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Team Newsletter – March 2020

ALL of our students will receive a FREE t-shirt in June! We will send out an email in mid-March asking you to proof your students name since they will all be listed on the back of the shirt.  Also, this email will provide parents a link to order and pay for a t-shirt if you would like one.  They are $20 plus tax, add $2 for 2XL or 3XL. T-shirts are unisex so they run bigger.

A NEW OPTION FOR 2020 – Parents can purchase this as a “Fan of T-shirt”. Since this shirt will be personalized on the back side the cost is $30.  It would NOT list the students’ names on the back but would say “Fan of (your student’s name). Parent t-shirts will be available for pick up the last week of dance classes in June at your location.  Please watch your emails for this! 

Spring Break for BOTH Locations:  Monday, March 23rd – Sunday, March 29th 
Classes will resume on Monday, March 30th! 

Students of the Month: 

Congratulations to Paige Thibodeau, our Petite Dancer of the month. Paige is in 4th grade at Edgewood Elementary School in Oak Creek where her favorite subject is Math. Someday Paige hopes to become a dance teacher. Her favorite food is shrimp and her favorite dessert is cheesecake! Paige’s favorite color is purple, her favorite movie is Tangled and her favorite holiday is Christmas. Her hero is her mom because “she does a lot of things for me and supports me at dance and watches all of my competitions.” Paige has been dancing for 7 years and this is her 4th year on APA Competitive Teams. She is on Petite Blue Jazz, Petite Lyrical, Petite/Junior Hip Hop, Junior Tap and the Production Team. Her favorite style of dance is Lyrical. If she could master one dance move it would be an aerial. She is most looking forward to accomplishing new flexibility skills this year. Miss Alyse nominated Paige because from the moment Paige walks into the studio you know she means business. “She is very attentive to details and corrections that are made in class each week. Whether you are dancing beside Paige or watching her in the audience you will always see the love she has for dance with her high energy performances. Paige has stepped up to the plate for our Legacy competition by helping fill in for another dancer. Her hard work, spirit, and love for dance is something we all admire. Paige, keep up the amazing work. We look forward to watching you dance your heart out!” Congratulations Paige!  

Congratulations to Taylor Swenson, our Teen Dancer of the Month. Taylor is in 7th grade at Oak Creek East Middle School where her favorite subject is Language Arts. When Taylor grows up, she wants to be a neurosurgeon! Taylor loves salads and ice cream! Her favorite holiday Christmas, her favorite book is Scythe Series and her favorite movie is A Dog’s Purpose. Taylor has been dancing for 8 years and this is her 4th year on APA Competitive Teams. This year she is on Teen Jazz and Teen Hip Hop but her favorite style is Jazz. Taylor is looking forward to getting closer to her teammates and dancing this season! Miss Alyse nominated Taylor because when class begins you can always catch Taylor ready to go and ready to learn. “She is well-loved by all her classmates and teachers.  Taylor puts her best foot forward each week and continues to apply corrections that are given to her and her class. You can always catch Taylor on stage with her fun-loving energy, and the power she puts behind her dances. Taylor, we can’t help but smile when watching you dance, and are proud of all the work you put forth in your classes. Keep doing what you love!” Congratulations Taylor! 

Details from Parent Meeting:  If you were unable to join us for the parent meeting last month please go to our Team Facebook page to view it. All families are responsible for getting the information from the meeting. 

Dance PODs:  At our pot luck in August we put the dancers into groups called PODs (Partners On Dance). The PODs give kids the opportunity to form relationships with dancers on other Teams and in other age groups. They’ll have the chance to get guidance from students with more competitive experience and also to learn to be good leaders and helpers with each other.  

REMINDERCALL TIME is when your dancer needs to arrive, in FULL Hair, makeup, costume, tights, shoes, as if they were about to walk on to stage.  

Communication: As Miss Sarah mentioned at the parent meeting please email Miss Trisha at the Team email account ([email protected]) with any questions. If she does not know the answer she will get answers or forward the email to the appropriate management Team member. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours (weekends excluded), call the front desk or email Miss Sarah. The desk will be able to help you with things like billing, schedules, absence/illness, and other administrative-type questions. 
 
