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All Families Newsletter: March 2021

All Families

March Newsletter 2021

February was a month full of snow and cold temperatures!  We are hoping March will bring some warmer weather and our students can enjoy our upcoming Spring Break.

Spring Break for BOTH Locations:  APA will be closed Monday, March 29th – Sunday, April 4th.  Classes will resume on Monday, April 5th!

More Important Info for You To Know:   

2021 APA T-shirts:  ALL of our students will receive one FREE t-shirt in June! We will send out an email by April providing a link for parents to order and pay for a t-shirt if you would like one.  They are $20 plus tax, add $2 for 2XL or 3XL.  A NEW OPTION FOR 2021 – Parents can purchase this as a “Fan of T-shirt”. Since this shirt will be personalized on the backside the cost is $30.  The back of the shirt would say “Fan of (your student’s name)”. Parent t-shirts will be available for pick up the last week of dance classes in June at your location.  Please watch your emails for this!

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 class or see our front desk. If you prefer for us to email you the form to share with family and friends, please email us at [email protected].  All orders are due by March 22nd for pick-up in mid-April.

Dance Classes – Make-Up Class Cut-Off Date: March 15th, unless there is a class available that is taught by your same teacher with the same Showcase dance. It can be difficult for students to attend a class after this date because students have already started learning Showcase dances. 

New Front Desk Employee & Office Manager Miss Amanda is our newest APA front desk employee and has already started training at our Oak Creek location.   We are so excited to have her join us.  Welcome to our APA Staff!!!

Miss Jenni, our Office Manager, who has been with us for over 8 years, will be retiring on March 1st.  We are so thankful to have had Miss Jenni for such a long time and wish her the best in her retirement.  Miss Alyssa, who has been with us for the past 3 years, will transition to be our new Office Manager and will be increasing her hours for her shared roles of Office Manager and Team Coordinator.  

Summer Classes Monday, July 5th- Saturday, August 14thREGISTER EARLY – LIMITED SPACES Our schedule will be available April 5th for ONLINE ONLY registration.  Our Summer session is 6 weeks long. Phone and in-person registration will be available starting Monday, April 12th.  Online registrations are our preferred method of registering so you can complete everything in full. Register early!  There’s less chance of your class being full, or canceled due to low enrollment.  We need at least 5 students enrolled in each class.  ***Current music students will receive a separate email with priority registration of their current time slot.

Fall Schedule:   Our Fall Schedule will be available in May!

Competitive Team Auditions for 2021-2022 Teams:  Auditions will be held the weekend of May 15th-16th. More details will be available on April 1st.   If your child is interested in joining our Competitive Teams and has specific questions, please email our Team Coordinator at [email protected] for more information!  

Pom/Dance Team Audition Prep Classes:  Is your dancer looking to prepare for middle/high school Pom tryouts or be a part of APA Competitive Teams?  Register for one or both of our workshops below.  Dancers will be working on jumps/turns, choreography combos, and technique.  Dance Teams perform multiple styles of dance so both of these workshops can benefit your dancer.  

Poms/Jazz Workshop w/ Miss Haley Haverfield for Grades 5th-9th
Saturday, March 20th @ Oak Creek – APA
9am-10:30am
Cost:  $30 for 1 workshop or $50 total if you want to attend both workshops

Register HERE

Dance Workshop w/ Miss Sarah McClure for Grades 2nd-Up (2 different age groups below)
Sunday, April 25th @ Oak Creek – APA

***Current Team Students:  please register based upon what current teams you are on.  If you are on both Petite and Junior teams, register with the Junior group.

Petites (Ages 7-10) 1pm-2:30pm  Register HERE
Juniors/Teens (Ages 10+)  2:30pm-4pm  Register HERE

Cost:  $30 for 1 workshop or $50 total if you also attend the Poms workshop

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 484-DRK.  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:

Summer 2021 & 2021-2022 School Year Lessons – RESPONSE NEEDED:  Please complete this form below regardless if you are registering for one of these upcoming sessions.  Our form will ask questions on recital options.  Click HERE

Spring Music Recital – In-Person & Virtual Options: Our Music Recital is scheduled for Saturday, June 12th (VIRTUAL option), and Sunday, June 13th (IN-PERSON option).  Please make sure to complete our form above so we know what type of your recital your family prefers.  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!  

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.

DANCE DEPARTMENT:

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 costume(s) 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!  A $10 shipping fee will apply if you purchase the costume after the February 15th deadline.

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/

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