Message from Miss Misty
Spring is....SPRINGING! Well, at least that is what I am telling myself. I want to personally thank everyone for their good spirits this winter with the weather! I know we weren't the only ones in the area struggling with weather related closures and parking lot challenges, but it has been a challenge nonetheless:). However, there has been a BIG PLUS to having so many days below zero: we have had far less sickness this year in the schools and at the studio! Viruses simply can't live at 40 below. Thank you again for being such a great studio family. We are in full swing on Summer Registration (don't miss it!) and running full steam ahead towards Spring Recital! - Miss Misty Lown, Owner
Message from Miss Shayna
We have some exciting NEW things happening this SPRING in preparation for an awesome Spring Recital. Coming up at the end of this month, we have our Parent Observation Week where you will have the opportunity to watch your dancer in action, learning and preparing for Recital. We have a NEW Recital Tight Pre-Order process to not only easily take something off your list with just a click, but also SAVE money at the same time! Plus, if you are new to MDU, be sure to join Miss Misty and I for a Q & A on all things rectial related to make sure you are “Recital Ready” (details below). The next few weeks are going to fly by, but we are always here to help! See you soon! - Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director
March 25-30: Parent Observation Week - Watch the ENTIRE Class!
March 28: Spring Recital Memories Orders Due!
March 29: Magnum Opus Ballet Company presents Full Light at MDU
April 6: NEW: Get Recital Ready Q & A
April 15-21: Easter Break - NO REGULAR CLASSES
April 17: Ballet La Crosse presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream
April 27: Costume Alteration Day
Parent Observation Week
Parents are invited to be our guests for the ENTIRE class: Monday, March 25 - Saturday, March 30. Silence your cell phone, sit back, relax and enjoy watching your dancer share all he or she has been learning this year and get a sneak peek at our Recital choreography as we prepare for the show. Feel free to invite Grandma and Grandpa! You are welcome to take video and photos as well. Hope to see you there!
Viterbo Dress Rehearsal Assignments
Click here to view our 2019 Spring Recital Quick Reference Guide. Not only does this handy guide list the Viterbo Dress Rehearsal Assignment for each class, but it also serves as a reminder of the Show Assignments, Tights Colors/Styles, Shoes and Hairstyles needed for the show.
NEW: Pre-Order Your Recital Tights and SAVE!
This year, we are excited to be offering a NEW Pre-Order Process for Recital Tights! Simply COMPLETE THIS FORM to place your order by April 1 and SAVE 20%. Tight colors needed are listed above in the Quick Reference Guide. For your convenience, Pre-Order Tights will be charged to your account on April 1 and available for pick up at MDU after Easter Break. It’s that easy!
NEW: Get Recital Ready Q & A
Is this your first Spring Recital with MDU? Do you have questions about tights, photos, makeup or more? Join Miss Misty and Miss Shayna at the studio on Saturday, April 6 from 10:00-11:00am to help you “Get Recital Ready”! They will lead you through what the weeks leading up to Recital look like and answer your questions to help you through the best time of the year!
Daddy Daughter Dance
MDU’s annual Daddy-Daughter Dance a must-see part of each show which also results in a cherished memory for years to come! Dancers in our Kidlets/Taplets level (Kindergarten) and up are eligible to perform in the Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Spring Recital.
Rehearsals will be held at MDU with Miss Misty as follows:
Friday, May 3:
ALL Participants: 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, May 4 AND Saturday, May 11:
Show 1: 9:00am - 10:00am
Show 2: 10:00am - 11:00am
Show 3: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Show 4: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Show 5: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Show 6: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Dress Rehearsal at Viterbo University with Miss Misty as follows:
Show 1 and Show 2: Tuesday, May 14 from 6:00-6:45pm
Show 3 and Show 4: Wednesday, May 15 from 6:00-6:45pm
Show 5 and Show 6: Thursday, May 16 from 6:00-6:45pm
Not able to make a rehearsal? No problem! Miss Misty sends all registered participants a practice video to rehearse or catch up at home.
