Message from Miss Misty
I was visiting on our large group Performance Company rehearsals this past week. I was there to check on the progress of the dance and to help with the integration of our Guy's Only Hip Hop teams into the choreography. But, what I noticed most has nothing to do with the dancing. What I noticed was the laughter and smiles among the girls and the high fives and fist bumps among the guys:). What I noticed was kids LOVING what they were doing and WHO they were doing it with. Thank YOU families for allowing us to be part of what is often the best part of your child's day...DANCING! <3 <3 <3 - Miss Misty Lown, Owner
Message from Miss Shayna
Thank You PARENTS for another wonderful Parent Participation Week! As a teacher, I love seeing my students enjoying learning, dancing and having fun each week. Over the past few days I have certainly seen that and so much more as students have been beyond excited to share and experience class with mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, or other special adults in their life. Each class has been filled with special moments and memories that you will both remember forever! At MDU we are so very THANKFUL for each and every one of you. From our MDU dance family to yours: Happy Thanksgiving! - Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director
- November 19-24: Thanksgiving Break - NO CLASSES
- November 24-25: Ballet La Crosse's Production of "Alice in Wonderland"
- December 10-15: Parent Observation Week: Watch the ENTIRE Class!
- December 15: Performing Groups Winter Showcase Performance
- December 16-18: Christmas Cookie Social Performances
- December 17 - January 1: Christmas Break - NO CLASSES
- January 2: Classes Resume!
Parent Observation WeekBe our guest! Watch your dancer's ENTIRE CLASS during Parent Observation Week: December 10-15. Parents recently had the chance to participate in our classes, but now you can sit back, relax and enjoy watching your dancer do what they LOVE. We ask that you observe quietly, silence your cell phone and that siblings are monitored and quite during observation time. Feel free to video, take pictures and invite grandma and grandpa!
Help Us Decide What’s Next for MDUDid you know that the new MDU building is a result of your feedback? Every two years we check in with families to see how we’re doing. That’s where families shared their hopes for more parking, for classes to end earlier, for a guys locker room and many other ideas that have now been realized in the International Performing Arts Center.
Now that we’ve accomplished that dream and look ahead to the next 20 years of More Than Just Great Dancing™, we again invite you to help inspire plans for the years ahead. So if you haven’t already, will you please take five minutes to complete our Dance Family Feedback Questionnaire?
The questionnaire should take less than five minutes to complete. We will appreciate and grow from your feedback, so please share your candid thoughts with us. To ensure your anonymity, we have hired an independent outside firm to conduct the survey, which will remain open until midnight on November 20.
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.
As in years past, your responses will be used to help us develop new programming and value- added services designed just for our MDU families. To complete the survey, please visit bit.ly/mdu2018.
Christmas Cookie SocialThis year's Christmas Cookie Social performances will be held December 16-18. We are super excited to bring this fun and informal fundraising event to our brand new in-house stage! Additionally, our Performing Groups will be having a special Winter Showcase performance on December 15. Proceeds are used to send upper level dancers to Dance Revolution which is a Christian-based youth dance convention. Please note that in order to accommodate our new in-house format for these events, our Christmas Break dates have been updated to December 17 - January 1.
Approximately one third of classes are invited to participate each year. Participating classes were announced in our October Newsletter and recently received a "Christmas Cookie Social Details" email with additional information.
Click here to Pre-Order Tickets for either of these performance events!
Ballet La Crosse's Alice in WonderlandJourney down the rabbit hole with Alice as she encounters chess pieces, playing cards and other well-known characters from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass.” With original choreography by the renowned Kennet Oberly and starring a cast of more than 70 dancers, “Alice in Wonderland” will delight audience members of all ages. This uniquely whimsical version offers a deeper look into Carroll’s dream world as seen through a child’s imagination. We can't wait to share it with you!
All tickets are available on the Weber Center Website.
Main floor seats are $22, balcony seats are $18, youth tickets are $5 each for any seat.
NEW in our Everything Dance Boutique: lululemonWe are excited to announce the addition of lululemon products to EVERYTHING DANCE, our in-house dancewear boutique! Styles and stock change weekly at lululemon so once an item is gone, there is no guarantee that we will be able to get the same item again. Parents: SHOP EARLY to be sure you get the top item on your dancer's wish list!
Be sure to follow Everything Dance on Facebook and Instagram to be sure you don't miss out on our latest products and special offers!
MDU Black Friday SPECIALSWatch your email on Wednesday, November 21 for our Black Friday SPECIALS! This year our special deals will include offers to receive:
- A FREE COSTUME
- A FREE PRIVATE LESSON
- CAMP CREATIVE BOGO
- 50% OFF A BIRTHDAY OR DANCE PARTY
- DISCOUNTED STUDIO LOCKER RENTAL
Tutu Perfect Christmas Gift IdeasYou love giving the PERFECT Christmas gift, right? Perhaps there is a niece or nephew on your list that would love to dance! We have two ways to give the gift of dance this holiday season! To purchase either gift package listed below, call 608-779-4642 or email Miss Kris at Kris.Mistysdance@gmail.com.
Tutu Under the Tree
Gift Package for children ages 2-8 is $79 ($148 value) and includes:
- 2 months tuition (January and May 2018)
- Registration Fee
- Pink Tutu and Wand
- $15 gift certificate to our Everything Dance Boutique
Gift Package for children ages 2-8 is $99 ($192 value) and includes:
- 2 months tuition (January and May 2018)
- Registration Fee
- Recital Costume
Inclement Weather Policy ReminderIn the event of inclement weather, and email will be sent and a Facebook post made by 2:00pm if classes are cancelled (by 8:00am for morning classes). Please note that we do not necessarily follow school closings as roads are often cleared by the time studio classes begin. Any cancelled classes may be made up on your own time from our regular schedule of classes. In the event there is not a make up class available, a replacement class will be scheduled.
Students of the MonthCongratulations to our first Students of the Month this year! Check out the TV in the Lobby Communications Center featuring:
Miss Giana Roberson
Miss Mya Wershofen
Miss Jaclyn McCormick
Miss Claire Pahl
Other nominees include: Charlotte Bassuener, Lauren Carlisle, Hailey Constanti, Zoey Dingfelder, Lauren Edwards, Olivia Hall, Anja Johnson, Adelyn Neubauer, Natalie Peterson, Adalynn Rodenkirch, Caroline Stanton and Valli Ziegler. Keep up the great work!