Midwest  - Enhancing lives through dance education.
Calendar of Events
 September 5 and 7
 September 10
 September 11
 School Year Classes Begin
September 17
September 23
 1st Nutcracker Rehearsal
October 15
 Guest Class with Ashley Rockwood
October 28
 Nutcracker tickets on sale to cast members at 10:00AM
November 4
 Nutcracker tickets on sale to public at 10:00 AM
November 12
 Guest Class with Cesar Salinas
November 13-18
 Parent Observation Days
November 23- December 3
 Holiday Break- No Classes
December 2
 Nutcracker Performances
December 19-January 1
 Winter Holiday Break-No classes
January 2
 Classes resume
January 7
 Guest Class- Instructor TBA
February 11
 Guest Class with Ryan Galloway
March 11
 Concert For A Cause
March 19-31
 Spring Break-No Classes
April 7
 Guest Classes with Sarah Ford-Hardy and Marcus Hardy
May 5
 Spring Concert tickets on sale to MPA students at 10:00 AM
May 12
 Spring Concert tickets on sale to public at 10:00 AM
May 20
 Guest Classes with Maeghan McHale
May 28
 Memorial Day- No Classes
June 3-8
 Spring Concert Photos and Dress Rehearsals
June 9
 Spring Concert Performances

Master Classes
 Click on link on Calendar above for class dates and times.

2013 Waunafest Fun!


Welcome to Waunakee Celebration



Special thank you to the Waunakee Chamber of Commerce and all of the board members for helping to make our Grand Opening a huge success!

Thank you to all friends and family of MPA for all your support!
And a great big thank you to all the parents and students that have been here for our complimentary
classes, we hope you are having as much fun as we are!

Press Release

Midwest Performance Arts, a new dance studio in the Waunakee area, will be opening this June, the company recently announced.                   
Meghan McDermott, Artistic Director and head instructor at MPA, said the studio will be focused on providing a strong technical base for their students through optimal placement and highly trained professional instructors. The school will provide programs ranging from pre-dance to pre-professional.                   
The studio will be located at 604 E. Suite 1B on Main Street in Waunakee.              
McDermott is a native of south-central Wisconsin who has spent the past ten years as a professional dancer and dance instructor in the Chicago area. As a member of Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago she performed for five seasons and appeared on the cover of the August 2007 issue of Dance Magazine.  Since leaving Giordano in 2009, McDermott has been teaching at the North Shore School of Dance as the head of the jazz department, and the director of the North Shore Repertory Dance Ensemble.                   
“We decided to open in Waunakee and return to our Wisconsin roots. Wisconsin is where I first learned to dance, and the level of enthusiasm for dance arts in Waunakee, and its surrounding communities, is a great atmosphere to share all the knowledge I’ve gained during my career,” McDermott said.                   
The school’s program will also include the opportunity to be a part of three youth dance companies which will offer extra performances and work with guest choreographers. “We want to expose our students a large breadth of dance styles,” McDermott said, “both within the school and from renowned dance professionals as often as possible.”                   
Midwest Performing Arts will be putting on its first production, The Magic of the Nutcracker, in December, choreographed by MPA faculty and guest choreographer Ashley Grantin. 
Meghan McDermott in concert with Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago.