Thursday, January 16, 2014

Conservatory news

Auditions for the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts’ Dance Repertory Company 40th anniversary spring concert will be Saturday, Jan. 18. Male and female dancers ages 8 through adult are invited to audition and should bring a photo, dance shoes and attire. Female students en pointe should bring pointe shoes. Dance forms include tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, lyrical, pointe and freestyle. Auditions are 3 p.m. at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th St. For more information, call 453-5500. The spring production will be April 25-26 at SMU’s Page Theatre.

Additionally, the new winter semester 2014 catalog is now available! Classes run from Jan. 13-March 29, 2014. Registration is now being accepted. Some of the offerings include:

•    SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY! Teen and adult ballet will be taught by Director of DanceTammy Schmidt this semester.
•    NEW! Art Division classes including Drawing 102 for Children and Drawing 101 for Adult workshops.
•    Dance programming in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz, hip hop, and tap with new course divisions.
•    Private music lessons with talented teaching artists.
•    New Adult Wellness class discounts and packages
•    Advanced training for those serious about dance with an additional Ballet V/VI/VII class.
•    NEW! Adult Wellness Classes including Mindfulness, Introduction to Guitar, Teen and Adult Tap, 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 register online, by mail, or in person at MCA’s Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 W. 10th St.

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.

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 ages 3 to adult at the Valéncia Arts Center located at 1164 West 10th Street, Winona.