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.
October is here and MDU is excited to share all that we have in store for you! Be sure to read through our monthly Newsletter to help you stay informed and connected. Here’s to a great October at MDU!
October 7: Grown Up Grooves
October 15: Resale Shoe Program Ends
October 26 - October 31: In-Class Dress Up Week!
October 31: Halloween -- Studio OPEN for Morning Classes!
November 9 - 14: Costume Measuring Week
November 23 - 28: Thanksgiving Break -- Studio CLOSED
Congratulations to our first Students of the Month for the 2020-2021 season! These dancers were nominated by their teachers for representing our Character Lives "Trait of the Month": CONFIDENCE!
Mr Zion Callaway
Miss Ruth Cripe
Miss Bailey Hoffman
Miss Ada Lovelace
Other nominees include: Anna Pierzna, Olivia Matt, Ava Robinson, Jada Tomesh, Lillianna Tibbitts, Lilah Dewey, Ellie Tempski, Tabitha Meyer, and Sadie Vannieuwenhoven. Keep up the great work!
Join fellow MDU parents in our monthly virtual Grown Up Grooves class! This class is FREE and open to the public, and it is a fun and easy way to get moving while connecting with other families in our community. All you have to do is register to receive the link for class -- Register today!
Calling all MDU dancers -- We want to see your creativity SHINE with our new In-Class Dress Up Week! During the week of October 26th - October 31st, dancers are invited to wear their favorite dress up outfit, Trick-or-Treating costume, or even a favorite recital costume to their classes all week long! MDU will select a favorite costume from each day and post it on social media with a shout-out -- So be sure to post pictures and tag us @mistysdance!
*Please keep all costumes family-friendly and be sure that your dancer is able to move with ease. Thank you!
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 on October 15th, 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”!
All lost and found items will be donated on the 1st of each month. Lost and found items can be found in the girl's dressing room and in the boy's locker room. If you need assistance looking for an item, ask the front desk staff for assistance. We are always happy to help!
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!