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 Even if the mask mandated is repealed on Thursday, it would be unwise to introduce a second risk variable to our student population at the same time.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!
February 1 - 6: Graded Level Skills Testing
February 8 - 13: “Bring a Stuffy to Dance” Week! (Children’s Classes Only)
February 15 - 20 : Second Intersessional Break (STUDIO CLOSED)
February 20 - 21: Radix Virtual Convention Experience
March 22 - 27: Virtual Parent Observation Week #2
April 1 - 7: Spring Break (STUDIO CLOSED)
May 1: Rollover Registration Fee for 2021-2022 Season!
May 17 - 23: MDU Fest! (Our Spring Outdoor Performance)
Be sure to check out all of the new and exciting opportunities happening at MDU by visiting our Promo page on the website!
Check out the NEW monthly feature in our Everything Dance Boutique! Each month will feature a variety of dance apparel items that will be sold at a discounted price when purchased together -- Be sure to check it out!
We are excited to announce that we will be livestreaming the Virtual Radix Dance Convention for dancers to take master classes with some amazing Faculty!
Radix has amazing faculty including:
The convention runs from Saturday - Sunday and is great for learning new combinations and trying out a new style. Pick a friend to attend with you!
NEW this year! Dancers are welcome to create special valentines, notes, cards, or drawings for their MDU dance teachers to show their love and appreciation for all of their hard work and dedication in the classroom!
Each MDU teacher has a Valentine’s bag labeled in the lobby -- Simply drop your special valentine into their bag before or after class over the next two weeks. Let’s spread the love! :)
We are so excited to reveal this year’s spring performance costumes with all of you! Keep your eyes peeled for an email coming soon -- Sparkles and shine guaranteed!
Congratulations to our first Students of the Month in 2021! These dancers were nominated by their teachers for representing our Character Lives "Trait of the Month": CREATIVITY!
Miss Scarlet Gorder
Miss Arabella Atkinson
Miss Kaleyah Rivera
Miss Erin Walters
Other Nominees Include: Delany Small
Keep up the great work, dancers!
Special reminder! For your convenience, and to reserve space for our next dance season, annual membership fees of $45 per student will be automatically renewed and applied to your account on May 1, 2021, unless this withdrawal form is completed online before that date.
Class Registration for our 2021-2022 dance season will begin online at 8AM Saturday, June 5th. Level placements and class schedules will be emailed out on May 27th.
If your dancer will be absent from a class (in-person or via Zoom), our teachers and administrative staff greatly appreciate you notifying our team via our MDU Absence Form. This form can easily be accessed at the bottom of the main page of our website or CLICK HERE to access now.