Monthly Newsletter – September 2018
We hope you had a great summer and we are so excited that you will be joining us for our 14th year. Dance & Music Classes start Tuesday, September 4th. Our Academic Preschool starts the week of September 10th. We want you to settle into your classes as soon as possible. If you feel you are not in the appropriate class based on skill level, style, instrument, etc., please let us know! As long as there is an opening, we can transfer you to your desired class or you can add on additional classes. We want to make sure you are in the right class and are enjoying yourself! That is our first priority.
We are always striving to become a better performing arts academy every day and your opinion matters to us. We have a comment box in our lobby at both locations and we do an annual survey in June. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you!
Monthly Newsletters: At the beginning of each month we will email out our E-News and put it on our website (www.AcademyWI.com). If you need a paper copy, please see the desk and we will print one off for you. When you see “click here” for more info on THIS paper copy, please check your email copy for the web link. IF you previously opted out of receiving our emails, you will NOT receive any new emails from us. If you need assistance in opting back in to receive our emails, please contact our front desk.
Member Accounts: On our website there is a member log-in area. Every family has their own account. You can see what your account has been charged, enroll in classes, etc… Your user name is the email address you gave us. If you need to update your email address, please contact us.
Dancers – Bring A Friend Week – September 17th – 22nd: Pick up an invite at the studio! Your friend is welcome to come and participate, or watch your class. Please remember your friend would need to be in the same age group as your student. Feel free to invite new or current members. And don’t forget about our multi-class discounts and referral credits!!! Competitive team students – please do not bring friends to rehearsal classes.
OPTIONAL Kringle Fundraiser: Earn money off tuition! Earn money for your family studio account to be put towards tuition, apparel, costumes and more! The fundraiser will end on Tuesday, October 2nd. Forms will be handed out during the first week of class and extra copies will be available at our front desk.
Coats for Kids: APA is proud to be participating in Coats For Kids again this year! Donations will be accepted in the upcoming months. Please start checking your closets for coats that can be donated to those in need of these items in the harsh Wisconsin winter weather. All sizes are needed.
Try It Free Week – October 1st– October 6th: Join us for FREE trial classes (select classes) during this week. This is the perfect opportunity to try out a new style of dance or to have a friend experience dance at APA. Full list of classes will be available on September 15th.
Referral Program: Share us with a friend. When a new family registers and mentions your name, you will EACH receive a $50 tuition credit. (Credit given after 2 months enrolled and there is no limit to the number of families referred!)
License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 142-YJJ. 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!
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. Please include your students name when ordering. We will notify you when your items are available for pick-up. Click here to order!
Trunk or Treat: Save the date for our 5th Annual Truck or Treat Event! This year we will have Trunk or Treat held at both our Oak Creek and Franklin locations on Sunday, October 21st. Registrations will have specific time slots. We have lots of new surprises this year for attendees! Click here for details. Registration will open at the end of September. If you are a business interested in hosting a trunk for free please email Rachel at [email protected]
NEW APA App:
We’re excited to announce our new APA App where families can receive updates of the latest news and information. Team App is available as a smartphone app or a website. Competitive Teams – you will continue to have your own private app for our competitive groups.
To access the App on your smartphone or tablet, simply download Team App (the logo is green and looks like the Superman logo) from the App Store or Google Play and search for APA. It’s 100% FREE. This Team App can also be accessed via a web browser on the internet. (Great for Windows phone users)
The web address is https://apa.teamapp.com
We’ll be posting our newsletters, events, schedules and more!
Yard Sign Contest: Our yard sign contest will continue through October. Grab a yard sign from the lobby of either location and place it in your yard. If we spot your house you could be our next tuition credit winner. **September is DOUBLE CREDIT MONTH!** During the month of September if you’re our lucky winner you’ll receive a $100 tuition credit.
Competitive Teams at National Dance Competition: We had several of our team dancers attend a National level competition in Wisconsin Dells this past June and are incredibly proud of all of them! We had multiple soloists earn placements in the Top 10 Overalls, as well as a Duet and Trio both placing in the Top 10 Overalls. One of our PreTeam dances took 2nd out of 26 routines in their category, a Petite jazz number made the Top 10 at 8th of 20, and the Petite Tap team earned 6th of 20 and a Semi-Finalist slot in the big showdown! Plus, one of our Teen dancers was featured in the Opening Number at Legacy’s Final Showdown! Amazing job by every dancer who participated this year, you were all fantastic!
Dance Costumes Charged Wednesday, September 26th: Female dancers will automatically be charged for costumes on Monday, September 26th using your account on file. If your student will NOT be participating in our Winter or Spring Showcase, please let us know before Monday, September 24th. If you decide to order a costume at a later date, it is your responsibility to see our front desk to order this if it is still available. Show dates and times are listed below.
2018 Winter Showcase Times: CLICK HERE – Make sure to click on the tab on the bottom of the spreadsheet for each location. Please remember that we TRY to have siblings perform in the same show for those who registered before June 15th. We cannot guarantee this. If a sibling is scheduled to perform in a different showcase, a credit will be posted to your APA account for the value of 4 tickets ($44) prior to your December 15th tuition payment. This is only for siblings, not for a student who is performing in more than 1 showcase.
Costumes will be displayed in mid-September for our recreational classes.