sept. 6- Oct.11, Intro to Ballet, 4:15-5:00 pm, ages 6-9

Thursdays, Nov. 1-  Dec. 13, Beginning Hip Hop, 4:15-5:00 pm, ages 6-9

Click here for full Descriptions and more details

 Beauty and the Beast

Prairie Fire Children's Theatre (PFCT) will be back in Winona to present their original version of the classic tale, "Beauty and the Beast". "Beauty and the Beast", with script and music by Daniel Nordquist and costume and set design by Deborah Nelson-Pick is a tale about an unjust prince, a gypsy curse, and a young girl who sees beyond appearances. Students aged 7-18 will be cast in the original musical production of “Aladdin”. Any student registered will be cast in this week-long production. All cast members are required to participate in the audition process on April 22nd to determine their role. Cast members MUST be available for rehearsals Monday- Friday, 4pm-8:15pm and performances on Friday, April 26th at 7pm and Saturday, April, 27th at 2pm. Performances are in MCA’s Academy Theatre at the Valencia Arts Center.

Day/Dates: Monday-Saturday, April 22- 28

Times: TBA (depends on role assigned, see time frames above)

Instructor(s): Professional Actors/Directors from Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre

Cast Member Price: $65

Ticket cost: $6 Adults & $5 Students (Tickets-on sale during MCA business hours April 22-27 and 1 hour prior to performances at the door. Cash or check only.)

Private Lessons

MCA offers private lessons for all ages and abilities! Our experienced teaching artists prepare students for a lifetime enjoyment of music.

Private lessons are offered year-round. Instruction available in flute, clarinet, oboe, saxophone, trumpet, french horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, violin, cello, guitar, bass. piano, percussion, and voice. Students will be expected to purchase method books the instructor feels best address the student’s needs. Students have the opportunity to perform during MCA’s Annual Fall and Winter Concerts and other performance opportunities based upon instructor recommendations. Some instruments such as the violin, guitar and piano are better suited for young students, if you have a young child who is interested in learning an instrument please contact us at 507-453-5500 for more information or by filling out a registration form indicating an instrument of interest.

  • 4 lessons- $72
  • 8 lessons- $136
  • 12 lessons- $180

Lesson dates and times: Arranged

Instructor and instrument

 

NEW! Drummin' up Fun

Use drums, other instruments and your body to tell stories and explore musical concepts in this fun week-long adventure camp. Friends and family will be invited to an informal showcase on the final day of camp.

Dates: Aug. 13-17 (Monday- Friday)

Time:  Ages: 3-4, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

          Ages: 5-6, 10:45-11:45 p.m. 

Price: $59, price includes a camp t-shirt

Pair with our Nutcracker Fairy Tale Camp and save $10, and daily snack provided between camps. Students will be asked to bring a water bottle each day. Includes camp t-shirt. Students must be potty-trained.

NEW! Short & Sweet Choir Experience

Do you love to sing? Do you love to be part of a group? Choral music is the best of both worlds! Come join us for a one-week
choir experience where we will help you build your own vocal skills and work with others to create amazing vocal art. We will finish the week with a brief showcase performance during the MCA Music Division Concert.

Date: Dec. 10-14

Time: 4:45pm-6:15 pm daily, performance during Friday, Dec. 14, MCA Music Division Concert, 7pm

Ages: Grades 3-8

Cost: $35 (includes performance t-shirt)

Instructor: L. O’Shea

This class is made possible thanks to the Slaggie Family Foundation.

2018 Summer Camp Overview

Mini-Summer Dance Intensive- June 18- 29, 9am-4pm, Monday- Friday, ages 9+ (with approx. 3 years dance experience/ MCA Ballet Level II) Q & A about our Mini-SDI

Super Artist Multi-Arts Camp– June 25-29, Monday-Friday, 9:30am-10:45am, ages 3-5 & K-1st grade.

16th Annual Boarding Summer Dance Intensive (SDI)- NOW 3 WEEKS!  July 8-28, ages 11-22, acceptance by in-person or video audition required.  Q & A about our SDI.

Tap Camp- July 30-Aug. 3, 1pm-5pm, Monday- Friday.

Winona Arts Camp 2018: I Create- August 6-10, Monday- Friday, 9am-3:30pm, 1st-8th grade

NEW! Nutcracker Fairy Tale Camp- August, 13-17 Monday- Friday, 9:30-10:30am, ages 5 & 6 years & 10:45-11:45am, ages 3 & 4 years (pair with Drummin' up Fun for 2.25 hour drop off camp).

NEW! Drummin' up Fun Camp- August, 13-17 Monday- Friday, 9:30-10:30am, ages 3 & 4 years & 10:45-11:45am, ages 5 &6 years (pair with Drummin' up Fun for 2.25 hour drop off camp).

All of these camps will take place at the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts home, The Valencia Arts Center. Please check back soon for more details on these camps, 2018 National Tap Dance Day Celebration workshops, stay strong classes, summer private lessons,  spring dance classes, and Arts Camps at the YMCA by MCA staff.

For full camp descriptions Click Here.

