COVID-19 UPDATES

DANCERS

To help keep our families and staff safe during such an uncertain time, we will be following the K-12 mandated school shut down in Wisconsin beginning Monday, March 16th.  We will re-evaluate and update you on what we will do moving forward by Sunday, March 29th after our Spring Break is complete.

Our team of 35 employees made it possible to continue services as long as we could, including every possible precaution from heightened cleaning cycles to curricular changes eliminating props, barres and hand-holding.

It goes without saying that this is an unprecedented time in history, but especially for schools and small business owners in the service industry.

The reason for the delay in announcing our plans is because we have been working around the clock with our team – many of whom depend entirely on their income from our small business, looking at all of our options.

Here is what we are doing at APA for our group dance classes:

  • Our amazing teachers have committed to continue coming in to our studio and recording   classes for students to practice at home. You will ALSO receive practice links to work on your recital dances.  Our recital is right around the corner and keeping up with the choreography is crucial for the success of our shows.  Please look for these emails throughout the week as we get these all recorded. We will be begin first thing tomorrow and work throughout the week until they are complete.
  • As an added bonus, CLI, an online dance studio, is offering free live streaming classes with AMAZING TEACHERS starting at 5pm Monday-Friday and also on Saturday and Sunday starting at 12pm.  These classes will run for 2-3 hours per day. Click HERE to view the class schedule and also to start the classes when they are live.  The schedule is posted in Pacific time zone so please make sure to note the correct times like I listed above.  These classes are recommended for students starting at Grades 2nd-Up.

In these unprecedented times, I want to reaffirm my commitment as a small business owner to the following things for our students, parents, and staff:

  1. Service Excellence. We are committed to providing service excellence for our students and families while keeping everyone safe and healthy. To help us fulfill this (and to make sure we are ready for the Spring Recital), each teacher will be recording practice videos with Miss Sarah to keep kids active and engaged during the break.

  2. Job security. We are proud to employ 35 people in our small business. Any staff member who needs or wants to work during shut down will be offered opportunities to do alternate administrative work while in person classes are substituted for virtual.

  3. Community Focused.  If you have a small business, let me know how we can support you.  If you need babysitters, we have an army of suddenly-available teens who could teach them some sweet dance moves (better than Snapchatting all day:).  You will see a post on our Facebook page to help connect you. We are here to support you in anyway we can.

We appreciate you staying flexible as this is a rapidly evolving situation. Thank you again for your support during this challenging time.

Stacy Tuschl

Studio Owner

MUSICIANS

To help keep our families and staff safe during such an uncertain time, we will be following the K-12 mandated school shut down in Wisconsin beginning Monday, March 16th.  We will re-evaluate and update you on what we will do moving forward by Sunday, March 29th after our Spring Break is complete.

Our team of 35 employees made it possible to continue services as long as we could, including every possible precaution including heightened cleaning cycles.

It goes without saying that this is an unprecedented time in history, but especially for schools and small business owners in the service industry.

The reason for the delay in announcing our plans is because we have been working around the clock with our team – many of whom depend entirely on their income from our small business, looking at all of our options.

Here is what we are doing at APA for our private music lessons:

– Our amazing teachers have committed to continue coming in to our studio and recording virtual live streaming classes for students to join at home.  We will send a follow up email first thing tomorrow with instructions on how to join us live.

– Group Glee classes will be given a pre-recorded video by your instructor with warmsup and material to work on.  These will not be live.

***** Please plan on your regular scheduled lesson time unless you hear otherwise from your teacher.*****

In these unprecedented times, I want to reaffirm my commitment as a small business owner to the following things for our students, parents, and staff:

  1. Service Excellence. We are committed to providing service excellence for our students and families while keeping everyone safe and healthy.

  2. Job security. We are proud to employ 35 people in our small business. Any staff member who needs or wants to work during shut down will be offered opportunities to do alternate administrative work while in person classes are substituted for virtual.

  3. Community Focused.  If you have a small business, let me know how we can support you.  If you need babysitters, we have an army of suddenly-available teens who could teach them some sweet dance moves (better than Snapchatting all day:).  You will see a post on our Facebook page to help connect you. We are here to support you in anyway we can.

We appreciate you staying flexible as this is a rapidly evolving situation. Thank you again for your support during this challenging time.

Stacy Tuschl

 

Studio Owner

PRESCHOOLERS

To help keep our families and staff safe during such an uncertain time, we will be following the K-12 mandated school shut down in Wisconsin beginning Monday, March 16th.  We will re-evaluate and update you on what we will do moving forward by Sunday, March 29th after our Spring Break is complete.

Our team of 35 employees made it possible to continue services as long as we could, including every possible precaution from heightened cleaning cycles to curricular changes eliminating props, barres and hand-holding.

It goes without saying that this is an unprecedented time in history, but especially for schools and small business owners in the service industry.

The reason for the delay in announcing our plans is because we have been working around the clock with our team – many of whom depend entirely on their income from our small business, looking at all of our options.

Our Fine Arts Preschool program will extend to make up for classes missed.  We will know more as things progress.

We appreciate you staying flexible as this is a rapidly evolving situation. Thank you again for your support during this challenging time.

Stacy Tuschl

 

Studio Owner