Monthly Newsletter – March 2019
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 dark grey and the design is shown below. If you (parents) would like to order one, please pay at our front desk by Monday, April 8th. 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.
Community Easter Egg Hunt – Join us for our Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13th exclusively at our Oak Creek location! Our event will include a dance class and story time, along with our fun Egg Hunt for students age Walking up to 8 years old. While you’re there stop at our Bake Sale (cash only) and/or have your child get a festive glitter tattoo! 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!
Dance Make–Up Class Cut–Off Date: March 15th unless there is a class available taught by your same teacher with the same showcase dance. It can be difficult for students to attend a class after this date because teachers have already started learning showcase dances.
Preschool Open House – Do you know someone who is interested in our Preschool program in the 2019/20 school year? Let them know we are having an Open House on Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-11am at our Oak Creek Location. Remember, refer a new family to APA and both you and the family will receive a $50 tuition credit after the new family has completed 2 months of classes.
Oak Creek Preschool REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!! – CLICK HERE for our 2019/20 school year information. Spots are filling fast, so register today! *we will not offer Preschool classes in summer*
Competitive Team Auditions for 2019-2020 Teams – Save the dates!! Auditions are scheduled for Saturday, May 18th & Sunday, May 19th. 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!
Summer Classes Monday, July 8th- Saturday, August 17th – Schedules and ONLINE ONLY registrations will begin April 1st. Our summer session is 6 weeks long. Over the phone and in-person registration will be available starting April 8th. Online registrations are our preferred method of registering so you can complete everything in full. 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.
Fall Schedule – Our Fall Schedule will be available in May with more information coming in your April Newsletter!
APA Students of the Month –
Team Dancer: Grace Mensch – Congratulations to Grace Mensch, our Team Dancer of the Month. Grace is a freshman at Oak Creek High School, where her favorite subject is band. When she grows up she hopes to be a Veterinarian. Her favorite color is blue. Grace enjoys using the Spotify app. She loves cheesecake and cookie dough, and her favorite food is cheese. Grace’s hero is her mom! Grace has been dancing and competing with APA Teams for 8 years where her favorite styles of dance are Ballet and Contemporary. Her best dance memory was learning and performing her solo last year. Grace says dance has helped her become more confident in herself and helps relieve anxiety. Her dance teachers say Grace always comes to class with an open mind about improving and advancing in her training. She’s willing to take corrections and works to improve each and every day. She is very respectful to teachers, staff and other dancers. She’s a great role model for younger dancers in and out of the studio! Congratulations Grace!
Recreational Dancer: Natalie Razo – Congratulations to Natalie Razo, our Recreational Dancer of the Month. Natalie is in 4k at Rawson Elementary School in South Milwaukee. Her favorite thing to do in school is sing. Her favorite color is green. Natalie wants to be a Dentist when she grows up, which explains why her favorite app is the dentist app! Her favorite food is tacos and her favorite dessert is anything with chocolate. Natalie has been dancing at APA for one and a half years. Her favorite style of dance is Ballet. Her best memory of dance is dancing on the big stage for the first time at the Winter Showcase. Miss Amy nominated Natalie and said she is always ready to dance with a smile on her face. Natalie even beats me (Miss Amy) to the studio each week and greets me with a big hello when I get there. She is always properly dressed for class with her hair tied back. Natalie is a great listener; she tries hard, even when new steps are challenging, and remembers the material I’ve taught from week to week; including knowing all of the fancy French words we use in ballet! She is my “leader” in class – a student I can count on to follow directions! She is also polite and caring to the other girls in class. She was happy to be “friends” with all dancers and new enrollees. Natalie is a pure pleasure to teach!
Music Student: Eliana Lang – Congratulations Eliana Lang, our Music Student of the Month. Eliana is a freshman at Oak Creek High School, where her favorite subject is math. She hopes to be a Psychiatric Nurse when she is older. Eliana’s favorite food is Curious George Fruit Snacks and her favorite dessert is Ice Cream. Eliana’s personal hero is her mom. Eliana just started taking lessons this year at APA. Her favorite instrument to play is the Guitar. Her favorite artist is Billie Holiday and her favorite song is “Fine and Mellow”. Eliana has been nominated by Mr. Logan for her devotion to musical study and willingness to try new and difficult techniques on the Guitar. She has strong practice habits that have resulted in continuous growth as a musician. She has studied fingerpicking, classical technique, and jazz chords in the 5 months we have been working together. In addition to Guitar lessons, she also takes Voice with Mr. Alex and Jazz/ Contemporary dance with Miss Alyse.
License Plate Winner – Congratulations to license plate 651-PPH ! 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!
NEW Online Nimbly Dance Wear Store – Shop online with us for all your Revolution dance wear needs. This does not include APA logo wear. Buy leotards, shoes, tights and more, and get them shipped directly to your home. Perfect for when grandma and grandpa want to buy gifts!! Click here to order today!
DANCE ONLY INFO BELOW
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 6th-11th. APA will not be recording the classes for practice for the Showcase.
**Purchase a Happy Gram for your dancer in our Spring Showcase– Click here! Deadline April 1st- Programs books are available at the desk to see an example!
**Win FREE tuition for a year! Students may sell business ads for the Spring Showcase programs and earn tuition credit or even FREE tuition for a year! Click here for more details!! Hurry – ads are due April 1st! Click here for order form!
Showcase Routines – Now that we are getting closer to our June 14th and 15th Showcases, held at the South Milwaukee High School PAC, each class has begun 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.