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Monthly Newsletter – February 2019

 

What a great start to the year!  We hope that you were able to participate in our Try it Free and Bring A Friend Weeks!  Registration for our dance classes closes soon so now is the time to add any additional classes or to have a friend register and get your referral tuition credit!    

We know there are viruses going around so if your child is sick, please remember they can attend any group class as make-up.   
 
Stay healthy everyone & Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 

 
NEW Water Fountain:  A HUGE Thank You to our APA Competitive Teams for donating the water bottle water fountain to our Oak Creek location with competition money they won last year! 

“Spread the Love” APA Family and Staff Appreciation Week We are so grateful to have you and your family as a part of the APA family!   We will be celebrating our great parents/guardians, staff and students during the month of February!  Parents and students will receive special treats and we invite you to help celebrate our staff members by writing on a paper heart that we’ll hang in our lobby.   For full details, please CLICK HERE.  

**Purchase a Happy Gram for your dancer in our Spring Showcase:  Click here!  Deadline is April 1st! 
Program books are available at the front desk to see an example! 
 
**Earn Tuition credit!  Students may sell Business Ads for the Spring Showcase Programs and earn tuition credit, win a free summer class or win tuition FREE for one year!!  Click here to see the order forms to give to businesses.  Hurry– Deadline is April 1st.     

NEW Online Nimbly Dancewear Store:   Shop online with us for all your Revolution dancewear needs. This does not include APA logowear.  Buy leotards, shoes, tights and more, and get them shipped directly to your home.   Perfect for when grandma and grandpa want to buy gifts!!  Click here to order today! 

Logo Wear for Sale:  You can place orders from our online store from the 1st-10th of each month.  We do not have these items available at the studio. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA.  We will notify you when your items are available for pick-up.  Click here to order! 

APA Students of the Month:  

Music – Congratulations to Jennifer Tran, our February Music Student of the Month!  Jennifer is in 8th grade at I.D.E.A.L Charter School. Her favorite color is yellow.  She loves cookies and her favorite food is pho. Jennifer enjoys listening to Kpop (Korean pop) music and her favorite song is Thank You, by Got 7.  Her favorite instrument to play is the piano.  She just started taking piano lessons this past October. Miss Rachel nominated Jennifer because even though she is new to piano, she has shown an amazing amount of growth with her technique. She shows up ready to learn, and will go far with her great work ethic! Congratulations Jennifer! 

Recreational Dancer – Congratulations to Evangeline Janes, our Recreational Dance student of the month. Evangeline likes to go by Lena. She is in 5k at Yorkville Elementary School where she enjoys free choice time and reading. She would like to be a bakery owner or a teacher when she grows up. Her favorite colors are pink and purple. Lena loves to eat Mac and Cheese and Mint Brownies. She enjoys using the Sparkle SonicareKids App. Evangeline has been dancing for 3 years at APA. Her favorite style of dance is Tap. So far, her favorite memory is dancing on the big stage!  Her personal hero is her mom. Some day she hopes to go to Disney World.   

She was nominated by Miss Jordynn, who says she is such a sweet girl! She comes into class with a big smile every week. Before we start dancing, she always tells me about what she did at school. I love hearing about her day and what she did at school because it is easy to see she truly enjoys school and dance! She is then ready to do everything planned for that night at dance. Lena is always helping out her classmates and is always there to give them a smile when they need it. Lena is always taking the opportunity to learn new material and go for the extra challenge. Congratulations Evangeline! 

