Youth Ballet Classes Return!
12-week Session: Wednesdays
February 15 – May 3, 2023

We are excited to once again offer Youth Ballet through a partnership with instructor Leona Cichy at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center on Wednesday afternoons this winter/spring for youth Pre-K through 4th grade!

Students will learn basic ballet techniques in a fun and encouraging class environment!

Classes will be held on Wednesday afternoons in the upstairs loft studio at the Cultural Center (accessible only by stairs), February 15 – May 3, 2023. Class times by age group are as follows:

  • Pre-K – Kdg: 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays – $90 fee for 12 weekly 30-minute classes (includes $10 costume fee)
  • 1st – 4th grades: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Wednesdays – $120 fee for 12 weekly 45-minute classes (includes $10 costume fee)



The goal of these youth ballet classes is to instill a love of movement and dance in children. 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!

Students will perform a short recital for parents and families at the conclusion of class session; date and details TBD.

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 10 years of teaching experience in a variety of dance styles. Leona also has extensive experience in youth development and programming and is the Founder and Director of Roots and Wings Forest School.

Class sizes are limited; please complete the form below to sign up today. Full session payment is required to guarantee your spot. The Cultural Center is closed during the month of January, so it is best to click below to pay online. Contact us with any questions or to make other payment arrangements at 218-385-3339 or

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    Questions? Contact instructor Leona Cichy at or the Cultural Center at or 218-385-3339.

    These activities are made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through an operating support grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.