WINONA, Minn. — The Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) is hosting “FREE-4-ALL,” a day of free classes for the whole family on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at the Valéncia Arts Center, 1164 W. Howard St.

This event will feature classes for both youth and adults to try at no cost:

  • My Grown-up and Me (ages 18 months to 3 years, with an adult)
    10 to 10:30 a.m.
    Instructor: J. Dienger
  • Irish (ages 5 and up)
    10 to 10:45 a.m.
    Instructor: A. Pelowski
  • Creative Movement (ages 3 to 5)
    11 to 11:30 a.m.
    Instructor: J. Dienger
  • Ballet (ages 7 to 13)
    11 to 11:45 a.m.
    Instructor: R. Ryan-Dahlgren
  • Pre-Ballet (ages 4 to 6)
    Noon to 12:45 p.m.
    Instructor: R. Ryan-Dahlgren
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Players (ages 4 to 6)
    Noon to 12:45 p.m.
    Instructor: C. Deysach
  • Intro to Contemporary Dance (ages 7 to 13)
    1 to 1:45 p.m.
    Instructor: J. Dienger
  • Barre (ages 14 and up)
    1 to 1:45 p.m.
    Instructor: Jackie Goyette

Register online at, by phone at 507-453-5500, or in person at the Valéncia Arts Center. Participants should wear clothing that is easy to move in; no dance shoes or special attire is required. All classes may be taken barefoot or in socks.

This is also an opportunity to tour classroom and performance spaces, learn about MCA education programs, meet faculty, and get fitted for dance shoes and tights. Participants who register for any winter session dance or theatre class on Jan. 4 will receive $10 off.

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.

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.

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