History & Philosophy

Mid American Studio was established in 2002 by Karen Blazaitis, Studio Owner. The studio opened as a division of Mid American Pompon, a nationally recognized leader in dance and pompon instruction for middle and high school teams from across the state of Michigan. Karen’s unique multi-session approach to scheduling allowed young students to pursue their passion for pom and dance while maintaining a healthy balance of other interests and activities. During their first year, the studio offered just 8 classes throughout the week in pompon and dance. It didn’t take long before people were talking about the great things that were going on at Mid American Studio.

Mid American Studio has made many changes over the years including converting to a September-May dance season, and now includes a competitive team within the dance division. Mid American Studio’s Elite Dance Company became a reality in 2019 under the direction of Miss Abbie, current Youth Studio Director. The students made great strides in their first few seasons as a new team, and we are confident this team will continue to grow and flourish within the Metro Detroit Area’s dance community. Currently, the studio offers more than 30 youth dance and pom classes as well as 45 adult fitness classes per week.

In one word, Mid American Studio is unique.