Jazz Combos

Jazz combos help students learn the art of jazz in a small ensemble setting. The Jazz Combo session will provide basic instruction in jazz-related rhythm, tone, style, concept, listening skills, and improvisation. The ultimate goal of these ensembles is to give interested students the opportunity to study and perform jazz ensemble literature. The combos will pay at a variety community performances, TBA All musicians and instruments are welcome, but space is limited.

Day/Time: Tues. 6:30-7:30pm, Wed. 6:15-7:15pm, Wed. 7:15-8:15pm

Dates: Fall Semester: Sept. 4- Nov. 7

Age: Grades 6-12

Instructor: D. Gudmastad

Price: $99 (10 classes) Combo practice times are flexible and dependent on the needs of the members. Contact director with questions.

Click here to see MCA Jazz Combos in Action.

 Beauty and the Beast

Prairie Fire Children's Theatre (PFCT) will be back in Winona to present their original version of the classic tale, "Beauty and the Beast". "Beauty and the Beast", with script and music by Daniel Nordquist and costume and set design by Deborah Nelson-Pick is a tale about an unjust prince, a gypsy curse, and a young girl who sees beyond appearances. Students aged 7-18 will be cast in the original musical production of “Aladdin”. Any student registered will be cast in this week-long production. All cast members are required to participate in the audition process on April 22nd to determine their role. Cast members MUST be available for rehearsals Monday- Friday, 4pm-8:15pm and performances on Friday, April 26th at 7pm and Saturday, April, 27th at 2pm. Performances are in MCA’s Academy Theatre at the Valencia Arts Center.

Day/Dates: Monday-Saturday, April 22- 28

Times: TBA (depends on role assigned, see time frames above)

Instructor(s): Professional Actors/Directors from Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre

Cast Member Price: $65

Ticket cost: $6 Adults & $5 Students (Tickets-on sale during MCA business hours April 22-27 and 1 hour prior to performances at the door. Cash or check only.)

NEW! Family Fun with the Drum

We are excited to present this new music class for younger students with their adult! Drums and World music are a great way to
foster your child’s growth and creativity. We will use lots of games, songs, rhythms, and activities on a wide variety of instruments!
It’s fun with fundamentals! Come build skills that can last a lifetime.

Dates:

Fall 1: Tuesdays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 16

Fall 2: Oct. 23 - Nov. 27

Time: 5:30-6:15 pm

Ages: 3-8 with an adult

Cost: $48 per child, per session (adults attend free)

Instructor: K. Klungtvedt

 

Family Arts Academy

Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE monthly themed multi-arts experiences that invite the whole family to learn new skills, meet local artists and have fun creating together. Come to one or all, pre-registration recommended. Geared towards kids ages 4-12 and their families, but all ages are welcome.

Art Attack- April 6, 5:30-6:30pm- Free

Jedi Training (back by popular demand!)- May 4, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Scooby Doo, Sherlock and Detective You- June 5, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Minecraft Mainia (back by popular demand!)- July 3rd, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Keeping the Beat- Aug 7th, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

 

Beginning Rock Guitar Class

Learning rock guitar can be lots of fun and very challenging. This class shows you the fundamentals of guitar as well as some basic rock techniques. Geared for the absolute beginner, seasoned players are also welcome to join in and get a fresh perspective on the instrument. We’ll present the fundamentals of strumming, chord vocabulary, rhythm, tone, and other elements of rock music. Open to both electric and acoustic players.

Dates: Thursdays, July 13 thru August 17.

Time: 5:30-6:30 pm

Age: 5th grade to adult

Instructor: Kerry Klungtvedt Fee: $59

Register Now!

FAMILY PROGRAMS

Family Arts Academy

Family Arts Academy workshops are FREE monthly themed multi-arts experiences that invite the whole family to learn new skills, meet local artists and have fun creating together. Come to one or all, pre-registration recommended. Geared towards kids ages 4-12 and their families, but all ages are welcome.

Art Attack- April 6, 5:30-6:30pm- Free

Jedi Training (back by popular demand!)- May 4, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Scooby Doo, Sherlock and Detective You- June 5, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Minecraft Mainia (back by popular demand!)- July 3rd, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

Keeping the Beat- Aug 7th, 5:30-6:30pm, Free

 

NEW! Family Fun with the Drum

We are excited to present this new music class for younger students with their adult! Drums and World music are a great way to
foster your child’s growth and creativity. We will use lots of games, songs, rhythms, and activities on a wide variety of instruments!
It’s fun with fundamentals! Come build skills that can last a lifetime.

Dates:

Fall 1: Tuesdays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 16

Fall 2: Oct. 23 - Nov. 27

Time: 5:30-6:15 pm

Ages: 3-8 with an adult

Cost: $48 per child, per session (adults attend free)

Instructor: K. Klungtvedt

 

Suzuki Guitar

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)

Learn more about the Suzuki Method

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LOCATION

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 West Howard (10th) Street
Winona, MN 55987

Phone: 507-453-5500
Fax: 507-453-5507

HOURS OF OPERATION

The MCA offices will be closed March 30-April 2nd, 2018

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

Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
9 a.m. - 3 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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