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,
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!
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
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!
SHOW RECORDING LINKS AND INFO TO PURCHASE - AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE UNTIL JUNE 30, 2021.
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!