Dance Newsletter: June 2023

Hi everyone! As we prepare for our end-of-the-year performances, we know a lot of questions may arise. If anyone is uncertain about any information, please feel free to call or text us at our number listed below. Our staff is here to assist you!

If you will not be joining us for summer classes, we hope you have a wonderful summer and we look
forward to seeing you in fall for the start of our 19th year! Thank you for being a part of APA this past
season and making it a great year! The studio will have limited office hours during the summer. Please
call us at (414) 768-0101. If texting is your preferred method, please opt-in by texting “APA” to 414-240-8458. After you have opted in, feel free to text us your questions.

Good luck to all of our performers!


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, so there’s less chance of your class being full, or canceled due to low enrollment. We will start to cancel classes with low enrollment by mid-June, so make sure to register early as our schedule could change!

Our preferred method for registration is using your APA portal so you can complete everything in full.

September Classes start Tuesday, September 5th!

Registration is OPEN and some of our prime-time classes are almost full! When registering you will be charged your $30 yearly membership fee p/p ($40 max. per family ) and September’s tuition.
+The Fall Musical: Elf Jr!
*The Fall Musical is not charged a membership fee!*

Our preferred method for registration is using your APA portal so you can complete everything in full.

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.” 
Auditions are June 19th in Oak Creek. Callbacks June 20th, 2023.  Click below for performance dates and to register!

Announcing the Official Fall Winter Musical: Elf Jr!

Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make every young performer embrace his or her “inner elf” with plenty of large ensemble numbers featuring elves and (New Yorkers) of every type.
The performance in December will be sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit! 
Auditions are August 21st in Franklin. Callbacks August 22nd. Click below for rehearsal dates, and to register!

Yard Sign Contest!

Grab a yard sign from the lobby at either location and place it in your yard, THEN take a photo and share it to your Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #APAproud! 

We will pick a random winner each month who will receive a $50 tuition credit. Winners are announced on our social platforms, and we’ll contact you on your post! First come, first serve!

Automatic Withdrawals
Automatic withdrawals for tuition will stop after May 15th unless you sign up for our fall session.

Stay Up To Date!

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

Dance Student T-shirt/Medal Pick-Up:

 T-shirts and medals will be handed out during dress rehearsals. We will also hand out our 5, 10 or 15 year awards during dress rehearsals so students have the option to get a professional picture taken with the trophy. 

Parent t-shirt orders can also be picked up during our dress rehearsals! If your student will not be performing in the show, please contact us after June 19th for our summer hours.

Fall Dance Assistant Applications:

If your child is going to be 10 years old by September 1st and is interested in assisting dance classes next school year, please click below to complete an assistant application.  All applications are due no later than June 30th. For every 1 hour of assisting, the assistant will receive a $7 credit in their APA account.
Please keep in mind the more flexibility and availability you have, the easier it is to schedule. Please make sure to review each application as there have been changes. Any assistant who commits to assisting a minimum of 1 class at the Franklin location will get priority scheduling! 

Click here for 2023-2024 Assistant Application:   

Want to know more about what is expected when assisting? This article will answer many of your questions:

Special Someone Dance Production @ 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 by June 7th.  Students will wear their costumes on stage for the performance. For the adults that will be performing with their students – we suggest that you wear business casual clothing or jeans and a nice shirt for the performance.  Both locations may attend either practice.

Franklin Practices: Friday, June 2nd
Grades 1st and younger:  5:45-6:30pm (45 minutes)
Grades 2nd and older:  6:30-7pm  (30 minutes)

Oak Creek Practices:   SATURDAY, June 3rd

Grades 1st and younger:   12pm-12:45pm (45 minutes)
Grades 2nd and older:  11:30-12pm  (30 minutes)

Spring Showcase Info!

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 20-35 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 up to 40 minutes early so we can allow classes to view the stage before the show starts.  Grades 2nd and older arrive 40 minutes early and grades 1st and younger arrive 30 minutes early.

Please visit for more details and times. Scroll down to our rehearsal tab.

Remaining Tickets for Sale:  If anyone is looking to purchase extra tickets for family to attend our showcases, we still have tickets available.

Showcase 2023 Details

Our showcases are held at the Oak Creek Performing Arts Center. As details become available, they will be found on our website by visiting This is a ticketed event. 

How will this work? We will have 4 show times on Saturday, June 17th at 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm & 6:30pm. Each class will be assigned one performance time.  We will have students arrive at the Oak Creek Performing Arts and Education Center on the day of their showcase time up to 40 minutes early so we can allow classes to view the stage before the show starts.  Grades 2nd and older arrive 40 minutes early and grades 1st and younger arrive 30 minutes early.

Shows will run approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes with a short intermission. All classes ages 4 and younger will perform before the intermission and are allowed to leave during the intermission if you feel your student is too young to last the whole show. 

Performance Orders:  Our performance orders are listed on the same spreadsheet where you find your rehearsal and showcase time.  There is a tab on the bottom called Dance Performance Order and it is arranged by showtime.  2023 Spring Dance Showcase Index

Spring Dance Showcase Ticket Sale Days: Tickets went on sale on Monday, May 15th at 1pm (central time). To purchase visit

Do you have siblings in different showcases?  Because of the inconvenience, APA will offer families who have siblings in different dance showcase times, 4 free tickets to your second show time. We will put a credit in your APA account for the value of 4 free standard tickets ($52) to deduct off future tuition. APA has over 700 dancers performing with multiple siblings so it is very difficult to schedule all siblings together. We accommodate families first based on the date you registered for our current session. Please email us if your siblings are not in the same show so we can verify and add the credit to your account.

Costume Status:  If your costume has not arrived yet, please respond to this email and we will give you an update.

Backstage Volunteers:  We will also have a volunteer parent sign-up available for anyone who wants to help chaperone younger students backstage. Volunteers do not have to purchase a ticket and can watch their child’s performance from the side stage. Volunteers must stay for the duration of the entire show and siblings who are not performing are not allowed to be back-stage.  We will send a volunteer email the week of the showcase with final instructions. Sign-up HERE!

For a full list of details for our Spring Showcase visit:

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 ADX-8917! 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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