Team Newsletter – October 2020
We hope your child has settled into their classes by now and is enjoying being a member of APA Teams! Our biggest priority within the competitive program is helping dancers find value in hard work and a love for learning. Being a part of APA, we want your child to experience MORE than just great arts education.
We appreciate your patience as we transition our Team Coordinator & Dance Director roles. Both roles take on a lot of responsibility and training during our busiest month of the year can be difficult. Our staff has been doing an amazing job and we are so lucky to have them.
Important Documents for your reference: (please click on each link to view)
Saturday Extra Rehearsal & October Choreography Camps (separate tabs on the bottom of spreadsheet)
2020-2021 APA Team Calendar (this is a live document and is updated often)
Please make sure to mark your calendar for the extra Saturday practices and October Choreography Camps. Please note all camps are at the Oak Creek location.
Required Virtual Team Parent Meeting: Thursday, October 8th @ 7pm (time changed). We will send out a Zoom link with an email reminder 2 days before the meeting. This meeting could last around 1 ½ hours. New Team families can stay on longer to ask questions at the end of the meeting.
Practicing at Home: All Competitive Team dancers are expected to be practicing at home. When the dancers learn something in class, we want them to review and memorize it at home so we can move faster in our classes.
Absence Form: If your dancer needs to miss any classes for any reason, please go to the Team website Absence Form. This will be checked every Monday morning. If the absence is not entered by Monday morning please still complete the form, but call as well so we can notify the teacher. To be considered for an excused absence please make sure to complete the form no later than 30 days prior to the absence. Click HERE for the form.
Contacting Team Coordinator: In this day and age we know it can be tempting to reach out to our Team Coordinator via Facebook, text, or phone calls. However, so we can have a record of these conversations, it is policy at APA that you only reach out via the Team email ([email protected]) or by calling the studio at 414.768.0101. Thank you for your understanding. Miss Alyssa’s current hours are Monday thru Thursday from 3:30-9pm & Saturdays from 9am-1:30pm.
NYCDA Dance Convention February 12th-14th in Chicago at Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Registration Due – November 23rd Attending a convention is a BLUE TEAM student requirement. This is the official APA convention that staff will attend, if that factors into your decision.
1-Day Workshop: Ready, Set, Dance: Ages 5-7: $115
*For Dancers ages 5-7, a fun intro in the convention world, with classes in Jazz, Tap, and Ballet.
*Saturdays from 8:45 AM to 11:45 AM- concludes with a performance, diploma and souvenir
2-Day Workshop: Ages 8 and older: $265
Optional Spectator Fee: $50 p/p
How to Register: Pay the APA front desk Monday-Thursday 4pm-9pm by November 23rd. If you would like to use the account on file or a credit card there is a 3% service fee.
South Milwaukee Lighted Parade Update: This outdoor parade is usually held in November. After talking with the City of South Milwaukee, they are planning on having a verdict if this parade will happen by mid-October. We will update you when we hear more.
Dance Showcase: Our Dance Showcase is set for Saturday, December 19th and Sunday, December 20th. 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. Regardless, we will offer some sort of performance option in the Winter if we can comply with the state guidelines. This might not be an hour-long show with 800 seats sold, but we will still make this a special experience for your child.
Team Costumes: Our Team costumes will be revealed during their class time as costumes come in. This way the Team can view these together with their teacher. Students will immediately try these on when they come in. We will post on our Team Facebook when costumes come in and our teachers can live stream the reveal on their Zoom link if any parents want to watch. Our recreational and technique class costumes can be viewed by visiting https://academywi.com/winter-dance-performances/.
License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 230 NPN. 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: On our website www.academywi.com there is a Member Log-in area. Every family has their own account. You can see what your account has been charged, enroll in classes, etc. Your username is the email address you gave us. If you need to update your email address, please contact us.
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!
The following items below can be found on the bottom of the email that was sent out for all APA families.
Nimbly Dancewear Store
APA Logowear – Get your “Fan Of” t-shirts, APA hoodies, tanks, t-shirts and more!