Monthly Newsletter – June 2019
As we are preparing for our end-of-the-year performances, we know a lot of questions may pop up. If anyone is uncertain about any information, please feel free to call us at our number listed below. We would rather have you call and find the right answer, than miss something important. Our staff is here to assist you! If you will not be joining us for Summer classes, we hope you have a great Summer and we hope to see you in Fall for the start of our 15th year! Thank you for being a part of APA this past season and making it a great year! The studio will have limited office hours during the Summer. Please call us at (414) 768-0101, if you have any questions. We will be checking our voicemail even if we do not have specific office hours that day! Good luck to those that still have performances coming up and great job to those who performed in our Spring Music Recital!
WFMC State Music Results: Congratulations to the following APA piano students for participating in the State WFMC (Wisconsin Federation of Music Clubs) competition on Saturday, May 18th: Aaryan Singh, Prisha Singh, Addison Martinez, Kaliope Morgan, Aaditya Nair, Advaith Nair, Avam Mishra, Gabriel Hall, Pranav Vinod, Manan Shroff, Riahn Jones, and Shivani Shroff! These students qualified to compete at State by receiving a “Superior” rating at the WFMC Festival back in February. A Special Congratulations to Manan Shroff for winning First Place in his division, and to Aaditya Nair, Gabriel Hall, Kaliope Morgan, and Prisha Singh for receiving an Honorable Mention for their performances. Competition was fierce, so we are extremely proud of all of our participating students!
5 & 10 Year Awards: Students that have taken classes at APA for 5 and 10 complete years are eligible to receive a trophy! If your child has been with us that long, please email [email protected] before June 5th so that your child will receive their trophy at their dance rehearsal or in their Music class!
Student Appreciation Night: Save the date for our FREE Student Appreciation Night Pool Party at Cool Waters from 7pm-9pm on Friday, August 16th. More details at www.academywi.com/poolparty/
Want better chances for siblings to be in the same Dance Showcase? Believe it or not we start working on our Showcase line-ups in June for the upcoming year. We pull an enrollment report for all our students that register by June 15th and start assigning show times. If your siblings are registered by this date, you have a better chance of getting both siblings in the same Showcase. ***Please note that if students transfer classes after this date, we will NOT rearrange Show times and this is still NOT a guarantee as it also depends on how many other students are in the same situation.
Reminder – Last Day of Classes: Everyone’s last payment was charged on May 15th and your account on file will not be charged again unless you register for a Summer or Fall class. You do not need to fill out a drop form when it is the end of a session.
Music Students Last Day: Monday, June 10th HOWEVER some teachers are extending lessons for snow day cancelations. Please ask your teacher for your end date if you are not sure.
Dance Students Last Day: We will have classes at APA through Saturday, June 8th. Monday students will still have 1 more class to make up for Memorial Day. Please see details below.
***Students that have evening dance class on Monday, June 10th will have their last class on WEDNESDAY evening, June 12th, at APA during their normal class time.
4th of July Parade Sign-Up: Sign up for all our Parades and get full details by going to www.AcademyWI.com/Parades/ Participation in the Parades is always FREE, but registration is required. Meeting location and times will be emailed out one week prior. Parade details (routes, etc..) for each city can also be found on each citiy’s website.
Come walk with us in the 4th of July Parade and help represent APA. We will be in the Oak Creek and Franklin Parades. We will have all younger students – under the age of 6 – sit on our float/truck. For students ages 7 and up, we will teach a fun dance for them to do during the Parade. Music students that do NOT want to dance, feel free to walk with us in the Parades!
We will hold practice times for the students to come and learn the dance, or we can provide you with a video link to practice at home. Don’t worry; this will be an easy dance! Both locations will be doing the same dance so you can attend either location if the practice times work better. This will always be a similar dance every year but to a different song.
Oak Creek practice – Monday, July 1st from 530p-630p
Franklin practice – Tuesday, July 2nd from 530p-630p
Heritage Days Parade: Join us for this fun Parade on Saturday, July 27th in South Milwaukee! Parade starts at 11am!
Parade attire: Students under the age of 6 can wear their Showcase costume (ballet shoes and tights are not necessary) or they can wear their grey APA t-shirt (given out at rehearsals/recitals) with BLACK shorts and tennis shoes. Ages 7 and older, please wear your APA t-shirt with shorts/pants and tennis shoes. Use your best judgment to make sure that your child is comfortable during the Parade.
Summer Classes - Monday, July 8th – Saturday, August 17th: Click here to view our Summer programs! Registration is OPEN!!! Remember we have over 800 students currently attending the studio. If you are interested in signing up for Summer classes, please do so immediately to guarantee your spot. Full payment for the 6-week session is required to hold your spot and is nonrefundable.
NEW Summer Acro Workshops Added: We’ve recently added Acro Workshops to our Summer schedule. These 3-day Workshops, for students ages 8+, will be held Tuesday, August 20th-Thursday, August 22nd. Level 1 students will attend each day from 5pm-6:15pm & Level 2 students (must be teacher-approved) will attend each day from 6:15pm-7:30pm. Workshops will be held at our Oak Creek location.
Fall Classes – Register NOW: When registering you will be charged your $25 yearly membership fee p/p ($40 max. per family) and September’s tuition. We already have full classes.
Oak Creek Preschool REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!!: CLICK HERE for our 2019-2020 school year information. Preschool registration/supply fees are higher.
License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 292-NKE. One of our staff members spotted your APA window sticker while driving! Please contact the front desk so we know who you are and you will receive a free $50 tuition credit. To participate, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!
