February 11, 2022

Dear MDU Families, 

Today the Onalaska and Holmen School Districts announced that due to a sharp decline in cases, they will no longer require the wearing of masks in their facilities as of Monday, February 14. We have noted the same sharp decline in cases in our programs and will be following suit. The updated policy for MDU will be effective Monday, February 21 as our studio is closed for Intersessional Break next week. 

Every day that we can get where children can fully express themselves in the classroom and teachers can have full communication, including facial cues, we will celebrate! And, if there are days ahead where cases rise to a point where we have to revisit our mask policy, we will do so. 

In meantime, all other risk-mitigating factors remain in place and parents are asked to keep their children home if they do not feel well and to keep up with other healthy habits such as good hand hygiene, hydration, nutrition, and sleep. Anyone who would still like to wear a mask to class for comfort is welcome to do so and plenty of masks will still be available at the front desk.

I want to thank our faculty, families, and students for their support over the past two years. Working together, we have kept our classrooms open continuously since June of 2020 and we are working on our return to the stage for Spring Recital! Now that’s some awesome teamwork!

Thank you for your support! With appreciation,
Miss Misty

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


Dear MDU Family,

Two weeks ago we took our first steps towards re-opening our facility by serving ONE family at a time at our Red Carpet Recitals!

Next week we take forward by serving TWO rooms at a time (which is less than we had on opening day 23 years ago:).
I know so many of our students are busting at the seems to get back (and parents might be more than ready to get their kids out of the house!) but we are sticking with our staggered and structured re-opening, one baby step at a time.

And, by baby steps, I mean BABY steps. We are still 50% online for June and of the programs we are offering on-site, we are only opening 28% of our classrooms.
Please see our June Newsletter for additional information regarding our first steps back into the classroom and thank you for your patience as we build our program back one step at a time ♥.
Please check the MDU website before your class for the stop-and-go light indicator in the upper right-hand corner which indicates the status of classes.
Misty Lown