Message from Miss Misty
We are back in FULL routine for the New Year and happy to announce some fun things to keep you moving happily and safely through the winter! First, you may have noticed that we have added full security to the two rear entrances to the building. Just ring the bell and wait for a staff member to ring you in. It DOES get busy, however, in the early afternoon, so if you ring and are not buzzed in within a minute, please come around to the primary entry at the front. Also, we kicked off a new Adult Tap class, which is totally full! Check out our FB page to see a cute picture of the KIDS watching the PARENTS for a change:). Lastly, Miss Michelle is offering a drop-in Intermediate/Advance Adult Hip Hop Class. Details below. We hope to see you there! - Miss Misty Lown, Owner
Message from Miss Shayna
It may be a bitterly cold January, but here at the studio we are already looking ahead to SPRING! Spring Recital Costumes have already started to arrive and choreography will be starting in classes soon! Be sure to stay “in the know” of All Things Recital by reading your monthly newsletters. Your February Newsletter will contain important details like your dancer’s show assignment as well as important ticket sales dates. Additionally, our Graded Level Students (Levels 1 and up) will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with teachers during our upcoming Conferences. This is a great chance to prepare for their Skills Testing Week which is just around the corner. Until Spring officially arrives, STAY WARM! - Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director
February 9: Conferences for Graded Level Students
February 11-16: Skills Testing Week for Graded Level Students
February 15: Spring Recital Show Assignments and Ticket Details Published
Graded Level Conferences and Skills Testing
Our annual Graded Level Conferences for students Level 1 and up in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Technique will take place in February.The majority of our instructors are available on Saturday, February 9. Individual teacher availability was already emailed to all families with Graded Level Students.
Conferences are an opportunity to talk one-on-one with teachers about your dancer's individual progress so far this year in preparation for Skills Testing. No appointment necessary! Both parents and dancers are encouraged to attend. Conferences usually last approximately 10 minutes per teacher. Skills Testing will take place in Graded Level Classes the week of February 11-16.
Best of La Crosse County
MDU has once again been nominated for Best Dance Studio. We’d love your support! Click HERE to vote! We are under the Health and Wellness category – Dance Studio. Voting ends February 10. Thank You!
NEW: Adult Hip Hop Classes
Join Miss Michelle Malone one Friday a month and get your groove on. Drop in to any class for $15! No commitment required. No registration required. Just show up ready to DANCE! Class runs from 6:15-7:15 pm on the following dates listed below. Hope to see you there!
Save the Date!
We know you love to plan ahead, to please add the following important dates to your calendar:
2019-2020 Children’s Registration: Saturday, April 27 beginning at 8:00 am online.
2019-2020 Graded Technique Registration: Saturday, June 1 beginning at 8:00 am online.
Calling All MDU Photos
We would like to include YOUR photos in our Spring Recital Yearbook Program Book! Submit your most loved photos from the 2018-2019 season by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples include: First Week of Classes, Oktoberfest Parade, Christmas Cookie, Social, Parent Participation Week, Community Performances, Selfies, Friends, Rehearsals, Around the Studio, Dancers with Teachers, etc!
Zen & Pow Survey
Did you hear about MDU’s new neighbor? We are excited to announce that Zen and Pow Studio is moving in to the North rental unit in our building. Owner Stephanie Helmers would love to hear from YOU! Please click here for a short survey about their programs. Thank you in advance for your input!
Student of the Month
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! Check out the TV in the Lobby Communications Center featuring:
Miss Brynn Glahn
Miss Adelyn Tlustosch
Miss Alexis Bernett
Miss Lara Heiderscheit
Other nominees include: Annaliese Bruns, Abigail Cowburn, Hadley Fecht, Madeline Kendhammer, Rachael Le Febre, Isabella Libke. Keep up the great work!