Message from Miss Misty
-Miss Misty Lown, Owner
Message from Miss Shayna
We have been having so much fun introducing our 19th Annual Spring Recital theme, Heroes, in classes. I LOVE the joy that comes to the faces of my students as they share their heroes with me. I have heard everything from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Helen Keller to Aaron Rodgers to Mom and Dad! There is a HERO inside each and every one of us and we can’t wait to show you all of the strength, courage, kindness and beauty our heroes represent at this year’s Spring Recital.
-Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director
February 15: Spring Recital Show Assignments Published
March 1: Spring Recital Volunteer Preference Forms Due
March 3: Ticket Sales Instructions Emailed from Viterbo University Box Office
March 10: RSVP Recital Ticket Sales Begin Online
March 15: Open Recital Ticket Sales Begin Online and at Viterbo’s Box Office
March 15: Dress Rehearsal Assignments Published
March 18: NEW: MDU Family Fun Night!
Spring Recital News!
We are excited to announce that we have worked out the recital schedule so that all of our dances will fit into 5 SHOWS this year instead of 6 shows… Wooo hooo! That means earlier bedtimes for little ones on Sunday night of recital weekend and more rest for our advanced dancers who perform in every show. A big thank you goes out to Miss Shayna who rose to the challenge to fit everything into the new format. Thank you, thank you! We appreciate all you do to make our Spring Recitals meaningful and memorable for every dancer, every year. As our Spring Recital theme says, you are a HERO! Show days/times are as follows:
Show 1: Friday, May 19 at 7:00pm
Show 2: Saturday. May 20 at 10:00am
Show 3: Saturday, May 20 at 2:00pm
Show 4: Saturday, May 20 at 7:00pm
Show 5: Sunday, May 21 at 2:00pm
Click HERE to view our 2017 Recital Show Assignments and find out what show(s) your dancer(s) will be performing in this year!
We also invite you to click HERE to view our Spring Recital Handbook, which is a detailed guide to all things “Recital” and an overview of what to expect in the coming months! This document is a must read if this is your first Recital with MDU.
Spring Recital Tickets
Ticket Sales Process: Viterbo University is once again offering the convenience of ONLINE TICKET SALES for our Spring Recital tickets!
1. ONLINE R.S.V.P. “Reserved Seating for EVery Parent”
This is a parents-only, pre-sale opportunity offered ONLINE ONLY! Parents are allowed to purchase up to two (2) main floor tickets per show that their child is involved in before ticket sales officially begin. RSVP Ticket Sales begin ONLINE at 11 am on Friday, March 10, on a first come, first serve basis.
You will receive an email from Viterbo University with instructions on how to set up your online account by Friday, March 3. This email will be sent from the Viterbo Box Office to the primary email address you have on your MDU account. RSVP tickets will be available for purchase online (on a first come, first serve basis) March 10 – March 15, when regular ticket sales begin. If main floor seating is your priority, please “RSVP”! If sitting together with your family and friends is your priority, please purchase tickets following the “ONLINE SALES” schedule.
2. ONLINE SALES
Tickets for ALL SHOWS go on sale ONLINE beginning at 11 am Wednesday, March 15. You will receive an email from Viterbo University by Friday, March 3 with instructions on how to set up your online account. This email will be sent from the Viterbo Box Office to the primary email address you have on your MDU account.
3. IN-PERSON SALES
Tickets for ALL SHOWS will also be available for purchase In-Person at Viterbo University’s Box Office or by phone 796-3100 beginning at 11 am on Wednesday, March 15.
Ticket Sales Policy:
- Ticket Prices: Main Floor: $18, 1st Balcony: $16, 2nd Balcony: $14
- During the first week of ticket sales, you are allowed to purchase a maximum of 10 tickets per person, per show.
- Your MDU tuition account must be up to date in order to purchase Recital tickets.
Spring Recital Volunteer Opportunities
Anyone interested in volunteering to help backstage is invited to complete a Volunteer Preference Form. All volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
CLASS MOMS are needed for each class to supervise the dancers. They do not need a Spring Recital ticket and will be able to watch their children perform from the side of the stage while volunteering. They are responsible for making sure that each child is in the proper costume, has the proper accessories and shoes, and is backstage at the appropriate time. This is an exciting job!
