Misty Lown is the founder, president and energized force behind More Than Just Great Dancing™ and Misty’s Dance Unlimited. A large part of Misty’s sky-high energy level is rooted in grassroots charitable giving. Her studio, Misty’s Dance Unlimited, founded in 1998 and named a “Top 50 Studios in the Nation” by Dance Spirit Magazine, has provided over $150,000 in combined cash and studio scholarships for young women. She produces the popular “Dancing with the La Crosse Stars” event, which has raised over $350,000 for the local American Red Cross.
Misty’s Dance Unlimited is frequently recognized as one of the best in the dance studio industry. Her Performance Companies have performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, on Carnival Cruise Lines, and at Walt Disney World. Misty has been a guest speaker at Rhee Gold’s DanceLife Conference and the PULSE Teachers Convention. She is a teacher and performer with Dance Revolution Convention and has authored over 30 articles for Dance Studio Life magazine. Her studio often is recognized with the “Sportsmanship Award” from competition directors who recognize the professional and positive way in which Misty’s group presents themselves at events, both on and off stage.
Misty started dancing as a child and went on to study dance in New York, Los Angeles and London, attending summer school at Harvard, Colorado College, and earning a Masters of Education degree from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She has been recognized as “Dance Teacher of the Year” by United Performers Association, “Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year” by the local YWCA, and with the “Philanthropy Award” from the local Red Cross.
Misty shares her methods of creating a professional environment where people learn and grow from the life experiences lived in the dance studio. People that Misty touches are elevated by the life experiences she teaches and shares during the journey. Sharing information, providing helpful observations, and giving feedback to parents, teachers and students is an essential part of the learning process that Misty delivers with More Than Just Great Dancing™.