Monthly Newsletter – June 2018

As we are preparing for our end of the year performances, we know a lot of questions may pop up.  If anyone is uncertain about any information, please feel free to call us at our number listed below.  We would rather have you call and find the right answer, than miss something important.  Our staff is here to assist you!  If you will not be joining us for summer classes, we hope you have a great summer and we hope to see you in fall for the start of our 14th year!  Thanks 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 you have any questions.  We will be checking our voicemail even if we do not have specific office hours that day!  Good luck to those that still have performances coming up and great job to those who performed in our music recitals.   

License Plate Winner:  Congrats to license plate 278-ZZN.   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 free $50 tuition credit.  To participate, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!

Win Tuition Credit!:  Grab a yard sign from either of our locations and display it proudly in your yard!  If a staff member of APA spots your house you could win a $50 tuition credit!    This contest is running all summer long (one winner per month) and all winners will be announced strictly on Facebook and Instagram.    Join in on the fun and you could be our next winner!

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!

KUDOS Partnership Program:  If you are a business owner, a home business entrepreneur or know a local business owner this program is for you!  This is a FREE program to advertise to our over 900 students and their families.   For full details and to sign up contact Rachel at [email protected]

APA Students of the Month
DANCER:  Leana Jolla – Nominated by Miss Danielle:  She is a great listener and is a pleasure to have in class.  you can tell that she practices outside of class.  She is always prepared and retains lessons from previous classes when “quizzed” in class.  Leana is a joy to have in class.
MUSICIAN:  Sophia Stauber – Nominated by Mr Scott: I have only worked with Sophia for a month but she has obviously put in a lot of work on her 2 difficult recital pieces. She responded quickly and easily to the very few tweaks that we needed to make, and with the same enthusiasm that is evident in her playing. Definitely a great example and mentor for our younger APA aspiring musicians.
TEAM DANCER:  Abby Dachel – Nominated by all her coaches: Abby has continuously demonstrated determination, focus, and maturity. As a dancer, she has pushed herself to improve so much over the last couple years and is always attentive in class. She is one of the students we always see staying a few more minutes to clean up, and always takes extra care in every project or task. She’s kind, responsible, and caring. All of the coaches at APA are proud to honor Abby as our June Student of the Month!

Dance Shoe Consignment Sale   Do you have any extra dance shoes that your child no longer wears?  This year we will have a shoe consignment sale at both of our locations.
Drop Off Instructions: 
*Place one pair of shoes inside of a ziplock bag and give to our front desk at EITHER location starting June 1st until June 23rd.  Please remember to call us for our office hours starting June 11th because they are limited on summer break.
*Ziplock bag MUST be labeled w/ a sharpie marker with students name, phone number, shoe size & shoe style.
*If your shoes sell, we will automatically put a credit in your APA account that will not expire.  No cash value!
*We will individually price each item and your student will receive a 50% profit in their academy account.  Prices will be determined by the condition of the shoe.
*If your item does NOT sell and you want the shoes back, please leave a note inside of the bag explaining you would like to pick up item.
 Purchasing Items:
If you are interested in purchasing any shoes, please call us or check out our website for our limited office hours starting June 25th.

Want better chances for siblings to be in the same showcase?  Believe it or not we start working on our showcase line-ups in June for the upcoming year.  We pull an enrollment report of all our students that register by June 15th and start assigning show times.  If your siblings are registered by this date, you have a better chance of getting both siblings in the same show case.  ***Please note that if students transfer classes after this date, we will NOT rearrange show times and this still is NOT a guarantee because it also depends on how many other students are in the same situation.

Reminder – Last Day of Dance Classes: Monday, June 11th:  Everyone’s last payment was charged on May 15th and your account on file will not be charged again unless you register for a summer or fall class.  You do not need to fill out a drop form when it is the end of a session.

Summer Parades:  Sign up for all our parades and get full details by clicking here Participation in the parades is always FREE, but registration is required.  Meeting location and times will be emailed out a week prior.  Parade details (routes, etc..) for each city can also be found on each cities website.

4th of July Parade:   We will be in the Oak Creek and Franklin parade.  We will have all younger students under the age of 6 sit on our float/truck.  For students ages 7 and up, we will teach a fun dance for them to do during the parade.  Music students that do NOT want to dance, feel free to walk in the parades.  We will have practice times for the students to come and learn the dance or can provide you with a video link to practice at home.  Don’t worry; this will be an easy dance!  Both locations will be doing the same dance so you can attend either location if the practice times work better.   This will always be the same dance every year but to a different song.
Franklin practice – Monday, June 18th from 530p-630p
    Oak Creek practice – Tuesday, June 19th from 530p-630p

Heritage Days Parade:  Join us for this fun parade on Saturday, July 28th in South Milwaukee!

