Wednesday afternoons
September-December, 2020
For youth ages 3-10
Details, dates & times below!

We are excited to share that Leona Cichy will be returning this fall to provide ballet classes at the Cultural Center for ages 3-10!  A 12-week session will be offered on Wednesdays September 16 – December 9, 2020.

Class times and dates for this fall are as follows:

12 Week Session: 
Wednesdays, September 16 – December 9 (no class on 11/25) 
  • Pre-K (ages 3-5): 2:30-3:00pm
  • K-1st grade (ages 5-7): 3:10-3:55pm
  • 2nd-4th grade (ages 7-10): 4:00-4:45pm
Activity Investment:
  • 30-minute Pre-K Class = $64 for 12 weeks
  • 45-minute Classes = $96 for 12 weeks

Ballet classes will be limited to 8 children per class to maintain social distancing. Masks will be required for anyone over the age of 5 when entering the building and getting ready for class, but may be removed when entering the dance studio. We will not require masks during the class session, but we will do our best to keep social distancing in place at all times. If your child would like to wear a mask into class, they are welcome to.

Teaching first ballet moves to your littles is Leona Cichy. Leona resides in New York Mills and is the owner of Roots and Wings Wellness in Perham, MN.

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 taught dance classes to young children both as an assistant and lead instructor. Leona also has extensive experience in youth development and programming.

After college, Leona found yoga as a way to continue her love of movement in adulthood. Leona is excited to continue offering dance classes to the NYM community!

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. These 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!

To register your child(ren), please call the Cultural Center at (218) 385-3339 or email and provide the following information: child(ren)’s name & age, parent(s) name, email, phone, and an emergency contact name & phone.

Immediate payment is NOT required until class begins, but it holds your spot. Please make payment if you’re able. Payment options:
  • Credit card over the phone: 218-385-3339
  • Check by mail: PO Box 246, New York Mills, MN 56567
  • Cash, check or credit in person: Open Hours Wed-Thurs 10-6, Fri 10-5, Sat 10-3

Call the Center with any questions: 218-385-3339.