Message from Miss Misty
Spring is in the air! Another sure sign that spring is coming is the Skill Testing that our Graded Technique students just completed. Skill testing is an annual event that our students in 4th grade and above look forward to each year. Skill testing is one of the tools our teachers use to make individual recommendations for fall classes for our Graded Technique students. It’s a chance to slow down the classroom process for a week and really understand where each student is in their development as an artist. Most dancers spend two years in a level before mastering all of the skills necessary for the next level. We encourage all dancers to give their best work between now and the end of the year, but a conversation from parents to help manage expectations goes a long way towards a positive placement in the spring regardless of what level they are placed in for the fall. Thank you for your support! We are looking forward to a great finish to the season!
-Miss Misty Lown, Owner
Message from Miss Shayna
Spring also means Recital which is an exciting season of its own! Recital ticket sales have begun, costumes are arriving, and dancers are working hard in classes on their choreography for the show. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to take time to read our MDU Recital Handbook 2016, as it contains detailed information on all things Recital! We love watching the joy that dancers experience by performing on stage for family and friends. Dancers build self-esteem and confidence through this process along with retention skills, teamwork, and adaptability. Recital is truly a chance for your dancer to SHINE! Our monthly E-newsletter communications will help you to stay organized and informed during all of the excitement leading up to Recital.
-Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director
March 23-29: Easter Break – No Classes
April 4-9: Open House – Parents Invited to Watch Entire Class!
Dress Rehearsal Assignments
Check out our 2016 MDU Recital Quick Reference Guide. This handy guide lists the day and time your dancer’s class(es) will rehearse at Viterbo University May 16-19 for their On-Stage Dress Rehearsal. The Quick Reference Guide also contains a reminder of your 2016 Recital Show Assignment along with the tights, shoes, and hair style your dancer should wear!
Daddy-Daughter Dance 2016
Calling all 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. 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.
Recital T-shirt Orders:
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.
Individual Recital Photos
Design Photography is once again offering Individual Recital Photo Sessions. Dates for this year’s individual photos are Friday, April 22, Saturday, April 23, Wednesday, April 27, Thursday, April 28, and Saturday, April 30. All photo sessions are held at Design Photography in Onalaska. Sign up for your Individual Photo Session at MDU’s front desk today! Check out Design Photography’s 2016 Recital Photo Flyer for package options.
AVP Media will once again be professionally recording our Spring Recitals. Order your Keepsake DVD today! A printable order form is available HERE or order online via www.avpmedia.net . Order forms may be turned in at MDU’s front desk or at the AVP Media table at Viterbo University during Dress Rehearsals and Recitals.
Recital Keepsake Program Ads
As published in our Recital Handbook, Happy Ads, Senior Ads, and Business Ads are available for 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. All ads are due by April 15.
National Honor Society for Dance Arts
Misty’s Dance Unlimited recently became its own Chapter of National Honor Society for Dance Arts through the National Dance Education Organization! MDU’s first ever NHSDA Chapter Induction Ceremony and reception will be held on Saturday, May 14 at 5:00pm at MDU.
If your dancer has not yet applied and is still interested in applying, please contact Miss Julie at [email protected]. The application process must be completed by Friday, March 26 in order to be inducted on May 14.
Spring Open House: April 4-9
Our Spring Open House will be held Monday, April 4 – Saturday, April 9. 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!
Students of the Month!
Miss Sophie Hanson
Miss Megan Komperud
Miss Claire Pahl
Miss Alyssa Kelsey
Check out our lobby display featuring these dancers! We would also like to recognize this month’s other nominees: Devon Adams, Lily Benson, Ashley Dale, Lucy Hartman, Callie Key, Grace Meyer, Lauren Mikat, Clare Miller, Gloria Tofstad, and Morgan Wetzel. Way to go, dancers! Keep up the awesome work!
Private Lesson Sale
SAVE $100 when you purchase a 10-pack (10 hours) of Private Lessons! Purchase the 10-pack for $400.00 by March 30. Lessons will be honored through August 2016. Private lessons are great for improving technique, strengthening skills, and cleaning solo choreography. Email Miss Kris at [email protected] to purchase this offer!
NEW: Online Absence Notifications
We have added a NEW feature to our website! Now you can easily notify us ONLINE when your dancer is sick, out of town, or will be missing class due to a school or church function. Visit the main page of mistysdance.com and scroll down to the red bar at the bottom for the MDU Absences buttons. You can also use the following link to get there directly http://goo.gl/forms/A2oZplPQaH. Our instructors appreciate you letting us know when your dancer is absent! Thank you in advance!