Monthly Newsletter – November 2019

Wow, it is hard to believe November is here! Don’t forget APA is closed for Thanksgiving Break on Wednesday, November 27th-Sunday, December 1st. You can check out our calendar online or ask the front desk for an extra copy!   

To get into the holiday spirit, come see our Competitive Team dancers in the South Milwaukee LIGHTED Christmas Parade on Saturday, November 23rd!              

You can also join us for our 6th Annual APA Community Christmas Party on Sunday, December 8th at our Oak Creek location. This is open to the public, so bring a friend! We hope you can join us!  More details are below!   

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.  

Special APA Holiday Items:  We have some amazing custom items available to you this Holiday season!   These are special order items and this is the ONLY time they will be available for purchase.    Click here to visit the store.   All orders are DUE by December 1st to ensure pick-up at APA the week of December 16th.    

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! 

Student Absences:  We have our performances for our Music and Dance recitals coming up. If your student is missing a lot of classes prior to an upcoming performance, please make sure they are practicing at home. If a student does not know their music piece or dance routine, their teacher will ask that those students do not participate in our shows.  

Referral Program:  Share us with a friend When a new family registers and mentions your name, you EACH will receive a $50 tuition credit. (Credit given after 2 months enrolled and there is no limit to the number of families referred!)    

Text Messaging:  In order to better relay important information to you, specifically for weather-related emergencies, please opt-in to receive text messages. You’ll also be the first to know about events and special offers! Text ACADEMY to 77948 to join now.   


In-House FULL Dance Dress Rehearsal:  Starting Saturday, December 7th – Friday, December 13th we will have our students come to their last regular class AT APA before our Showcase in complete costume with hair and make-up done. This will help our teachers see if there are any costume or shoe issues before our performance. 

Showcase Performance Hair:  All Recreational Classes – High, curled ponytail   Team Students – Required team hair.   Check your newsletter or check with your Team coach if you are unsure what the required style is.   Video tutorials are available on the team page.   

Showcase Performance Make-Up: This is optional for students enrolled in recreational classes. If you feel comfortable having your student wear make-up on stage, please have them wear some. With the bright lighting on stage, students can often look washed so a little lipstick, blush and eye shadow will help with this and bring out their adorable expressions!  We understand if you do not want your younger student to wear this. 


Parent Observation Week: November 11th-November 16th, 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.   

License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 903-WFP! 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!  

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: Our fun Holiday Giveaways– only on social media!  Click here to join us on Facebook and here to follow us on Instagram!  

APA FREE Community Christmas Party: Join APA on Sunday, December 8th 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 its 6th 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! Pre-registration is required. 

Winter MUSIC Performance:   Our Winter Music Recital will be held at the Oak Creek Salvation Army on Sunday, December 15th starting at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm or 6pm. 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 by December 4th. The Oak Creek Salvation Army is located at 8853 S. Howell Ave. This is a beautiful 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. Your child will be trying their costume on in the classroom 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: 
*ONLINE ONLY – Monday, November 4th –  ALL SHOWS on sale at 10am  
*IN PERSON OR OVER THE PHONE – Monday, November 11th at 10am

Ticket 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 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.  

SMPAC Ticket Reminders: 
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 – $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 volunteers backstage to help with our little ones.  Volunteers do not have to purchase a ticket and can watch your child’s performance from the back of the auditorium or from the side stage. Please sign up with the front desk! 

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

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