Hi MDU Family,

Just popping in to say no worries. There is no disruption to your services based on Gov. Evers's new order today. 
  1. Our building is quite large and spacious. For example, in just one area of our building (Studio 2 and 3) we have an occupancy of 300 and we have a max of 30 kids in that one area. That's 10%. We are nowhere near hitting the new limit of 25% for our building. We have been limiting and tightly managing enrollment since we re-opened in June under our Safer Studio™ and continue to do so ❤.
  2. We are not open to the public. We are a private, enrollment-based studio and our only public area (the lobby) has been closed since March. This order is focused on bars, restaurants, and retail. We are focused on "barres", "releves", and we have already had our retail season and it was appointment-only and not open to the public <3. 
Just wanted to get ahead of any questions! 
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in class!


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  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642
  • info@mistysdance.com
  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642
  • info@mistysdance.com

Five quick tips for new dance moms

Five quick tips for new dance moms

 

If you’ve just enrolled your child in dance for the first time, both you and your child are in for a treat. Dance helps develop discipline, responsibility and respect. It boosts self-esteem, teaches teamwork and helps develop wonderful friendships—not just for your dancer but for you, too.

 

But we know: it’s a little overwhelming when you step inside the studio for the first time. That’s why we’ve developed these five quick tips to help you and your dancer get off on the right foot.

 

  1. Label everything, and we mean everything. Get a Sharpie and write your dancer’s name inside their shoes, bags and labels on their leotards and tights. One look at the lost and found at virtually any studio will tell you why that’s essential.

 

  1. Stock up on twice—no, three times—the number of hairnets and bobby pins you think you’ll need. The hairnets will save you hours of frustration in achieving the perfect bun, and the bobby pins will perpetually disappear. Later, of course, you’ll find them on the floor of your car, the bottom of your child’s dance bag and too many other random places to mention.

 

  1. Make friends with the other parents. Seriously, other dance parents can become life savers, especially when your child needs a ride to or from dance, when recital comes and definitely should your child join a performance company.

 

  1. Trust the teacher. We all know our children are exceptional, special little people. So do the teachers. They want your child to have fun, be safe and learn a thing or two—if not about dance, then about life. As parents, we need to respect their expertise, even if it means they don’t advance your dancer to the next level. They’ve seen too many times the injuries and other difficulties that come when dancers advance at a pace that isn’t right for them.

 

  1. Remember it’s your child’s activity. It’s tempting as parents to project our own hopes and dreams onto our children, but we also know the importance of letting them experience their own journey. So you want a ballet dancer, but it turns out your child has a gift for tap. Let your child tap. That’s the best way to instill a love for the activity and ensure your child gets all the benefits dance can offer.

 

Any questions along the way? Find that dance mom who’s been around for a while. The parents of children who’ve been dancing a while are happy to take newbies under their wings. And you may just end up with more BFFs yourself.