Dance Newsletter: October 2023

Hi Everyone! We hope your child has settled into their class(es) by now, but most importantly we hope they are enjoying them! Our biggest priority is that your child is finding value and learning in class, but having fun at the same time! Being a part of APA, we want your child to experience MORE than just great arts education. We don’t just teach kids to be great at the arts, we teach the arts to make great kids!
Beginning in mid-October students will start to work on their upcoming recital pieces.  Please look under the Music/Theatre and Dance topics below to view more details. Happy October!


Calling ALL Girl Scouts!

Girl Scout Troops can earn their dance or music badge at APA!!! Is your student, or someone you know, apart of a Girl Scout Troop looking for fun group activities and new badges to earn? Troops can earn their dance or music badge by participating in an hour-long sampler dance class or music class! Click the link below to share or sign up!

Multiple slots for dance or music are available on October 7th in Franklin, and October 14th in Oak Creek! Please share this with anyone you that is in a Girl Scout Troop!

Optional APA Kringle Fundraiser:

Order forms are due Monday, October 2nd
Order Form Due: Monday, October 2nd. Wherever you drop off your form is where you need to pick up your orders! 
Please make sure you have everyone make out the check to you, and you need to make one check out to APA.  We will not order your fundraiser without payment.  Profits will be in your account before October 15th and will be deducted off your tuition unless you purchase something before this date.

Pick Up Date @ Franklin – Thursday, October 19th 3pm-6:30pm 
Pick Up Date @ Oak Creek – Friday, October 20th 3pm-6:30pm

Halloween Spirit Week + APA Spooktacular Costume Contest!

Monday, October 30th-Saturday, November 4th: Have your student come to class dressed up for Halloween Spirit Week! Students are allowed to wear costumes as long as they can easily remove their costumes if they need to use the restroom during class time.  
Spooktacular Costume Contest: Entries Due by November 5th – Winners Announced November 6th! Snap a picture of your student in the costume that they wear to Spirit Week OR their regular Halloween costume. Then share it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #APAspooktacular. Two students will be randomly selected to win a big Halloween treat and a $10 APA credit!

Optional Cookie Decorating Class by Christine's Angelic Treats

Saturday, November 11th 1pm-3pm!  Sign up for this class where you will learn how royal icing is colored and used to decorate cookies. You will learn how to make the various layers of colors and design. Each person will receive 6 cookies to decorate and take home. For anyone interested in this cookie decorating class, please visit the link below for more details and to sign up!  The proceeds from this event goes directly towards our theatre department.

Stay Up To Date!

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

Poms for Purchase:

*On back-order until mid-end of October*
Students enrolled in Poms classes are required to purchase their own poms to take to and from class for practice and also to perform in our recital. A set of poms is $30 – they may reuse poms from the previous year. To place an order, please see our front desk ASAP to make sure we have enough coming in since they are on back-order.

Dance Costumes for Winter & Spring Shows:

Costumes were automatically charged to your account on file on September 27th if you were registered prior to this date, unless you notified us otherwise.  The deadline to purchase costumes for our Winter Showcase is Saturday, October 14th.  Costumes are also based upon availability so if you wait too long to purchase, the item might not be available if it is not in stock.  Delays have been occurring so we cannot guarantee if costumes will be available after this date.

***NEW STUDENTSIf you are new to APA and would like additional information on how our shows work, please check out this document.

Dance Recital Updates:

Our winter showcase will be held on Saturday, December 16th at the Oak Creek Performing Arts Center.   Showcase times are available on our website. Our Spring Showcase will be on Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th.

Visit for additional details including showtime and  students’ costumes

Important Reminders:


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.

Monthly Newsletters:

Our monthly newsletter is emailed to APA families at the beginning of every month. It is also posted on our website at Paper copies are available by request only at our front desk. IF you previously opted out of receiving any of our emails, you will NOT receive any new emails from us – including the newsletter. If you need assistance in opting back in to receive our emails, please contact our front desk.

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 AFN-4563. 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, 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!

Enjoy The Fall Weather, and We’ll see you at the studio!

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