Thursday, September 5, 2013

Minnesota Conservatory fall offerings

The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts offers programming in dance, music, visual art, and theatre, year-round. Classes, lessons, workshops and camps are offered for youth (beginning with 3-year-olds) through adults at the Valéncia Arts Center located at 1164 West 10th St.

Classes begin on Monday, Sept. 9, and run through Nov. 23. There is some wonderful new programming and registrations are now being accepted. Some of their offerings include:

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 453-5500. Interested students may registration 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.