Monthly Newsletter – April 2018


Classes resume Friday, April 6th from our spring break.  We will have class on Friday, April 6th AND Saturday, April 7th due to parent requests from years prior.  If you cannot make it to class on this day, we understand. 

As we head into spring, APA is already thinking about summer and fall classes.  We officially open summer registration on April 9th.   When we say don’t wait too long to register, we really mean it.  Our fall schedule will be available for registration starting on May 1st.   

One of our favorite events is our Father/Dancer dance that we perform at our June showcases.  This is a free event and we hope to get as many dads involved!  (If dad isn’t available, feel free to invite your uncle, grandpa, etc.)  We will have free classes at APA for you to bring dad and learn the dance AND we will send out the video link in the May newsletter for you to learn on your own.  More details to come in our May Newsletter. 

Continue reading for more important info!       Happy Easter!!!     


More Important Info For You To  Know:  

Spring Break:  March 30th through April 5th.   Classes will resume on Friday, April 6th.   

License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 253-3AC.  One of our staff members spotted your Academy window sticker while driving!  Please contact the front desk to receive a $50 tuition credit.  To participate, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!  

Logo Wear for Sale: You can place orders from our online store from the 1st-10th of each month.  We do not have these items available at the studio. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA.  We will notify you when your items are available for pick-up.  Click here to order! 

Morning With Mom   APA is excited to be hosting a Morning With Mom painting event on Sunday, May 6th!  This event will be held from 9-11 am at our Oak Creek location.    Mom and child will work together to create a fun, keepsake art piece on stained wood.   The cost for this event is only $45 per mom/child team and includes the wood board, all painting materials, stencil, donuts and juice!   CLICK HERE for full details and to sign up today.   Limited number of spots available!  *Event appropriate for children ages 5+ 

Spring Kiddie Clinics:   It’s not too late to dance with APA!    APA is proud to announce our Spring Kiddie Clinics!  Classes begin right after Spring Break and run for 8 weeks.    We offer a Twinkle Toes Ballet Kiddie Clinic for ages 3-4 at both of our locations and a Perform with Poms Kiddie Clinic for grades K5-1st at our Franklin location!   Special bonuses are included with all Kiddie Clinic classes.    Check out for full details and to register your child today!  

2018-2019 Team Auditions:   Our auditions will be held on Sat 5/5 & Sun. 5/6 at our Oak Creek location.  All details, including times, how to pre-register will be announced on April 20th.  Registration for the 2018-2019 and Summer requirements begins after audition results are final.  We will announce our teams on June 18th.  In addition to our audition days, we will also be getting feedback from teachers regarding student’s class rehearsals, attendance records and any behavioral issues to help us pick our teams.  Auditions will be pre-registration only.  For more info, please email our Competitive Coordinator at [email protected]

APA Students of the Month: 

Music Student: Caitlyn PanasukCaitlyn is both a voice and piano student.  Caitlyn has a passion for music that shows in every single lesson!  Each week she exceeds her minimum practice requirements and goals for both instruments.  Caitlyn has worked very hard to prepare both of her pieces for the upcoming Spring Music Recital.  Caitlyn is a wonderful example of what can be accomplished with consistent practice and a positive attitude Caitlyn is nominated by Miss Tiffany.   

Recreational Dance Student: Sophia RomaszweskiSophia is a joy to have in class and a model dance student.  She is almost always the first one to walk into class because she is so excited to learn new things and dance!  When it comes to dancing, she picks up new skills easily, and tells us the next week she was practicing at home.  Her smile is infectious and we love having her!  Sophia was nominated by Miss Caroline.   

Competitive Dance Student: Bryanna Wilde – Bryanna always has a positive attitude and is willing to help her teammates. She strives to be her best self and improve her craft at each and every class or rehearsal. She is consistently working to elevate her dance ability and push toward the next level. She is attentive in classes, applies feedback and corrections, and infuses personality into her routines.  Bryanna loves dance and takes any and all opportunities to learn more; she has attended 3 of the 4 conventions that have been offered this year, as well as our in house Winter Intensive. Bryanna is also a great team assistant for Petite Green, and a role model for those young girls – demonstrating everything at 100%. We’ve enjoyed watching her mature and grow over the past several years.  Great job Bryanna, you couldn’t be more deserving!  Bryanna was nominated by Miss Heather, Miss Alyse, Miss Sarah and Miss Danielle.   


Summer Classes Monday, July 9th- Saturday, August 18th:  Schedules are available now! Our summer session is 6 weeks long. Registration opens April 9th ONLINE ONLY. Over the phone and in person registration will be available starting April 16th. Online registrations are our preferred method of registering so you can complete everything in full. Current music students have been given hand-outs in class regarding their current time slot to see if they want to continue for summer. 

