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La Crosse Dance Centre, LLC
2716 Commerce St. • 783-5155
We promote human connection and community by fostering creativity and collaboration. Classes in ballet, tap, jazz, modern, creative movement, hip hop, acting, and Alexander Technique for ages 2 to adult. We perform La Crosse’s original “Nutcracker Ballet” each December, among other unique, story-telling performance opportunities.
Misty’s Dance Unlimited
980 12th Ave. S., Onalaska • 779-4642
Building confident, happy kids is the core of our More Than Just Great Dancing® philosophy. For 20 years, we have been fine-tuning our curriculum and building a positive learning environment. At MDU children learn dance technique AND skills for a successful life beyond dance.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 W. 10th St., Winona, Minn.
507-453-5501 •
Since 1973 MCA has provided nurturing and quality dance instruction for ages 18 mo.- adults in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, Irish, modern, and musical theatre. MCA is also home to the Dance Repertory Company, a pre-professional company and a 3-week Summer Dance Intensive with a boarding option.
La Crosse Area Family YMCA
Dahl Branch, 1140 Main St.
Houser Branch, 400 Mason St., Onalaska
519-5513 • •
Experience quality dance education with encouraging and motivating instructors. Classes are offered for age 3 to adult in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and more. Performance opportunities at our annual recitals and auditions held annually for Y Dance Performance Groups.
Amanda’s Academy of Dance
329 Division St.
Don’t just dance with us – become part of one big, diverse, accepting dance family. Classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, and Irish dance for ages 2 and older.
Applause Dance Academy
2000 Hwy. 16 East
Every dancer is welcome at Applause Dance Academy! Dancers receive the highest in dance education from qualified and caring instructors.
Nicole’s School of Dance
1120 S. Oak St., La Crescent, Minn.
Ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, and intro to dance classes feature small classes and competitive prices.

Reed Music Studios
2845 Midwest Drive, Suite 104, Onalaska • 783-6382
Professional instruction in a professional atmosphere since 1987. Offering one-on-one lessons in piano, strings, flute, and guitar
to students of all ages and abilities.

Leithold Music
116 4
th St. S. • 784-7555
A family-owned, full-service music store for nearly 130 years, we sell, rent, and expertly repair instruments, plus we carry extensive print music and accessories. We can even have one of our independent professionals teach you to play in our private studios!
Reed Music Studios
2845 Midwest Drive, Suite 104, Onalaska • 783-6382
Professional instruction in a professional atmosphere since 1987. Offering one-on-one lessons in piano, strings, flute, and guitar to students of all ages and abilities.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 W. 10th St., Winona, Minn.
507-453-5501 •
With nearly 20 seasoned music instructors MCA is ready to help you meet your musical goals through private lesson instruction in bass, brass (including trumpet, euphonium, and trombone), cello, clarinet, drums, flute, guitar, oboe, piano, recorder, saxophone, violin, and voice. Suzuki Guitar, Jazz Combos, Youth Chior and family drumming class round out the opportunities for all ages.
YMCA, La Crosse Area Family
Dahl Branch, 1140 Main St.
Houser Branch, 400 Mason St., Onalaska
519-5513 • •
We believe music provides personal growth and development for all ages & abilities. Our caring, qualified teachers provide individualized attention in a private lesson setting. Piano, voice, guitar, ukulele, violin, and flute lessons available.
Dana’s Music
211 S Water St., Sparta
Quality, private music lessons available for piano, organ, acoustic electric and bass guitar, ukulele, mandolin, audio recording, violin, viola, horns, drums, voice, and music theory.
Dave’s Guitar Shop
1227 3rd St. S.
Guitar, bass, and ukelele lessons provided by a variety of independent instructors.
Happy Music Studio
Multiple locations, including The Pump House, 119 King St.
A music co-op featuring performing artists who offer lessons in voice, flute, guitar, piano, violin/fiddle, banjo, harmonica, uke, mandolin, and miscellaneous folk instruments.
Hardt’s Music & Audio
115 East 3rd St., Winona, Minn.
Music retail store for all your teaching, listening, and performing needs, and teachers for private instruction of nearly all instruments.
Janette K. Hanson
1223 Oak Ave. N., Onalaska
Private instruction in voice, piano, and music theory, including jazz voice and jazz piano. Lessons available in Onalaska, La Crosse, and Sparta.
Lawson Music Studio
La Crosse
Piano and beginner guitar lessons for all ages. Warm, friendly environment; instructor has a degree in music with an emphasis in piano pedagogy and 17 years teaching.
Onalaska Music Academy
1288 Rudy Street, Ste. 102, Onalaska
We major in piano, voice, drums, guitar, strings, flute, saxophone, theory and composition instruction, as well as faculty who will perform in weddings.
Pappadopoulos Studio
Holmen/La Crosse
Offering instruction in voice, piano, flute, and oboe with locations at Viterbo University in La Crosse and in Holmen.
SSE Music Inc.
2609 George St.
For 35 years, SSE Music has provided instrument rentals, lessons, sheet music, sound equipment, and many other musical needs to the La Crosse community and beyond.

