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

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All Things MDU Fest 2021

All Things MDU Fest 2021

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!


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

VIDUAL 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 9:00 am–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!


Thank you to Interstate Sound who will be providing a wide-angle live stream, which converts to a recording that you get to KEEP after the show. 

Yes, that’s right, you only need to purchase ONE live stream “ticket” per show, per family and that will give you access to the live stream for your whole family AND access to a recording afterward. Live stream “tickets” are $10/per show/per family. 

Click below to order for the show(s) you want. Directions for access will be in your “thank you for ordering page”. Thank you!  

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