Music Department Newsletter: May 2024

Happy May APA families!! As we near our spring performances and the end of our current session, we are already planning ahead for next year. At the end of every spring session, we send out a survey after all of our performances are over. This is a great way for you to leave us any feedback. We love to hear everything…. good, bad, etc. It is great to hear about things you love, so we know to keep doing them, and it is crucial we hear about things you wish we would change. We personally read every survey and share them with our staff. The ultimate goal is to  make APA better for our families every year. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know your thoughts.

We know that many questions pop up at this time of year, so please do not hesitate to call, email, or stop in! If texting is your preferred method, please opt-in by texting APA to 414-240-8458. After you have opted in, feel free to text us your questions. We are here to help.

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VIP Priority Registration!

VIP Priority Registration/September Savings:  Register for our September GROUP classes early and take advantage of our sales below based upon your registration date. Any CURRENT APA families who intend to register during VIP Week must do so in your APA portal, you will not be able to sign up on the website.

May 1st-May 7th VIP WEEK:

  • DANCERS: Priority seat/ticket selection for next season’s Winter 2024 & Spring 2025 dance showcases. *For dance students only.
  • 25% off September-Only Group Classes (first class only).  *Group music & theatre students will get this perk!
    Use promo code 25off at the bottom of the registration form and list in the coupon field.  This offer is for current APA members only.

May 8th-31st Special:

  • 20% off September-Only Group Classes (first class only).

Use promo code 20off at the bottom of the registration form and list in the coupon field.  This offer is valid for returning and new members.

Click HERE to view our schedule!

(Must register via the portal until May 8th!)


NEW this summer –  we are offering (2) 4-week long mini GROUP class sessions. Pick between Session I and Session II dates or register for both to keep your student moving all summer long.  Session I will be June 17th-July 20th (w/ week of 4th of July off) and/or Session II July 22th-August 17th.  

Our preferred registration method is using your APA portal so you can complete everything in full.  Register early to take advantage of our discounts.  Our suummer classes have limited offerings compared to our school year session!  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.

5, 10, & 15 Year Awards!

Students who have taken classes at APA for 5, 10, and 15 complete years are eligible to receive a trophy!  If your child has been with us that long, please complete this form before May 15th so that your child will receive their trophy at their dance rehearsal or in their music concert!  Students would have had to have been consistently enrolled with APA since Fall 2019 (5 year), Fall 2014 (10 year), Fall 2009 (15 year). If you are unsure, please email [email protected] and we can look into this. 

👉5 / 10 / 15 Year Awards

NEW! Summer Group Piano Classes

For  Beginners Ages 9-13! Are you looking for an introduction to piano class for beginners – in a GROUP setting?  Students will learn how to read music and play familiar songs on the piano.

For more details visit

Mother’s Day Special - Princess & Pilates @ NSDS!

Cost: $25 |  Ages 3-9 | Saturday, May 11th, 12:30-1:30 pm
Join the
Mother’s Day Princess & Pilates – One Day Camp @ Next Step Dance Studio (sister studio)
Mother’s Day Special is for the dancer & their mom together.  It will be filled with an intro to dance and pilates, crafts, themed props, games, and a princess dance for the little dancer.  Come dressed in your favorite Princess costume or wear comfortable clothes that you can move in with socks or ballet shoes. Dancers will star in an end-of-the-camp performance that the parents can watch.  Click HERE to register.

Automatic Tuition Withdrawals

Automatic withdrawals for tuition will stop after May 15th unless you sign up for our fall session.

Memorial Day Weekend!

We will have regular classes through Saturday, May 25th. We will be CLOSED Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.

Yard Sign Contest:

Grab a yard sign from the lobby at either location and place it in your yard, THEN take a photo and share it to your Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #APAproud! We will pick a random winner each month who will receive a $50 tuition credit. Winners are announced on our social platforms, and we’ll contact you on your post! First come, first serve!

