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

Coffee & Conversations, Holmen Location Update, and MORE!

WELCOME!

Fall is officially here and our 2020-21 Dance Season is in full swing!  It has been so great to see all of our MDU dancers back in classes, whether at the studio or virtually!  Be sure to read through our monthly Newsletter to help you stay informed and connected.  Here’s to a happy and healthy September at MDU!  

CALENDAR

September 12: Coffee & Conversations VIRTUAL Event!

September 15: First Day of Classes at HOLMEN LOCATION!

September 28 - October 3: First Inter-sessional Break (Studio Closed)

November 23 - 28: Thanksgiving Break (Studio Closed)

COFFEE & CONVERSATIONS - “Making Mental Health Part of the Lesson Plan”

Coffee & Conversation was an event created in 2019 to help area parents with a range of kid- and parenting-related health topics. Forums are held every other month, with new topics presented each time.  While this event has been hosted by MDU in the past, it has been converted into a VIRTUAL event!  

*No pre-registration required!

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 15th!

RESALE SHOES

Thank you to all the families who provided MDU dancers the opportunity to purchase gently used dance shoes throughout the year!  We will be ending our Resale Shoe Program at the end of September, so if you have any items for sale that you would like back, please stop at the front desk for assistance.  All remaining dance shoes will be donated to the non-profit organization “Traveling Tutus”!

LOST & FOUND

Missing a dance shoe, water bottle, or perhaps a ballet skirt?  Be sure to check out our Lost & Found!  Simply ask the front desk for their assistance, and they will direct you to it.  All items left in the Lost & Found by the 15th of each month will be donated! :)

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. 

COVID-19 UPDATES

Check out our latest updates regarding COVID-19 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!