Dear MDU Family, 

I am writing today with a proactive communication regarding the potential state-wide mask mandate repeal going before the Legislature on Thursday. 

Regardless of the outcome, our business will continue to support a mask requirement (unless you have an exception) until further notice. 

While it is true that we have had a negligible occurrence of COVID-19 in our programs since re-opening in June (.00025%, or 5 reportable cases out of over 20,000 heads in classes, and none for two months) Coulee Region public schools are in the process of welcoming their students back which introduces a new risk variable to our student population. Even if the mask mandated is repealed on Thursday, it would be unwise to introduce a second risk variable to our student population at the same time.

As a teacher and a dancer, I look forward to the day when this is no longer a talking point, but in the meantime, we will continue all of the Safer Studio™ measures that have brought us such success so far including keeping people home when they don't feel well, well checks for employees, ongoing facility cleaning with our Sparkle Squad, hand sanitation, and face coverings. Our community is turning the corner and we need to stay the course until we get there <3. 

As always, we will continue to monitor the situation as we keep our focus on supporting the whole health of our students—including physical, social-emotional and, mental well-being—through dance classes each week.

Thank you for your support! 

In partnership, 

Misty Lown

Safer Studio Policy Archive
  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642
  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642

Start of the NEW 2020-2021 Dance Season!


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


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 and click on the red bar at the top of the page for the most current communications!