December 2021 Newsletter

Parent Observation Week, Gifting Ideas and MORE!


December 8-14: Parent Observation Week / Last Regular Class Week of 2021
December 15-21: NO CLASSES: Christmas Cookie Social Performances & Performing Groups Winter Showcase
December 22 - January 2: NO CLASSES: Christmas Break
January 3: Classes Resume!
January 10: January Newsletter Published

Parent Observation Week

In-Person Parent Observation Week is back!  Parent Observation Week will be held Wednesday, December 8th - Tuesday, December 14th as originally published. 

Parents will be invited in to watch the LAST 10 MINUTES of each of their dancer’s classes during this special week. To help us reduce capacity in classrooms, we ask that each dancer have no more than 2 audience members per class. Parents are welcome to take pictures and videos while in the classroom to share with additional family members.  

Christmas Cookie Social 

The Christmas Cookie Social is our informal fundraising show to close out the first semester of classes. Approximately one third of our students are involved each year and are selected from each age group of our Children’s Classes. Proceeds from this event are used to send upper level dancers to Dance Revolution which is a Christian-based youth dance convention - more details on this below!

If your dancer’s class isn’t performing this year, this is still a fun show for younger dancers to attend and get excited about taking the stage for our Spring Recital. In order to have ample, socially distanced seating, we will be holding these performances at First Free Church in Onalaska.

Tickets are available for purchase via Eventbrite, using the links below:

SHOW 1: Friday, December 17th at 5:30pm

SHOW 2: Friday, December 17th at 7:00pm

SHOW 3: Saturday, December 18th at 9:00am

SHOW 4: Saturday, December 18th at 10:30am

SHOW 5: Saturday, December 18th at 12:00pm

Performing Groups Winter Showcase: Tuesday, December 21st at 6:00pm

Dance Revolution Invitation

In past years we have had the privilege of bringing a bus full of dancers (8th grade and up) to Dallas, TX to attend Dance Revolution. Miss Misty provides scholarships (with the help of Christmas Cookie Social proceeds) for dancers to attend the convention.  

This year, after much prayer and consideration, we have made the decision to postpone our Dallas trip for another year and instead attend Dance Revolution in Chicago. At this time, we do not feel that a 16-hour bus trip and shared hotel/living spaces are in the best interest of the dancers and teachers. Miss Misty will still be faithfully providing scholarships for dancers to attend the convention in Chicago this year, but transportation and hotel reservations will be on your own. We will handle the convention registration process as usual and will be sending a team of teachers (based on the number of dancers who register) to send with your dancers.

All you need to do is to sign up! We would appreciate all accepted applicants to help volunteer where needed at this year's Christmas Cookie Social Performances (December 15-21). Details below!

When: January 28-30, 2022
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, Illinois 60090
PHONE: 847-777-6500  

STEP 1: Sign up here! by Monday, December 6th.
STEP 2: A $30 Non-Refundable deposit will be charged to your account on Tuesday, December 7th to hold your spot and help our team and teachers plan.
STEP 3: Book your hotel by Friday, January 7th to reserve the special rate. Link below. These rooms tend to fill quickly, so I would call and reserve ASAP.

Westin North Shore Hotel
601 N. Milwaukee Ave., Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone: 847-777-6500
Click to Reserve
$130 S/D/T/Q
Hotel Reservations Cut-off Date: January 7, 2022.
Note: Pricing based on availability

Give The Gift of Dance

Treat your little one to the gift of an experience this year! The Gift of Dance truly is the gift that keeps on giving - week after week! Visit to purchase and learn more. This year we have 2 Gift Bundles to choose from:

Starter Bundle: $179 ($238 value!)

All Inclusive Bundle: $285 ($400 value!)

Everything Dance Boutique

Whether you’re seeking the perfect gift to place under the tree, a little stocking stuffer or perhaps just want to spread a little festive cheer, we have you covered. Our Christmas SALE has begun!  

MDU Apparel

Missed the MDU Apparel order?  It’s not too late!  We have a select quantity of items and styles still available for purchase. View what’s available and purchase here:

Expected pick up date for all apparel is Thursday, December 16 at MDU. 

Students of the Month

Congratulations to our November Students of the Month! Check out the TV in the Lobby Communications Center which will soon be featuring:

Gwendolyn Hansen
Adalyn Rodenkirch
Cole Schultz
Addison Berry

Other nominees include: Anna Exaire, Anna Sans Crainte, Grace Meyer, Sophia Stewart, Mylee Fredrickson, Kennedy Tennant, Mary Ashley Snipes, Zoe Moeller, Kelsey Krett, Maleya Moe, Elise Venner.  Keep up the great work!  

Lost and Found Reminder

Be sure to check out our Lost & Found for any items you may have left behind.  Simply ask the front desk for their assistance, and they will direct you to it.  All items remaining in the Lost & Found on the 15th of each month will be donated

As a reminder, be sure to label all of your dancer’s belongings with their name as everyone at the studio has the same or similar gear. Dancers should take all belongings into their classroom with them rather than leaving them unattended in the lobby or dressing areas. 

Absence Reporting 

If your dancer will be absent from a class, 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.  

Inclement Weather Policy Reminder

In the event of inclement weather, an email will be sent and a Facebook post made by 2:00pm if classes are cancelled (by 8:00am for morning classes). Please note that we do not necessarily follow school closings as roads are often cleared by the time studio classes begin. Any cancelled classes may be made up on your own time from our regular schedule of classes. In the event there is not a make up class available, a replacement option will be offered.


Our latest updates regarding COVID-19 can be found on the main page of our website. Simply visit and click on the red bar at the top of the page for the most current communications.

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