Music & Theatre Newsletter: January 2024

Happy New Year!! We are so happy to have you with us in 2024!
We hope you had a wonderful holiday break! Classes resume on Tuesday, January 2nd. After seeing our December performances, we are looking forward to our spring shows and seeing our students’ progression! We are so proud of our students for all they have learned in just a few months. Everyone did a fantastic job! Make sure to check out our Facebook page to see all of our pictures from the performances, as well as other photos people have posted or tagged us in: 
Please call or email us if you have any questions.

Special Note to New Members:
We would like to welcome all of our new members joining us this January! If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email us, or see the front desk. If you have not received a Welcome/Registration email (titled: “APA 2023-2024 School Year Registration”), please let us know! An APA calendar is available further down in this newsletter. Dance students will also receive information on our Spring Showcase and costume ordering details, or look under our Dance information below.
Our registration cut-off date for group dance, music and theater classes for grades 2nd and older is February 15th.

Heard of the Accelerated Performing Artists program!?

At APA students are rewarded for taking classes in all 3 of our performance arts categories; dance, music, and theater! The goal of this program is to encourage students to try new things and grow toward a well-rounded performing arts education. You can learn more about it and see the perks of the program HERE!

If you’re looking to take the next step for your student to participate in this program, Spring is a great time to add on any additional classes. If you’re interested in adding a class, or have questions about your eligibility, let us know, and we can help you get signed up!

**For students already in the program this last school year: If you are graduating in the Spring, don’t forget to take advantage of the Letter of Recommendation benefit of the program. Reach out if you have any questions about this!

Surprise your Student with a Heart Cookie during Valentine's Week:

A heart-shaped cookie will be delivered to your child in their class starting Monday, February 12th-Saturday, February 17th. 

Each cookie will be individually wrapped in a cellophane bag. Order HERE by February 2nd.

Give the Gift of Performing Arts:

We’re excited to bring you a new way to give the gift of performing arts to someone you know! APA will have FREE gift cards handed out inside of the classroom, or for you to grab at the front desk, and GIFT to someone who is not currently attending APA! This gift card gives them a full month of group classes (classes must have openings only, up to $74 value) at no cost to them. All you need to do is write your name and theirs on the back of the gift card and give it to them. They can call us, stop by either location or go online to register for the group class of their choice.  *Please make sure to have them mention they have a gift card promotion.*  If they choose to register after their free month, and are enrolled for 2 months, you both will be eligible for the APA referral program credit! They must be enrolled by January 15th, 2024. This offer is for NEW students only.

Referral Credit + January DOUBLE Referral Month! Earn up to $100!!

Any family that you refer to APA and joins will earn you BOTH a $50 credit. During the month of January, it’s DOUBLE Referral Month where YOU will receive a $100 credit (your referring family will receive $50). The credit will be applied after completion of 2 months paid registration from the new family.

Sparkle Unicorn - One Day Camp @ Next Step Dance Studio

Be sure to visit our new sister studio!
Saturday, January 20th, 2:30 pm-1:30 pm
Cost: $25

This event is for students ages 3-9 years old. Includes crafts, dancing, and a themed gift.
HERE to register!

Adult Fitness 6-Week Sessions @ NEXT STEP DANCE STUDIO:

Calling ALL Adults!!! Are you looking for something to keep you active during these upcoming colder months? Come take a 6-week mini session at our sister studio – Next Step Dance Studio in Franklin starting the week of January 8th. We offer a Refresh & Stretch class or a Cardio/Barre class on 2 different evenings. The cost is $87 for a 6 week session!  Click HERE to view our adult class offerings!
*discounts or promotions do not apply to 6 week sessions

APA All-Star Performers Night @ The MKE Admirals!

Come see the APA All-Star Performers, our advanced Show Choir group, perform the national anthem at the Milwaukee Admirals game on Saturday, March 30th at 6 pm. This is an amazing opportunity for our musicians, and fun for the whole family!  Discounted tickets are available for purchase by visiting:

Snow Days:

APA will decide if we will remain open during a snow/ice storm. An email will be sent to all families by 3 pm if we decide to close Monday-Friday or by 8 am 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.

Stay Up To Date!

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

Automatic Enrollment for Summer/Fall Music Lessons:

As of last school year, we no longer require parents to fill out a registration form to continue private music lessons each summer and school year session. You do not need to worry about filling out a registration form by each summer and fall deadline to continue to keep your current spot with your current teacher. If you do not discontinue lessons, you will continue in your same lesson time slot with your same teacher for summer and/or fall.  More details on how to discontinue lessons for either summer and or/fall, will be provided in March.

Drama and Musical Theatre Classes:

Our theatre department is proud to announce our spring project: MTI’s Broadway Jr. Revue- Pure Imagination. This season, students will learn interesting facts about the shows in the revue, and the roles used to create a successful show. Each Musical Theatre class will prepare and perform musical numbers that include choreography, solo work, and dialogue, while the Drama Club classes will prepare short skits or short introductions/monologues to perform in between. All students who are enrolled will be featured. The performance and dress rehearsal date will be June 8th and will take place at the Saber Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin High School.  Exact performance times will be decided closer to the recital date. We hope you join us to create this exciting show!

Summer Musical:

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. Audition times and dates will be announced closer to the end of the spring session. 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.

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. Our students will begin to pick out their music later on in the semester.

**Please note: 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.

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 596-XNG. 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 new year!

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