Team Newsletter – September 2017

Welcome to our 2017-2018 Competitive Team Season!  We are so excited to have you joining us for another year!  I know that this will be one of our most successful Competitive Team years!  Please read below for information on how to stay in contact with us throughout the year.  I’m looking forward to seeing all the fantastic routines this year! 

Stacy – Academy Owner 


Coaches and Staff: 

Miss Sarah: Dance Director and Coach for Petite Blue Jazz, Junior Blue Lyrical, Teen Pink Jazz, Teen Blue Jazz, Teen Lyrical and Production 
Miss Jessie:  Franklin & Oak Creek Pre-Team, Petite Tap, Junior Tap, Teen Tap and Production  
Miss Alyse: Petite Hip Hop, Junior/Teen Hip Hop, Petite Pink Jazz and Junior Pink Lyrical and Production 
Miss Heather: Petite Poms, Junior/Teen Poms and Junior Green Jazz  
Miss Danielle: Petite Green Jazz, Petite Lyrical, Junior Pink Jazz 
Miss Trisha: “Go To” staff member for any questions you have. Her email is [email protected] 

How to connect with Team updates: We primarily communicate through our monthly newsletters.  Here are other ways to get updates:  

Team Website:    The password is teams2017 

Team Facebook: If you are not a member, please email Miss Trisha with your email that is connected to your facebook account.   

Team App: For all smartphones:  

Download the Team App from the Apple App Store or Google Play.  Then search for APA Dance Team by pressing the ‘ +’  in the top right of the app and join.  

Absences: As we continue to grow and evolve so do our policies.  Please remember we have updated our attendance policy for this competition season (September through June).  All parents and dancers have signed our Team contract and should be aware of these changes.  For details on our attendance policy please view the team contract, pages 4-6: Click here.  

Hair and Makeup: Team students are required to wear their hair and make-up a certain way for most events.  On our team website, we will have instructional videos for how to do performance hair and make-up by December.  We will have an in-person demonstration by Miss Sarah after our Team Lock in on December 2nd, at the Oak Creek location from 8-9am.  We can not go past 9am, because Saturday classes start at that time. Due to parents schedules and dancers schedules, we understand it can be difficult to have hair and makeup checked during parent observation week.  We are going to have Miss Sarah check everyone’s NEW hair and NEW makeup at the winter showcase. 

Rehearsal, Technique and Leveled Ballet Dress Code: Solid black leo, pink tights for ballet, tan tights for tech/rehearsals, appropriate shoes, and hair pulled back into a bun (hip alignment belts for ballet).  If you have ballet and a rehearsal on the same evening, ballet trumps all other dress codes.   

Team Pictures: Casual Team pictures for our Team bulletin boards will be taken during rehearsals the first two weeks of regular classes.  

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 pro-rate tuition for months with fewer classes.  This is a 10 month program that we divide into 10 equal payments.  

Additional Automatic Payments:  On September 26th you will be automatically charged for costumes and on January 1st you will be charged for the Team competition fees. If you are in a recreational hip hop, tap or poms class, or in a Technique ballet class we will automatically charge your account for this costume UNLESS you tell us your child would not like to perform with those classes. The exact amount for competition fees will not be determined until November when the competition prices are finalized by each individual company.  However, it will be approximately, $349 for the 1st team routine and $222 for each additional Team Routine. 

Solos/Duets/Trios/Small Groups:  If you are interested in competing with a solo, duet, trio or small group routine in addition to your team classes, please email Miss Trisha at [email protected] by September 15th. 

Team competitions/events 2017/2018 CLICK HERE

Bring a Friend Week: Our teams are working hard on finishing and cleaning their routines.  Friends are not allowed to participate or attend any rehearsal classes.   

Logo Wear for Sale:  Please remember all Team dancers must order or currently own a Team jacket by October 10th.  You can click the link below and place your order online.  Our store will close on the 10th of the month and will not reopen until the 1st.  All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA.  Click here to order!    

Member Accounts:  On our website there is a member log-in area where every family has their own account.  You can see what your account has been charged, enroll in classes, etc… Your user name is the email address you gave us.  If you need to update your email address, please contact us.   

OPTIONAL Kringle Fundraiser: Earn money off tuition!  Earn money for your individual studio account to be put towards tuition, apparel, costumes and more!  The fundraiser ends on Monday, October 2nd.  Forms will be handed out during the first week of class and extra copies will be available at our front desk.  

Yard Sign Contest: Our yard sign contest will continue through October.  Grab a yard sign from our lobby and place it in your front yard.  SEPTEMBER is DOUBLE CREDIT MONTH! The September winner will receive $100 tuition credit! 

License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 411-KMP.  One of our staff members spotted your Academy 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 next month, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!   

Coats for Kids: APA is proud to be participating in Condella’s Coats for Kids again this year!   Donation dates are Tuesday, Sept 12th – Thursday, October 6th.  Please start checking your closets for coats that can be donated to those in need of these items in the harsh Wisconsin winter weather.  All sizes are needed.   

Trunk or Treat: Save the date for our 3rd Annual Truck or Treat Event!  This year we will have Trunk or Treat held at both our Oak Creek and Franklin locations on Sunday October 8th.   NEW this year – Games, Prizes and More!!  Click here for full details and to register.   If you are a business interested in hosting a trunk, please email Cara at [email protected].  Assistants, please remember you must volunteer at 1 APA community event each year.   

Kudos! Program: We’re teaming up with local businesses to offer exciting perks to our APA families.  If you are a business owner (this is great for at home businesses too!) and want exposure to hundreds of families this FREE opportunity is perfect for you!  CLICK here for more details or email Cara at [email protected] 

2017 Winter Showcase Times: CLICK HERE  


Coming up: 

9/1-9/10: APA logowear store open online 

9/5: 1st Day of Classes 

9/26: Costumes Charged 

9/30: Production Rehearsal: 9:45-11:45am 

9/30 – 10/22: October Choreography Camps 

10/2: Kringle Fundraiser Form & Payment Due 

10/8: Groove Convention 

10/8: Trunk or Treat  

10/14-10/15: Showstoppers Convention 

10/21: Production Rehearsal: 12-2pm 

11/8: Production Rehearsal: 8-10am 

11/26: So. Milwaukee Ole Fashion Christmas Parade 

12/1-12/2: Team Lock-In 

12/2: Hair and Makeup Demo: 8-9am & Production Rehearsal: 8-10am 

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