Monthly Newsletter – February 2018


What a great start to the year!  We hope that you were able to participate in our Free Dance Days and Bring A Friend Weeks!  Registration for our dance classes closes soon so now is the time to add any additional classes or to have a friend register and get your referral tuition credit!   Details about our upcoming Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt are below. We hope you can join us for this fun event! 

We know there are viruses going around so if you child is sick, please remember they can attend any group class as make-up.   
Stay healthy everyone & Happy Valentine’s Day!!! 


More Important Info For You To  Know 

License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 555-CSC.  One of our staff members spotted your Academy 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 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!


NEW Adult 5-Week Tap Class:  Miss Danielle will have a class on Saturdays at our Oak Creek location from 815am-9am starting 2/24-3/24. Cost for entire session:  $62.50 non-member or $49 if you are currently an APA member.  EARLY BIRD OPTION:  register by Monday, February 5th and the cost is $40 for anyone who joins.  We need at least 5 adults to have this class go over.  Must register by 2/17.  Tap shoes must be purchased and any work-out attire is acceptable.  You do not have to purchase shoes from APA however for your convenience we sell them for $26.50 plus tax.   Register online or call us at 414-768-0101.

Community Easter Egg Hunt:  Join us for our Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24th.   This year’s event will be held exclusively at our Franklin location (10001 St Martins Rd).  We will offer a fun egg hunt for ages walking to 8.  We’ll also have the Easter Bunny here to visit with and take pictures!  Admission to this event is just $3 per child and is open to the community so invite your friends and family.  It is held 100% indoors, so no need to worry about the weather!  CLICK HERE for full details and to register! 

“Spread the Love” APA Family and Staff Appreciation Week:  We are so grateful to have you and your family as a part of the APA family.   We’ve decided to celebrate our great parents/guardians, staff and students during the month of February!  We’ll have special treats for our parents and students and we invite you to help celebrate our staff members by writing on a paper heart that we’ll hang in our lobby.   For full details, please CLICK HERE.  

**Earn Tuition credit!  Students may sell business ads for the Spring Showcase Programs and have the opportunity to earn tuition credit, be on our cover and get FREE summer dance classes!  CLICK HERE to see the order forms to give to businesses.   Hurry!  Deadline is April 1st!  CLICK HERE to see what your dancer can earn!!

APA Students of the Month:  

Music – Ava Swanson Ava is extremely fun to work with and Miss Tess had the great joy of witnessing her come out of her shell and making leaps and bounds in regards to her voice.  She is very willing to go with the flow and does whatever strange exercise I ask of her.  Ava also takes initiative outside of her lessons and participates in school music such as choir and show choir.  She even did an extra performance for APA’s Trunk or Treat event at Franklin! We love having Ava as a student and I’m looking forward to continuing working with her and developing her skills as a singer and performer.  Ava was nominated by Miss. Tess.  

Recreational Dance – Addison Unrath:  Addison is currently enrolled in lyrical on Thursdaynights at Franklin. She has taken tap, ballet, jazz and lyrical. She works hard and loves to dance. She is constantly striving to be better and learn more. Abigail is kind to all other students and loves to perform.   Addison was nominated by Miss. Jessica.   

Competitive Dance – Carra Kleczka:  Carra always comes to class with a positive and upbeat attitude. She has been such an inspiring dancer to watch not only this year but over the years. She helps others in class, makes sure that everyone is included, and helps put a smile on her classmates face. Carra works hard to reach her goals in class and is a inspiration to others. Not only does Carra work hard to achieve her goals but she sparkles and shines when performing on stage. Way to go Carra, we are SO proud of the dancer you have become!  Carra was nominated by all of her dance coaches.   

Music Spring RecitalOur Music Recital will be held on Sunday, May 20th at the Oak Creek Salvation Army starting at 1pm. Our students will begin to pick out their music later in the semester.   Also, please feel free to talk to your teacher before or after class for a brief summary of what they are working on. 

Kudos! Program:  NEW PARTNERSHIP LEVELS! 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]   Parents – If you didn’t get a Kudos! Card when you registered please see the front desk! 

Cash for Classrooms:   APA is proud to announce that we donated $1,000 in Grant funds to local elementary school teachers in the Franklin and Oak Creek/Franklin School Districts!    To read all about the 4 winners, visit our Facebook page!  


Dance Registration Cut-off February 15th:   We will be closing our registration on February 15th.  If you would like to take advantage of our multi class and/or sibling discount, please see the desk!   

Spring Dance Showcase Information –  

Showcase Times are available for recreational classes!

CLICK HERE for Oak Creek classes

CLICK HERE for Franklin classes 

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 have the same costume, you would have to order a new costume.  

NEW STUDENTS:   If you would like to participate in our dance showcase, please contact the desk immediately for details.  A $10 shipping fee will apply if you purchase the costume after the February 15th deadline. 

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 Showcase – CLICK HERE!  Deadline March 20th.  Program books are available at the desk to see an example! 

**Earn Tuition credit!  Students may sell business ads for the Spring Showcase Programs and have the opportunity to earn tuition credit, be on our cover and get FREE summer dance classes!  CLICK HERE to see the order forms to give to businesses.   Hurry!  Deadline is April 1st! 

Showcase Routines: Now that we are getting closer to our June 15th and 16th Showcase, held at the South Milwaukee High School PAC, each class will be working on their new dance starting in 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 strategically be placed in formations so we do not have any gaps during the performance.  

For a full list of details for our spring show please click here!

Please remember it is very hard for us to get siblings to perform together because we have 6 different showcase times.  We run an enrollment report from families that register prior to June 15th and TRY to prioritize in the order that you register.   

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