Ages 6 and under

MCA is the best place to give your child a great start in the arts. Because our instructors are so in-tune with the developmental stages and needs of children of this age your child will leave each class with a bounce in their step and eagerly return each week. MCA instructors know just how to strike just he right chord between creating fun, playful learning and building a solid foundation in the arts.  Children as young as 18 months old may start exploring the magical world of dance along with a special grown-up in their life in our “My Grown-up & Me” class.  Please click on the division below to explore offerings that are specifically designed for students ages 6 and under. Also check out our Family Classes.

Early Childhood Art

Create a Comic Workshop

This workshop is in celebration of the holiday Free Comic Book Day (Always the first Saturday in May). During the workshop young artists will celebrate the art of comic books and  learn about how to create their very own comic. Drawing comics is a great way to promote literacy skills and for kids to flex their creative muscles.

Day/Time: Saturday, May 7th,  K-2nd grade (10-11am) & 3rd-5th grade (11:30am- 1pm)

Price: $15 (all supplies and  snack included)

Instructors: Brianna Haupt

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) price includes a camp t-shirt

Early Childhood Dance

Creative Movement

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

Day/Dates:   Wednesdays, May 3- June 21,  3:45-4:15pm

Age: 3-5 years by 5/1/17

Fee: $63 (9 classes)

Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Pre-Ballet for 4 year-olds

Playful and engaging first steps into classical ballet.

Day/Dates: Wednesdays, May 3- June 21

Time: 5-5:30pm

Age: 4 by 5/1/17

Price: $56 (8 classes)

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Boys in Motion

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:Fridays, May 5-June 23 3:45-4:15pm

Age: 4-6 years

Fee: $22 (8 classes)

Instructor- J. Taber-O’Neill

Pre-Ballet for 5 year-olds

An imaginative, technique based introduction to classical ballet perfect for your 5 year-old.

Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, May 3- June 21

Time: 4:15-5pm

Age: 5 by 5/1/17

Price: $64 (8 classes)

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Irish I 

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

Day/Dates:  Wednesdays, May 31-June 21

Time: 5-5:45pm

Age: 5 years & up

Price: $32 (4 classes)

Instructor:Alanna Duffy Pelowski

Tap for Kids –National Tap Dance Day workshops

Each class will include tap technique, warm-ups and rehearsal to learn a choreographed piece to be performed at Winona’s National Tap Dance Day (NTDD) celebration.  Even if you do not plan to attend NTDD, you are still welcome to participate and learn!  Each year tap celebrations are held in honor of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson’s birthday.  Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!

Dates: Classes May 1- May 19, Performance & Rehearsal on May 21st, details TBA

Tuesdays, 5-6pm & Thursdays, 4:45-6pm $72 + $12 for T-shirt (ages 6 years and up )

Instructor:  J. Dienger

Price: $90 (10 classes)

Junior Hip Hop 

Day/Dates: Thursdays, May 4-June 22

Time: 4-4:45pm

Age: 6-9 years

Price: $64 (8 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, May 5- June 23

Time: 6:30-7:15pm

Age: 6 -9 years

Price: $64 (8 Classes)Instructor: J. Taber-O’Neill

Price: $80 (10 Classes)

Beginning Ballet

Continued introduction to classical ballet. Designed to build coordination, strength and body awareness through a range of creative techniques perfect for your 6 year-old.

Day/Dates: Fridays, May 5-June 23

Time: 4:15-5:15pm

Fee: $72 (8 classes)

Age: 6 by 5/1/17

Instructor:  J. Taber-O’Neill

Early Childhood Music

Music for Little Movers

You and your child will squeal with delight as you wiggle and spin with Amanda to both original and favorite preschool songs. This class will explore new topics each week including colors, animals, and seasons. It is designed to develop your child’s motor skills, tickle their ears and create a fun memories.

Instructor: Amanda Grace

Date: Mondays, April 3-24

Time:10am-10:30

Age: Birth-5 years with a caregiver

Fee: $32 per child or $50 per family

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) price includes a camp t-shirt

Suzuki Guitar for 4-6 years

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. For more information about how to apply to participate and to learn about the Suzuki Method come to an info session during the open house.

Day/Dates: New Program starts again Fall 2017

Age: 4-6 years old with a parent (must apply for this pilot program by Sept. 9th.)

Instructor: K. Klungtvedt

Learn more about the Suzuki Method

Suzuki Program Application

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, 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 for more information.

4 lessons- $72

8 lessons- $136

12 lessons- $180

Lesson dates and times: Arranged

For instructor and instrument list click here.

 

Early Childhood Theatre

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) price includes a camp t-shirt

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