Youth Ballet Classes Return!
Winter/Spring 2022
16-week Session
Feb 2 – May 18, 2022

We are excited to once again offer Youth Ballet through a partnership with Roots & Wings Wellness at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Wednesday afternoons this winter/spring for youth in Pre-K through 4th grade from February 2 – May 18, 2022.

Students will learn basic ballet technique in a fun and encouraging class environment with instructor Leona Cichy. A show will be held on the final day of class, Wednesday May 18 at 6pm in the Cultural Center main floor Gallery space.

Class will be held weekly on Wednesdays and run for 16 weeks plus a show on the final evening, May 18th, 2022. Class takes place in the upstairs dance studio at the NYM Regional Cultural Center (24 Main Ave N in New York Mills).\


  • 3:30-4:00 p.m. Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • 4:00-4:45 p.m. 1st – 4th grades


  • Pre-K + K = $105
  • 1st-4th Grades = $145



The goal of these youth ballet classes are to instill a love of movement and dance for children ages 3-10. Young dancers will learn basic ballet movements in a positive and fun environment. Proper technique is taught through creative dances and imagination.

The structured classes will focus on the basics of gross motor movement including strength, coordination, and flexibility, as well as socialization and group learning. Every class will be a dance adventure of music and movement!

Teaching ballet to your littles is Leona Cichy. Leona began dancing at the age of two and is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, and modern, among other styles. She was a member of the competitive Legacy Dance Company in New Jersey for ten years, and has over 8 years of teaching experience in a variety of dance styles. Leona also has extensive experience in youth development and programming.

There is a max of 9 students per class.  Please call the Center at 218-385-3339 or email to register.  The Cultural Center continues to follow CDC and MDH guidelines related to the COVID-19 pandemic; currently MDH recommends wearing a high-quality mask to help limit the spread of COVID-19, including variants like Omicron.  Click here to learn more on the MDH website.