Monday, August 19, 2013

Conservatory to conduct open house Sept. 4

WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts will be conducting its fall registration open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th St.

MCA offers programming in dance, music, visual art and theatre year-round. Classes, lessons, workshops and camps are offered for youth ages 3 and older through adults at the Valéncia Arts Center.

Register early for:

·      New art division classes including “Architecture for Kids” and “Drawing 101.”
·      Dance programming in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, hip hop and tap with new course divisions.
·      Private music lessons with talented teaching artists.
·      New partner workshops with the Minnesota Marine Art Museum and Great River Shakespeare Festival.
·      Advanced training for those serious about dance with an additional Ballet V/VI/VII class.
·      New adult wellness classes including folk music workshops, “Intro to Guitar,” “Self Portrait Workshop,” and “Belly Dancing for Beginners.”

Class days, times and tuition vary.  Financial need-based scholarships are available. For a brochure and a complete listing, visit, e-mail, “like” them on Facebook, or call (507) 453-5500.  Interested students may register online, by mail, or in person at MCA’s Valéncia Arts Center.

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. Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts is an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.