Category Archives: Dance

Leela Dance Collective – Virtual SPEAK Residency

April 21 through May 1

The Page Theatre will offer virtual residency activities with San Francisco’s Leela Dance Collective April 21 through May 1. Leela’s dancers are joined by two of the country’s leading tap artists, Michelle Dorrance and Dormeshia, in their project SPEAK. Throughout their virtual residency, the artists will share about their art, their culture, and their experiences, through workshops, master classes, and artist talks.

Event Schedule:

  • Tuesday, April 21 at 5 pm: Kathak and Tap Master Class
  • Wednesday, April 22 at Noon: A Page in History
  • Thursday, April 23 at 4 pm: Tap Master Class for fast beginner/intermediate dancers
  • Thursday, April 23 at 5 pm: Introduction to Kathak Workshop (all ages and abilities)
  • Friday, April 24 at 1 pm: The Music of SPEAK
  • Friday, April 24 at 5:30 pm: Virtual Happy Hour and Tap Jam
  • Monday, April 27 at 1 pm: The Guru-Shishya Parampara & Oral Traditions in Indian Classical Arts
  • Monday, April 27 at 5 pm: Tap Master Class for intermediate/advanced dancers
  • Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 pm: Upaj: Improvise Film Screening and Q&A
  • Wednesday, April 29 at 2 pm: Women in Dance Panel Discussion
  • Thursday, April 30 at 5 pm: Introduction to Kathak Workshop for dancers
  • Friday, May 1 at 7:30 pm: SPEAK Virtual Performance and Q&A

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Volunteer for the Driftless Dance Festival!

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Friday-Sunday | March 27-29 Various Locations | Winona, MN Be a part of the first annual Driftless Dance Festival! Festival volunteers receive a festival t-shirt and one complimentary ticket to a performance, master class, or workshop of their choice for each shift worked. To learn more and sign up… Continue Reading

MCA Irish Dancers to Perform @ Watkins Manor

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Wednesday | March 18 | 6:00-6:45pm Watkins Manor | 175 E Wabasha St Come enjoy some Irish dancing performed by our talented Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) dancers at the beautiful Watkins Manor. This is a free performance. For more information: visit, email or call 507-453-5500.… Continue Reading

Nia and the Dance Arts

Saturday | March 7 | 10:30am-noon Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main St Join us for a wonderful time of exploring the dance arts in Nia: modern dance, jazz dance, and the freedom created by Isadora Duncan.  Mary Lee Eischen will demonstration a few of our Nia moves and then everyone can move the choreography… Continue Reading

Dancescape 2020: Celebrating 30 Years on Stage

Thursday | February 13 | 7:30pm Friday | February 14 | 7:30pm Saturday | February 15 | 7:30pm Vivian Fusillo Main Stage DuFresne Performing Arts Center The Winona State University Department of Theatre and Dance presents Dancescape 2020.  Dancescape, a Winona State tradition since 1990, is celebrating 30 years of dance in our community. Dancescape… Continue Reading

Nia and the Martial Arts

Saturday | February 8 | 10:30am-12:00pm Winona Friendship Center | 251 Main St Nia has three martial arts movement forms incorporated in the practice.  We’ll learn about the three martial arts in Nia: Tai’ Chi, Tae Kwan Do, and Aikido.  We learn how some movement is slow and deliberate, some movements flow for precision, and… Continue Reading

MCA “Frozen” Dance and Art Adventure Workshop

Saturday | February 8 | 12:15-2:15pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 W Howard (10th) St There will be miles of smiles as students dance and craft their way through a magical journey unleashing their imaginations in this workshop centered around the movie “Frozen”. Perfectly timed to align with Winona’s Winter Carnival celebration and… Continue Reading

MCA’s Dance Repertory Company II Dance Concert: Animals on Parade

Saturday | December 7 | 6:00pm Sunday | December 8 | 3:00pm Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts 1164 W Howard (10th) St Come and experience MCA’s emerging Dance Repertory Company II (DRC II) members in this dance showcase. The performances will feature dancers aged 5-13 years performing, tap, ballet, hip hop, modern and musical… Continue Reading

WSU Indigenous Interdisciplinary Dance Artist Lyceum Event and Residency

Monday | October 28 | 7:00-8:20pm Stark Auditorium, SLC | Winona State University WSU Lyceum presents California-based indigenous interdisciplinary artist brooke smiley, who will offer an artist talk and demo entitled “The Value of Difference: Inclusion and Diversity across Cultures, Disciplines, and Self” (details above). In conversation with indigenous artist, brooke smiley, this talk weaves… Continue Reading

Artist Conservation with Mexican artist Galia Eibenschutz

Friday | September 27 | 10:00am-11:30am Public Launch | 119 E. 3rd Street Join us for informal artistic discussion and tea with Galia Eibenschutz, Mexican dance and multimedia artist. She is a 2019 McKnight International Choreographer, and visiting Winona Sept 26-27, 2019. This event is presented by the McKnight Foundation, in collaboration with Art… Continue Reading