Fall Schedule:  Registration opens ONLINE ONLY May 1st.  In person/over the phone registrations begin MAY 10th.   

Music Spring Recital: Our Music Recital will be held on Sunday, May 20th at the Oak Creek Salvation Army starting at 1pm.   We will have multiple acts and will announce the times in May.  It is located at 8853 S. Howell Ave. in Oak Creek.  This is a beautiful and newly renovated space that seats up to 400 people.  This is a free event for students and any friends or family.  Please feel free to invite as many guests as you would like.  The recital will be about 1 hour in length per act.  Teachers will only be attending certain acts.  If you have not informed your teacher that you will be participating, please let them know ASAP!  Performance orders will be emailed out by MAY 14th. 

Parent Observation Week May 7th– May 12th:  We invite parents to come and sit in the classroom to see what your child has been working on in all dance, music, and acting classes. We will have enough chairs for each child to bring 2 people. If you choose to bring grandma or grandpa please bring additional chairs. If you have a younger child that can be disruptive to the class, please watch outside of the classroom through our observation windows. 

Optional Kringle Fundraiser:  Earn money towards summer or fall tuition:  We are doing a fundraiser through Racine Danish Kringle.  Order forms will be available at our front desk. We have had people make over $300 in profit from this fundraiser alone.  Order Form Due Date – Monday, April 30th.  All late orders handed in will receive $10 off of your profit!  Wherever you drop off your form is where you need to pick up!  Please make sure you have everyone make out their check to you, and then you need to make one check out to APA.  We will not order your fundraiser without payment.  It would be in your best interest to collect payment as people place orders.  Profits will be in your account before May 15th!  (Pick up dates are listed on the fundraiser) 

Kudos! Program:  We’re teaming up with local businesses to offer exciting perks to our APA families.  If you are a business owner (this is great for at home businesses too!) and want exposure to hundreds of families this FREE opportunity is perfect for you!  CLICK here for more details or email Rachel at [email protected].   
Oak Creek Preschool REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!!:  CLICK HERE for our 2018/2019 summer & school year information.    


DANCE ONLY INFO BELOW —————-           

Dance Assistant Applications: If your child is going to be 10 years old by September 1st and is interested in assisting dance next year, please click below to complete an assistant application.  All applications are due no later than May 31st.  A class assistant is required to take a ballet class.  For every two 2 hours of class they assist per week, they receive a monthly $41 tuition credit.  Please keep in mind the more flexibility and availability you have, the easier it is to schedule. Click Here for assistant application. 

Spring Dance Showcase Information –  

Showcase Costumes:   We use the same costumes from our winter show for our spring show.  If you would like to participate in our spring showcase, a costume is required.  If you have not ordered a costume yet, please see the front desk ASAP to see if your costume is still available.  Our last group order was already placed.  If you are interested in ordering, please account for a $10 shipping fee. 

Video of Recital Dance: If you would like to record your child’s dance(s) for the Spring Showcase to practice at home please do this the week of Parent Observation Week IN CLASS, May 7th – May 12th.  APA will not be recording the classes for Showcase.    

**Purchase a Happy Gram for your dancer in our Spring ShowcaseDEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15th!!   Programs books are available at the desk to see an example!   CLICK HERE!

**Earn Tuition credit Students may sell business ads for the Spring Showcase programs and earn tuition credit, have the chance to be our program book cover model, win a FREE summer dance class and more!!  Click here to see the order forms to give to businesses.   DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 15th! 

Showcase Routines: Now that we are getting closer to our June 15th and 16th Showcases, held at the South Milwaukee High School PAC, each class started working on their new dances mid February. They will still be working on technique, across the floor combinations, jumps and turns. If your child is not participating in our show, they will still learn the dance, and will be strategically placed in formations so we do not have any gaps during the performance.   

For a full list of details for our spring show including show times and rehearsal times please click here!

Please remember it is very hard for us to get siblings to perform together.  We run an enrollment report from families that register prior to June 15th and prioritize in the order that you register. 

Ticket Sale Dates Monday, May 7th:  online only at 10am 
Monday, May 14th:  tickets can be purchased over the phone or in person. 

Ways to order Tickets at the South Milwaukee Box Office: 
Online (preferred method)
In Person–  901 15th Ave. South Milwaukee Hours are Monday-Friday 10am-4pm 

Phone –  (414) 766-5049 Hours are Monday – Friday 10am-4pm 




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