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 Even if the mask mandated is repealed on Thursday, it would be unwise to introduce a second risk variable to our student population at the same time.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!
March 10: MDU Summer Programs Released Online
March 15 - 20: Virtual Parent Observation Week #2 -- Graded Level Classes!
March 22 - 27: Virtual Parent Observation Week #2 -- Children's Classes!
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 -- New mini-mesters of Frozen Friends, Hippity HOP, Boppin’ Babies, and MORE!
Watch your email the week of March 15th for important details on our outdoor spring performance, “MDU Fest”!
As a reminder, MDU Fest will be held at the Southside Oktoberfest Grounds in La Crosse the week of May 17-23!
We are so excited to reveal this year’s spring performance costumes with all of you! Be sure to share the photos with your dancers, too!
MDU is excited to announce our 2021 Summer Programming on Wednesday, March 10th! There will be so many new dance opportunities for ALL ages, as well as the return of some yearly favorites.☺️ Join us this summer at MDU -- We cannot wait to dance with you!
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Everything Dance Boutique is offering 17% off all items in the store! -- Be sure to check it out!
*Some exclusions may apply
Everything Dance is also having a sale on all Dress Code leotards! Only $10 per leotard -- Stop by the store or purchase online HERE!
Our second Virtual Parent Observation Week is almost here! Tune into your dancer's class(es) via Zoom and watch the ENTIRE class. Many classes will also have a sneak peek of their MDUFest choreography!
Monday, March 15th - Saturday, March 20th
Monday, March 22nd - Saturday, March 27th
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! These dancers were nominated by their teachers for representing our Character Lives "Trait of the Month": PASSION in DANCE!
Miss Hope Engel
Miss Natalie Wolfe
Miss Breckyn Remis
Miss Addi Berry
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.