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.

Education
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.

Sincerely,
Misty Lown


Safer Studio Policy Archive
  • 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

Recreational Program

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Acro (4th grade & up) Acro is a style of dance that combines dance technique with acrobatic elements and athleticism.
4:30-5:15pm
Acro (4th grade & up) Acro is a style of dance that combines dance technique with acrobatic elements and athleticism.
5:15-6:00pm
Breakin' Breakdance is a style dancing originating in the mid-1970s, often performed in the streets and characterized by intricate footwork, power moves and improvisation.
6:15-6:45pm
Hip Hop Choreo (13 & up) For many students, choreography is their favorite part class. In this 13 & up class, each class of the entire season will be spent learning new styles and choreography.
7:45-8:30pm
Freestyle The term "freestyle" has come to be the widely used term for Hip Hop movements which are improvised on the spot. Freestyle is not choreographed, but tools for approaching it more confidence can be taught.
8:30-9:00pm
Steps of Praise (Age 9-18) SOP is a free, non-denominational class to explore the heart of God in a studio setting. Class begins with a devotion and then moves into choreography. The fall semester is Hip Hop and the spring semester is Lyrical dance.
6:00-6:45pm
Stretching & Conditioning Dance is both art and athletic. Support your art and reduce risk of injury by nurturing your athletic side with weekly Strength and Conditioning classes.
10:00-10:30am
Dance Team Being a part of your school is an important part of your high school experience and dance is an obvious choice for many studio dancers. Get your dance team audition skills ready while still in middle school with MDU's Dance Team class.
6:45-7:30pm
Teen Ballet MDU's Teen Ballet and Teen Jazz classes are the perfect path for the dancer who desires a weekly dance and technique class but is not interested in testing through our Graded Technique levels or entering our Pre-Professional program.
7:15-8:15pm
Teen Jazz MDU's Teen Ballet and Teen Jazz classes are the perfect path for the dancer who desires a weekly dance and technique class but is not interested in testing through our Graded Technique levels or entering our Pre-Professional program.
8:15-9:15pm
$49/mo per class