November 2017 Monthly Newsletter
Wow, it is hard to believe November is here. Thank you to all of those who participated in our annual Coats for Kids donation. So far we have received over 40 jackets to donate. We will continue to accept donations through the end of the month. Thank you in advance for supporting this great cause.
I hope you were able to join us for our free Trunk or Treat event! We had such a great turnout for both locations and we will continue to make these events better each year. If not, don’t worry we have many fun and free events planned again this year. Up next we have our 4th Annual APA Community Christmas Party on Sunday, December 3rd from 10am-11:30am at both locations. This is also open to the public, so bring a friend! We will have cookies, juice, crafts, activities, coloring, pictures with Santa, and more all inside! We hope you can join us! More details are below!
Don’t forget we close for Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 22nd-Sunday, November 26th. You can check out our calendar by clicking here or ask the desk for an extra copy! We hope each and every one of you have a very Happy Thanksgiving with good food and great company! Thank you for being a part of our APA family. As always, if you need anything, please let us know! We are here to help.
More Important Info For You To Know
Possible New York City Trip in October 2018: In 2016 APA took 60 people to NYC for a group trip to experience New York City and the arts it has to offer!!! Because we had so much fun, we are trying to see if we have enough interest if we did another trip in October 2018. This opportunity will be open to all APA students and families. We would work directly with a company that set up the trip from beginning to end. These trips are NOT for performing or competing. They offer a package deal with some add ons such as dance classes at Broadway Dance Center, etc. We would most likely attend a Friday-Monday in October.
Important things to know: A student must have an adult chaperone with them. Your cheapest rate will be when you have 4 people in a room. The rates you see are per person and do not include air fare and the bus transportation from the airport to hotel.
All of the details you see are tentative and could change when we announce the final details in late winter. The packages do not include air fare currently, but once we get closer we would get a group airfare quote. We will lock in air fare right before we announce this info and give you a deadline to purchase if you choose to get it through the group. You are not required to fly with us.
If you are interested in attending, we would love to have you fill out this form below and get a better feeling for how many people we are looking to accommodate. Only fill this out if you are a yes or maybe. You are not locked in if you say yes! Everyone is welcome to attend. This could be a dancer & mom, dancer and entire family, or dancer, mom, aunt, and grandma.
Click here if you are a yes or maybe so we have your contact information.
If you have questions, please fill them out in the survey. We will read all of the info and get back to you as soon as we have more details. Please do not reach out to Champion Tours yet!
Logo Wear for Sale – Last Order to receive before Christmas: We have some great new pieces in our logo wear store. You can click the link below and place your order online. Our store will close on November 10th and will not reopen until December 1st. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA. Click here for the link.
Referral Program: Share us with a friend. When a new family registers and mentions your name, you will EACH receive a $50 tuition credit. (Credit given after 2 months enrolled and there is no limit to the number of families referred!)
Parent Observation Week: November 13th-November 18th, 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 plan on bringing more than 2 people, please bring chairs or they can sit on the floor! If you have a younger child that can be disruptive to the class, please watch outside of the classroom through our observation windows. Parents are welcome to tape the dance at the end of class to use for practicing at home.
License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 734-RZB! 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 next month, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!
APA Students of the Month: Congrats to the following students –>
Music – Annie Benedict Annie began piano lessons this past summer, and in a very short time has shown so much progress in her ability! Annie practices a minimum of 5 days every week, and meets all weekly goals that she is given. Annie was given the challenge of preparing a non-beginner level piece, and with hard work and lots of practice was able to meet that challenge! Her commitment to weekly practicing, positive attitude, and motivation to learn make her an outstanding choice for Music Student of the Month!
Recreational Dance – Charlotte Castro Charlotte is a joy to have in class. She has never missed a class and is always on time, ready to go, with a big smile on her face. She is a great listener and big helper in class. Congratulations!
Competitive Dance – Lizzy Weinhold Lizzy brings a stellar work ethic with her to every class and rehearsal. She strives to always grow as a performer and improve overall technique. Our teachers can always count on Lizzy to retain material, push the group dynamic, and accept new challenges. She is also an active and valued member of the APA Team as she does birthday/dance parties on the weekends, and assists classes. We love her enthusiasm, dedication, and love for all styles of dance!
Facebook & Instagram: Interact with APA on social media! We have fun contests, photos from classes and more on both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Coming up is our 12 Days of Christmas and our APA Great Holiday Giveaway – only on social media! Click here to join us on Facebook and here to follow us on Instagram!
Kudos! Program: We hope that you are enjoying the NEW Kudos! Program we have at APA. Don’t forget to take advantage of the awesome deals that these local businesses have provided. If you are a business owner interested in our Kudos! Program, please email Cara at [email protected]. Click here for a full list of Kudos! perks.
APA Community Christmas Party: Join APA on Sunday, December 3rd from 10am-1130am for some Holiday fun! We’re proud to bring this fun FREE event back for it’s 4th year! This is open to the community, so please invite friends and family. Santa will be here for pictures with the kids; we’ll have crafts; coloring; cookies & juice and more!! Don’t forget about the Toy Drive during Community Christmas – for each new, unwrapped toy you donate you’ll get a ticket for our raffle. We have a bunch of great prizes from local businesses! Click on the following links to register today!
Toys for Tots: If you can’t make it to our Community Christmas Party and would still like to donate a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots we will have donation boxes in the lobby of both locations. Donations will be accepted immediately and our donation drive will end on Sunday, December 3rd.
Winter MUSIC Performance: Our winter music recital will be held at the Oak Creek Salvation Army on Sunday, December 10th starting at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm. We are currently collecting song selections from students & teachers and then will assign students their performance time. Please check your email for our performance line-up on Monday, December 4th.
The Oak Creek Salvation Army is located at 8853 S. Howell Ave. 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. Each act will be about 1 hour. Please have students dress in formal attire, no jeans!
Winter DANCE Showcase: TICKETS GO ON SALE STARTING 11/6!!! Costumes have started to come in already! Your teacher will let you know and hand out costumes in class when they arrive. Some costumes were in stock and others made to order. Your class will continue receiving them through the 1st week in December. You will be trying them on in the classroom when you receive them to ensure they fit properly. If you have any questions about the fit of the costume, please ask your teacher. Alterations are at your own expense.
If you have not ordered your costume but would like to participate, please check with our front desk to see if the costume will come in time for the winter showcase.