Youth Performance Groups

About

​​Youth Performance Groups, affectionately known as “YPG,” are groups of dedicated dancers who want to broaden their dance horizons and gain pre-professional and performance experience. These young dancers work together in classes and rehearsals, work with guest choreographers to prepare for multiple performances throughout the year, and gain valuable experience that can help to launch them towards a professional career in dance if they so choose.

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Requirements

  • Dancers must be 8-18 years old.

  • Dancers are required to be enrolled in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz classes at MPA.

  • Dancers must regularly attend all company classes and rehearsals.

  • Dancers must have good attendance in their other technique classes.

  • Dancers must attend YPG Auditions to have the chance to participate in a Youth Performance Group.

Groups

  • Midwest Jr Company

  • Midwest Sr Company

  • Midwest Jr Ensemble

  • Midwest Sr Ensemble

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Performance Opportunities

  • Holiday Art Fair

  • Winter In-Studio Showcase

  • Dance For Hunger

  • Youth Summit for the Arts

    • Dancers attend the event in Illinois, taking classes with members of Inaside Dance Chicago and perform.

  • Concert for a Cause

  • Cathedral Dance Festival

    • Dancers attend the Festival in Minnesota, taking classes from guest artists and presenting choreography for adjudication. Sr Ensemble members have the opportunity to choreograph and bring solos/duets/trios.

  • Spring Concert of Dance

  • Art Fair on the Square

Auditions & Tuition

Auditions for the 2022/2023 season have already passed, however, it's not too late if you are interested! Please email Meghan at meghan@mpadance.com for information on how to set up a private audition and for more information.

Once accepted after auditions, tuition will be applied to your family's DanceWorks account and must be paid before the session begins. For more information and break down of costs, please read the form below.

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