Dear MDU Family,
I am writing today with a proactive communication regarding the potential state-wide mask mandate repeal going before the Legislature on Thursday.
Regardless of the outcome, our business will continue to support a mask requirement (unless you have an exception) until further notice.
While it is true that we have had a negligible occurrence of COVID-19 in our programs since re-opening in June (.00025%, or 5 reportable cases out of over 20,000 heads in classes, and none for two months) Coulee Region public schools are in the process of welcoming their students back which introduces a new risk variable to our student population. Even if the mask mandated is repealed on Thursday, it would be unwise to introduce a second risk variable to our student population at the same time.
As a teacher and a dancer, I look forward to the day when this is no longer a talking point, but in the meantime, we will continue all of the Safer Studio™ measures that have brought us such success so far including keeping people home when they don't feel well, well checks for employees, ongoing facility cleaning with our Sparkle Squad, hand sanitation, and face coverings. Our community is turning the corner and we need to stay the course until we get there <3.
As always, we will continue to monitor the situation as we keep our focus on supporting the whole health of our students—including physical, social-emotional and, mental well-being—through dance classes each week.
Thank you for your support!
Thank you for your interest in the Darby’s Dancers program at Misty’s Dance Unlimited. Darby’s Dancers is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by the parents of Darby Jones of Huntsville, Alabama. Darby’s Dancers provides an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in the performing arts through dance education. Charitable donations to “A Chance to Dance” 501(c)(3) provide the funding for Darby’s Dancers at Misty’s Dance Unlimited (MDU).
At once-a-week classes, Darby's Dancers learn various styles of dance in a fun, encouraging atmosphere. Dancers in the program gain confidence, coordination, strength and lifelong friends, all while feeling like a star. DD also provides volunteer opportunities for teens. Our student volunteers learn important lessons in responsibility and friendship by providing one-on-one assistance to each dancer.
DD classes are taught by Miss Denise Meyer and take place in donated studio space at Misty’s Dance Unlimited. The charitable contributions of youth volunteers, dance instructors, community dance studios and local businesses allow DD to provide dance classes, classroom attire and recital costumes to special needs dancers at no cost to their parents.
2019-20 Darby’s Dancers Classes will be held on Fridays:
5:30-6:00 PM - Younger Group (Ages 3-7)
6:15-6:45 PM - Older Group (Ages 8+)
Classes begin on Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. Dancers will meet their buddy and get fitted for classroom attire and shoes.
The season ends with a Spring Recital performance in May 2020.