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MCA to hold Fall Open House Aug. 24

August 16, 2019

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WINONA, Minn. — As summer winds down, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) invites the public to attend its Fall Open House on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon at MCA’s Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th St.

The open house will feature a full schedule of events:

  • 10 a.m. to noon — Meet MCA faculty, tour the new class piano lab, get fitted for shoes, register for classes, play an 8-foot floor piano, join the coloring contest, stroll through Galleria Valencia’s Watercolor Exhibit, win prizes, and enjoy treats.
  • 10:30 to 11 a.m. — New Class Free Trial: Dance Adventures for ages 4-6 (free, but pre-registration is recommended).
  • 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. — What to Expect in Ballet I Class: Parents and children ages 7 and up are invited to enjoy this demo and participation class to help those new to ballet know what to expect (free, but pre-registration is recommended).
  • 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. — Newly Restructured Class Free Trial: Boys Sampler for boys ages 7-12 (free, but pre-registration is recommended).

The open house is an excellent opportunity for parents and students to meet instructors and administration, ask questions, tour the facility, and register for classes. Families will have the opportunity to win MCA swag and various prizes from local businesses.

Register online at or in-person at MCA for the free open house classes and for fall classes.

About MCA

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA), an affiliate program of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, is a nonprofit community arts school offering programming in dance, music, visual art, and theater. Classes, lessons, workshops, and camps are offered for students of all ages from birth through older adults at the Valéncia Arts Center. For more information about MCA or Galleria Valéncia, visit, email, or call 507-453-5500.

Photo caption: Mollie Kieffer practices ballet.