All Things MDUFest, Summer Classes, Auditions, and MORE!

Calendar

May 5: MDUFest Button Pick Up 4-7PM

May 7: MDUFest Button Pick Up 4-6PM

May 8: MDUFest Button Pick Up 10AM-1PM

May 8: Ballet La Crosse Makeup Audition 1-2:30PM

May 10 - 15: In-Class Dress Rehearsals!

May 15: Coffee & Conversations

May 15: Final Day for Summer Early Bird Discounts

May 18 - 23: MDUFest -- Weber Center for the Performing Arts

May 25 - 27: Performing Group Auditions for 2021-2022 Season!

June 5: Online Registration for 2021-2022 Dance Season 8AM

June 21: Last Day of Summer All-Access Pass Promotion

August 18: Classes Begin for 2021-2022 Dance Season!

All Things MDUFest!

As you know we will be celebrating the conclusion of our season this year with MDU FEST, which will be held at The Weber Center for the Performing Arts (428 Front Street South / La Crosse) the week of May 18-23.  

After a year of a LOT of hard work, commitment, and innovation from teachers, students, and parents alike. We are SO excited to see students of all ages dance on our outdoor stage!  

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

In order to accommodate for current safety guidelines and to support community health, we will be producing FOURTEEN performances this year at MDU Fest.  Yes, you heard that right...14 performances:)

Show 1: Tuesday, May 18 at 5:30pm

Show 2: Tuesday, May 18 at 7:30pm

Show 3: Wednesday, May 19 at 5:30pm

Show 4: Wednesday, May 19 at 7:30pm

Show 5: Thursday, May 20 at 5:30pm

Show 6: Thursday, May 20 at 7:30pm

Show 7: Friday, May 21 at 5:30pm

Show 8: Friday, May 21 at 7:30pm

Show 9: Saturday, May 22 at 10:30am

Show 10: Saturday, May 22 at 12:30pm

Show 11: Saturday, May 22 at 2:30pm

Show 12: Saturday, May 22 at 5:30pm

Show 13: Sunday, May 23 at 12:30pm

Show 14: Sunday, May 23 at 3:30pm

Senior Night: Sunday, May 23 at 6:30pm (now also held at The Weber Center)

ADMISSION - PRE-ORDER BUTTON PICK UP

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. 

MDU Fest Buttons from the pre-order form and extra button sign up form are now available for pick up. Each show has a different color button and will be a great keepsake for your dancer. :)

Since our lobby is still closed, an MDU team member will be stationed at a table outside of Door B on the north side of the parking lot of our Onalaska Facility during the times listed below. No need to even get out of your car! Easy peasy :)

Button Pick Up Times:

Wednesday, May 5th - 4:00-7:00 PM

Friday, May 7th - 4:00-6:00 PM

Saturday, May 8th - 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

At this time, we can only accommodate button pick-ups during these hours. Buttons will not be available for pick up at the front desk in order to maintain our Safer Studio guidelines. 

IN-CLASS DRESS REHEARSAL WEEK!

Next week, May 10th-15th, is our In-Class Dress Rehearsal week at the studio!

Next week is also our final week of regular class for the season!

COSTUMES

All Costumes have been passed out in class. If you are awaiting on a costume size exchange, we will notify you when it arrives for pick up.

Please label your dancer’s costumes, tights, and dance shoes!

TIGHTS, SHOES & HAIR

All costumes have a specific style of tights that should be worn with the costume.All assigned tights colors, shoes and hair styles are listed on the ATTACHED PDF. 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!

FLOWERS

Sunshine Floral of La Crosse will once again be offering the convenience of beautiful dancer bouquets - delivered right to our venue!

Choose from the following options:

CLICK HERE to log in to your studio account and place your order by Sunday, May 9th.

Due to COVID restrictions, bouquets will only be available via pre-order this year. No extras will be for sale on site.

PRE-ORDER T-SHIRT AND STELLARINA PUPPIES

Details for pick-up coming soon!

INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS at Design Photography

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: 

Saturday, May 1st, Monday, May 3rd, Monday, May 17th and Saturday, May 22nd from 9:00am–5:00 pm as well as Tuesday, May 18th – Friday, May 21st  from 2:00–8:00pm. As always, Bob is happy to make other special arrangements if necessary.

Please see the ATTACHED FLYER for package options. CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment!

OUR WEBSITE

You can also find all of this information, as well as the individual PDF's and flyers on our webiste for easy access! 
mistysdance.com/mdu-fest

SHOW ORDERS, ADDITIONAL TIPS AND REMINDERS

Coming Soon!

Performing Group Auditions 

Discover your love of performance at MDU!  From the recreational dancer to the pre-professional student, Misty’s Dance Unlimited has a Performing Group for everyage, level of interest, and commitment -- Auditions are FREE and OPEN to the community...Bring a friend!

For more information regarding our Performing Group Programs and to register today, CLICK HERE!

Summer at MDU! 

Keep your dancer active, healthy, and engaged all summer long -- Come dance with us at MDU!  

We have a variety of classes, camps, and intensives for ALL ages, levels of interest, and commitment!  Enroll online today and save with our Early Bird discounts -- Ends Saturday, May 15th!

CLICK HERE for more information and to register TODAY!  

Coffee & Conversations

Topic: “Raising Healthy Young Athletes”

An estimated two of every five kids visiting local emergency rooms arrive due to a sports injury, according to the National Safety Council. The reasons are many, and they’re often complicated by kids’ rapidly-growing bodies. To reduce that risk — and expense — for area families, Mayo Clinic Health System and Misty’s Dance Unlimited’s May Coffee & Conversation program will focus on methods to keep young athletes healthy and participating in their chosen sports.

Jacob Erickson, D.O., and Andrew Jagim, Ph.D., from Mayo Clinic Health System’s Sports Medicine Department will talk with families about how movement patterns, technique and proper eating habits can help keep their athletes injury-free. They’ll also discuss the importance of addressing small aches and pains early to reduce the risk of more severe injuries or chronic problems.

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public! 

CLICK HERE to register and to receive the Zoom link for this event!

Student of the Month!

Congratulations to our final Students of the Month for our 2020-2021 Dance Season!  These dancers were nominated by their teachers for an outstanding season of dance in the classroom and for going above and beyond what is expected of them all year long!

Miss Harper Danhof-Mayer

Miss Rayna Thibodeau

Miss Elsa Fortner

Miss Katie Murphy

Other nominations include:  Jameson Bossingham, Eden Devine, Lucy Miller, Avonlea Stanley, Katie Johnson, and Jessica Dreier!

Keep up the great work, dancers!

Absence Reporting

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.

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