Message from Miss Misty
Message from Miss Shayna
Happy 2018 from MDU! The new year is already off to a great start here at the studio. Dancers and teachers are enjoying being back in the classroom after our holiday break and are looking forward to beginning Spring Recital choreography in the coming weeks! We can’t wait to share more details about our 20th Anniversary Recital celebration in the months to come. Please note that beginning in February, your monthly studio newsletter will contain important Spring Recital details including the show assignment for each class, dated ticket information, and more! While it is still very much winter in Wisconsin, our Spring Recital will be here before you know it! Stay tuned as we continue “A Year Long Dance Party” in celebration of our special anniversary and all of the exciting things in store for the years yet to come!
-Miss Shayna Stellflue, School Director
January 19: NEW: Parents Night Out!
February 3 & 10: Conferences for Graded Levels of Technique Students
February 12-17: Skills Testing in Graded Level Technique Classes
February 15: Spring Recital Show Assignments Published
NEW: Parents Night Out!
Go and enjoy a night out while the kiddos have fun at the studio! Activities include a craft, movie, dance party, snack, and more! Our upcoming dates are as follows:
Friday, January 19 from 5:30-8:30pm
Friday, February 9 from 5:30-8:30pm
Ages 3 & up are welcome! Only $25 (and just $10 per additional sibling)! Your kids will have a blast and so will you! Sign Up Today!
Vote for MDU in the Best of La Crosse
We are honored to be nominated again this year in the Best of La Crosse survey! The final vote is on until January 19!
MDU has been nominated in 2 categories:
#20 Best Performing Arts Group
#21 Best Dance Academy
We are so grateful for your continued support over the years! Thank you for your votes!
Conferences for Students in our Graded Levels of Technique
MDU will once again be offering Conferences for students in our Graded Levels of Technique (Levels 1 and up in Ballet, Tap, and Jazz Technique). Graded Level teachers will be available on Saturday, February 3 and Saturday, February 10. Individual teacher availability for these dates will be emailed to all Graded Level students at the end of January.
Conferences are an opportunity to talk one-on-one with teachers about your individual progress so far this year in preparation for Skills Testing. No appointment necessary! Both parents and dancers are encouraged to attend. Conferences usually last approximately 10 minutes per teacher.
Skills Testing will take place in Graded Level Classes the week of February 12-17. We hope that you will take advantage of this awesome opportunity to meet with your teacher(s) before that time!
New Year, New Friends!
Did you know that it’s not too late to refer a friend to MDU? Share our January Special with your friends and family. View more details here.
Share your love for MDU with someone new today! Plus… if your referral signs up for classes, you BOTH earn tuition credit!
Have you seen our NEW PopSockets?
Our brand new PopSockets are here! Prop up your phone, hold your device more easily, and take better selfies all while showing some MDU spirit!
Pick one up for your dancer (or yourself) at the front desk today. Just $7 each!
2018 Private Lesson Availability
New Private Lesson Availability is now listed for the New Year! Work with a specialist to improve your form, master leaps and turns, work on flexibility, prepare choreography or work on material for an audition. Private Lessons are available at various times during the week and all day on Saturdays.
We also offer 2 awesome teacher options for Private Lessons: MDU Faculty or MDU JFAC (Junior Faculty)! JFAC lessons are offered at a discount as we are training up young leaders for their own success in the classroom.
Students of the Month!
Miss Rhema Steele
Miss Lucy Hartman
Miss Brooke Shea
Miss Annie Skogen
Check out our lobby display featuring these dancers! We would also like to recognize this month’s other nominees: Cade Anneke, Abigail Gilbertson, Mandy Johnson, Gia Kantharajah, Aria Large, Anna Rautiola, Cameron Stegmaier, and Avonlea Stanley. Way to go, dancers! Keep up the awesome work!
Absence Reporting Reminder
Remember… you can easily notify us ONLINE when your dancer is sick, out of town, or will be missing class due to a school or family function! Visit the main page of mistysdance.com and scroll down to the black box at the bottom for the MDU Absences button.
This feature is also easily accessible via our “MDU Families” Team App! You can also CLICK HERE to get there directly. Our instructors appreciate you letting us know when your dancer is absent! Thank you in advance!
Inclement Weather Policy Reminder
In the event of inclement weather, a message will be left on the studio answering machine by 2pm (9am for Tuesday morning classes, 8am for Saturday classes) regarding the status of classes. An email will also be sent to all families with classes that day and a notification alert will be posted on our MDU Families Team App.
Please note that we do not necessarily follow school closings as roads are often cleared or weather conditions have improved by the time studio classes begin. Additionally, it is possible that schools could be in session, but we may need to cancel studio classes due to winter weather developing later in the day.