The cost is $60 per family. To participate, you can order via the Recital Keepsake Memories order form, or sign up here! Participants can perform in one show or all 6. Questions? Check out our Daddy Daughter FAQ.
Costume Alterations Day and Hair & Makeup Workshop
Need help adjusting or tightening straps? Not sure how to make the perfect bun? We have you covered! MDU will be offering our annual FREE Costume Alteration Day and Hair & Makeup Workshop on Saturday, April 27 from 9:00-11:00am at the studio. Stop in for some sewing assistance and hair & makeup tips from some of our experts!
Design Photography Individual Photos
Design Photography of Onalaska is once again offering Individual Recital Photos for our dancers. Appointment bookings are available April 13-19 and May 11.
Last Call: Spring Recital Memories
Click HERE to view our 2019 Spring Recital Memories and order form! This is your one-stop-shop for keepsake programs, limited edition t-shirts, program love notes, DVDs, flowers and action photos. Order deadline is March 28.
Adult Tap is Back!
Due to popular demand, we are offering another 6 week session of Adult Tap Classes with Miss Misty. Both beginners and those with experience are welcome! Tap shoes are required and available in our Everything Dance Boutique!
Dates: Tuesday, March 19 - Tuesday, April 30 (No class on April 16 due to Easter break)
Tuition: $69 for 6 weeks
Enroll: Sign up online today!
Dance All Summer Long!
Our 2019 Summer classes and camps are now open for Enrollment! We have some amazing Guest Artists lined up for our Graded Levels and are thrilled to announce the Bloom Fine Arts Experience for our youngest dancers. View Summer Schedules Here!
Bloom Fine Arts Experience is an immersion program that focuses on the social/emotional, physical and cognitive development of each child. Our special Summer “Bloom Camps” are a great way to experience the arts outside of dance. Plus, Bloom Fine Arts Experience will be available for pre-school aged students mornings this Fall… right here at MDU!
Sign up before May 1 and SAVE with Early Bird Pricing!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Ballet La Crosse is proud to present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” for our Spring 2019 production. Join us for a captivating evening of classical and contemporary ballet featuring choreography by Miss CiCi Houston of St. Louis Ballet. This performance is certain to entertain audiences of all ages.
Join us Wednesday, April 17 at 7:00pm at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts. Ticket prices are as follows:
Orchestra Adult: $22
Balcony Adult: $18
Magnum Opus Ballet Company at MDU
Come and celebrate the Easter season with Magnum Opus, Wisconsin's newest professional non-profit ballet company. Featuring seven skilled dancers (including MDU graduate and former teacher, Carolyn Ross), fresh innovative choreography and glorious music from Handel's Messiah. One time only, right here on our MDU stage, don't miss it! General seating. Click here to purchase tickets!
There will also be a master class offered on Saturday, March 30 at MDU for any interested dancers.
Chiropractic Care Opportunity
Dr. Rachel from M.Y Life Health Center will be offering FREE adjustments to MDU dancers of all ages. This is Dr. Rachel’s way of giving back to the community.
Meet Dr. Rachel and receive a FREE Chiropractic treatment on Tuesday, March 26 from 6:15-7:15pm. Just stop by MDU’s Conference Room (located upstairs). For more information, visit her website www.mylifehc.com.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! Check out the TV in the Lobby Communications Center featuring:
Miss Madelyn Stelloh
Miss Olivia Engel
Miss Aria Bast
Miss Brooke Shea
Other nominees include: Katherine Dahl, Kylie Devine, Lyla Eberhardt, Ada Green, Sophie Hanson, Lara Heiderscheit, Jade Laszewski, Kasey Leisso, Kendyll Linder, Macy Meyer, Hailey Olson and Scarlett Stanton. Keep up the great work!
Don’t forget to add the following important dates to your calendar:
2019-2020 Children’s Registration: Saturday, April 27 beginning at 8:00 am
2019-2020 Graded Technique Registration: Saturday, June 1 beginning at 8:00 am