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All Families Newsletter: February 2021

What a great start to the year! 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!  

If your child is sick, please remember that they can attend any group class as a make-up when they are feeling better or attend their class virtually.

Stay healthy everyone & Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

More Important Info for You To Know:   

Unicorn Love Dance Camp:  If your little one (ages 3-6) wants to celebrate Valentine’s Day with APA, sign them up for our Unicorn Love Dance Camp.  This will be held at both locations.  Students will learn a Valentine’s dance, make a Unicorn craft, and play fun games with our staff! 
Oak Creek:  Saturday, February 6th 12:15pm-1:15pm w/ Miss Tia
Franklin:  Tuesday, February 9th, 5 pm-6 pm w/ Miss Liz
Cost:  $20 per student (no discounts)

Click HERE to register.

NEW Acro Mini-Session!  Grades K5- Age 8 Beginner:  Miss Danielle will be offering a 4-week beginner Acro class on Saturdays from 9:00-9:50 am at our Oak Creek location.  This would start on Saturday, March 6th through Saturday, March 27th.  The cost is $64 for 4 weeks. Our Acro class will teach gymnastics moves that complement the various dance styles and facilitate better movement. More and more dance routines are displaying gymnastics and we want to give your child that creative and competitive advantage. *Because this is a Mini-Session, multi-class/sibling discounts are NOT available.  Spots are limited!  Click HERE to register.  This class will not have a performance due to the short duration.

Limited-Time APA Apparel – If you missed out on our holiday orders for our limited-time apparel offers, we are opening this back up one more time!  Please view and order your items using the documents below.  All orders and payments are due by Friday, February 12th. We will email you when your order is available for pick-up.  Orders are expected to be in the beginning of March.  

APA Limited Apparel Items
Order Form

Kringle Fundraiser We will be offering an optional Kringle Fundraiser in March.  Money earned will go directly into your APA account!   Students will receive an order form in March or see our front desk.

Noteworthy: APA’s New Online Beginner Piano Course:  For those of you who have not heard about our brand new 10-week Beginner Piano Course program, please check out the link below to learn more.  Beginner piano students learn basic piano skills through learning small sections of the following popular songs: “How Far I’ll Go”, “Star Wars Main Theme”, “Into the Unknown”, and “Happy Birthday.”  For any questions about this program, please send an email to [email protected] or contact our front desk at 414-768-0101. Click HERE for more information.

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 3 pm if we decide to close Monday-Friday or by 8 am 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 will still need to opt-in using the instructions above. We will post weather closures on Fox 6, as well as on our Facebook page. We will Live stream all of our classes for students to participate from home!  If this option does not work for your family, we will allow you to attend any group class the following week as a make-up. Please contact the front desk to schedule a makeup class.  

Cold Weather Reminder: To aid in injury prevention it is important that dancers’ bodies are warm when they come to class.  We recommend that students wear layers to and from dance class.  Even though they may feel hot after dance class, it is important for their health to wear pants or leggings and a jacket.

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!

License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 651-PPH.  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 $50 tuition credit.  To participate, grab a FREE APA window sticker at the desk!

Member Accounts: There is a Member Log-in area on our website www.academywi.com where you can see what your account has been charged, enroll in classes, etc… Every family has its own account.  Your username is the email address you gave us. If you need to update your email address, please contact us.

Facebook & Instagram: Interact with APA on social media! We have fun contests, photos from classes, and more on both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Click here to join us on Facebook and here to follow us on Instagram!

MUSIC DEPARTMENT:

Spring Music Recital –  Possible In-Person & Virtual Options: Our Music Recital is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 12th (VIRTUAL option), and Sunday, June 13th (IN-PERSON option).  We will work on the final details closer to Spring since there are still ongoing changes due to COVID-19. Our in-person recital will have multiple acts beginning at 1 PM.  Families will be able to choose what type of recital they want their students to perform in based upon their comfort level.  APA will always follow COVID-19 guidelines.  Our students will begin to pick out their music later on in the semester. Please feel free to talk to your child’s teacher for a brief summary of what they are working on!  

DANCE DEPARTMENT:

Dance Registration Cut-off is 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 discounts, please see the front desk!  

Spring Dance Showcase & Rehearsal Times – will be available in April due to the ongoing changes of COVID-19.  Rehearsals are tentatively set for Tuesday, June 15th-Thursday, June 17th at the South Milwaukee PAC.  Our Shows are scheduled for Friday, June 18th, and Saturday, June 19th.

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

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 be strategically placed in formations so we do not have any gaps during the performance.  

For a full list of details for our Spring Showcase please click here:  http://www.academywi.com/spring-dance-performances/ 

Text Messaging:  In order to better relay important information to you, specifically for weather-related emergencies, please opt-in to receive text messages.  You’ll also be the first to know about Events and 

Special Offers!  Text ACADEMY to 77948 to join now.

2020-2021 APA Calendar:  Click HERE 

APA Logo Wear for Sale: You can place orders from our online store from the 1st through the 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 student’s name when ordering.  We will notify you when your items are available for pick-up.  Click HERE to order!

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!

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