Parade attire:  Students under the age of 6, can wear their showcase costume (ballet shoes and tights are not necessary) or they can wear their academy t-shirt (given out at recitals) with shorts and tennis shoes.  7 and older that will be dancing/walking, please wear your academy t-shirt with shorts/pants and tennis shoes.  Use your best judgment to make sure the students are comfortable during the parade.

Summer Classes Monday, July 9th – Saturday, August 18th:  Click here to view our summer programs!   Registration is OPEN!!!  Remember we have over 800 students currently attending the studio. If you are interested in signing up for summer classes, please do so immediately to guarantee your spot.  Full payment for the 6 week session is required to hold your spot and is nonrefundable.

Mermaid Tumbling Summer Camp:  Ages 6-9. There are no prerequisite for this class. Students will learn fun dance and acro moves using a mermaid tail. Skills include forward mermaid rolls, tail extensions (candlesticks), tails to head (toes to head), Mini tail bridges (table top holds), and MORE! Our tiny mermaids will enjoy tumbling, reading a story, doing a craft, snack time and more daily!  Click here to learn more! 

Fall Classes – Register NOW & Pay LATER:.  When registering you will be charged your $25 yearly membership fee p/p ($40 max. per family) and on JUNE 15th you will be charged for September’s tuition.  Preschool registration/supply fees are higher.   Click here to register!

Student Appreciation Night: Join us for our FREE Student Appreciation Night Pool Party at Cool Waters from 7pm-9pm on Friday, August 17th .     Look for more information in your email in August! **Please note: This is a date change from what was originally published on our school year calendar**

5 & 10 Year Awards:  We hand out trophies for our students that have been at APA for 5 and 10 complete years.  If your student has been with us that long, please email [email protected] before June 5th so we can hand-out your trophy at our dance rehearsals or in your music class.

Oak Creek Preschool REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!!:  CLICK HERE for our 2018-2019 school year information.



Daddy Dancer Production @ our Spring Dance Showcase:     Come join this FREE event.  This is for current students performing in our spring dance showcase who want to dance with their father for an additional performance during their showcase time.  Only one practice would be needed to learn the routine or if you can’t make it, we will have a video link for you to learn at home.  Students will wear their costume on stage for the performance.  Dads, please wear khaki pants or jeans and button up shirt for the performance.   Both locations may attend either practice.
Practice video links will be available by June 4th.   Click here to register!

Oak Creek Practices:   SATURDAY, June 2nd 
Grades 1st and younger:  9am-9:45am  (45 minutes)
Grades 2nd and older:  9:45am-10:15am  (30 minutes)
Grades 1st and younger:  10:15am-11:00am (45 minutes)

Franklin Practices: SUNDAY, June 3rd 
Grades 1st and younger:  9am-9:45am (45 minutes)
Grades 2nd and older:  9:45am-10:15am  (30 minutes)
Please register for your showcase time by CLICKING HERE.  You may register for as many show times as you would like!
Hair for Showcase: All Recreational Classes – high, curled ponytail
Leveled Ballet and Teams – Low bun with middle part.
If you are in a team/leveled ballet and a recreational class, please wear low bun with middle part hair for both!

Music:   If your student would like to practice at home with their music, please email us to receive your music link.

Dress Rehearsal Bake Sale @ SMPAC: Satisfy your sweet tooth and support APA’s hardworking competitive dancers.  Stop by the bake sale table at Dress Rehearsal to show your support.  All items, including juice and water, will be $0.50.   Cash Only




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 try to prioritize in the order that you register.  If siblings perform in different shows, we will put a credit in your APA account for a value of 4 tickets.  Please notify us before May 14th so we can put the credit in your account before the final payment.  If you missed this deadline, we can put a credit in your account for future classes.  This is not a cash value. 

Ticket Sales: 
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

Dance Showcase Tickets 
Please remember to purchase your tickets ASAP!  Please call (414) 766-5049 or to view seating chart and purchase online go to
*If you intend to purchase tickets, do not wait too long! We have shows sell out every year!

Dance Showcase Volunteers: If you are interested in working backstage for our showcase, please let the desk know. You will not need to purchase a ticket and you will be able to see your son or daughter perform from the side of the stage or in the back of the auditorium. We need several volunteers for all 6 showcases.

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