Music Newsletter: April 2024

We hope everyone had an amazing spring break!  Classes resume Monday, April 1st.  Our staff is excited to welcome our students back and get ready for our upcoming performances in June.

As we head into Spring, APA is already thinking about Summer and Fall classes!! We officially open Summer registration on April 1st. When we say don’t wait too long to register, we really mean it.  APA limits the number of classes during our Summer session. Our Fall schedule will be available for registration in May!

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T-shirt Design Contest!

WINNER UPDATE:  We wanted to say thank you to the students who submitted their designs for our 2024 end of the year t-shirt.  Our staff voted on all of the designs and our winner is….. 🎉Kai Imp🎉!  See the final shirt based on his winning design in the image above and on the t-shirt order form!
Congrats Kai!!!! Please see our front desk for your free APA cup!

2024 APA Student T-shirt:

ALL of our students enrolled by March 1st will receive a FREE APA t-shirt in June!  DANCERS & PARENTS – Please click HERE to provide your student size and also to purchase additional t-shirts.  Orders are due by 4/7.  Music & drama students were sized in class.

GLow Party Camp @ NSDS!

Cost: $25 |  Ages 3-9. 
Join the Glow in the Dark Dance Party at Next Step Dance Studio (our sister studio!) on Saturday April 13th! The camp will be filled with an intro to dance, crafts, themed props, games, and a princess dance.  Come dressed in your favorite neon/glow-in-the-dark outfit 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 during the last 5 minutes of class!
Click HERE to register!


NEW this summer! We are offering (2) 4-week long mini GROUP class sessions.  Students will be able to pick between Session I and Session II dates or register for both to keep your students moving all summer long.

Session I will be June 17th-July 20th
(w/ week of 4th of July off)
&/or Session II July 22th-August 17th.

Our preferred method for registration is using your APA portal so you can complete everything in full.  Register early to take advantage of our discounts! Don’t forget that our summer classes have limited offerings compared to our school year session, and 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.

**Current MUSIC students enrolled in private lessons please read the details in the music department section.  Private MUSIC lessons will be 8-weeks long to keep a consistent schedule for teachers throughout summer.

Summer EARLY BIRD Savings!
Register for any of our GROUP classes that are at least 4-weeks long and get rewarded! Register online between April 1st-7th to get 25% off each 4-week session – AND, register for any 3 of Next Step Dance Studio one day camps and get the 4th FREE!
*You can get the sale price for Session I and Session II if you register for both during the sale period! Offers expire on April 7th!

Fall Schedule: 
Our Fall Schedule will be available in May!

Competitive POMS Team Auditions:

For the 2024-2025 Season:  Auditions will be held on Saturday, April 27th. Details are available by visiting  We will also be offering a FREE workshop for new dancers to our competitive poms program on April 20th to get a better idea of what students will be working on in our upcoming season.  Details can also be found on the website above!

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!

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

Auditions will be on Tuesday, June 11th with call-backs on Wednesday, June 12th. More details at the link above.  Don’t miss this opportunity to shine on stage in “Annie Jr.” – an adventure that promises to captivate hearts and leave audiences spellbound!

Enrollment will open on April 1st!

Stay Up To Date!

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

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Spring Music Recital - SAVE THE DATES!

Please mark your calendars for our first-ever, 2-day Spring Music Recital 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 decided closer to the recital date. Please note, if families have siblings in different recital acts, APA will offer 4 free tickets to your second show time.

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

Music Lesson Makeup Policy / Snow Days:

Please make sure to read over APA’s music lesson makeup policy / snow days so you are informed of this process. Some of our teachers offer virtual lessons on snow days, so please view our policy so you know what to expect. 

Please click HERE to view the makeup policy.

APA All-Stars Bucks Game!

Our All-Star students have an amazing performance ready for you at the Milwaukee BUCKS Game on April 10th at 7pm!!!

This performancewill be filled with popular Disney songs and dancing the whole family can enjoy! Our Bucks ticketing link has expired but feel free to purchase tickets on your own!!

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 AMR-185! 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!

Snow / Cold Weather Days:  
APA will decide if we will remain open during a snow/ice storm. An email will be sent to all families by 3pm if we decide to close Monday-Friday or by 8am on Saturdays. PRIVATE MUSIC LESSON STUDENTS: please click HERE to view our makeup policy to see which music teachers will offer virtual lessons on snow days. To receive updates, weather closures, and delays, please opt in by texting APA to (414) 240-8458. Even if you agreed to texts at registration, you still need to opt in using the instructions above.

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 Spring!

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