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 Even if the mask mandated is repealed on Thursday, it would be unwise to introduce a second risk variable to our student population at the same time.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

Student of the Month, In-Class Dress Up Week, and MORE!


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