Our Dance Classes

We offer a wide range of classes and experience levels.


Our jazz classes offer dancers the chance to learn a wide variety of techniques and dance styles.
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Hip Hop

Our hip hop classes push dancers to develop a unique style while mastering current techniques and moves.
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Our ballet classes give young and old dancers alike the confidence and fundamentals they need to succeed.
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Recent News & Updates

Get the most recent updates from the studio here.

26 October

MWE Edge IV and Edge V To Perform @ Allstate Arena!

Posted in Company News

MWE is thrilled to be performing at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, center-court, before the Harlem Globetrotters game on December 30, 2015 at 1pm! Edge IV and Edge V dancers will be exclusively representing Midwest Edge Dance Academy.  (Note:  Dancers in these groups, please have your waivers in to MWE ASAP.   We would love […]

25 October

FINAL NOTICE: Company Members Choose FREE Apparel by 11/7/15

Company members paid for this apparel when you committed for Company.  In October we asked for Company members to select their FREE  apparel below, and while 60% did (bravo!), we need those who haven’t filled out the form below to do so by November 7, 2015.  If you have already filled this form out, please […]

22 October

Last Chance: The Joffrey Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ & MWE!

Posted in Featured Posts

Midwest Edge Dance Academy cordially invites you to join us at The Joffrey Ballet Chicago – and take advantage of on a special group discount of JUST $32 per ticket! – for the December 20, 2015, 7:00 pm performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Auditorium Theater in downtown Chicago! Purchase and other info regarding this […]

5 October

Schedule and Details for [Partial] Company Costume Fittings, Sat. Oct. 10

Saturday October 10th will be having our team of seamstresses from Action Fabrics come in to do a fitting for **some** of our company dancers.  There will, of course, be another costume fitting down the line for the rest of our Company costumes. Download and Print the schedule HERE. Those that have Saturday rehearsal will still […]

3 October

October 5-9th: Bring a Friend Week at MWE!

Posted in Featured Posts

We’re excited to share our passion for dance with newcomers and hope you’ll help us spread the fun to your circle of friends!  Please feel free to bring a friend or three to any CORE class this week, Monday, 10/5/15 through Friday 10/9/15!  If they like it we hope they’ll sign up for a class […]

3 October

Company Photo Gallery Open For Limited Time

  The shots from the Company BBQ + Photo Shoot are ready for viewing (these are just a couple of the many awesome shots we took that day)!  Our photo partner for this event, Katy Zimmerman Photography, did a spectacular job and put together special pricing for our families!  If you like what you see […]

26 September

Midwest Edge Core + Company 2015-2016 Schedule (Revised 10/08/15)

Posted in Studio Documents

View or DOWNLOAD AND PRINT the 2015-2016 Midwest Edge Dance Academy schedule (revised 10/08/15)      

20 September

SURVEY: 9/13/15 Company BBQ & Photo Shoot

Midwest Edge Dance Academy loves hearing what our families have to say! We’re working hard to deliver the absolute best event experiences possible to augment, of course, the premium dance instruction our hundreds of families have come to expect!  So, please, let us know how we did at our recent Company BBQ & Photo Shoot […]

1 September

Ballet Bun Tutorial for Core + Company Members

Posted in Featured Posts

Buns can be fun!  No one knows that more than our very own MWE Mom Stacy Higdon.  Behold as she transforms her dancer’s hair into a majestic mound of bun-ness! This technique can be used by all Core and Company members for ballet and jazz classes at Midwest Edge Dance Academy.  

12 August

Dancer Shots from Recital Rehearsal Are Now Online

Posted in Featured Posts

Midwest Edge Dance Academy was pleased to invite Katy Zimmerman Photography to capture some of the sights of this year’s Recital Rehearsal this year with a gallery of artistic photojournalistic images. They include a selection of our routines and dancers both on stage and behind the scenes. Katy took action and candid shots that help […]


Parents love Midwest Edge as much as our dancers.

  • Brian Rathell

    “Dads are part of the family too. I know dance is usually a mother daughter thing, but it is great to see the dads get involved also at Midwest Edge.”

    - Brian Rathell
  • Courtney Rathell

    “We feel like we are part of a family. Not only do my two daughters love dancing at Midwest Edge, but I feel like we are part of an extended family of friends.”

    - Courtney Rathell

Our Mission: To inspire a lasting love and appreciation for dance through artistic excellence, exhilarating performance, and innovative choreography in a positive upbeat atmosphere. Please stop by for a visit today