Competitive Dance – Congratulations to Olivia Rick, our Team Dancer of the month. Olivia is in 4th grade at Pleasant View Elementary School, where she enjoys science. When she grows up she wants to be a nurse. Her favorite color is blue. Olivia’s favorite app is the Harry Potter, Hogwarts Mystery app and her favorite song is Hedwig’s Theme. Her favorite dessert is Lava Cake and her favorite food is goldfish. Olivia’s personal hero is Misty Copeland. Olivia has been dancing for 5 years and has been on APA Competitive Teams for 2 years. Her favorite style of dance is Jazz. Her best dance memory is getting 1st place at a competition.  She said dance has taught her posture and to be unique.  Olivia was nominated by all of the Team coaches. Olivia is always prepared for class and is consistently making the effort to improve her technique.  She is a fun, hard worker. She does a great job with her choreography and encourages and helps her teammates with any questions. She definitely practices at home! Her smile is infectious to those in class and in the audience. Her kindness towards others makes those around her feel welcome and included. Keep dancing your heart out Olivia, you make us all smile with every class and performance.   

Music Spring Recital: Our Music Recital will be held on Sunday, May 19th at the Oak Creek Salvation Army starting at 1pm. Our students will begin to pick out their music later in the semester.   Also, please feel free to talk to your teacher before or after class for a brief summary of what they are working on. 

Cash for Classrooms:  APA is proud to announce that we donated $1,000 in grant funds to local elementary school teachers in the Franklin and Oak Creek/Franklin Joint School Districts!   To read all about the 4 winners, please visit our Facebook and Instagram pages!! 

License Plate Winner:Congrats to license plate 322-FVP.  One of our staff members spotted your Academy window sticker while driving!  Please contact the front desk so we know who you are and you will receive a $50 tuition credit. To participate, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk! 
 
Oak Creek Academic Preschool REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!! – CLICK HERE for our 2019-2020 school year information.   This program will fill as we only have 12 spots open – register today!  Click here to register!

DANCE ONLY INFO BELOW  

Dance Registration Cut-off February 15th:   We will be closing our registration on February 15th.  If you would like to take advantage of our multi class and/or sibling discount, please see the desk!

Spring Dance Showcase Information –  
Showcase Times are available for recreational classes on February 15th!  We will have one show on Friday, June 14th and five shows on Saturday, June 15th.  Technique and competitive classes will be announced in May before tickets go on sale. 
 
Rehearsal Times:  Due to South Milwaukee Middle School Graduation being held at South Milwaukee PAC on Wednesday, June 12th we have rescheduled Wednesday’s rehearsal to be on Monday June 10th (this is different than what is listed on your APA calendar). ***Students that have dance class on Monday, June 10th will have their last class on Wednesday, June 12th at APA during their normal class time.   Rehearsals will be held at the South Milwaukee PAC on Monday, June 10th, Tuesday, June 11th & Thursday, June 13th.   

Showcase Costumes: We use the same costumes from our Winter Showcase for our Spring Showcase.  If you are transferring classes and the new class does not use the same costume, you would need to purchase a costume for the new class.  

NEW STUDENTS:   If you would like to participate in our Spring Showcase, please contact the front desk immediately for costume ordering details.  A $10 shipping fee will apply if you purchase the costume after the February 15th deadline. 

Video of Recital Dance:  If you would like to record your child’s dance(s) for the Spring Showcase to practice at home please do this at Parent Observation Week IN CLASS, May 6th- May 11th.  APA will not be recording the classes for Showcase.   

**Purchase a Happy Gram for your dancer in our Spring Showcase:  Click here!  Deadline is April 1st 
Program books are available at the desk to see an example! 

**Earn Tuition credit!  Students may sell Business Ads for the Spring Showcase Programs and earn tuition credit, win a free summer class or win tuition FREE for one year!!  Click here to see the order forms to give to businesses.  Hurry– Deadline is April 1st.     

Showcase Routines: Now that we are getting closer to our June 14th and 15th Showcase, held at the South Milwaukee High School PAC, each class will be working on their new dance starting in mid-February. They will still be working on technique, across the floor combinations, jumps and turns. If your child is not participating in our show, they will still learn the dance, and will be strategically placed in formations so we do not have any gaps during the performance.  

For a full list of details for our spring show please click here

Please remember it is very hard for us to get siblings to perform together because we have 6 different showcase times.  We run an enrollment report from families that register prior to June 15th and TRY to prioritize in the order that you register.  

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