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All Families Newsletter – November 2020

Wow, it is hard to believe November is here! Don’t forget APA is closed for Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 25th-Sunday, November 29th. You can check out our calendar at the bottom of this email!

We know Thanksgiving might look different for your family this year but we hope you enjoy your day!  We are so thankful to have you be a part of our APA family. As always, if you need anything, please let us know!  We are here to help. 

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 goes to license plate AES 3115.  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!   

Logo Wear for Sale – Last Chance to Order to receive before Christmas: You can place orders on 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!  

Student Absences:  We have our Music and Dance Recitals coming up in December!  If your student is missing a lot of classes prior to an upcoming performance, please make sure they are practicing at home.  Remember that our dance students have the option to live-stream their dance class from home.  If a student does not know their music piece or dance routine, their teacher will ask that those students do not participate in the Recital.

Facebook & Instagram: Interact with APA on social media! We have fun contests, photos from classes, and more on both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Coming up: Our fun Holiday Giveaways– only on social media! Click HERE to join us on Facebook and HERE to follow us on Instagram!

Member Accounts:  On our website  www.academywi.com  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 username is the email address you gave us. If you need to update your email address, please contact us.

MUSIC DEPARTMENT:

Winter Virtual MUSIC Recital:  For students who are interested in performing in our Virtual Music Recital, we are currently collecting song selections from students & teachers.  After we get all of the information on who is performing, we will be assigning each student a performance time. Please check your email for our performance line-up by November 23rd.  Our Winter Music Recital will be held virtually on Saturday, December 5th, and Sunday, December 6th. We will email out more details closer to the Show.  Please have students dress in formal attire even though this is virtual, no jeans!

DANCE DEPARTMENT:

Dancers VIRTUAL Parent Observation Week: November 16th-November 21st
Normally during our Parent Observation Week in mid-November, we allow parents to sit inside of their students’ dance class to observe what the students have been working on.  Because we cannot do that this year, we want to remind everyone that our parents can always tune in to our live-streamed dance classes.  We recommend that you tune in November 16th-November 21st as our routines will be close to being completed.  Zoom links for you to live-stream can be found by clicking HERE.

Dance Showcase (APA Winter Mini Shows):  Our Dance Showcase is set for Saturday, December 19th, and Sunday, December 20th.  Due to Covid, we will be offering APA Winter Mini Shows.  This will give our students a chance to perform on a stage with room for the family to social distance in our audience. We will be complying with all guidelines set by the City to make this experience as safe as we can for those family members that feel comfortable attending.   

Masks will be required for all dancers and spectators ages 5 and older unless exempt.  Every other row will be blocked off and there will be seats blocked off for each family.  Your student’s class will be assigned a time block on either December 19th or 20th and they will perform the routine 2 times on stage.  Dates/times will be finalized by November 15th and will be emailed out with more details.

Dance Costumes Students will start to receive their costumes in class if they ordered one.  Please make sure your student tries their costume on immediately.  Tights were also included in the bag for all-girl costumes.  Costumes were automatically charged to your account on file on September 25th if you were registered prior to this date unless you notified us otherwise.  If you did not order a costume previously and would like to, please let the front desk know as soon as possible so we can order one. Costumes are based upon availability so if you wait too long to purchase, the costume might not be in stock.

In-Class FULL Dance Dress Rehearsal:  Starting Saturday, December 12th – Friday, December 18th we will have our students come to their last regular class day/time AT APA before our Showcase in complete costume with hair and make-up done. This will help our teachers see if there are any costume or shoe issues before our performance.  Hair and make-up requirements can be found by visiting https://academywi.com/winter-dance-performances/.

Click HERE to view all class expectations and how many dances each combo class will perform in each Showcase.

Visit https://academywi.com/winter-dance-performances/ to view your students’ costumes.
***IF your student is enrolled in a combo class, next to the picture of their costume, it will list what style of dance they are performing for our Winter Shows.  In Spring, students will perform both styles since they have more time to work on a 2nd routine.

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 

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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