Dear MDU Family,
This evening Gov. Tony Evers addressed our state issuing Executive Order #94 that calls upon business leaders "to continue doing their part to keep workers, customers, and communities safe by expanding working from home options for workers, offering online or virtual services, and limiting the number of people in offices, facilities, and stores" - all things we are PROUD to say we have been doing since we re-opened in June.
We have been following our Safer Studio™ Standards every step of the way through this season and continue to do so. Our team members have work-from-home capabilities, we are fully tech-enabled with online and virtual options, and we have always limited the number of people in our offices, facility, and store.
We have had over 10,000 visits to our studio since re-opening and only 4 isolated reported cases of COVID-19 - that's less than 1/100th of 1% occurrence.
Our strong focus on safety has made it possible to maintain a very low-risk environment while allowing our young people to benefit from exercise and friendship in a safety-focused environment as well as the associated positive benefits on social-emotional and mental well-being.
We are proud to continue to be a positive anchor in the lives of our local youth and we look forward to seeing and supporting your children in classes this week. In the meantime, please join us in doing all you can to keep our community safe by wearing face coverings, keeping the recommended 6 ft distance from friends and classmates, washing your hands, and staying home if you are unwell. For the safety of our community, if you are unable to or prefer not to wear a face covering, we strongly encourage you to attend our virtual class options.
As always, your teachers and I thank you for your support.
Can you believe it is already that time of year? Our 2020-2021 Dance Season officially kicks off on Monday! Be sure to read through our monthly Newsletter to help you stay informed and connected as we dive into a new season. We are so excited for another great year of happy and healthy dancing for our MDU families!
August 14: Student Helper & Assistant Application DUE!
August 17: First Day of Dance Classes at ONALASKA LOCATION!
September 7: Labor Day (Studio Closed)
September 28 - October 3: First Inter-sessional Break (Studio Closed)
This year MDU is offering TWO choices for Fall classes! Dancers now have the option to register for Studio Classes with live-stream backup capabilities, or to register for Home Classes which feature our NEW weekly online program! For more information and to register, visit our website at mistysdance.com!
MDU is proud to be following the SAFER STUDIO™ Guidelines for our 2020-2021 season, which focuses on a hierarchy of measures to create a Safer Studio™ environment for everyone who enters our facility!
Stay informed of all the latest MDU news by joining our private Parent & Student Community on Facebook! This is a great space to connect with other MDU families, and it is also a great resource to find all the most recent communications from the studio.
Click HERE to join!
Dancers in Level 1 (4th Grade) and up are eligible to apply to be a Classroom Helper or Assistant at MDU!
Classroom Helpers: Dancers in Level 1 and up (age 9 +) who are able to help with 1 of our Children’s Classes each week for the entire season.
Classroom Assistants: Dancers in Level 4 and up (age 14 +) who are able to help with 3 or more Children's Classes at least 2 nights per week.
This is an awesome leadership opportunity, and we hope you can join us! Please note that we are not able to place all applicants every year. Additional positions may be added as the season progresses. The deadline for the application is Friday, August 14th.
Click HERE to apply!
Looking for another option to support your child’s virtual learning this fall? Trying to figure out how to balance work and home-learning? Do you value quality instructors and enrichment activities for your child? Check out Third Option™ Learning Hub at MDU for support for your CRVA or 30-day virtual school start student!
Third Option™ was designed to support Coulee Region Virtual Academy and can also support 30-day virtual school start students! Classes will be held inside MDU’s bright and cheery studio spaces. Socialize safely in our full or part-time program. Choose the right level of support for your learner.
Special educational needs may be supported with cooperation from the La Crosse Area Autism Foundation. Financial assistance is available.
Click HERE for more information and to register!
We are pleased to announce that construction at the NEW Holmen Boys & Girls Club, home to our NEW second location, will be fully operational on Tuesday, September 1st!
MDU classes held at our Holmen location will begin Tuesday, September 1st.
Our latest updates regarding COVID-19 can be found on the main page of our website. Simply visit mistysdance.com and click on the red bar at the top of the page for the most current communications!