Piano Panorama, Carol Lombard
Offering 45-minute piano lessons for beginners, with time for fun and enriching music games, and one-hour or longer in-depth lessons for experienced players by an instructor/performer/composer with over 30 years teaching experience.
Cathy’s Piano Studio
1540 Old Hickory Dr., La Crescent, Minn.
More than 25 years of teaching experience, Cathy is motivated by students’ love of music and her passion to transfer skills to her students so their creativity and talent shines.
Deanna’s Pianna Studio, Deanna Lee
116 S. 4th St. (Leithold Music)
Piano lessons for all ages and levels. Beginning adults love the challenge and camaraderie of Piano 101 class. Kids learn piano technique, theory, and history through engaging one-on-one piano lessons and fun summer day camps.
Keys for Life Piano Studio, Cindy Purdue
417 N 3rd St., La Crescent, Minn.
Private piano home studio features instructor with decades of experience working with most all ages and levels.
KW Piano Studio, Karla Wakeen
318 Main St., Suite 602
Private piano lessons for growing musicians of all ages. Instructor holds a master’s in piano pedagogy and has more than 30 years of teaching experience
Sharon Pfaff
W3832 Co. Rd. DE, Mindoro
Private piano lessons, 30 minutes a week.
Carol Rhodes
1540 Denton St.
Private teacher for all ages with doctorate in piano from the University of Arizona. Taught in the preparatory piano department at Viterbo University for 13 years.
The Studio Downstairs, Marilyn Lee
Offering private lessons in piano & voice taught by certified, experienced music teacher for all ages.

Coulee Kids Choir
900 Viterbo Dr.
A fun and energetic show choir for students in grades 5 to 12. Spring and fall sessions improve singing and dancing skills and culminate in a concert performance with Platimum Edition, Viterbo University’s show choir.

La Crosse BoyChoir
P.O. Box 186
A treble boychoir that provides entry into music and vocal training for unchanged boys’ voices, ranging in age from 7 to 14. Auditions held in September and January.
La Crosse Girlchoir
P.O. Box 2403
Dedicated to the musical, social, and character development of girls, the La Crosse Girlchoir is a community singing group for girls ages 7 to 17 from the Coulee Region. Auditions are held each September and January and rehearsals are most Tuesdays during the school year.
La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 2511
Young musicians from 5th to 12th grade audition for this orchestra based on musical ability. Instruments include violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion.

Please watch our Fall issue for the theater season lineup for families! 

La Crosse Community Theatre
428 Front St. S.
A variety of performances, including Theatre for Youth productions throughout the season, as well as theater education for youth through classes and camps.
Viterbo University Fine Arts Center
929 Jackson St. • 796-3100
The Fine Arts Center offers a variety of performances for all ages, as well as camps and workshops for children, including Camp Creative each June for ages 5 to 11. Our annual workshop with Missoula Children’s Theatre offers performance opportunities for children of all ages. In addition, our Arts for Young America series features family performances all season.
Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 W. 10th St., Winona, Minn.
507-453-5501 •
MCA’s growing theatre division offers youth the opportunity to flex their creative muscles through drama camps, weekly classes and yearly residencies in partnership with Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre.
Appleseed Community Theatre
703 South 11th St., La Crescent, Minn.
Every summer, ACT performs a musical with a large cast including many children. Auditions are in May. In August, ACT hosts a three-week kids camp that performs a musical at the end. ACT’s January show always correlates with a children’s book to encourage kids to read.
Heider Center for the Arts
405 East Hamlin St, West Salem
We fit multiple arts categories, including theater, art gallery/visual arts, community education, and even a rental facility.
UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts
333 N. 16th St.
785-8522 (Box office)
Each spring, the UW-La Crosse Department of Theatre Arts produces an annual children’s production.  This production is usually geared toward ages pre-kindergarten to 3rd grade, and have included such shows as If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, Miss Nelson is Missing, The Cat in the Hat, and Charlotte’s Web.

Viterbo University
900 Viterbo Dr. • 796-3100

Afterschool Art program provides classes for ages 5 to 14 on various topics, such as portraiture, clay studio, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, and more.

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts
1164 W. 10th St., Winona, Minn.
507-453-5501 •
From watercolor to drawing to free Family Arts Academy Workshops we have something for artists of all ages and abilities to find inspiration and get their creative juices flowing
YMCA, La Crosse Area Family
Dahl Branch, 1140 Main St.
Houser Branch, 400 Mason St., Onalaska
519-5513 • •
Creating and developing an appreciation for art benefits people at every stage of life. Classes are provided throughout the year for youth and adults in a variety mediums including painting, drawing, fiber arts, crafts, and more.


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