Dear MDU Family,

Today was another big day in State and Local news.

Here's the OFFICIAL news:
Today Governor Evers issued Executive Order 82 and Emergency Order 1 "calling on all Wisconsinites to join in the collective effort to stop the devastating impact of COVID-19 by wearing a face covering, not harassing or threatening Wisconsinites who wear a face covering, and showing patience and compassion for those who are unable to wear a face-covering safely."
Parents, according to Gov. Ever's Executive Order 82 and Emergency Order 1, please send your kiddos who are age 5 and older to dance in a cloth face-covering unless you have an exception. If you don't have one and need one, we will provide a blue paper one for you like the kind they have at the local clinics:).

Here's the MDU way:
  • Let's give our best EFFORT to be supporters of this change! Most of us CAN mask up and it's no biggie. Our teachers have been masked up and teaching their hearts out for two months already. The Executive Order EXPECTS this. <3
  • Let's also give our best GRACE to the kiddo who CAN'T wear the mask! A small number of our peers and students cannot mask up a variety of reasons and the Emergency Order PROTECTS this. <3
In a world that is increasingly changing, BEST-EFFORT + GRACE is a winning model for our kids <3. Our youth need the caring adults in their lives to be steady more than ever. Hang in there, parents. You've got this and we support you! We will get through this together!

In partnership,
Misty Lown

PS Please note the Emergency Order still allows for our teachers to drop their masks for a moment to give instructions from an appropriate distance of more than 6 ft. which greatly increases classroom comprehension. <3
PPS Don't forget to join me Saturday, August 1 at 7pm for a MDU Back-to-School Family Chat where I will share more details about what fall will look like. We've got great things going on and I can't wait to share them with you. Join here:

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Tutu Fun Run

Tutu Fun Run

Dear MDU Family, 

Paying it forward. <3

When I was in middle school Grandma Marilyn HELPED BY paying for extra dance lessons.

In high school, my dance teacher and some school teachers PITCHED IN with special opportunities.

My college career was FUNDED primarily by scholarships (and teaching dance:).

So when we started Misty's Dance Unlimited in 1999, providing need-based SCHOLARSHIPS was a top priority.

Today our Chance to Dance Foundation supports classes for the Boys & Girls Club, kids in foster care, kids with special needs, and families with financial needs, job loss, etc. We exist to stand in the gap for kids.

And, it probably goes without saying that in our current times that scholarships will be MORE IMPORTANT than ever before.

Now, I usually donate my speaking fees as a way to fund our Chance to Dance Foundation, but as you can imagine, the speaking gigs have dried up and I haven't been to an airport in three months.

So, I'm racking my brain while running with the dogs trying to think of what else I can do to keep this program going. And, it hits me... RUNNING!

Whether you walk or run, please consider this a formal invitation to join me for the 1st Annual Virtual TUTU FUN RUN!

A 2.2 mile fun run to support the Chance to Dance Foundation!

RUN it, WALK it, BIKE it, SAKE it...we don't care how you get your 2.2 miles in, just sign up with a $22 donation, download your race bib, and do your miles in a TUTU between June 22 and July 22!

And, post a picture tagging #TutuFunRun and #ChancetoDanceFoundation to win some fun prizes!

That's it! Have some fun with your family and help some kids.

Doesn't get much better than that!

If you'd like to share, it can be share from my personal FB page. 


Miss Misty