Logo Wear for Sale: You can click the link below and place your order online. Our store will close on the 10th of the month and will not reopen until the 1st of the next month. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA. Click here to order!
NEW Online Nimbly Dancewear Store: Shop online with us for all your Revolution dancewear needs! This does not include APA logo wear. 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!
Win Tuition Credit! Grab a yard sign from either of our locations and display it proudly in your yard! If a staff member of APA spots your house you could win a $50 tuition credit! This contest is running all summer long (one winner per month) and all winners will be announced strictly on Facebook and Instagram. Join in on the fun and you could be our next winner!
APA Students of the Month – Check back on social media for our June winners!
Team Dancer: Natalie Lobdell
Recreational Dancer: Erin Frailing
Music Student: Arisbeth Teresi
DANCE ONLY INFO BELOW
Summer and Fall Dance Assistant Applications: If your child is going to be 10 years old by September 1st and is interested in assisting dance classes this Summer and/or next school year, please click below to complete an assistant application. Please do not fill out the Assistant Application until you know your dancer’s dance schedule. Keep in mind the more flexibility and availability you have, the easier it is to schedule. Please make sure to review each application as there have been changes including tuition credit method, subs, and more.
Summer Application: Click HERE
All Summer applications are due no later than May 31st. If they assist 2 hours per week for the full 6 weeks of our Summer session, they will receive a $61 credit for Fall classes
Fall Application: Click HERE School Year Assistant Application
All Fall applications are due no later than July 25th. Please complete this after you register for the 2019/2020 season. Fall classes: for every 2 hours of class they assist per week, they receive a monthly $41 tuition credit.
Want to know more about what is expected when assisting? This article will answer many of your questions! http://www.danceadvantage.net/great-teachers-assistant/
Dance Shoe Consignment Sale!
Do you have any extra dance shoes that your child no longer wears? You can drop them off at either location to be sold at our yearly Dance Shoe Consignment Sale (see instructions below)!
Drop Off Instructions:
*Place one pair of shoes inside of a Ziplock bag and give to our front desk at EITHER location beginning June 1st through June 22nd. *Ziplock bag MUST be labeled w/ a sharpie marker with the student’s name, your phone number, shoe size & shoe style. Please remember we have limited office hours during our Summer Break starting June 10th.
*We will individually price each item and if your child’s shoes sell, you will receive a 50% profit in your APA account that will not expire. No cash value! Prices will be determined by the condition of the shoe.
*If you would prefer to get your shoes back if they do not sell, please leave a note inside of the bag explaining that you would like to pick them up.
Purchasing Items – Sale Begins June 24th!
If you are interested in purchasing any consignment shoes, please call 414-768-0101 or check our website www.academywi.com for our limited office hours starting June 24th.
SPRING DANCE SHOWCASE INFORMATION
Dance Student Absences: If your student is missing a lot of classes prior to an upcoming performance, please make sure they are practicing at home. If a student does not know their music piece or dance routine, our teachers will ask that those students do not participate in our Shows.
Daddy/Dancer Production @ our Spring Dance Showcase:
Come join this FREE event! This is for current students performing in our Spring Dance Showcase who want to dance with their Dad for an additional performance during their Showcase time. Only one practice would be needed to learn the routine or if you can’t make it, we will have a video link for you to learn at home starting in June. Students will wear their costume on stage for the performance. Dads, please wear khaki pants or jeans and button up shirt for the performance. Both locations may attend either practice.
Franklin Practices: SATURDAY, June 1st
Grades 1st and younger: 12pm-12:45pm (45 minutes)
Grades 2nd and older: 12:45-1:15pm (30 minutes)
Oak Creek Practices: SATURDAY, June 8th
Grades 1st and younger: 12:30pm-1:15pm (45 minutes)
Grades 2nd and older: 1:15-1:45pm (30 minutes)
Please register for your Showcase time by CLICKING HERE. You may register for as many show times as you would like!
Friday 6:15pm Saturday 9:30am Saturday 11:45am
Saturday 2pm Saturday 4:15pm Saturday 6:30pm
Music: If your student would like to practice at home with their music, please email us to receive your music link.
Dress Rehearsal Bake Sale @ SMPAC: Satisfy your sweet tooth and support APA’s hardworking Competitive Team dancers! Stop by the Bake Sale table at Dress Rehearsal to show your support. All items, including juice and water, will be $1.00. Cash Only
FOR A FULL LIST OF DETAILS FOR OUR SPRING SHOW, INCLUDING PERFORMANCE TIMES, REHEARSAL TIMES, SHOW ORDERS PLEASE CLICK HERE
Please remember it is very hard for us to get siblings to perform together. We run an enrollment report from families that register prior to June 15th and try to prioritize in the order that you register. If siblings perform in different shows, we will put a credit in your APA account for a value of 4 tickets. Please notify us before May 14th so we can put the credit in your account before the final payment. If you missed this deadline, we can put a credit in your account for future classes. This is not a cash value.
Ways to order Tickets at the South Milwaukee Box Office:
Online (preferred method) http://southmilwaukeepac.org/tickets/
In Person– 901 15th Ave. South Milwaukee Hours are Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Phone – (414) 766-5049 Hours are Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
Dance Showcase Tickets
Please remember to purchase your tickets ASAP! Please call (414) 766-5049 or to view seating chart and purchase online go to http://southmilwaukeepac.org/tickets/.
*If you intend to purchase tickets, do not wait too long! We have Shows that sell out every year!
Dance Showcase Volunteers: If you are interested in working backstage for our Showcase, please let the front desk know. You will not need to purchase a ticket and you will be able to see your son or daughter perform from the side of the stage or in the back of the auditorium. We need several volunteers for all 6 showcases.