USHERS are needed for each show to assist the Viterbo University staff with collecting tickets, helping audience members find their seats, and assisting with program sales. Ushers do not need a Spring Recital ticket and are able to watch the entire show standing inside the auditorium. Only 8 volunteer ushers are allowed per show as Viterbo University provides their own additional ushers.
Click HERE to submit your Volunteer Preference Form. Forms will be accepted until March 1, as we would like to place as many volunteers as possible before regular ticket sales begin!
One Family Festival
MDU is excited to be attending the One Family Festival in Chicago this summer! The purpose of the One Family Festival is to create a space for dancers to connect and share their stories in an uplifting and supportive environment. Watch the One Family Festival Trailer!
The festival includes dance WORKSHOPS in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Contemporary, Broadway, Commercial Jazz, Technique, Improv, and Audition Prep along with a STORY SHOWCASE, CINEMA ROOM, and the ONE FAMILY FILM PRE-SCREENING!
Click HERE to reserve your space and for all of the details!
NEW: Pathways in Dance
Are you a 5th grade student or older? Have you ever wondered what role dance will play in your life as you enter middle school, high school and beyond? Have you ever wondered how to balance school, dance and other activities? Have you ever thought about dancing on a dance team, for a company, in college or teaching? Then join Miss Misty for a conversation about your dancer’s path in the years ahead by signing up for a 20 minute personal Pathways in Dance conversation with Miss Misty.
Miss Misty will be available March 17-18 and April 7-8 for Pathways in Dance conversations. Sign up HERE today.
We hope to see you there!
2017 Family Feedback Survey
At Misty’s Dance Unlimited, we’re always looking for ways to bring you More Than Just Great Dancing™. We want to bring you and your family an all-around rewarding experience.
To see how we’re doing and find ways we can bring you more, we recently sent you an email asking each dancer’s family to participate in our 2017 Dance Family Feedback questionnaire. The questionnaire is being administered by an outside firm and all responses will be completely anonymous. MDU will see only the collective response and anonymous comments. We will appreciate and grow from your feedback, so please be sure to share your candid thoughts with us. To complete the survey, please visit bit.ly/MDU2017.
At the end of the survey, you’ll be directed to a new link to enter your name and number for a special drawing. (Note that this will move you to a new link in order to separate your identity from your responses and protect your anonymity.) From there the survey firm will randomly draw five names to receive a $100 tuition credit at MDU.
Please participate. We want you to be more than just satisfied; we want you to be amazed!
NEW: Family Fun Night
Mark your calendar for MDU’s Family Fun Night, Saturday, March 18 beginning at 6:00pm! Watch a family movie on the big screen, socialize with other MDU familes, chat with Miss Miss Misty, Miss Shayna, and more!
Watch your email for more details in the coming weeks! Hope to see you there!
NEW: Recital Bundle Packages
This year MDU will be offering convenient “Recital Bundle Packages” and A la Carte item purchasing that will make Recital easier for families! Check it off your list with just a click! Watch your monthly Newsletter and MDU Families Team App for more details and easy online sign up in the coming weeks for the following:
- New Yearbook Style Keepsake Program Booklet with autograph pages!
- Recital T-shirts
- Recital DVDs
- Flowers for your Dancer
- Happy Ads
- Daddy Daughter Dance sign-up
Be In the Know… Get Team App Today!
Do you have our “MDU Families” Team App? This is another great way to stay “in the know” for all things MDU and all things Recital. Here is how it works:
- Download the FREE “Team App” from the app store on your smartphone (it is a green logo with a “T”).
- Create an account.
- “Find Your Team” by searching for “MDU Families” in the search bar.
- Select “MDU Families”!
- You will then be able to view important calendar reminders, set alerts for events, easily link to our website and more!
Don’t miss out on any important deadlines! Get the “MDU Families” Team App today!
Students of the Month!
Miss Alexis Miller
Miss Samantha Filla
Mr. CJ Bratager
Miss Maggie Donahue
Check out our lobby display featuring these dancers! We would also like to recognize this month’s other nominees: Cade Anneke, Kyla Betz, Chloe Jane Bulman, Blessing Fischer, Pippa Jackson, Addison Latva, Isabella Lown, Juliene McDonald, Tabitha Meyer, Kyra Moore, and Greta Moseng. Way to go, dancers! Keep up the awesome work!