At Misty’s Dance Unlimited, LLC (MDU) the health and safety of our members’ staff, students, guests, and communities have always been our highest priority;
a commitment that has only been heightened at this time in history. That’s why we have used local and national guidelines to inform our best practices for service continuity and re-opening.

Because dance meets imperative student needs for physical, social, and emotional well being, we are committed to helping our staff and students navigate reopening. We follow the Safer Studio™ standards put forth by our national association, More Than Just Great Dancing!® along with the utmost care and consultation of our local health departments and locally available information.

Governmental Regulations
MDU follows the Governor’s Executive Order #82, which mandates the use of masks inside buildings and advocates the same for clients until Sept. 28. We also adhere to the Governor’s Emergency Order #1, which allows for exceptions.

Education
MDU staff, parents, and dancers are informed about the symptoms of COVID-19 including, fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea (watery), sore throat/congestion, headache, chills, muscle and joint pain (multiple), nausea or vomiting and, loss of sense of smell.

Dancers and staff should STAY HOME if they have any symptoms of COVID-19. They should also notify the studio owners/administrators and contact healthcare providers if they develop symptoms. If in doubt, sit them out.

Return to Training
  1. MDU follows a phased approach to reopening physical services.
  2. MDU’s reopening plan:
    1. Reinforces an attendance policy that does not allow employees to work when sick or students to attend classes when sick.
    2. Reinforces of proper hygiene and health standards with all staff members and students, including frequent handwashing and/or sanitizing, not touching the face, and sneezing and/or coughing into elbows.
    3. Increases frequency of sanitation in high traffic areas and high touch surfaces of the studio such as barres, floors, counters, stereos, and bathrooms/locker areas.
    4. Adjusts studio operations based on public health guidelines and recommendations regarding PPE, assembly/gathering/occupancy size, and social distancing where possible and practical.
    5. Adjusts curriculum and teacher training to reduce or eliminate hand-holding, equipment-sharing, and mingling where possible and practical.
    6. Communicates a clear policy for each phase of opening regarding student drop-off and pick-up, lobby availability, and amenity use.
  3. MDU has a variety of service options available including private instruction, small group instruction, traditional classes, and online instruction where possible and practical, to meet the needs of students and staff as well as for the ability to maintain service continuity in any situation.
  4. MDU has a clear system of communicating the status of classes, such as a “green, yellow, red” protocol. Green indicates it is safe to attend face-to-face classes. Yellow indicates a cautionary change to service delivery. Red indicates clients should stay home and attend class online.
  5. MDU understands that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore, we focus on a hierarchy of measures beginning with avoiding contact with anyone with symptoms, frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and minimizing contact and mingling.
  6. If MDU receives a report of exposure risk, any affected classes will be notified, and exposure-risk level cleaning will be enacted. There is absolutely no penalty for absence and classes may be made up in-person (space permitting) or online (anytime).

Additional Considerations
As MDU we are proud of the work our team has done since 1999 to create the highest quality experiences and environments for our staff, students, and guests. Because of this groundwork, and the strength of our network, we believe our studio is in a strong position for a gradual and responsibly phased reopening. We are honored to continue to serve our community in this time.

Sincerely,
Misty Lown


Safer Studio Policy Archive
  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642
  • info@mistysdance.com
  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642
  • info@mistysdance.com

Start of the NEW 2020-2021 Dance Season!

WELCOME

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!  

CALENDAR

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)

TWO WAYS TO DANCE

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

SAFER STUDIO™ GUIDELINES

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!

MDU PARENT & STUDENT COMMUNITY ON FACEBOOK 

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!

STUDENT HELPER & ASSISTANT APPLICATION 

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!

THIRD OPTION LEARNING HUB

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!

HOLMEN LOCATION UPDATE

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.

COVID-19 UPDATES

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!