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General APA Questions

How do I register my child for a class?

Registration for new and returning students can be completed online or by phone.

Register for dance classes here
Register for music classes here

How much are classes?

Costs of classes depend on the specific course being taken, and the length. Please see our current registration schedule to view class costs. We bill on a month-to-month basis and charge a yearly registration fee.

Is there a membership fee?

Yes, we charge a yearly membership fee for students who are enrolled in our School Year Session. Due to the short duration of our Summer Session, there is not a membership fee associated.

Dance Questions

What dance styles do you teach?

We offer; Acro, Jazz, Ballet, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Poms, Tap/Ballet Combos, Pre-Ballet, and Parent/Tot classes. Please view our schedule to see all available classes.

Do you offer classes for boys?

Boys are welcome to enroll in any of our dance classes!

How do I know which dance class would be the best for my student?

We recommend you register for a class in your students’ age group based upon the style of dance they are interested in. If you are unsure of what that is, APA allows students to try their 1st class for free. If you already registered and your student is not happy after attending their 1st class, they can try a different class or we offer a money-back guarantee.

Do you have a Competitive Dance Team?

Our Academy also offers Competitive Teams with auditions held in the spring for the following year. If your student is interested, please email our Team Coordinator at [email protected] for details.

Do I need to buy specific dance clothes/shoes?

APA has a dress code for dance class students – see that here. We sell most dancewear items at APA! Ask our front desk staff what we have available.

If your dancer is performing in our optional Winter or Spring Showcases, they will have to purchase additional items. View our Showcase requirements here.

Will my student perform in dance recitals?

Students have the opportunity to perform in both our Winter and Spring Showcases. 

Showcases/Recitals are optional and not a requirement for students to participate. 

*Dance Costumes/tights are purchased in September and are used for BOTH Showcase performances.

 

Can I watch my child dance?

***Covid restrictions still apply at the moment: Parents are currently asked to not enter the studio unless they are escorting students under 7 years old to their classroom. But hopefully, this will be changing soon!

Yes, we have one-way parent viewing windows, where the dancers cannot see you and be distracted. As well, we offer 3 Parent Observation Weeks throughout the year where we invite you right inside the classroom.

How many students are in your group dance classes?

APA takes pride in hosting smaller group classes.  This means each child receives more attention, learns more and has more fun. Our small classes foster a welcoming atmosphere, comfort and security, fewer distractions and learning at an individual pace.

Each age group has a different class size:

  • Age 2-3 up to 8 students
  • Age 3-4 up to 12 students
  • Grades K-1st up 14 students
  • Grades 2nd-up 15 students

 

Music Questions

What private music lessons do you offer?

We offer private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, and violin. Please view our schedule to see all available classes.

What group music classes do you offer?

– Glee Class for 2nd-5th graders.

– Glee Class for 5th-8th graders.

– Drama Club for ages 8 and up.

Please visit our music registration page for specific days and times.

Do I need to buy my own instrument?

Yes! In order for your child to progress in their learning, they will need to have their own instrument. 

At what age can my child start taking private music lessons?

In most cases the minimum starting age is 5, but it also depends on the specific instrument and the child’s level of development.  All of our teachers at APA offer trial lessons to assess your child’s readiness if there is any question. Please contact our front desk staff at 414-769-0101 to schedule a trial.

Does APA offer any performance opportunities for music students?

YES!  We offer 2 optional music recitals each year: one in early December and one in early June. Both recitals are held at the Oak Creek Salvation Army. For more information on APA’s music recitals, click here.

What happens if my child has to miss a music lesson?

APA requires at least a 12-hour notice for a student to be eligible for a makeup lesson. Please see our full makeup policy here.