Youth Ballet Classes Return!
10-Week Winter/Spring Session
Weekly on Wednesdays
Dates & Details Below

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, February 21 – May 1, 2024, for youth starting in Pre-K (age 4) and now through 6th grade!

Final Ballet Showcase for the spring session will be held on Wednesday, May 1st, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. at the Perham Auditorium. The last class sessions will be held at the normal times, AT PERHAM AUDITORIUM (a dress rehearsal prior to the showcase performance).

UPDATE 2/12/24: Due to a lack of registrants in the oldest section (4th – 6th grade), that age group will be dropped. The other sections have just a few spots left, so see below to register today!

Students will learn basic ballet techniques in a fun and encouraging class environment. New in 2023, a third age group was added to accommodate older students who would like to continue their practice. Classes will be offered on Wednesdays in the upstairs dance studio at the Cultural Center (accessible only by stairs).

Times / Age Groups / Fees:

  • 4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Ages 4-6 (PreK-Kdg), $80 per session, includes costume fee
  • 4:30 – 5:15 p.m. – Ages 6-9 (1st-3rd Grades), $120 per session, includes costume fee
  • NOTE: Ages 9-12 (4th-6th Grades) section dropped due to lack of registrants.


  • Spring 2024 Session: Wednesdays, February 21 – May 1, 2024 (NO CLASS 3/13)

Registration & Payment:

Limited spots to ensure small class sizes; 12 students max per class/age group. Full session payment is required to guarantee your spot.

To register and pay online, click on the link below:

Click to Register & Pay for SPRING 2024 Ballet >


To pay in person, please fill out the registration form below and stop by the Cultural Center anytime during our Open Hours (Wed & Thurs 10-7, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3), or mail a check to Cultural Center, PO Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567.



    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!

    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.

    Please call the Cultural Center at 218-385-3339 or contact instructor Leona Cichy at with any questions.