Competitive Team Auditions:

Competitive Team Auditions for 2024-2025 Teams (Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical and Contemporary):  Auditions will be held the weekend of May 18th-19th.  More details will be available May 1st.  If your child is interested in joining our Competitive Teams and has specific questions, please email our Team Coordinator at [email protected] for more information!  Click HERE to be on our list to receive our try-out details by May.

Annie! APAs summer musical

Official 2024 Summer Musical!

Musical Runs June 17th-August 10th!
Calling all performers and theater enthusiasts! Join us for auditions for “Annie Jr.,” a heartwarming musical extravaganza! We are seeking talented performers ages 6-18 to bring this beloved story to life. Come showcase your talent and be part of an unforgettable production filled with joy, hope, and timeless music. While all who enroll are guaranteed a spot in our production, we will be holding auditions before the first rehearsals to cast all roles. Each musical we have done has grown in size, so don’t wait to save your student’s spot on the cast!

Visit for all details on workshops, auditions, and how to register for the cast!

Stay Up To Date!

Want to see future dates @ APA? Check out our APA Calendar!

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Private Music Lessons:

On May 15th all private music students will be charged for 1 or 2 June music lessons. Our last music lessons will be on Monday, June 10th. Some students will have makeup lessons scheduled past this date, so please discuss this directly with your teacher. 

Summer/Fall Private Music Lesson Registration:

IF you opted out of your current private music lesson day/time, please make sure to register before we are full. Time slots are very limited and we have an ongoing waitlist. Private music students who did NOT opt out for private music lessons will be charged for summer tuition on 6/3 and will be charged for September on 8/1. If you are interested in transferring your summer or fall time slot, please call us at (414) 768-0101 as you are not able to do online transfers through your portal.

Fall Group Music & Theatre Classes:

This upcoming school year, we will continue to offer several group music (Tiny Tunes, Music Jr., & Glee Pop Choir) & theatre classes (Drama Jr, Musical Theatre, & Drama Club). With some of these classes now available as convenient 6 Weeks Mini Sessions! For more information and to sign up for our group theatre & music classes, please click the link below.

Spring Music Concert (Recital):

As mentioned in our previous newsletters, please mark your calendars for our first-ever, 2-day Spring Music Concert on Saturday, June 1st AND Sunday, June 2nd at the Saber Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin High School.  Exact performance times will be emailed to all music families early this month.  

Tickets go on sale on Monday, May 13th at 1pm by visiting:

Do you have siblings in different concerts?  Because of the inconvenience, APA will offer families who have siblings in different recital acts, 4 free tickets to your second show time. We will put a credit in your APA account for the value of 4 free tickets ($48) to deduct from future tuition. APA has over 300 musicians performing with multiple siblings so it can be difficult to schedule all siblings together. Please email us if your siblings are not in the same show so we can verify and add the credit to your account.

**Recital and other important APA dates, including when we are closed for holidays, can all be found on the APA calendar.

Student Absences:

Our music concerts are coming up soon! 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, our teachers may ask that those students do not participate in our shows.

Music Lesson Makeup Policy:

APA Private Music Lessons have a specific makeup policy. Parents, please READ.

Click HERE to view the makeup policy.

Important Reminders:

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 “APA” to 414-240-8458.

License Plate Winner:
Congrats to license plate ACG-3847! 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 APA window sticker at the desk!

Member Accounts:
There is a Member Log-in area on our website where you can see what your account has been charged, enroll in classes, etc. Every family has their own account.  Your username is the email address you gave us. If you need to update your email address, please contact us.

Facebook & Instagram: Interact with APA on social media!
We have fun contests, photos from classes, and more on both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Click
here to join us on Facebook and here to follow us on Instagram!

Referral Program:  
Share us with a friend! When a new family registers and mentions your name, you will EACH receive a $50 tuition credit. The credit will be automatically put into your APA account after the new family has paid for 2 months of enrollment. There is no limit to the number of families you can refer to APA!

Happy May!

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