February 11, 2022

Dear MDU Families, 

Today the Onalaska and Holmen School Districts announced that due to a sharp decline in cases, they will no longer require the wearing of masks in their facilities as of Monday, February 14. We have noted the same sharp decline in cases in our programs and will be following suit. The updated policy for MDU will be effective Monday, February 21 as our studio is closed for Intersessional Break next week. 

Every day that we can get where children can fully express themselves in the classroom and teachers can have full communication, including facial cues, we will celebrate! And, if there are days ahead where cases rise to a point where we have to revisit our mask policy, we will do so. 

In meantime, all other risk-mitigating factors remain in place and parents are asked to keep their children home if they do not feel well and to keep up with other healthy habits such as good hand hygiene, hydration, nutrition, and sleep. Anyone who would still like to wear a mask to class for comfort is welcome to do so and plenty of masks will still be available at the front desk.

I want to thank our faculty, families, and students for their support over the past two years. Working together, we have kept our classrooms open continuously since June of 2020 and we are working on our return to the stage for Spring Recital! Now that’s some awesome teamwork!

Thank you for your support! With appreciation,
Miss Misty



Safer Studio Policy Archive

May 2022 News

Spring Recital News, Rollover Membership Reminder, Auditions and MORE!

CALENDAR REMINDERS

May 1: Early Bird Discount for Summer Classes Ends
May 1: Rollover Membership Fees Withdrawn
May 5: Thank a Dance Teacher Day
May 6: Daddy Daughter Dance Rehearsals Begin!
May 7: Ballet La Crosse Make-Up Audition
May 9-14: In-Class Dress Rehearsal Week at MDU
May 17-19: On-Stage Dress Rehearsals at Viterbo University
May 20-22: Spring Recitals at Viterbo University
May 24 - 26: Performing Group Auditions for 2022-2023 Season!
May 26: Graded Level Placements Sent via Email
May 26: 2022-2023 Class Schedule Published
June 4: Online Registration for 2022-2023 Dance Season Begins

NEW in our SPRING RECITAL HUB

If you haven’t done so already, be sure to check out our handy online Recital Hub to access all importatn Spring Recital details and previously published recital related communications in one place!

NEW: We've JUST ADDED our On-Stage Dress Rehearsal and Show ORDERS to help you plan which costume to arrive in AND a helpful series of Tips and Reminders Videos with Miss Shayna!

Check it out here: mistysdance.com/hubs

THANK A DANCE TEACHER DAY

Thursday, May 5th is “Thank a Dance Teacher Day”! Be on the lookout for special ways to participate via social media and in our lobby to show some love for our FANTASTIC TEAM OF TEACHERS! 

PERFORMING GROUP AUDITIONS

Does your dancer LOVE to perform on stage at Recital? Take the next leap and perform all year long! Our Performing Groups have opportunities for dancers age 5 and up! 

Auditions are FUN, FREE and OPEN to the community! Bring a friend! 

Get MORE DETAILS and SIGN UP TO AUDITION HERE!

ROLLOVER MEMBERSHIP REMINDER

The time has come to reserve YOUR dancer’s (or dancers’) space for our memorable 25th Anniversary Season! For your convenience, annual student membership fees (Children’s Classes $45, Graded Technique $55) will be automatically reviewed and applied to your account on May 1, 2022 unless this opt-out form is completed before that date. 

Class registration for our 2022-23 dance season will begin online at 8am on Saturday June 4th. Class schedules and level placements will be published on May 26th.

MDU FAMILY RUMMAGE SALE

SAVE THE DATE! Clean out those closets and toy boxes, and join us for our MDU Family Rummage Sale on Friday, June 10th!

All MDU families are invited to rent a large space in our parking lot for a $25 donation to our A Chance to Dance Foundation. Learn more and sign up here! 

SUMMER DANCE: Early Bird Pricing Ending!

May 1st is the LAST DAY to take advantage of our early bird pricing on Summer Programming! If you haven’t checked out our full lineup of Summer classes, camps and intensives CLICK HERE or pick up a brochure at the front desk.

STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Congratulations to our most recent Student of the Month recipients! Each month teachers nominate students they see demonstrating Character Lives qualities such as Confidence, Selflessness, Honesty, Commitment, Kindness, Respectfulness etc! Teachers are also looking for students with great listening skills, super dress code, impressive work ethic and MORE :)

Miss Jade Laszewski

Miss Kierstin Tomashek

Miss Emily Runyan

Miss Elsa Fortner

Other Nominees Include Aubrie Volkman, Madeline Beinborn, Carmina Stauffer, Irelyn Eberhardt, Lucy LIchtie, Grace Rezin, Jillian Knight, Maya Hanson, Maleya Moe, Ensley Reis, Cailyn Skrede, Anna Wise, Finley Schwartz, Adelyn Neubauer, Amalia Stauffer, Addie Schultz, Kaelin Tomashek, Amber Harding. Keep up the great work, dancers!

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. Please note that this link should be used for non-COVID related absences (school function, vacation, etc.). See below for our COVID-19 Self Reporting link. 

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. 

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