Monthly Newsletter – March 2018

As we are fast approaching the end of our school year, our newsletters are especially important.  Here are a few things to be aware of: 

All of our students will receive a free t-shirt in June.  This year’s shirt is mint green.  If you (parents) would like to order one, please pay at our front desk by Monday, April 9th They are $20 plus tax, add $2 for 2XL or 3XL.  T-shirts are unisex so they run bigger.  Note: ALL Students will receive a FREE one).  Parent t-shirts will be available for pick up the last week of dance classes in June at your location.   

At the end of this month we will be closed for Spring Break.   Our Spring Break closing dates are March 30th through April 5th.   Classes will resume on Friday, April 6th.  Please continue reading for more important information!   

More Important Info For You To Know 

License Plate Winner:  Congratulations to license plate 436-ZCE.  One of our staff members spotted your Academy window sticker while driving!  Please contact the front desk so 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! 

Community Easter Egg Hunt:  Join us for our Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24th, exclusively at our Franklin location!  We will offer a fun Egg Hunt for students age Walking up to 8 years old.  While you’re there stop at our Bake Sale (cash only) or have your child get a festive face art for FREE!  We will have the Easter Bunny here to visit with students and take pictures!  This event is open to the community so invite your friends and family.  It will be held indoors so no need to worry about the weather!  Click here for full details and to register!   

Summer Classes Monday, July 9th- Saturday, August 18th:     Schedules will be available April 1st.  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 will be given hand-outs in class regarding their current time slot to see if they want to continue for summer.   
Register early!  There’s less chance of your class being full or canceled due to low enrollment.  We need at least 5 students enrolled in each class. 
APA Students of the Month:  

Team Dancer:  Makenzie Paprocki –  Makenzie improves daily because she works really hard in class and applies critiques quickly. Makenzie asks questions during class to help her better understand what she needs to be doing. She does a great job in class and especially practicing at home.  We enjoy having her in class because of her great laugh and personality.  She is also very respectful.  Makenzie was nominated by all of her coaches.  

Recreational Dancer:  Jacob Emmer –  “Jacob is an ALL STAR student. He comes to class each week with a positive, upbeat, and fun outlook on class. Each week Jacob challenges himself and succeeds at reaching his goals. We love having him in class and he is a great asset to our studio. Thank you for inspiring us each week Jacob, you are a true ROCKSTAR!”  Jacob was nominated by Miss Alyse.   

Music Student: Johannah Terpeza – “Johanna is a sweet young lady who loves music. She is involved in singing, piano, and dance! Right before the winter recital she took on a piano song that had elements which were above her current level. She played the song at our recital and did a great job!”  Johanna was nominated by Mr. Jake.    

Competitive Team Auditions:  Save the dates!!  Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, May 5th & Sunday, May 6th.  More details will be available April 1st.   If you and your child are interested in joining our Performance Teams and have specific questions, please email our Team Coordinator at [email protected] for more information!    

Fall Schedule:   Our Fall Schedule will be available in May with more information coming in your April Newsletter! 

Music Spring Recital:   Our Music Recital will be held on Sunday, May 20th at the Oak Creek Salvation Army starting at 1pm.   There will be multiple acts depending on the numbers of performers. 

Kudos! Program:  Check out our NEW Kudos! Partnership program by clicking here.    Don’t miss out on these great offers (exclusive to APA families!) from local businesses.   If you’re interested in a partnership, please click here or email Rachel at [email protected] 

Oak Creek Preschool REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!! CLICK HERE for our 2018-2019 school year information.   Spots are filling fast, so register today! *we will not offer Preschool classes in summer* 


Showcase Costumes  We use the same costumes from our Winter Showcase for our Spring Showcase.  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 during Parent Observation Week IN CLASS, May 7th-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 – Programs books are available at the desk to see an example! 

**Earn Tuition credit!  Students may sell business ads for the Spring Showcase programs and earn tuition credit, a chance to be featured in our Fall Schedule and the chance to be our Cover Model in the Spring Showcase Program Book!   Click here for more details!! 

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 has began working on their routine(s). 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. 


Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  

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