Thursday, November 21, 2013

Conservatory news

Fall dance recital

The Dance Repertory Company II, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ youth performing ensemble, will present its fall dance recital 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Valéncia Arts Center Academy Theatre, 1164 W. 10th St.

In addition to classes, a large portion of the learning experience for all MCA students is performing. Come support these talented students and choreographers. Dance forms included are tap, jazz, hip hop, and ballet with the second half of the concert highlighting the upper-level students. No reservations are needed; ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students, with children younger than 18 admitted for free.

Conservatory jazz combos
to perform Dec. 4 

On Wednesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Minnesota Conservatory for the Art’s Jazz Combos will perform at the Acoustic Café, 77 Lafayette St. This community outreach event will showcase talented young musicians in new jazz combos.

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 children ages 3 and older through adults at the Valéncia Arts Center.

These activities are 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.

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