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Calendar of Events
 July 8-August 8 
 Summer Session Classes
 July 28
 MPA performs in Waunafest Parade
 September 3 & 5
 Nutcracker Prep Classes
 September 7
 Nutcracker Auditions
 September 9
 School Year Session Classes begin
 September 15
 MPA Hosts- Inaside Chicago Dance Workshop
 October 20
 Guest Artist Classes-Cesar Salinas
 November 17
 MPA Youth Performance Groups perform at Holiday Art Fair
 November 24
 Guest Artist Classes-Ryan Galloway
 November 28-
 December 7
 MPA closed Winter Break
 December 7
 Nutcracker Performances
 December 23-
 January 1
 MPA Closed Holiday Break
 January 2
 Classes Resume
 January 19 
 MPA Youth Performance Groups Perform at Dance For Hunger
 January 26
 Guest Artist Classes- Zach Heller
 February 2
 Guest Artist Classes- Alejendra Gonzalez
 March 8
 Concert For A Cause
 March 16-21
 MPA Closed-Spring Break
 April 18
 Guest Artist Classes- Maeghan McHale
 May 17-22
 Spring Concert-Photo and Dress Rehearsal Days
 May 23
 Spring Concert of Dance- 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM

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.