Message from Miss Misty 

Misty-LownA HUGE thank you to the MDU families who participated in our recent Family Feedback Survey. Over 300 families participated! Thank you for your positive feedback. We have passed your kind words along to the teachers and leadership team! We have also gathered many new ideas for ways we can continue to bring you “More Than Just Great Dancing®”.  You can look forward to some exciting new developments based on your feedback in the months to come! Thank you again for participating… we appreciate you!

-Miss Misty Lown, Owner

Message from Miss Shayna

Shayna Stellflue, instructor at Misty's DanceIt may not feel like Spring outside, but the studio is filled with excitement for all things Spring Recital! Recital ticket sales have begun, costumes are arriving, and dancers are working hard on choreography. If you haven’t done so already, please take the time to read our MDU Recital Handbook 2017, as it contains important Recital details! There is also a ton of excitement in the air for our very first MDU Family Movie Night! We look forward to spending some quality time with our dancers and their families outside of the classroom this weekend… hope to see YOU there!

-Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director


March 17-18Pathways in Dance Appointments with Miss Misty

March 18: MDU Family Movie Night – 6pm

March 25-31: Open House – Parents Invited to Watch the Entire Class!

April 7-8: Pathways in Dance Appointments with Miss Misty

April 10: Deadline for Recital Memories Package Orders

April 12-18: Easter Break – NO CLASSES!

Dress Rehearsal Assignments

Check out our 2017 RECITAL QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE. This handy guide lists the day and time your dancer’s class(es) will rehearse at Viterbo University May 15-18 for their On-Stage Dress Rehearsal. The Quick Reference Guide also contains a reminder of your 2017 Recital Show Assignment along with the tights, shoes, and hair style your dancer should wear!

MDU Family Movie Night

Don’t miss MDU’s very first Family Movie Night, Saturday, March 18 starting at 6:00 pm! Join Miss Misty, Miss Shayna and more of your MDU Staff to watch the TROLLS movie on the big screen, eat popcorn and get to know other MDU families! Bring a blanket or stuffed animal and settle in for the fun!

NEW: Recital Memories Packages

Introducing Recital Memories 2017! We are pleased to offer you a quick and easy way to order all of your Recital Memories in one place including:

  • Limited Edition “Heroes” Recital T-shirt
  • Recital Yearbook Program – Complete with autograph pages!
  • Happy Ads  – Your personal well-wishes for your dancer in the Recital Yearbook Program!
  • Daddy Daughter Dance Sign-Up
  • Keepsake Recital DVD’s from AVP Media
  • Flowers from Sunshine Floral
  • Action Group Photos from Dress Rehearsal Week

Plus, you can now bundle your Recital Memories together and SAVE… CLICK HERE to view our 2017 Recital Memories bundle packages!

Complete the Recital Memories order form HERE by April 10 to take advantage of the special bundle package pricing!

Daddy-Daughter Dance 2017

Calling all DADs! Don’t miss this opportunity to make a lasting memory with your daughter! 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. Studio Rehearsals to learn choreography will be held as follows.

Friday, May 5

5:30-7:00pm for EVERYBODY!

Saturday, May 6

12:30-1:30pm for Show 1
1:30-2:30pm for Show 2
2:30-3:30pm for Show 3
3:30-4:30pm for Show 4
4:30-5:30pm for Show 5

Saturday, May 13

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

Sign Up Today for all of the shows you would like to participate in via our new Recital Memories form HERE. Participation cost is $50 per family.

Individual Recital Photos

Design Photography is once again offering Individual Recital Photo Sessions. Dates for this year’s individual photos are April 22-26 and May 3-6. All photo sessions are held at Design Photography in Onalaska. Sign up for your Individual Photo Session by calling Design Photography at 608-783-2324!

Check out Design Photography’s 2017 Individual Photo Flyer for package options.

Do You Own a Business? 

Advertise your business in our Keepsake Recital Program! Our yearbook-style Keepsake Recital Program booklet contains each show’s information and is available for purchase at each performance as well as via our new Recital Memories pre-order packages.

