Message from Miss Misty 

Misty-Lown

By now you’ve probably heard the great news! We broke ground this week across the street on a new International Performing Arts Training Center that will be home to MDU, Ballet La Crosse, Everything Dance and More Than Just Great Dancing® . The facility, which will be competed in June of 2018, will include 7 studios, a cafe, a costume shop, sprung floors, locker rooms for both boys and girls, a birthday party area and a student study area. But most importantly, this will allow us to provide more classes with earlier end times for students, more community space and parking for families and more preparation space for teachers. We are MORE than excited move ahead and we are proud to let you know that our current facility will become the new home of Children’s Tree House Day Care next summer. Exciting things ahead! Thank YOU for being part of it.

-Miss Misty Lown, Owner

Message from Miss Shayna

Our 20th Season is off to a fantastic start! I am excited to announce that during the month of October I will be visiting ALL classes. This will give me the chance to check in on curriculum, meet new students, observe your dancer’s progress, and share ideas with instructors from inside the classroom. One of my favorite things about teaching has always been helping students learn and grow through dance. As School Director, I am honored to be able to share my years of classroom experience to help our instructors learn and grow as well. At Misty’s Dance Unlimited we strive for continuous improvement for ourselves and our families through regular staff development, curriculum updates, and expanding programming to better serve YOU!

-Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director

Calendar:

October 16-21:Costume Measuring Week (see below)

October 31: Halloween – NO Afternoon or Evening Classes

Looking Ahead…

November 13-18: Parent Participation Week

November 20-25: Thanksgiving Break – NO CLASSES

NEW: Recital Costume Measuring Week

This year, we had a great experience with ordering all of our Performing Group costumes earlier than usual, so we are planning to do the same for our Recital Costumes! Therefore, we will measuring students for costumes earlier as well!

Also New: Miss Misty will be doing all of our costume measuring this year! She will have a costume measuring station set up in the lobby all next week, Monday, October 16 – Saturday, October 21. Please stop by her table to have your dancer measured either before or after their class. Miss Misty is looking forward to seeing all of you and hearing about your first few weeks of classes.

NO Afternoon or Evening Classes on Halloween

No Classes will be held on the afternoon or evening of October 31 as we know dancers and families will be busy trick-or-treating! Miss Shayna’s Tuesday morning classes will still be held as usual on October 31 and dancers are invited to wear their Halloween costume to class.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween!

Private Lesson Availability

Did you know that MDU offers private instruction? Get the greatest value out of your dance classes by taking private lessons!

Work with a specialist to improve your form, master leaps and turns, work on flexibility, prepare choreography or work on material for an audition. Private lessons are available at various times during the week and all day on Saturdays.

We also offer 2 awesome teacher options for Private Lessons: MDU Faculty or MDU JFAC (Junior Faculty)! JFAC lessons are offered at a discount as we are training up young leaders for their own success in the classroom.

Click here for lesson availability, rates, and scheduling!

Ballet La Crosse’s A Little Princess Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for Ballet La Crosse’s production of A Little Princess are now available through the Weber Center Box Office.

Showtimes are Saturday, November 25 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm and Sunday, November 26 at 2:00pm. Tickets for all shows are $22 for orchestra, $18 for balcony and $5 for children 18 and under. Hope to see you there!

Students of the Month!

Miss Braelyn Schmitz

Miss Valli Ziegler

Miss Jasmine Kane

Miss Madeline Beinborn

Check out our lobby display featuring these dancers! We would also like to recognize this month’s other nominees: Audrey Akins, Kylie Devine, Isabella Hartman, Gwyneth Hicks, Hannah Hunt, Emily Jacobson, Greta Kleven, Hayley Koblitz, EZ LeFebre, Ada Lovelace, Ella Mooney, Anna Pierzina, Anna Rautiola, Carmina Stauffer, and Brylee Jo Vick. Way to go, dancers! Keep up the awesome work!

MDU Families Team App Reminder

We want to help you stay informed! Get reminders and updates via our “MDU Families” Team App! Download the FREE “Team App” from the app store on your smartphone. Create an account, then “Find Your Team” by searching for “MDU Families” in the search bar. Select “MDU Families” and you will then be able to view important calendar reminders, set alerts for events, easily link to our website and more!

Via the MDU Families Team App you can also easily notify us when your dancer is sick, out of town, or will be missing class due to a school or church function? You can also CLICK HERE to get there directly. Our instructors appreciate you letting us know when your dancer is absent! Thank you in advance!