MCA Summer Camps 2017

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 & popular summer camps. We also have a new session of dance classes for all ages May 1- June 24th, 2017, National Tap Dance Day Workshops in May, Rock Guitar classes in July, and private music lessons offered throughout the Summer.  We are in the process of implementing new registration software, we hope that online registration will be available by April 1st, until that time families can register in person at MCA’s home, the Valencia Arts Center located at 1164 W. 10th Street, Winona, MN.

NEW! From Page to Stage

From majestic far-away places to the steps of a Broadway theatre, the written word will be used to ignite your creativity and imagination as you sculpt, act, dance, paint, sing, draw, and drum. Will you be inspired by Hobbits, Oz, an orphanage, or wardrobes? Friends and family will be invited on the last day for a visual and performing arts showcase. Students will be asked to bring a bagged lunch, snack and water bottle each day.

Dates: June 26 – June 30 (Monday- Friday)

Time: 9:00am- 3:00pm

Age: 2nd – 4th & 5th – 8th grade

Price: $175 (Early Bird Special) $199 (after May 1) includes camp t-shirt

Mini-Summer Dance Intensive

Are you ready to dance your day away? Here is your chance! Each day dancers will warm up in a ballet class, build foot and ankle strength in pre-pointe, dabble in different theory classes such as dance history, composition (choreography), and theatre, rounding out their dance experience with a “genre of the day” class, including jazz, modern, musical theatre and hip hop. Each day will end with a rehearsal for a final showcase that will be in our Academy Theatre for friends and family. More details.

No auditions are required, but it is recommended that dancers have at least 3 years of training.

Dates: July 10-21, M-F

Time: 9am-4pm

Age: 9 years- High School (at least 3 years of dance training, MCA Ballet II and up)

Price: $300 (Early Bird Special), $350 (after May 31). Fee includes over 60 hours of instruction and camp t-shirt. Students will need to bring a lunch and water bottle daily.

Summer Dance Intensive               

Experience the nurturing and intimate atmosphere of the 15th annual Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts Summer Dance Intensive If you are an intermediate or advanced dancer between the ages of 11 and 22, who is ready for your dance technique to soar to new heights, then this is the intensive for you! You will spend 7 to 9 hours of your day studying dance in technique classes and rehearsals under the direction of seasoned, professional instructors.  Auditions are required for acceptance. More details

Dates: July 9-22, Daily

Age: 11-22

Price: Tuition : $815, Room and Board:  $749

*Talent-based scholarships and returning student discounts available.


Join us for an exciting three days of rhythm!  TAP CAMP will include classes in tap technique, repertory, improvisation, body percussion, music theory and concepts for the tap dancer, tap history, and tap in films. TAP CAMP is for intermediate and advanced tap dancers ages 11 – 21 or MCA Tap levels II, III, IV, and V.Dancers should bring a water bottle and snack each day. An informal demonstration for family and friends will be held on Friday, Aug. 4th at 5:00 pm followed by a potluck pizza party!  Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, come on dancers, it’s TAP CAMP time!

Dates: Aug. 2 – Aug. 4  (Wed.- Fri.)

Time:  1:00 – 5:00 pm

Age: Intermediate & Adv. Tap Dancers ages 11 – 21 or MCA Tap levels II, III, IV, and V

Price: $99 (Early Bird Special) $120 (after May 1) includes camp t-shirt

Winona Arts Camp 2017:  Improv Everywhere “Unexpected in the Arts”

Join MCA and Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) for the 3rd annual integrated arts summer camp. This year’s theme is “Improv Everywhere.” Get ready to think quick on your feet, flex your creative muscles and discover the joy of the unexpected in music, theatre, dance and visual arts. Families are invited to attend a lively showcase at 3pm on final day of camp.

Dates: August 7-11 (Monday- Friday)

Time: 9:00- 3:30 p.m.

Age: 2nd – 4th & 5th – 8th grade

Price: $175 (Early Bird Special), $199 (after May 31). Fee includes camp t-shirt, daily snack and admission to the MMAM.  Students will need to bring a lunch and water bottle daily.

NEW! Super Artist Camp

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Super Camper!  During this week long adventure campers will hone their creative super powers. Exploration in dance, theatre, music and visual arts to take their art to new heights. Families are invited to an open house at 10:15am on the last day of camp.

Dates: August 14-18 (Monday- Friday)

Time: 9:30 – 10:45am

Age: 3-5 years & K-1st grade (students must be potty-trained)

Price: $49 (Early Bird Special), $59 (after May 1)