Friday, June 29, 2012

Conservatory announces July arts programs

WINONA, Minn. —The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is offering a variety of programs to the community in July. Programs for ages 3 to adult are offered at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 West 10th St.

Below are the July offerings, most of which conclude in free performance showcases.

Music division offerings include:

NEW! Chamber Music Camp
with guest artist Dave Gudmastad

• July 23-27, 2-4:30 p.m.

For students entering grades 6-10 in the fall who play a woodwind, brass or orchestral string instrument. Tuition $100 (half-price for MCA private lesson students). Students will work on becoming better musicians by playing in a small ensemble setting with like instruments and will attend music classes to learn the basics of sight singing, theory, composition, improvisation and the Alexander Technique.

Private Music Lessons 
(flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, guitar, banjo, mandolin, piano, voice)
 • Arranged, for students ages 5 to adult. Tuition: $75 for 5 lessons, $140 for 10 lessons.

Dance division offerings include:

July Creative Movement
• July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 5:15-5:45 p.m.

For students ages 3-4. Tuition $30. An introduction to the dance class setting using creative movement techniques.

Clogging for Kids
 • July 9, 16, 23, 30, 3-3:45 p.m.

For students ages 8-12. Tuition $20. An introduction to clogging; don’t miss this toe-tapping, foot-stomping good time!

Musical Theatre Dance
• July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 6-7 p.m.

For students ages 13 and up. Tuition $50. You will learn basic dance technique for musical theatre performance and explore choreography from popular Broadway musicals. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary!

Boys Dance Technique Workshops
 • July 16-19, 11-11:45 a.m.

For students ages 8-12. Tuition FREE. Develop physical technique used in classical and contemporary dance disciplines such as ballet, modern and jazz.

Class days, times and tuition vary. Financial need-based scholarship are available.

 For a brochure and a complete listing, go to, email, or call 507-453-5500. Students may registration online, by mail or in person at MCA’s Valéncia Arts Center.

 This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on Nov. 4, 2008.