Monthly Newsletter – October 2018


We hope your child has settled in to his/her classes by now, but most importantly enjoying them! Our biggest priority is that your child is finding value and learning in class, but having fun at the same time! Being a part of APA, we want your child to experience MORE than just great arts education. You will see our APA giving back at our upcoming events.  Soon we are participating in Fox 6’s Coats for Kids.  We don’t just teach kids to be great at the arts, we teach the arts to make great kids! Happy October! 

October License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate ZV4 1519! One of our staff members spotted your APA 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! 

Trunk or Treat Event: Please join us for our 5th Annual event on Sunday, October 21st at both of our great locations!   NEW this year:  Bounce house, tattoos, pumpkin decorating and more!  Join us for a fun costume contest with great prizes.  Click here for more info!  If you are a business and would like to host a FREE trunk to advertise for yourself, please contact Rachel at [email protected] 

Kringle Fundraiser: Order form is due Tuesday, October 2nd.   Franklin Pick Up – Thursday, October 18th 3pm-6pm and Oak Creek Pick up – Friday, October 19th 3pm-6pm. You must pick up from the location you ordered from. Anyone that does not show up between those times will be charged $10 to their account on file. If you do not pick up your food that night, your frozen food will not be good as we do not have a freezer on the premises. Profits from the fundraiser will be in your individual family account before October 15th. 

Coats for Kids:  APA is proud to be participating in Fox 6’s Coats For Kids again this year!   Donations will be accepted starting in mid October. Donation bins will be in the lobby at both locations.  Please start checking your closets for coats that can be donated to those in need of these items in the harsh Wisconsin winter weather.   All sizes are needed.  

Yard Sign Contest:   This continues through the month of October!   Grab a yard sign from the lobby of either location and place it in your yard.  If we spot your house you could be our next tuition credit winner.  During the month of October if you’re our lucky winner you’ll receive a $50 tuition credit! 

NEW APA App:  Don’t forget to download our new app to receive updates of the latest news and information.    To access the app on your smartphone or tablet, simply download Team App (logo looks like a green superman logo) and search for APA.   it’s 100% FREE! 

Students of the Month: We are excited to recognize some of our students who are more than just great dancers and musicians.  Teachers can nominate students each month.   Some of the criteria includes (all apply to inside and outside of APA), attendance, attitude, work ethic, respect, community involvement.  

Recreational Dancer: Maddie Peare

Competitive Dancer:  Elyse Johnson

Musician: Nicholas (Nico) Li

To learn more about our Students of the Month, CLICK HERE and check out the bulletin boards at both locations!

Best Wishes Miss Beth!:  Please join us in wishing Miss Beth, one of our amazing front desk staff members, a happy retirement!   Miss Beth’s last day will be October 17th.    Thank you for all you’ve done and we will miss you so much!!   

Try It FREE Week:   Interested in trying a new style of dance or know a friend that wants dance lessons?   Join us for our Try It FREE Week, October 1st-6th   You’ll get the chance to try select classes for free during this special week.    Find out what classes are available and register at 

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!)  

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! 

Winter MUSIC Recital: Students will start to select their music selections for our optional winter event.  If you have specific music you would like to perform, please notify your teacher. Our event is open to students at both locations.  Our Winter Music Recital will be held at the Oak Creek Salvation Army on Sunday, December 9th. This is free for students to perform in. There is also no ticket fee for guests. Feel free to invite any family or friends to these events. We will email out more details closer to the show. 



2018 Winter Showcase Times:  One thing our students look forward to every year is our dance showcases. All of our classes perform on stage with their current dance class and will learn the routine during their scheduled dance class. Our Showcases are set for Saturday, December 15th at the South Milwaukee High School PAC. Our shows will be approx. one hour in length. We will be teaching our Winter Dances starting the end of October/beginning of November in class. Every class will have their own dance and costume and only perform in one show unless you are on a performance team.  

Click HERE to view all class expectations and how many dances each combo class performs in each showcase. 

CLICK HERE to view showcase times & costumes.  (link to our showcase page online) 

SIBLINGS IN DIFFERENT SHOWCASE TIMES: 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 try to prioritize in the order that you register. If siblings perform in different shows, we will put a credit in your APA account for a value of 4 REGULAR tickets to deduct off your 12/15 tuition payment. If your students are not scheduled in the same showcase, please email us at [email protected] with your student’s names. Because of South Milwaukee’s online ticket sales, we do not have capability to give free tickets on their site. You will still need to purchase these tickets on your own through South Milwaukee PAC. 

Winter Dance Showcase Ticket Sale Days:  
*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 
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. The sign-up for volunteers will take place in November.

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