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Monthly Newsletter – January 2020

Happy New Year!!– We are so happy to have you with us in 2020!  

We hope you had a very Happy Holiday!  Classes resume on Friday, 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.   

 

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 call or email us, or see the front desk. If you have not received a Welcome Letter and/or APA Calendar, please let us know!  Dance students will 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 Sunday, December 22nd – Thursday, January 2nd.  Classes will resume on Friday, January 3rd.  **Please note we will NOT have Acro classes on January 3rd.  

Snow Days APA will decide if we will remain open during a snow/ice storm.  We use the Oak Creek School District’s verdict as a guideline.  An email will be sent to all families by 3pm if we decide to close Monday-Friday or by 8am on Saturdays.  To receive updates, weather closures, and delays, please opt in by texting ACADEMY to 77948. Even if you agreed to texts at registration, you still need to opt in using the instructions above. We will post on Fox 6, as well as on our Facebook page. Because this is completely out of our control, we cannot provide make up lessons for each class, however, we will allow you to attend any group class the following week as a make-up. Please stop by the front desk to schedule.   

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!   

Referral Program:  Share us with a friend!  When a new family registers and mentions your name, you EACH will receive a $50 tuition voucher. The voucher will be mailed out after 2 months of paid enrollment and there is no limit to the number of families you can refer!  January is DOUBLE CREDIT month!   The current APA family who refers will get a $100 tuition voucher!  New families will still receive the $50 tuition voucher! 

Give the gift of Dance:   We’re excited to bring you a new way to give the gift of dance lessons to someone you know to group classes with openings!  We have FREE gift cards for you to grab at the front desk and GIFT to someone who is not currently attending APA.   This gift card gives them a full month of dance classes (group classes only, up to $64 value) at no cost to them.   All you need to do is write your name and theirs on the back of the gift card and give it to them.   They can call us, stop by either location or go online to register for the dance class of their choice.   *Please make sure to have them mention they have a gift card promotion* If they choose to register after the free month and are enrolled for 2 months you both will be eligible for the APA referral program credit!  They must be enrolled by January 15th, 2020 and this offer is for new students only.    

Girl Scout Dance Badge 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 very soon.  Check back on our social media for more details! 

14 Days of Dance for $14:  Students can attend any class(es) in their age group January 20th-February 2nd for $14.  This is a great way for students to be able to try additional classes at APA to see if there are other styles of dance they are interested in.  You can sign-up for this promotion by clicking HERE. 

Bring a Friend Week: We will be hosting our annual “Bring a Friend” Week January 13th – 18th.  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 new student will receive a $50 tuition voucher after 2 months of paid enrollment.  For the month of January only, the referring student will receive $100 for our double referral month.  *** Team Rehearsals will not have friends attend since we are entering our competition season.    

Spring Dance Showcase & Rehearsal Times:  Times will be available in February.  Rehearsals will be held at the South Milwaukee PAC Tuesday, June 16th-Thursday, June 18th. We will have one show on Friday, June 19th and five shows on Saturday, June 20th. 

Spring Music Recital: Our Music Recital will be held on Sunday, June 14th 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! 

License Plate Winner:Congrats to license plate 596-XNG.  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!  

DANCE ONLY INFO BELOW —————- 

Winter Dance Showcase DVD’s If you purchased a DVD, we will contact you when the orders have arrived 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 them directly  [email protected] to see if you can still add on.  

Spring Dance Showcase Information:  Friday, June 19th and Saturday, June 20th  

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 will need to purchase a new costume. 

NEW STUDENTS: If you would like to participate, please contact the front desk immediately to purchase a costume and for additional details!  

Showcase Routines: 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 Spring show, they will still learn the dance, and will strategically be placed in formations so we do not have any gaps during the performance.   

You will be able to videotape the dance to practice at home during Parent Observation Week (May 11th – May 16th)!    

For a full list of details for our Spring Showcase please click here 

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.    

 

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