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 Even if the mask mandated is repealed on Thursday, it would be unwise to introduce a second risk variable to our student population at the same time.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!
April 1 - 6: Spring Break (STUDIO CLOSED)
April 1 - 15: MDUFest Button Reservations!
April 15: Final Day to Order MDUFest Merchandise
April 16: All Remaining MDUFest Buttons Released!
May 1: Rollover Registration Fee for 2021-2022 Season!
May 17 - 23: MDU Fest! (Our Spring Outdoor Performance)
June 21: Last Day of Summer All-Access Pass Promotion
Be sure to check out all of the new and exciting opportunities happening at MDU by visiting our Promo page on the website!
We have brand new Mini Sessions of Frozen Friends, Hippity HOP, Boppin’ Babies, and MORE! Spots are available but limited -- Register today!
MDU is pleased to share that we have made a venue change for MDUFest from the Southside Fest Grounds to the Riverside Park Bandshell! The fest grounds had some limitations for our set up needs and Riverside was able to accommodate our needs PLUS MORE socially distanced seating for parents/audience members.
Each family will now be able to reserve FOUR (4) buttons per dancer, per show! This move is a win-win for our students and families! Same times, same dates, just go across the street to Riverside :). If things continue to improve in our community, we may be able to release more buttons closer to the show date. Stay tuned!
Audience admission to MDU Fest will be by General Admission with an MDU Fest Button. Each show will have its own unique and collectible button. Dancers performing in the show do not require a button to participate in their assigned show.
Paid buttons are needed for persons ages 2 and up. Babies under the age of 2 that can sit on laps or in strollers will need to reserve a free Lap Seat in order for us to have an accurate headcount.
MDU Fest buttons are limited to 4 buttons per dancer/per show. CLICK HERE to reserve your buttons by April 15th. MDU Fest Buttons are $15 each. Any unsold buttons from each show will be released for purchase beginning April 16th.
**If you have more than one dancer, you will need to submit another form for each additional dancer. For your convenience, a copy of our MDU Fest Show Assignments was sent in a specific email regarding MDUFest information!
You can also order limited edition MDU Fest T-shirts and Stellarina Pups via the same order form until April 15th. No additional orders will be taken for our limited edition merchandise after April 15th.
All assigned tights colors, shoes and hairstyles for MDUFest have been emailed to all participating families. All required tights colors and shoes are now IN-STOCK at our Everything Dance Boutique! We also have lots of handy hair accessories available for making the perfect performance bun!
Design Photography of Onalaska is offering individual dancer portrait sessions at their studio again this year. Sessions will be spaced out for added safety. The dates for these individual photo sessions are as follows:
CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment!
We are so excited to be offering a NEW program at MDU: The ALL-ACCESS Summer Pass!
Dancers are invited to participate in ALL PROGRAMS* for which they are eligible for one flat rate lasting the entirety of our Summer Classes & Intensives! This is an amazing opportunity to keep your dancers active, engaged, and building new relationships at MDU all summer long. :)
The All-Access pass is non-refundable, and the promotion will end Monday, June 21st. Sign up for yours today!
*Does not include: Tap Intensive, Performing Group or BLC Choreography
Congratulations to our Students of the Month! These dancers were nominated by their teachers for representing our Character Lives "Trait of the Month": COURAGE!
Mr Will Darrah
Miss Lillian Stewart
Miss Sylvie Schams
Miss Lauren Mikat
Other nominations include: Rosalie Manson, Olivia Neubauer, Sophie Parke, Madeline Beinborn, Sophia Stewart, Paisley Arenz, Ava Robinson, Claire Wagner, Millie Erickson, and Annabelle Ramos!
Keep up the great work, dancers!
Misty's Dance Unlimited is now accepting applications for a new office intern, as our current intern will be graduating this Spring! An MDU intern will have the opportunity to work closely alongside Miss Shayna, Miss Kylie and Miss Kris with behind the scenes projects, as well as assisting with our Everything Dance Boutique.
We are loooking for a dancer who has a strong interest in how a dance studio is managed, an excellent work ethic and positive attitude for the tasks assigned, a good sense of humor (we LOVE to have FUN!), a passion for dance, and a willingness to learn new skills and to take risks!
Dancers going into 9th - 12th Grade are eligible to apply! Flexible after school hours are Monday - Thursday 3:30-5:00 PM. Other hours are also available on a case-by-case basis.
Click here to fill out this application for consideration!
Questions? Email Miss Kris at kris.mistysdance.com!
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.
Returning students who do not choose to automatically renew their memberships, as well as any NEW families registering with MDU, will incur the new annual membership fee of $50.
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.