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September 2021 Newsletter!

Hi Everyone! We hope you had a great summer and we are so excited that you will be joining us for our 17th year! Dance & Music Classes start the week of Tuesday, September 7th. We want you to settle into your classes as soon as possible. If you feel you are not in the appropriate class based on skill level, style, instrument, etc., please let us know! As long as there is an opening, we can transfer you to your desired class or you can add on additional classes. We want to make sure you are in the right class and are enjoying yourself! That is our first priority.


Sit tight everyone, there’s a lot to cover as we start the new school year!

Monthly Newsletters:

At the beginning of each month we will email out our Newsletter and post it on our website (www.academywi.com). Paper copies are available by request only at our front desk. IF you previously opted out of receiving our emails, you will NOT receive any new emails from us. If you need assistance in opting back in to receive our emails, please contact our front desk.


Member Accounts:

You can see what your account has been charged, enroll in classes, etc. by going to our Member Log-In section on our website www.academywi.com 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.


NEW APA 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 484-DRK. 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!


2021/2022 APA Calendar:

This year we will NOT print our school year calendar since things could change. We will update you if we have to make any changes to our digital copy.


NEW Mary Poppins Musical!

We are offering our very first musical this year to students ages 8-18. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Interested students must sign up by SEPT. 20TH. For more information and to sign up, please click on the link below:


Group Music at APA!

New this fall – we are offering a Glee class at our Franklin location. Glee will continue to be offered at our Oak Creek location as well. We will also be offering Drama Club on Fridays in Oak Creek. For more information and to sign up, please click on the link below:


Tuition Automatic Payments:

Payments will occur on the 15th of every month starting with September 15th and your last payment will be on May 15th. Please remember we do not prorate tuition for months with fewer classes. This is a 10-month program that we divide into 10 equal payments no matter how many classes there are in a month. Private lessons are charged per lesson in a month.


NEW APA Logo-Wear for Sale:

Normally you will see our GTM store to purchase items however through September 15th, we will have limited-time apparel items through Gym Treasures. You can place orders through their online store. We do not have these items available at the studio to purchase in person. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA. Please include your student’s name when ordering. We will notify you when your items are available for pick-up.


Music Performances at APA’s Open House!

Congratulations to all 30 music students that had a successful and IMPRESSIVE performance at our open house on August 17th: Atheleisia Schmaelzle, Erin Frailing, Amelia Godden, Ewelina Williams, Elly Napieralski, Kriti Kammari, Saera Joseph, Madelynn Frisch, Sophie Andritsos, Emily Boerschinger, Shivani Shroff, Manan Shroff, Kristina Godonou, Gabe Hall, Sama Daham, Olivia Annis, Yadavi Dubhashi, Aubrey Kreiter, Isabella Zakrzewski, Kali Morgan, RJ Hernandez-Jordan, Ivylynn Nivongsa, Macy Hall, Sofia Kubacki, Mylee Thompson, Olivia Minton, Emma Hipp, Maya Malone, Lauren Heck, and Phoebe Wolf!!!


Music Performances at Franklin Movie Night!

Thank you to our 7 voice students that performed at Franklin Movie Night on August 20th! Grace George, Aubrey Kreiter, Isabella Zakrzewski, Mylee Thompson, Maya Malone, RJ Hernandez-Jordan, and Phoebe Wolf- you all did an AMAZING job!


Recital Details!

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 and at academywi.com/apacalendar.


Music Lesson Make Up Policy:

Please make sure to read over APA’s music lesson makeup policy so you are updated before the start of our fall semester (9/7). Please click HERE to view the makeup policy.
Please remember that music lessons are charged each month for the amount of lessons scheduled for the month. For example, if there are only 3 Mondays in the month you are only charged for 3; if there are 5 Mondays in the month, you are charged for 5.


Snow Days:

On any days that our APA facilities need to close due to inclement weather, all music lessons will be offered virtually so students will NOT miss any lessons. Lessons will be held at their regularly scheduled times.


Purchasing Books:

When it is time to purchase music books for your private lesson, APA offers 2 easy options:

1.) We order your books for you. Your teacher will put in your book order through our music department. You will be charged a $3 service fee for this option.

2.) You can purchase books through another site or store of your choosing.


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.


Zoom Links for Grades 1st & Younger Classes:

Only APA members may view our Zoom Links. Please check your email for the September members Newsletter, or contact us at [email protected].


Poms for Purchase:

Due to COVID, Poms students performing in shows are required to purchase their own set of poms for $30 – they may reuse poms from the previous year. To place an order, please see our front desk.


Dance Student Assistants:

You may notice in our younger classes there is a Student Assistant along with our instructor. Larger classes will have a Student Assistant helping the instructor and the students. Our Student Assistants are ages 10 and older who are willing to help in these classes. We would like to thank all of our Assistants for committing to our schedule for this year.


Dance Costumes Charged Monday, September 27th:

Dancers will automatically be charged for costumes on Monday, September 27th using your account on file. If your student will NOT be participating in our Winter or Spring Showcase, please let us know by Friday, September 25th. If you decide to order a costume at a later date, it is your responsibility to see our front desk to order this, if it is still available. Recreational costumes will be available to view online starting September 21st.

***Boys enrolled in co-ed classes, will receive costume information at a later date. Acro classes are NOT charged for costumes on this date because they only perform in our Spring Show.


Dance Recital Updates:

NOTE: We will not announce our showtimes until November as we are still waiting on capacity limits from The SMPAC and will wait until closer to the shows.


Thanks and we will see you soon!

-APA


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