View our 2017 Recital Program Advertiser Information for more details. Then, click HERE to reserve your space today!

Calling All High School Senior Soloists

Don’t forget… we need your Senior Recital Information! Click HERE to complete the Google form for your Senior Solo details and Recital Yearbook confirmation by Monday, April 3 in order to ensure that they are published in the Recital Yearbook Program!

Spring Open House: March 25-31

Our Spring Open House will be held Saturday, March 25 – Friday, March 31. Parents and guests are invited into our classrooms to watch their dancer’s ENTIRE CLASS! Bring your camera! Invite Grandma and Grandpa! Please remember to silence your cell phones and remind siblings to observe quietly so that dancers may concentrate. We can’t wait to show you all we have been learning! Hope to see you there!

Family Feedback Survey 

A HUGE thank you goes out to all the families that participated in the Family Feedback Survey. We are thrilled to have the thoughts and perspective of so many. Your feedback will be an important guide for us in planning for next year.

Also, congratulations to Ashley Brown, Lucas Zwiefel, Lisa Swanson, Jenny Pickett and Gina Wieser. Each won a $100 tuition credit for participating in the survey.
Our consultant now is digging into your feedback to prepare a report for us. We’re looking forward to seeing how we can continue growing together!

MDU Performing Groups and Ballet La Crosse Auditions

Does your dancer love to perform? Sign Up to audition for MDU’s Performing Groups and/or Ballet La Crosse for our 20th Anniversary season! It is going to be such a memorable year filled lots of memories and surprises. More details coming soon!  
MDU’s Performing Groups will be holding auditions as listed below. Sign Up HERE to audition for MDU’s Performing Groups!
  • Auditions for our “Littlest Performing Group” (Ages 5 & 6) will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 4:30-5:30 pm
  • Auditions for our Dancin’ Kids! (Ages 7-10) will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Auditions for our Guys Only Teams (Ages 8-18) will be held on Tuesday, May 23 from 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Performance Company Auditions for dancers who have completed Building, Level 1, Level 2 will be held on Wednesday, May 24 from 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Performance Company Auditions for dancers who have completed Level 3, and Level 4 will be held on Wednesday, May 24 from 6:00-9:00 pm
  • Performance Company Auditions for dancers who have completed Level 5, Level 6, and Level 7 will be held on Thursday, May 25 from 5:00-9:00 pm
  • Auditions for CREW will be held on Wednesday, May 24 from 5:00-6:30 pm
  • ONE make-up audition will be offered for pre-approved audition absences on Tuesday, May 30


Ballet La Crosse is excited to announce that their fall 2017 ballet production will be “The Little Princess”!  Sign Up HERE to audition for Ballet La Crosse!

  • Auditions for male and female dancers in Levels 5 and up will be Friday, May 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm
  • Dancers with 2 years of en pointe experience should bring their pointe shoes to auditions.
  • Auditions for dancers in Beginning Ballet to Level 4 will be Saturday, May 13 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
  • Alternative auditions will be Monday, May 22 from 6:00-7:00 pm

Summer Classes, Camps & Workshops

Check out our awesome variety of Summer 2017 classes, camps, and workshops at MDU! Click to view our MDU Kids Menu of Summer Programming and our MDU Summer Menu for Older Dancers today! Programs have limited space and always fill up fast. Special discounted rates apply until May 1! Register ONLINE today!

Students of the Month!

Miss Nora Wise

Miss Ella Sullivan

Miss Morgan Fuchs

Miss Tori Schmidt

Check out our lobby display featuring these dancers! We would also like to recognize this month’s other nominees: Aria Bast, Gwyn Hicks, Sam Lown, Melissa Niesl, Danielle Schmit, and Patience Stuebs. Way to go, dancers! Keep up the awesome work!

Last Call: Pathways in Dance with Miss Misty

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? 

Don’t miss your chance for a personal conversation with Miss Misty about your dancer’s path in the years ahead! This is the last call to sign 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.

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