At Misty’s Dance Unlimited, LLC (MDU) the health and safety of our members’ staff, students, guests, and communities have always been our highest priority;
a commitment that has only been heightened at this time in history. That’s why we have used local and national guidelines to inform our best practices for service continuity and re-opening.

Because dance meets imperative student needs for physical, social, and emotional well being, we are committed to helping our staff and students navigate reopening. We follow the Safer Studio™ standards put forth by our national association, More Than Just Great Dancing!® along with the utmost care and consultation of our local health departments and locally available information.

Governmental Regulations
MDU follows the Governor’s Executive Order #82, which mandates the use of masks inside buildings and advocates the same for clients until Sept. 28. We also adhere to the Governor’s Emergency Order #1, which allows for exceptions.

MDU staff, parents, and dancers are informed about the symptoms of COVID-19 including, fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea (watery), sore throat/congestion, headache, chills, muscle and joint pain (multiple), nausea or vomiting and, loss of sense of smell.

Dancers and staff should STAY HOME if they have any symptoms of COVID-19. They should also notify the studio owners/administrators and contact healthcare providers if they develop symptoms. If in doubt, sit them out.

Return to Training
  1. MDU follows a phased approach to reopening physical services.
  2. MDU’s reopening plan:
    1. Reinforces an attendance policy that does not allow employees to work when sick or students to attend classes when sick.
    2. Reinforces of proper hygiene and health standards with all staff members and students, including frequent handwashing and/or sanitizing, not touching the face, and sneezing and/or coughing into elbows.
    3. Increases frequency of sanitation in high traffic areas and high touch surfaces of the studio such as barres, floors, counters, stereos, and bathrooms/locker areas.
    4. Adjusts studio operations based on public health guidelines and recommendations regarding PPE, assembly/gathering/occupancy size, and social distancing where possible and practical.
    5. Adjusts curriculum and teacher training to reduce or eliminate hand-holding, equipment-sharing, and mingling where possible and practical.
    6. Communicates a clear policy for each phase of opening regarding student drop-off and pick-up, lobby availability, and amenity use.
  3. MDU has a variety of service options available including private instruction, small group instruction, traditional classes, and online instruction where possible and practical, to meet the needs of students and staff as well as for the ability to maintain service continuity in any situation.
  4. MDU has a clear system of communicating the status of classes, such as a “green, yellow, red” protocol. Green indicates it is safe to attend face-to-face classes. Yellow indicates a cautionary change to service delivery. Red indicates clients should stay home and attend class online.
  5. MDU understands that unlike older children and adults, young children cannot be expected to maintain social distancing at all times. Therefore, we focus on a hierarchy of measures beginning with avoiding contact with anyone with symptoms, frequent hand cleaning and good hygiene practices, amplified cleaning, and minimizing contact and mingling.
  6. If MDU receives a report of exposure risk, any affected classes will be notified, and exposure-risk level cleaning will be enacted. There is absolutely no penalty for absence and classes may be made up in-person (space permitting) or online (anytime).

Additional Considerations
As MDU we are proud of the work our team has done since 1999 to create the highest quality experiences and environments for our staff, students, and guests. Because of this groundwork, and the strength of our network, we believe our studio is in a strong position for a gradual and responsibly phased reopening. We are honored to continue to serve our community in this time.

Misty Lown

Safer Studio Policy Archive
  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642
  • 923 12th Ave S, STE 103, Onalaska, WI 54650
  • 608.779.4642

MDU’s 20 Gift Ideas for Dancers

The holiday season is here! Here are our 20 gift ideas for the dancer in your life!

  1. A new dance bag. Check out THIS awesome bag from Lululemon, with multiple pockets for all your dance-wear and shoes!


  1. A Turning Board. Help your dancer improve their pirouettes with an official TurnBoard. Check out their website HERE.


  1. New competition make up. Follow THIS step-by-step guide to the perfect competition makeup from TutuTix.


  1. FlexExpress Arch and Foot Stretcher. Improve your foot strength and flexibility with this item from Discount Dance Supply


  1. Shadow box filled with first recital memories. Gather up the ticket stub, program, photos and more from your dancers very first recital and display them in a shadow box. This is a gift that will last a lifetime!


  1. Private lessons. Book 2-3 private lessons for your dancer to help them take their skills to the next level. Book lessons at MDU HERE.


  1. Resistance Bands. These are perfect to improve strength outside of the studio! Purchase yours HERE.


  1. Lisa Howell’s Front Splits Fast Program. Improve your flexibility safely and properly with this program from physiotherapist Lisa Howell. Get it HERE.


  1. “Dancers Turn Out Better” graphic tank. Let’s face it, dancers really do turn out better ???? Get this tank from Etsy.


  1. Personalized Costume Bag. Keep your costumes wrinkle free and organized in THIS personalized costume bag.


  1. Master Class. Dive deeper into your favorite style of dance with a master class. Coming January 6th to MDU is a Guys Only Master Class, register TODAY! Keep an eye out for more master classes coming soon!


  1. MDU Winter Hat. Keep warm this winter while representing your favorite studio! Available for purchase at the front desk for $14.95.


  1. Competition Survival Kit. Put together a small kit that will fit in your dancers bag full of bobby pins, hair spray, makeup remover and all the other little needs for competition. Tip: use a tackle box to organize


  1. A pair of Apolla Shox. The dance shoe that is a sock. These are comfy and great for lyrical class! Buy a pair HERE.


  1. Light up makeup mirror. Take your makeup game to the next level with this battery powered makeup mirror from Ulta.


  1. Registration for the 360° Dance Festival. Send your dancer to the festival that inspires the WHOLE dancer. Hosted by More Than Just Great Dancing, you won’t want to miss this. Learn more HERE.


  1. New Tutu. Help your little one feel confident in class with a brand new tutu. Stop into Everything Dance to check out our selection.


  1. Gift of Dance. Our Gift of Dance Holiday Package for children ages 2-8 is an incredible value at just $79! The package includes: 2 months of tuition (January and May 2018), Registration Fee, a Tutu, and a $15 gift certificate to our Everything Dance Boutique! Call or visit the front desk to reserve your package.


  1. Foot Rubz Massager. Sooth your dancers tired and achy feet with THIS message ball.

1. The gift of your presence. It is one of the busiest times of the year and it is easy to lose sight of what is truly important in life. Remember that one of the best gifts you can give, is being there for your dancer. Give them your full attention when visiting their classes, support them when they struggle with a skill and celebrate with them when they succeed.