Monthly Newsletter – January 2018
Welcome Back! We hope you had a very happy holiday! All classes resume on Wednesday, January 3rd. Our December performances were great! We cannot wait for our spring shows. We are so proud of our students for what they learned in a few months. Everyone did a fantastic job! Make sure to check out our Facebook page to see all of our pictures from performances, as well as other photos people have posted or tagged us in. www.facebook.com/theacademy2005
Please call or email us if you have any questions. Happy New Year – We are so happy to have you with us in 2018!
More Important Info For You To Know:
License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 818-LUN. 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!
Special Note to New Members: We would like to welcome our new members joining us this January! If you have any questions, please feel free to email us or see the front desk. If you have not received a welcome letter or calendar, please let us know! Dance students should also receive information on our Spring Showcase and costume ordering details. Our registration cut-off date for dance classes is February 15th.
Winter Break: APA is closed Saturday, December 23rd – Tuesday, January 2nd. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.
APA Students of the Month: Congrats to the following students –>
Music – Charles Strand – Nominated by Miss Jackie: Charles has consistently showed a genuine and youthful enthusiasm for piano lessons. He comes with his work and songs well-practiced and is also enjoyable to work with both socially and artistically! Well done, Charles!
Recreational Dancer – Clare Thein – Nominated by Miss Danielle: She is very respectful young lady She is kind and listens to her teachers. Clare is energetic and goal orientated. She has a beautiful smile and is a true pleasure to have in class.
Competitive Dancer – Genevieve Rogowski – Nominated by Miss Jessie & Miss Heather: Genevieve is a hard worker in all of her classes. She is a very good listener and full of positive energy. She tries her best and does it with a smile on her face. We are so happy Genevieve is on Pre Team this year.
APA 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!
Girl Scout Event: Calling all Girl Scouts! Come and take this one-hour dance sampler class designed just for YOU! Earn your dance badge and have fun with your friends at the same time! Only $5 per girl! This special event will be held on Sunday, January 21st. Please email Rachel at [email protected] to sign your troop up! Hurry, these events fill fast!
FREE Dance Days!: We are offering FREE Dance Days January 8th – January 13th. The classes are FREE and open to anyone. If you’ve always wanted to try a different style of dance, now is the time! There are select classes available for this special week. For a full list of classes and to register CLICK HERE.
Bring a Friend Week: We will be hosting our annual “Bring a Friend” Week January 15th – 20th. Grab an invite at the front desk. Your friend will need to bring the invite, filled out by their parent, with them to the class! If a NEW friend registers for classes, the referring student and new student will each receive a $50 academy tuition credit after 2 months of paid enrollment. *** Team Rehearsals will not have friends attend since we are entering our competition season.
Spring Dance Showcase & Rehearsal Times: Will be available in February.
Spring Music Recital: Our Music Recital will be held on Sunday, May 20th at the Oak Creek Salvation Army starting at 1pm. Our students will begin to pick out their music later on 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.
DANCE ONLY INFO BELOW —————-
Winter Dance Showcase DVD’s: If you purchased a DVD, we will contact you when the orders are available at APA. Please expect this in mid to late January. DVD order forms were due to Zaker Video by December 31st. If you are still interested in purchasing one please email [email protected] to see if you can still add on.
Lost and Found Items from Winter Dance Showcase: We’ve found a couple of items that were left at SMPAC from our winter showcase. Please call us or see the front desk if you are missing anything.
Spring Dance Showcase Information – Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th
Showcase Costumes: We use the same costumes from our winter show for our spring show. If you are transferring classes and the new class does not use the same costume, you would have to order a new costume.
NEW STUDENTS: If you would like to participate, please contact the desk immediately for details.
Showcase Routines: Now that we are getting closer to our June 15th and 16th Showcase, held at the South Milwaukee PAC, each class will be working on their new dance starting in 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 strategically be placed in formations so we do not have any gaps during the performance.
In April or May, if you would like to videotape your teacher to practice at home, please let them know before or after class!
Please remember it is very hard for us to get siblings to perform together. We were able to get a lot of siblings together for our Winter Showcase this year, however, there was a show that sold out and we were not able to accommodate all family members that wanted to attend. Because of this, we will not be able to accommodate as many siblings in the future. We run an enrollment report of families that register prior to June 15th and try to accommodate these families in the order that you register.