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 Even if the mask mandated is repealed on Thursday, it would be unwise to introduce a second risk variable to our student population at the same time.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

Coffee & Conversations, Holmen Location Update, and MORE!


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!  


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!


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!


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”!


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! :)


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. 


Check out our latest updates regarding COVID-19 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!