Dear MDU Families, 

We are proud to continue to offer consistent weekly class experiences that support the physical, social-emotional, and mental health of our staff and students. Since reopening in June of 2020 we have made all necessary adaptations to our programs, following local, national, and industry guidance in order to support a Safer Studio™ learning environment.   

As such, we have updated our protocols to match recently updated guidance from the CDC and Wisconsin DHS, which shortens the isolation/quarantine period to 5 days for individuals who test positive for COVID-19. The updated process is as follows:

Students or Staff who receive a positive test result should:

  • Report the positive case to MDU via the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form.
  • Isolate at home for 5 days and until symptoms are no longer present.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.

Additional information about this change in recommendation from the CDC and WDHS can be found here

MDU continues to see an extremely low incidence of Covid-19 in our programs while experiencing very high positive reports of the benefits of keeping students engaged in activities. Our building continues to maintain enhanced cleaning protocols including state-of-the-art air circulation. We continue our enrollment management with 50% of our student body in the building less than one hour per week. We continue with our current mask policy. 

We continue to do what is necessary. We also continue to plan for spring performances, sharing hope and confidence with our students of brighter days ahead! 

We continue to be here for our staff, our students, our families, and our community <3. 

Thank you for continuing with us!
Miss Misty



Safer Studio Policy Archive

July 2021

Dress Code for the 2021-22 Season at MDU!

All items are available for purchase in our Everything Dance Boutique.

Mini & Me (2-year-olds) through Kidance (1st graders)
Girls: Any style or color of leotard and tights. Appropriate shoes (Pink leather ballet
shoes for Ballet and Musical Theater, Black Tap shoes for Tap, clean soled sneakers for
Hip Hop) and hair in a ponytail or bun.
Boys: Solid white t-shirt and black athletic pants. Black leather ballet shoes for Ballet and
Musical Theater. Black tap shoes for Tap. Clean-soled sneakers for Hip Hop.

Beginning & Building Level (2nd-3rd Grade) (Includes Lyrical, Musical Theater)

Girls:

Leotard: Any solid soft pink leotard (no fluff or attached skirt)
Tights: skin-tone tights
Hair: hair in a bun
Shoes: Ballet/Musical Theater: Pink leather ballet shoes, Tap: Black tap shoes, Jazz & Lyrical: Tan jazz shoes.
Optional Accessories: white wrap-around skirt (for ballet), Solid black dance shorts or leggings for Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, and Musical Theater; and pink wrap-around sweater for warm-up / colder months.  

Boys: Solid White t-shirt, solid black athletic pants, and appropriate shoes as follows:

Ballet: Black leather ballet shoes, Tap: Black tap shoes, Jazz: Tan jazz shoes, Clean-soled sneakers for Hip Hop.

Graded Level Technique Dancers (Level 1-7 Ballet, Tap, Jazz)
Girls: Any solid black leotard. We have a nice selection of body-positive leotards in our Boutique. (Black
Sports bras are allowed.  Other color sports bras are allowed as long as they are covered by the leotard) 
White skirt and Pink tights for ballet, solid black dance shorts, or leggings for jazz and tap. (Black Sports bras are allowed.  Other color sports bras are allowed as long as they are covered by the leotard)

Appropriate shoes, tights, and hair in a bun.  Ballet: Pink Leather/Canvas ballet shoes,  Tap: Black tap shoes,
Jazz: Tan jazz shoes

Boys: Solid white t-shirt, solid black athletic pants, and appropriate shoes as follows:
Ballet: Black leather ballet shoes, Tap: Black tap shoes, Jazz: Tan jazz shoes

Hip Hop (All ages and levels) 

Girls: Any colored leotard or top, solid-colored pants or sweatpants, clean soled sneakers, hair in a ponytail.  No bare midriff.

Guys: Clean, comfortable clothing such as athletic gear and tennis shoes.

Specialty Classes (All ages and levels) (Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary,  Acro, Dance Team, Leaps & Turns, and Performing Groups)
Any solid colored leotard, solid black jazz shorts or leggings, any color tights, and appropriate footwear for each class. (Barefoot for Modern and for Acro) Mini Dance Team can wear either tan jazz shoe, tennis shoes or go barefoot. Hair in a bun for all Specialty Classes except Acro should have a pony tail.

Steps of Praise: SOP t-shirt and black jazz pants/leggings. For 1st Semester Hip Hop - Clean soled tennis shoes. For 2nd Semester Lyrical - Ballet Shoes (Pink for Girls, Black for Boys). SOP t-shirts are available for purchase at the studio for $15 plus tax:)

FOR ALL DANCERS: No jewelry, No smart watches (please leave at home)

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