Message from Miss Misty 

Misty-LownIt’s my favorite time of year…Recital!

And, recital means it’s time to get ready for my favorite dance…the Daddy Daughter Dance!  The Daddy Daughter Dance is a unique opportunity for your dancer (age 5 and up) to create the memory of a lifetime with her father, or other important male figure in her life, such as an grandpa, uncle, or older brother.  Our routines have ranged from the high energy “Blues Brothers” to heartwarming “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman.  THIS YEAR we are doing a HIP HOP mix!  It’s going to be AWESOME!  All the details are below.  I’m looking forward to seeing you there:)

-Miss Misty Lown, Owner

Message from Miss Shayna

Shayna Stellflue, instructor at Misty's DanceAs I look forward to seeing our dancers perform in our Spring Recital in a few short weeks, I look back on all of the individual progress they have made this season! Our youngest dancers, who may have been nervous for their very first class, are now confidently taking the “big stage”. Older dancers who have been working to master new steps can now proudly show their accomplishments to their family and friends. And, our graduating seniors are taking the stage for the last time, looking back on years of recital memories which they will hold in their hearts forever. It will be a spectacular weekend of shows celebrating YOUR children and I cannot wait to see each one of them SHINE!

-Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director


April 22: Last Chance to Place Recital Ads

April 23: Costume Construction Day & Hair and Make-Up Workshop

April 27: FREE Jimmy Lyles Master Class

April 30: Registration for Fall Children’s Classes Begins ONLINE

May 1: Last Chance for Early Bird Discount on Summer Programs

May 1: Last Chance to Pre-Order a Recital T-Shirt

Registration for Fall Children’s Classes

Registration for Fall Children’s Classes Begins ONLINE Saturday, April 30 at 8:00 am! Click HERE to view our 2016-17 Children’s Class Schedule!

The Race to Registration is on! Classes fill up fast. Register online by midnight on April 30 for your chance to WIN a $100 Tuition Credit or MDU Birthday Party Basket (value: $125).

Our Children’s Class Registration is for dancers age 2 through dancers entering 3rd Grade in the Fall. Dancers currently in our Building Level (entering 4th Grade in the Fall) will register for Level 1 classes next season. See below for details on our Graded Level Registration.

As always, Fall Registration for our Graded Levels of Technique (entering 4th Grade and up) will take place after our Spring Recital as teachers are still finalizing their level placements for fall in the remaining weeks of the season. Graded Level Registration for the 2016-17 season will begin online at 8:00 am on Saturday, June 4!

Daddy-Daughter Dance 2016

DADs, don’t miss your opportunity to make a lasting memory with your daughter this year! Dancers in our Kidlets/Taplets Level and up (Kindergarten age and up) are eligible to perform in the Daddy-Daughter Dance at our Spring Recital. This year’s HIP HOP style routine is one not to be missed!

NEW: We received multiple requests from Tutus for Tots dancers who have recently turned 5 asking to participate. Miss Misty has said YES!  Please note that the choreography will still be geared toward the kindergarten level and up.

Studio Rehearsals to learn choreography will be held as follows.

Friday, May 6

6:15-7:30pm for EVERYBODY!

Saturday, May 7

2:30-3:15pm for Show 1
3:15-4:00pm for Show 2
4:00-4:45pm for Show 3
4:45-5:30pm for Show 4
5:30-6:15pm for Show 5
6:15-7:00pm for Show 6

Saturday, May 14

11:00-11:45am for Show 1
11:45-12:30pm for Show 2
12:30-1:15pm for Show 3
1:15-2:00pm for Show 4
2:00-2:45pm for Show 5
2:45-3:30pm for Show 6

Register ONLINE Today! Please sign up for all shows you will be dancing in when you register. If you have more than one dancer, please register your first dancer and then email Miss Kris [email protected] with your additional dancer(s) name and which shows they would like to participate in to avoid multiple charges. Participation cost is $50 per family.

Summer Early Bird Discount Ending

Don’t Miss Out! May 1 is the last day to receive the early bird pricing on our Summer Classes, Camps, and Workshops.

Click HERE to view PDFs of our awesome variety of programs for Summer 2016. Programs have limited space and fill up fast. Register ONLINE today!

Costume Construction and Hair & Make-Up Day

Reminder: Our Costume Construction Day and Hair & Make-Up Workshop is being held this Saturday, April 23 from 9:00-11:00 am at MDU!  Need help sewing strap into place, shortening pant legs, assistance with getting your dancer’s hair into the perfect bun, or stage make up tips? We are here to help!

This is a FREE service provided by MDU!

FREE Jimmy Lyles Master Class

In celebration of National Dance Week, MDU will be welcoming VIP guests from NYC for a FREE Jazz (with a Latin twist) Master Class on Wednesday, April 27 from 7:30-8:30 pm! Dancers ages 8 and up are eligible to participate!

Louie Perez, Jimmy Lyles, and Ryan Dutcher are on a mission to motivate anyone and everyone they come across. Each year during National Dance Week, the “Coast 2 Coast” Crew sets out on a week long celebration of dance, where their National Tour sends them traveling from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean; “Coast 2 Coast.”

After students participate in the Master Class, they have the opportunity to apply for 3 dance scholarships. These scholarships are set up to help pay the tuition of deserving dancers nationwide, here at MDU.  Please register for this free class at under Master Classes/Auditions. All attendees must complete the attached Release Form.

Last Call for Recital Program Ads

Friday, April 22 is the LAST DAY to place your Happy Ad, Senior Ad, and/or Business Ad in our Spring Recital yearbook-program book. Yearbook-programs are available for $10 the day of the Spring Recital and contain each show’s information. View our 2016 Recital Program Advertiser Information for more details.

To submit Happy Ads, click here: Happy Ad Form
To submit Senior ads, click here: Senior Ad Form

Recital T-Shirt Pre-Order Reminder

Place your Limited Edition 2016 MDU Recital T-shirt pre-order at the front desk today! Shirts will feature our 2016 “Passport to Dance” logo on the front and every dancer’s name on the back! Pre-orders will be taken until May 1. Recital t-shirts are $20 plus tax. Only a limited quantity of additional T-shirts will be available at Recital. When sizes are gone, they are gone! Pre-Order T-shirts will be available for pick up during our Dress Rehearsals at Viterbo University.

Students of the Month!

Miss Lucy Laabs

Miss Sophia Petersen

Miss Taryn Meyer

Miss Alejandrina Ross

Check out our lobby display featuring these dancers! We would also like to recognize this month’s other nominees: Haley Andrjeski, Lyvia Baldner, Reece Butts, Kate Copps, Lewis Go, Lucas Go, Abby Inglett, Olivia Kujak, Kyra Moore, Madalyn Havlicek, and Hailey Steinhoff. Way to go, dancers! Keep up the awesome work!

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