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.

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 […]

11 August

MWE Newsflash: August

Posted in Company News

Midwest Edge August #1 Newsletter:  Costume Payment and Process Info, August Choreo/Tech Classes, Office Hours, Photo Shoot + BBQ Info, Late Night Lock In Feedback Midwest Edge Newsflash Important Company Costume Process + Payment Info We have spent many months gathering feedback from parents, consulting with staff and others, and working hard to come up […]

5 August

[Important] Company Costume Info

Posted in Company News

After much consideration, feedback from parents, and consultation from many parties, we have restructured our process for costuming for this competitive season. We will be going the semi-custom route on ALL costumes this year. We are confident that this will not only make things more efficient on our side, but we anticipate better fitting costumes […]

5 August

SAVE THE DATE: All Company Photo Shoot + BBQ, 9/13/15!

We look forward to seeing ALL Company members at our Photo Shoot + BBQ:   WHEN: 1:00PM – 3:00PM Photo Sessions 3:00 – 6:00PM BBQ Sunday September 13, 2015   WHERE: Dupage River Park, 808 Royce Road, Naperville, IL [map]   Please dress in white, black, and denim (see below).  [Photos by MWE Family member […]

4 August

Feedback: Company Late Night Lock-In

We think the recent Company Late Night Lock-In was GREAT, but we want to know what you think!  Please take a moment to share your thoughts, and your pics, below, so we can continue to improve and bring you and your family the best events and experiences possible!  Your feedback will be instrumental for MWE […]

4 August

‘Big Sis/Little Sis’ Returns To MWE Company This Fall

Midwest Edge Dance Academy is excited to bring back the Company “Big Sister/Little Sister” pairing of older and younger dancers for the the upcoming year! This is designed to be a team building initiative in which students mentor and support one another, deepening bonds and creating a stronger sense of community among our dancers.  We […]

23 July

Fall Schedule 2015-2016

Posted in Featured Posts

  Download & Print it HERE

22 July

Order Forms for Company Jacket, Earrings, Hairpiece, (optional) Backpack

If you are new to Company, you need a Company Jacket, Earrings, and the Hairpiece. The Company Backpack is optional. Company Jacket samples are at the studio now. If you were on Company last year, we are using the same Company Jacket, Earrings and Hairpiece, so if you still have all of those, you are […]


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