Message from Miss Misty
There are three exciting things happening this week at MDU! First, if you haven’t done so already, please stop by our Curriculum Fair to learn about ALL of the amazing programs we have to offer at MDU and see why we are More Than Just Great Dancing!® Also, please mark your calendars for Saturday morning at 8am for our Children's Classes Registration. Our current members get to register first so don't miss out on getting your favorite class day and time for next fall. Lastly, please join me in giving a high five to our advanced students who earned a surprise Student Appreciation Day for taking such good care of their classroom upstairs! Our older students are great role models for our younger students and we love watching them lead! - Miss Misty Lown, Owner
Message from Miss Shayna
Our Spring Recital is right around the corner! Only three weeks to go! There has been extra excitement in the building this week as dancers begin learning the “finale routine” which is one of the best parts of the show. This also signals to dancers that Recital is getting close when we start talking about “FINALE”. We know that May is a busy time of year for families so we go the extra mile to help you stay organized! No need to search your inbox for past emails or newsletter access, simply visit our MDU website and click on the “Recital” tab at the far right corner for easy access to all important Spring Recital dates, details and documents. Still have questions? Let us know! Our team is always happy to help! - Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director
April 27: 2019-2020 Children’s Class Registration begins ONLINE at 8:00am
April 27: Costume Alteration Day and Hair & Makeup Workshop from 9:00-11:00am at MDU
May 1: Early Bird Discount for Summer Classes Ends
May 3: Daddy Daughter Dance Rehearsals Begin!
May 4: lululemon Trunk Show in Everything Dance Boutique
May 6-11: In-Class Dress Rehearsal Week at MDU
May 13-16: On-Stage Dress Rehearsals at Viterbo University
May 17-19: Spring Recitals at Viterbo University
2019-2020 Children’s Class Registration
Registration for our 2019-2020 dance season begins Saturday, April 27 at 8:00am ONLINE with our Children’s Classes (Dancers age 2 - 3rd Grade). Visit the homepage of our website to view our new Children’s Class Schedule. Classes fill up fast Be sure to register early!
Registration for dancers in our Graded Levels (4th Grade and up) will begin on Saturday, June 1. Level placements for Graded Level students will be emailed out on Tuesday, May 28 along with the 2019-2020 Graded Level Class Schedule.
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!
Daddy Daughter Dance
It’s not too late to register! 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, sign up here! Participants can perform in one show or all 6. Questions? Check out our Daddy Daughter FAQ.
lululemon Trunk Show
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 4 from 8:00 am-12:00 noon! Our Everything Dance Boutique is co-hosting a special lululemon “Trunk Show” with our new neighbor Zen and Pow Studio. New lululemon products will be available for purchase ONE DAY ONLY courtesy of lululemon Madison! Don’t Miss Out!
- FREE classes at Zen and Pow Studio all morning!
- Chances to win gift certificates to BOTH Zen and Pow and Everything Dance!
- Complementary Moka coffee!
Spring Recital DVDs
There is still plenty of time to order your 2019 Spring Recital DVD. Click here to order your Once Upon A Time keepsake DVD from AVP Media. AVP Media will also have a table at Viterbo University during our Dress Rehearsals from 3:30-6:00pm if you would like to place an order in person.
Summer Early Bird Discount Ending Soon!
Our 2019 Summer classes and camps are filling up! 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! Sign up before May 1 and SAVE with Early Bird Pricing!
CONGRATULATIONS to Miss Kylie Williams and Mr. Dennis Williams who are expecting their first child, a baby girl, this summer! We can’t wait to meet Baby Williams and welcome her into our dance family! We also can’t wait until she is old enough for Mommy (or Daddy) & Me class!
FAREWELL to Miss Jessica Apfel Miller who is “retiring” from teaching regular classes after 20 years at MDU to focus more on her growing business, Rooms by Jess! While she won’t be on our regular schedule of teachers she will still be available to sub and add her expertise to studio design projects! We love you, Miss Jess!
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! Check out the TV in the Lobby Communications Center featuring:
Mr. Brody Ask
Miss Lauren Edwards
Miss Naomi Clarkin
Miss Madelyn Olson
Other nominees include: Olivia Abts, Paige Christianson, Payton Christianson, Ava Johnson, Claire Johnson, Macy Meyer, Harper Rohr, Ellie Tempski and Adelyn Tlustosch. Keep up the great work!