DESCRIPTIONS & LEVELS

Our progressive dance program offers training in dance technique grounded in Ballet, Modern and Jazz dance, while including Tap, Hip Hop, Modern Fusion, Musical Theater, Improv/Partnering, Yoga, Pilates, and Progressing Ballet Technique. It is important as a dancer to have a well-rounded education in many different forms of dance.  Our schedule and curriculum allow each and every student to learn and grow in many different genres of dance.

BALLET
JAZZ
POINTE
HIP HOP
MODERN
TAP
MODERN
FUSION
MUSICAL
THEATRE
CONTACT
IMPROV /
PARTNERING
YOGA
PILATES
PROGRESSING BALLET TECHNIQUE
  • Pre- Dance Division
    Ages 3 - 5

    The Pre-Dance Division is an exciting introduction to the world of dance designed especially for the young beginner.  The main goal of the primary program is to help the young student enjoy the process of learning dance by keeping it fun and encouraging.

    • Pre-Ballet 1 – for students 3 to 4 years old

    • Pre-Ballet 2 – for students 4 to 5 years old

    • Fancy Feet  – Ballet and Tap combination class for students 4 to 5 years old

  • Student Division - Junior
    Ages 6 - 12

    The Junior Division lays the groundwork for all future dance training.  Lower level classes are taught slowly and carefully in order to emphasize proper posture and placement, while upper level student division classes work on the coordination of the full body in jumps, turns, and leaps.  This division is divided into further sub-categories to ensure that each student is paced for optimal growth. These placements are based on the individual student's age, grade, skill level, and learning processes.

    • Junior 1 – for students grades K-1 

    • Junior 2 – for students grades 2-3 

    • Junior 3 – for students grades 3-4 

    • Junior 4 – for students grades 4-5

    • Junior 5 – for students grades 5-6

  • Student Division - Senior
    Ages 12 - Adult

    The Senior Division continues dance training for higher level dancers.  Classes emphasize proper posture and placement and work on the coordination of the full body in jumps, turns, and leaps. This division is divided into further sub-categories to ensure that each student is paced for optimal growth. These placements are based on the individual student's age, grade, skill level, and learning processes.

    • Senior 1-3 – for students grades 7-12

    • Senior Intermediate – for intermediate dancers grades 7-12 by instructor approval only

    • Senior Advanced – for advanced dancers grades 9-12 by instructor approval only

  • Pre-Professional Division
    Ages 10 - Adult

    The Pre-Professional Division challenges the dedicated advanced level student both technically and artistically. This division requires each student to be enrolled in ballet 2 times per week, modern and jazz at MPA in the Pre-Professional level classes. Pre-Professional Level 7 dancers must be enrolled in 3 ballet classes per week. Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes are only available to dancers in the Pre-Professional Division. This division’s requirements are designed for dedicated dance students and will prepare these dancers for the potential next step in their training, either in a college program or in a professional setting. 

    • Pre-Professional 1 - by instructor recommendation only

    • Pre-Professional 2 - by instructor recommendation only

    • Pre-Professional 3 - by instructor recommendation only

    • Pre-Professional 4 - by instructor recommendation only

    • Pre-Professional 5 - by instructor recommendation only

    • Pre-Professional 6 - by instructor recommendation only

    • Pre-Professional 7 - by instructor recommendation only

LOCATION

MIDWEST PERFORMING ARTS

604 E Main St, Unit 1B

Waunakee, WI 53597

Administration, Billing, Tuition, and
General Questions

Contact the Artistic Director

Contact the Assistant Director

OFFICE HOURS

MONDAY: 3:15PM - 8:00PM

TUESDAY: 3:00PM - 8:00PM

WEDNESDAY: 2:45PM - 8:00PM

THURSDAY: 3:00PM - 8:00PM

FRIDAY: 4:00 PM - 6:30PM

SATURDAY: 8:30AM - 12:00PM

SUNDAY: CLOSED

The studio opens 30 minutes before

classes every day.

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