All Departments Newsletter: April 2023

As we head into Spring, APA is already thinking about Summer and Fall classes. We officially open Summer registration TODAY, April 3rd! When we say don’t wait too long to register, we really mean it.  APA limits the number of classes during our Summer session. Our Fall schedule will be available for registration in May. 
Please note that APA will NOT be closed at all for Easter. Enjoy the holiday!!

2023 APA FREE StudentsT-shirt & Parent Orders

ALL of our students enrolled by March 1st will receive a FREE APA t-shirt in June!  DANCERS – Please click HERE to provide your student size and also to purchase additional t-shirts.  Orders are due by 4/15.

NEW Spring Fling ~ Intro To Acro Workshop!

A great way to decide if your student wants to try the Acro dance style and sign up for a class in the Fall! Ages: 5-9 Cost: $20 ​Date: Friday, April 14th @ APA Oak Creek!  For more details and to register visit

Summer Classes Wednesday, July 5th- Tuesday, August 15th - REGISTRATION OPEN!

Our preferred method for registration is using your APA portal so you can complete everything in full.  Most of our Summer classes are 6-weeks long, but we also have some 3-day Dance Camp options (select dates in JUNE & July), 4-week Adult Yoga, and “The Little Mermaid Jr.” Musical. Register early! There’s less chance of your class being full, or canceled due to low enrollment.

Summer EARLY BIRD Savings!
Register for any of our GROUP classes that are at least 6-weeks long and get rewarded! Register online between April 3rd-May 1st to receive $25 off each group class.  Prices online include our discount when registering through your APA portal. *Offer is valid for any classes at least 6-weeks long including our Musical.

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

Audition for “The Little Mermaid” - 2023 Official Summer Musical!

In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to defy her father, King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she’s the girl with the enchanting voice. Adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. features the hit songs such as “Part of Your World,” “She’s in Love,” and the Oscar®-winning “Under the Sea.” 

APA Auditions are June 19th. Callbacks June 20th, 2023.  Click HERE for info, performance dates and to register!

Competitive DANCE Team Auditions for 2023-2024 Teams:

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Auditions will be held the weekend of May 20th & May 21st. More details will be available April 15th. 

If your child is interested in joining our Competitive Teams please email Miss Alyssa at [email protected] so you can receive our audition packet when it is available or ask any specific questions!

Want to see future dates @ APA? Check out our APA Calendar!

Dance Make-Up Class Cut-Off Date

March 15th! 
unless there is a dance 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.

Special Someone Dance Production @ our Spring Dance Showcase

This is one of our favorite events to see ON STAGE at our Spring Showcase! This is a FREE event that will replace our daddy/dancer dance. This is for current students performing in our Spring Dance Showcase who want to dance on stage for a special performance with mom, dad, grandma, grandpa etc.  Only one practice will be needed to learn the routine. If you can’t make it, we will have a video link for you to learn at home starting in June.  More details to come in our May Newsletter.

Spring Showcase Info!

Spring Dance Showcase & Rehearsal/Picture Times

Click HERE for details (scroll down to Showcase Schedule & Performance Order Index).  Rehearsals & pictures are set for Tuesday, June 13th through Thursday, June 15th. Our Competitive Team Showcase (only competitive dancers) is scheduled for Friday, June 16th. Our recreational classes will perform on Saturday, June 17th. Our performances will be held at Oak Creek Performing Arts Center.

Recreational Dress Rehearsals/Class Pictures are set for Tuesday, June 13th through Thursday, June 15th.  Our rehearsals will take place at our Oak Creek location at APA.  There are no regular classes this week starting Tuesday, June 13th.  We will have normal classes on Monday, June 12th because we are closed on Memorial Day.

Each class will have a set time block to rehearse with their class and get pictures taken during June 13th-15th.  ***This time will be different from your normal scheduled class time since we have to accommodate so many classes and arrange with our photographer in one location. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your student’s class start time.  

We will have our students come to APA (Oak Creek location) 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.  Times are listed on our Showcase Index next to your dancers’ showcase time by visiting our website listed below.

Students will have time to run through their routines a few times and then immediately head to another studio room for their pictures to be professionally taken by School & Sports Pictures.  Please expect this to take 20-30 minutes from the start of your student’s class arrival time.  

We will have students arrive at the Oak Creek Performing Arts and Education Center on the day of their showcase time 40 minutes early so we can allow classes to view the stage before the show starts.

Click below for more details and times. Scroll down to our rehearsal tab.

Costumes & Tickets

Costume Status:  Costumes will continue to come in up until the end of May or the 1st week of June.  Teachers will hand these out in class as they arrive.  Please have your student try on their costume immediately.  Please remember these are not custom fit costumes.

Ticket sales will occur in mid-May.  We will also have a volunteer parent sign-up available for anyone who wants to help chaperone younger students backstage.  Sign-up HERE!

Visit to view your student’s costumes and all additional details as they become available.

Music Lesson Makeup Policy

Private music lessons follow a different make-up policy than group classes.
Please click
HERE to view the makeup policy.

Upcoming APA Theatre Dept Musicals:

Come support our students by attending any of our upcoming performances! Please click HERE for details! 

Recital Dates:

Please note that our spring music recital  will be held on Saturday, June 3rd at the Franklin Saber Center. Our recitals include multiple acts, with each act lasting about 1.5 hours.

Exact performance times will be decided closer to the recital date, BUT please plan ahead now and keep this date open on your calendars.  To make this process a lot easier, we are not accepting time  requests.

Important Reminders & Announcements:

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 APA to 414-240-8458.

License Plate Winner:
Congrats to license plate 193-NLF! 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 where you can see what your account has been charged, enroll in classes, etc.. Every family has their 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!

Referral Program:  
Share us with a friend!  When a new family registers and mentions your name, EACH of you 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 to APA.

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