Message from Miss Misty
#Gratitude. It's the word that is most often on my mind in the weeks these days. Almost half of our students in our Children's Program have already re-registered for fall classes, our first audition date for Ballet La Crosse’s Fall Production of Cinderella had a great turnout and Spring Recital is going to be our best yet! But my gratitude goes so much deeper than the programming. I'm grateful for our families who support these amazing opportunities for our kids and community. I'm grateful for our team of teachers and administrators who love their jobs so much (I'm listening to their laughter in the hallways right now:). And, I'm grateful to my family for supporting this dream for 22 years. Thank you, MDU families! WE LOVE YOU! - Miss Misty Lown, Owner
Message from Miss Shayna
#Proud. As we finish our Dress Rehearsals and prepare for the Recitals ahead I can’t help but feel PROUD! I’m proud of the dancers who have worked so hard all year and are shining on stage. I’m proud to be able to teach your children each week, year after year (some of which I taught at age 3 who will be performing their senior solos this weekend). I’m proud of our teachers and administrative staff who put in countless hours both seen and unseen and do it all with a cheerful attitude and a smile. I’m proud to be part of a studio that builds kids up and teaches life lessons through dance lessons. I’m proud to support Miss Misty’s vision of a studio that has values and purpose. Thank you for another wonderful year! - Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director
May 13-16: On-Stage Dress Rehearsals at Viterbo University
May 17-19: Spring Recitals at Viterbo University
May 21-23: Performing Group Auditions
May 24: Ballet La Crosse Alternative Date Auditions
May 28: Graded Level Placements Sent via Email
June 1: 2019-2020 Graded Level Registration Begins Online
Recital Tips & Reminders
We want everyone to have a great Recital! Here are a few tips and reminders for smooth sailing through the weekend.
- Label all of your dancer’s costumes, accessories and shoes with their name to help them stay organized backstage.
- Remove all jewelry and nail polish at home.
- Arrive to Viterbo University 30 minutes prior to the start of your show.
- Check-in to your assigned backstage area. All Children’s Classes report to the dance studio at Viterbo. All Graded Level Classes report to the downstairs dressing rooms.
- Send your dancer with and easy, mess-free snack for during the show.
- Take note of your dancer’s pick up location after the Grand Finale. Dancers in our Tippy Toes - Kidance Levels (ages 3 - 1st Grade) will be located in the Main Lobby. Beginning and Building Levels (2nd-3rd Graders) will be located in the dance studio area. All Graded Levels (4th Grade and up) will be in the downstairs dressing areas.
- Flash photography and videography is not permitted during the show.
- For your convenience, Sunshine Floral will have flowers available for purchase in the atrium prior to each performance.
- Remember to silence your cell phone, sit back, relax and ENJOY THE SHOW!
Performing Groups Auditions
Does your dancer love to be on stage at Recital? Take the next leap and perform all year long! Click here to sign up to audition for one of our Performing Groups.
TUESDAY, MAY 21
- Littlest Performing Group! (Ages 5-6) 4:30-5:30pm
- Dancin' Kids! (Ages 7-10) 5:30-6:30pm
- Footworks (Ages 12+) (Recommended For Tap IV+) 7:00-8:00pm
WEDNESDAY MAY 22
- Performance Company (For Dancers Who Have Completed Building, Level I Or Level II) 4:00-6:00pm
- Performance Company (For Dancers Who Have Completed Level III And Level IV) 6:00-9:00pm
- Crew (Ages 13-18) 5:00-6:30pm
THURSDAY, MAY 23
- Performance Company (For Dancers Who Have Completed Level V, VI, And Level VII) 5:00-9:00pm
- Guys Competition Teams (Ages 8-18) 5:30-7:00pm
Ballet La Crosse Cinderella Auditions
Didn’t make our first audition date? You still have one more opportunity to audition for BLC’s Fall 2019 production of Cinderella! Please complete this BLC Fall 2019 Cinderella Audition Sign Up form to register!
FRIDAY, MAY 24
- Beginning Ballet - Level IV, Pre Pro 1 will audition from 4:00-4:30 PM
- Levels V-VII, Pre Pro 2-3 and Pointe will audition from 4:30-5:30 PM (Dancers must have completed 2 or more years of pointe experience to audition en pointe)
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 Recitals if you would like to place an order in person.
Students of the Month
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! Check out the TV in the Lobby Communications Center featuring:
Miss Brynnleigh Baganz
Miss Madison Schlegel
Miss Beth Akins
Miss Lauren Carlisle
Other nominees include: Jenna Bakkestuen, Lauren Bakkestuen, Finola Dienger, Ava Erdmann, Bailey Hoeth, Grace Meyer and Ella Sullivan. Keep up the great work!