Midwest  - Enhancing lives through dance education.
Calendar of Events
 September 10
 School Year Classes begin
October 12 
 Guest Artist Classes-Cesar Salinas
November 4
 Guest Artist Classes-Ryan Galloway
November 11 
 Nutcracker Photo Day
 Parent Observation Days
 November 18
 Youth Performance Groups Perform at
 Holiday ArtFair at MMoCA.
 November 19
 Early Bird Spring Concert Participation
 Fees Due Date
 November 21-December 1
 No Classes- Winter Break
 November 26 & 27
 Brush Up Ballet Classes
 December 1
Nutcracker Performances 
2:00 PM & 6:00 PM
 December 3
 Classes resume
 December 8
Spring Concert Participation Forms 
and Fees Due 
 December 16-January 2
 No Classes-Holiday Break
 January 6
 Guest Artist Classes-Josh Blake Carter
 February 2
 Guest Artist Classes-Ashley Rockwood
 March 17-30
 No Classes-Spring Break
 April 20
 Guest Artist Classes-Martin Ortiz
 April 27
 Spring Concert Tickets on Sale
 May (TBD)
 Guest Artist Classes-Maeghan McHale
 June 2-7
 Spring Concert Photo and
 Dress Rehearsal Days
 June 8
 Spring Concert of Dance

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.