Dance Department Newsletter: February 2024

What a great start to the year! During the month of February, APA celebrates “Share the Love” month, AND registration for select GROUP classes will close on 2/15. Now is the time to add any additional classes or to have a friend register and get your referral tuition credit!

For part of our “Share the Love” month, we will also have notecards for students to fill out heartfelt messages for their teachers to keep. Our staff loves receiving these! Parents and students will also receive a small treat from our APA staff – more details are below.

TEXTING APA: If anyone has the phone number (414) 600-2112 saved in their phone to text APA, it is no longer in service. To reach us by text, feel free to use (414)-441-4629 and/or opt into the group text line (where we send mass announcements) by texting “APA” to (414) 240-8458.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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Calling all Creative Students!
shirt design contest:

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APA is looking for your help to create our end-of-the-year t-shirt design that all students receive in June! Put your creative spin on our criteria below.  Our t-shirt color for 2024 will be dark purple! We are looking for just 2 colors to be used for the design. Dance, Music and Theatre must be incorporated into the design. Hand-drawn images or computer designs are allowed! Our contest winner will receive our NEW APA 40-ounce cup!  

Upload your completed image by clicking HERE.

All entries must be due by
Thursday, February 29th. 

Last chance for Valentine's Week Cookie Orders!:

For all who place an order, a heart-shaped cookie will be delivered to your child in their class starting Monday, February 12th-Saturday, February 17th! Each cookie will be individually wrapped in a cellophane bag.

Order HERE by February 2nd!

APA Apparel Store Open until Feb. 7th:

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Below is our APA store through Gym Treasures where you can order optional APA apparel items! These items will be delivered to the studio by mid-March.  **Please note this store is only open a few times throughout the year.

Store Link:  Deadline to Order:  Wednesday, February 7th

Golden Ticket Photo Shoot Contest:

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Save the Date: March 11th-16th
You may remember this fun contest from last year! More details coming in the March newsletter!

Be My Valentine Cupcake Party - One Day Camp @ Next Step Dance Studio:

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Be sure to visit our new sister studio!
Saturday, February 10th, 12:30-1:30 pm
Cost: $25

Special party for one parent and child ages 3-9 years old. Includes craft, cupcake decorating & dancing.
Click HERE to register@

February 19th-24th - Parent/Student Appreciation Week:

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As part of our Share the Love Month celebration, stop in during this week to receive a small treat from our APA staff.

Optional Popcorn Fundraiser:

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We will be offering an optional Popcorn Fundraiser in March!
Money earned will go directly into your APA account!
We will include more details in our March newsletter.

APA All-Stars Music Performances @ Milwaukee Admirals & Bucks Games:

Our All-Star students have an amazing performance ready for you at both the Milwaukee Admirals hockey game on March 30th @ 6 pm, AND the Milwaukee BUCKS Game on April 10th at 7 pm!!!

Come see our APA All-Star Performers music group perform the national anthem at the Milwaukee Admirals game on Saturday, March 30th at 6 pm. This is an amazing opportunity for our musicians, and fun for the whole family!.
Discounted tickets are available for purchase HERE!

Come support our APA All-Star Performers, and enjoy their entertaining Disney medley (and choreography!) at their pregame performance on Wednesday, April 10th at 7 pm.
Tickets can be purchased HERE!

Stay Up To Date!

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

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Dance Registration Cut-off is February 15th:

We will be closing our registration on February 15th for group dance classes for Grades 2nd and older. We will keep our registration open for classes Grades 1st and younger but please know that participating in Spring Showcase may not be possible based upon enrollment date/costume availability. 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:

This information will be available by March. Rehearsals & pictures are set for Tuesday, June 11th through Thursday, June 13th @ APA’s Oak Creek location. Our Competitive Team Showcase (only competitive dancers) are scheduled for Friday, June 14th.  Our recreational classes will perform on Saturday, June 15th. Our performances will be held at Oak Creek Performing Arts Center.

Showcase Costumes:

We use the same costumes from our Winter Show for our 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 COSTUMES: Please click HERE for additional details on how to order and the deadlines!

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.  

Visit to view your students’ costumes and all additional details.

Important Reminders:

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 782-GTU! 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!

Snow / Cold Weather Days:  
APA will decide if we will remain open during a snow/ice storm. An email will be sent to all families by 3pm if we decide to close Monday-Friday or by 8am on Saturdays. PRIVATE MUSIC LESSON STUDENTS: please click HERE to view our makeup policy to see which music teachers will offer virtual lessons on snow days. To receive updates, weather closures, and delays, please opt in by texting APA to (414) 240-8458. Even if you agreed to texts at registration, you still need to opt in using the instructions above.

Referral Program:  
Share us with a friend! When a new family registers and mentions your name, you will EACH receive a $50 tuition credit. The credit will be automatically put into your APA account after the new family has paid for 2 months of enrollment. There is no limit to the number of families you can refer to APA!

Happy February!

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