Monthly Newsletter – November 2018


Wow, it is hard to believe November is here! 

We hope you were able to join us for our annual 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 events planned again this year.  Up next we have our 5th Annual APA Community Christmas Party on Sunday, December 2nd at our Oak Creek location.  This is also open to the public, so bring a friend!  We hope you can join us!  More details are below!   

Don’t forget we close for Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 21st-Sunday, November 25th.  You can check out our calendar online or ask the front 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.  


Logo Wear for Sale – Last Order to receive before Christmas:  You can place orders on 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! 

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 12th-November 17th, we invite parents to come and sit in the classroom to see what your child has been working on in all dance and music classes. We will have enough chairs for each child to bring 1-2 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 videotape the dance at the end of class to use for practicing at home.   

Fox 6 Coats for Kids:    Join us in helping keep kids in Wisconsin warm this winter!   Donation bins are available now through the end of November in the lobby area at both locations.     We are accepting new and used coats and snow pants for Coats for Kids.   All coats will be picked up and cleaned and then distributed to local children in need.     APA donated over 50 coats last year and would love to double that number this year!   
License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate AAD-5311!  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!  

Dress Code:   Please remember that all dancers should be adhering to APA’s dress code for class.    Please click here to view our dress code.   

APA Students of the Month: Congrats to the following students –> 

Music  Kevin Markowiak   Kevin is in 3rd grade at Edgewood Elementary School.  His favorite class is Phy Ed.  Kevin’s favorite food is Mac N’ Cheese and his favorite dessert is chocolate ice cream.  Kevin wants to be a professional soccer player when he grows up.  His hero is his dad! Kevin has been taking piano lessons at APA for 3 years. His favorite genre of music is Pop, and his favorite artist is Justin Bieber.  Mr Jake says “Kevin is a hard worker who shows great potential. He loves music and has a passion for music outside of the classroom. He played in the APA recital and did a great job despite his nerves. He also played a duet with his brother for Christmas in their church last year. He is growing each month, and I look forward to where his passion will take him!”  

Recreational Dancer  Evelyn Roach   Congratulations to Evelyn Roach, our November recreational dancer of the month.  Evelyn is in 2nd grade at St. Leonards.  Her favorite subject is Reading. Some of Evelyn’s favorite things are the song Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus, her favorite app is the Hatchimal app, her favorite dessert is kit kats and her favorite food are bananas and her favorite color is purple. Her personal hero is her mom Evelyn has been dancing for 3 years and her favorite style of dance is tap.  Her favorite dance memory is playing quiet corners in Miss Alyse’s class and being on stage having fun!  Evelyn was nominated by her teacher Miss Alyse.  Evelyn comes each week with a smile on her face and positive attitude.  She  is always ready to learn and returns each week to show us what she has practiced. Evelyn is very polite and encouraging to her teachers and classmates.  We see the sparkle in your eye and the pep in your step when your in class! We are so proud of the work you put into class each week, and we adore having you!

Competitive Dancer – Cassidy Sorce   Congratulations to Cassidy Sorce, our Team Dancer of the Month! Cassidy is in 7th grade at South Milwaukee Middle School where her favorite subject in school is Science. She hopes to become a Forensic Scientist one day.  Her favorite color is pink. She likes using the Snapchat App, her fav food is Mac N’Cheese and she loves cheesecake for dessert. Her personal hero is her brother Devin who serves our country in the US Military.  Cassidy has been dancing for 10 years, and has been a part of APA Teams for 4 years! Her favorite style of dance is Lyrical and her favorite memory from dance was the Team Lock-in last year. Miss Danielle is very proud of Cassidy.  She has seen a dramatic increase in dedication and focus this year.  She is very respectful to her teachers and peers.  She is ready to go when class starts and takes a lead role in the front of class.  She continues to push herself every week with her skills and choreography. Congratulations Cassidy, keep up the great work!!

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!  

APA Community Christmas Party:   Join APA on Sunday, December 2nd for some Holiday fun at our Oak Creek location!  Our Oak Creek location offers more space for this event.   We’re proud to bring this fun FREE event back for it’s 5th 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 Cookies and Milk, a Dance Party, and Story Time with a Princess!  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 here to learn more and register!  

Winter MUSIC Performance:   Our winter music recital will be held at the Oak Creek Salvation Army on Sunday, December 9th starting at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm or 5pm. We are currently collecting song selections from students & teachers and then will assign each student a performance time.  Please check your email for our performance line-up on Monday, December 3rd.    

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! 


Costumes:  Costumes have started to come in already!  Your teacher will 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.

Winter Dance Showcase Ticket Sale Days:  TICKETS GO ON SALE ONLINE STARTING 11/5!!!  SMPAC will be closed on 11/6 but online ticket sales will still be allowed. 
*ONLINE ONLY – Monday, November 5th ALL SHOWS on sale at 10am.
*IN PERSON OR OVER THE PHONE – Monday, November 12th at 10am
Tickets cost:
$13 per ticket – Premium Seats
$11 per ticket – Regular Seats
$9 per ticket – Obstructed View Seats
Tickets must be purchased through the South Milwaukee Box Office. If seats are available the day of, tickets are $13 at the door. All seats are reserved seating. 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

Changes from SMPAC for 2018:  The School District of South Milwaukee are making a few changes.  Please read below.

School Security during Regular School Hours
Our walk-up box office sales hours/policies changed earlier this year due to security/visitor procedures here at the high school. Currently, all walk-up ticket sales customers must use Door #7 (district door off of 15th Ave.) and present a photo ID. Hours for walk-up are M-F from 10 am to 1 pm. Phone hours are 10-4.

Postage for Mailing Tickets
In the past, we have not charged renters for postage to mail tickets. As you can imagine, the postage and supplies cost to mail tickets is substantial. Therefore, effective October 1, we will be charging $1.00 per order to mail tickets. Patrons have the option of printing their tickets at home or picking them up at Will Call the day of the show.

Electronic Tickets/Mobile Devices
Due to high patron volume and quick turnarounds for dance recital performances, we strongly recommend that all attendees present a printed ticket at the door.  They do not have a ticket scanning system that would guarantee patrons would only be able to use electronic tickets (mobile device) for a single show or single person.

DVD’s: Our Winter Showcase is professionally videotaped and available for purchase. Forms will be available at the event. (The Spring Showcase includes a free dvd of the performance)

Volunteers: We will need a limited amount of volunteer’s back-stage to help with our little ones and volunteers do not have to purchase a ticket. Please contact the front desk if you would like to volunteer.

Complete Winter Show details including ticket sale dates, showcase times, hair and make-up click here


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