Save the Dates  

Blue Level Group Photo:  Thursday, April 4th in the evening.  This will be in the Oak Creek area. The shot of our Blue Level students will be the feature on the cover of our Spring Showcase Program book. More details will be emailed out as we get closer. 

Team Auditions: Saturday, May 16th and Sunday, May 17th.  Auditions will be pre-registration only.  Details on pre-registration will be in the April newsletter.  

Spring Team Banquet:  Thursday, May 28th, 5pm – 8pm.  Oak Creek Community Center. Please email Trisha at [email protected] if your dancer is unable to attend.  Sorry no parents, but don’t worry, Miss Trisha takes lots of pictures! 

Summer Classes & Intensives Mini students (2020-2021 teams) will be the only students required to take our 6-week Summer program from July 6th-August 15th. These classes and the recreational schedule will be available online April 1st HOWEVER please do not register for these classes until after auditions. We will let you know about the Team Intensive schedule when it’s finalized – you will not know what Intensives you are required to take until after auditions, but the structure will be very similar to last summer. 

Summer Recreational DANCE & MUSIC Classes Monday, July 6th- Saturday, August 15th:  Schedules and ONLINE ONLY registrations will begin April 1st. Our Summer session is 6 weeks long.  Phone and in-person registration will be available starting Monday, April 6th. Online registrations are our preferred method of registering so you can complete everything in full. Register early! 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.     

Fall Schedule:   Our Fall Schedule will be available on May 1st with more info in your April Newsletter! 

New Front Desk Employee:  Miss Katie will be taking over for Miss Bre starting March 1st.  Miss Bre will be subbing for us in the future so you may still see her around.  Our staff and families will miss her but we wish her the best!  Miss Katie has a daughter that has been dancing with APA for 12 years so she might be a familiar face to some of you.  Welcome to our APA Staff!!!   

License Plate Winner:  Congratulations to license plate 762-MPR!  One of our staff members spotted your Academy window sticker while driving!  Please contact the front desk to receive a $50 tuition credit.  To participate, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk. 
 
Logo Wear for Sale:  You can place orders from our online store from the 1st-10th of each month.  We do not have these items available at the studio. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA. We will notify you when your items are available for pick-up. Click here to order! 

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 you can refer! 

Spring Dance Showcase Information –  

Showcase Times are available for recreational classes by clicking HERE!  We will have one show on Friday, June 19th and five shows on Saturday, June 20th.  Technique and Competitive classes will be announced in May before tickets go on sale. 

**Purchase a Happy Gram for your dancer in our Spring Showcase:  Click here!  Deadline is April 1st 
Program books are available at the front desk if you would like to see an example! 
 

**Earn Tuition credit & possible FRONT ROW SEATS!  Students may sell Business Ads for the Spring Showcase Programs and earn tuition credit.  In addition, our top 2 winners will receive 2 or 4 FREE Front Row Showcase tickets for one show of their choice.  Click here to see the order forms to hand out to businesses.  Hurry– Deadline is April 1st.     

 
For a full list of details for our spring show including performance times and rehearsal times please click here:  http://www.academywi.com/spring-dance-performances/ 

Please remember it is very hard for us to get siblings to perform together.      

Upcoming Team Events and Reminders… 

Saturday, March 7th, 2020  Production Practice, 8-10 am, Oak Creek  
Saturday, March 7th, 2020  Extra Team Rehearsals    Click Here for Team Schedules 
March 13th-15th, 2020  Starpower Dance Competition – Middleton/Madison (Middleton HS PAC) 
Sunday, March 22nd – Sunday, March 29th, 2020  APA Closed Spring Break – Classes resume Monday, March 30th  
Friday, April 10th, 2020  APA Closed for Good Friday – Classes resume Saturday, April 11th  
April 17th-19th, 2020  Inferno Dance Competition – West PAC, New Berlin 
April 24th-26th, 2020  Rainbow Dance Competition – SMPAC 
May 16th – May 17th, 2020  2020-2021 Team Auditions – Oak Creek 
Monday, May 25th, 2020  APA Closed for Memorial Day – Classes Resume Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 
Thursday, May 28th, 2020  Team Banquet 

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  

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