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October 2021 Newsletter!

Hi Everyone! We hope your child has settled into his/her class(es) by now, but most importantly we hope they are 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 a great arts education. We don’t just teach kids to be great at the arts, we teach the arts to make great kids! Happy October!


Halloween Spirit Week
+ APA Spooktacular Costume Contest:

Spirit Week: Monday, October 25th-Saturday, October 30th: Have your student come to class dressed up for Halloween Spirit Week! Students are allowed to wear costumes as long as they can easily remove their costume if they need to use the restroom during class time.

Spooktacular Costume Contest: Entries Due by November 1st – Winners Announced November 2nd! Snap a picture of your student in the costume that they wear to Spirit Week OR their regular Halloween costume. Then share it on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #APAspooktacular. Two students will be randomly selected to win a Halloween treat and a $10 APA credit!


Missing Shoes or Belongings?

Each location has a Lost & Found bin in their front lobby. If you are missing any attire, water bottles or shoes, please check the bin.


Kringle Fundraiser!
Due Monday, October 4th:

Wherever you drop off your form is where you need to pick up!

Pick Up Date @ Franklin – Thursday, October 21st 3pm-6:30pm.
Pick Up Date @ Oak Creek – Friday, October 22nd 3pm-6:30pm.

Please make sure you have everyone make out the check to you, and you need to make one check out to APA. We will not order your fundraiser without payment. Profits will be in your account before October 15th and will be deducted off your tuition unless you purchase something before this date.


Calling All Girl Scouts!
Girl Scout Troops can earn their dance badge at APA!!!

Earn your Dance or Music Badge by participating in an hour-long dance sampler class! Please complete our interest form. More details will be emailed out by October 6th.


NEW Text Messaging Community!

Text APA to (414) 240-8458 to join the NEW texting service that we started in June 2021. Please opt in to this new group if you have not already done so.

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!


Referral Program:

Share us with a friend! When a new family registers and mentions your name, you EACH will receive a $50 tuition voucher. The voucher will be mailed out after 2 months of paid enrollment and there is no limit to the number of families referred!


License Plate Winner:

Congrats to license plate ABB-3363. 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!


Recital Dates!

Please mark your calendars for our optional winter (12/4 & 12/5) and spring (6/11 & 6/12) music recitals at the Oak Creek Salvation Army. We typically have multiple 1-hour acts, beginning at 1 p.m. Exact times will be decided closer to the recital dates.

**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 Make Up Policy:

Please click HERE to view the makeup policy.


Community & Other APA Performances:

Throughout the year certain businesses and groups in the community, such as nursing homes, Goodwill Industries, Volition Franklin, etc. may request music performances by APA students for their specific events. Depending on the restrictions of the event, such as equipment available, length of performance required, requested performer age range and playing level, your child may be asked by their teacher if they are willing to perform. These performances are optional and by invite only, as we leave it up to the teachers to determine which students would fit the criteria needed for each event.


Required Poms for Purchase:

Due to Covid – all Pom students are required to purchase their own pair of poms for $30 plus tax. Students only need to purchase if they are performing in our shows. We will use the same poms every year so students can re-use these if they had from last year. Please see the front desk to pay for these. Shipping delays have been occurring so it’s best to get these ordered ASAP.


Dance Showcase:

Our Dance Showcase is set for Saturday, December 18th and possibly Sunday, December 19th based upon capacity limits in the auditorium. Due to Covid – we will not release any details until November so we can monitor what restrictions will be set at the South Milwaukee PAC. For our new families at APA, we did put on performances in December 2020 so we will be able to have this opportunity as well for our students this year.

If your student is not available to perform in either our Winter or Spring Showcase and will NOT need a costume, they can still participate in our classes.


Dance Costumes:

Costumes were automatically charged to your account on file on September 27th if you were registered prior to this date, unless you notified us otherwise. The deadline to purchase costumes for our Winter Showcase will be Thursday, October 14th. Costumes are also based upon availability so if you wait too long to purchase, the item might not be available if it is not in stock. Delays have been occurring so we cannot guarantee if costumes will be available after this date.

Click HERE to view all class expectations and how many dances each combo class will perform in each Showcase.


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