Team Newsletter – September 2019
Welcome to our 2019-2020 Competitive Team Season! We are so excited to have you joining us for another year! I know that this will be another successful Competitive year! Please read below for information on how to stay in contact with us throughout the year. We are looking forward to seeing all the fantastic routines this year!
Coaches and Staff:
Miss Sarah: Dance Director and Coach for Junior Pink Jazz, Junior Blue Lyrical, Teen Jazz & Lyrical, Senior Jazz & Lyrical, & Production
Miss Jessie: Mini Jazz and Tap, Petite Tap, Junior Tap, Teen Tap and Production
Miss Alyse: Mini Hip Hop, Petite/Jr Hip Hop, Teen Hip Hop, Petite Pink Jazz, Petite Blue Jazz, Junior Pink Lyrical & Production
Miss Heather: Mini Jazz and Tap, Petite/Junior Poms & Teen Poms
Miss Danielle: Petite Green Jazz, Petite Lyrical, Junior Green Jazz & Teen Green 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: www.academywi.com/team The password is team2020
Team Facebook: If you are not a member, please email Miss Trisha with your email that is connected to your Facebook account so she can invite you to this private page.
Team App: For all smartphones:
Download the Team App from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Register with your email and information. 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. All parents and dancers have signed our Team commitment agreement and should be aware of these policies. For details on our attendance policy please view the team commitment contract. To benefit each team with extra cleaning before the competition season begins, we have added one 30 minute extra rehearsal on one Saturday of the month in September, November, December, January and February at no additional cost to you. If your dancer has to miss one of these extra rehearsals this will count as an absence.
The schedule for the Saturday rehearsals is in a separate tab in the Choreography Camp Spreadsheet. Please click here for that Schedule.
New Absence Form: New this year is our 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.
October Choreography Camp Dates: Make sure to mark your calendars for the October Choreography Camps. Click below to see the October dates and times. Please note all camps are at the Oak Creek location. Click Here for the Schedule
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. Miss Sarah will check everyone’s hair and makeup at the winter showcase. Click here for hair and makeup videos.
Text Messaging: 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! Text ACADEMY to 77948 to join now.
Rehearsal, Technique and Leveled Ballet Dress Code:
Ballet: Solid black leo, pink tights, hip alignment belt, ballet shoes, and hair pulled back in a clean, secure bun. Ballet dress code will always supersede all other dress codes.
Rehearsals: Solid black leo, appropriate tights and shoes, hair pulled back in a clean, secure bun. Dancers should not be fixing their hair during class.
Tap classes (tech and rehearsals): dancers may wear their hair in a pony tail instead of a bun.
Poms, Tap and Hip Hop may wear spandex/form fitting solid black shorts or leggings to rehearsals and tech classes. If you have ballet and a rehearsal on the same evening, you must be in ballet dress code for that class regardless.
Each coach may enforce what they feel is appropriate for their classes and dances.
Team Pictures: Casual Team pictures for our Team bulletin boards will be taken during rehearsals the first two weeks of regular classes if they were not taken during choreography camps.
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 no matter how many classes there are in a month.
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. 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 $395 for the 1st team routine and $245 for each additional Team Routine. These fees do not include If you are in any recreational class, or in a Technique ballet class, we will automatically charge your account for this costume UNLESS you told us no during team registration.
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 if you have not done so already.
Team competitions/events 2019-2020: Click here. This is a live document and is updated often.
Bring a Friend Week: Our teams are working hard on learning and cleaning their routines. Friends are not allowed to participate or attend any rehearsal or tech classes.
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! Do not order a Team Jacket from this website! More details on team jackets coming soon!
Online Nimbly Dancewear Store: Shop online with us for all your Revolution dancewear needs! This does not include APA logo wear. Buy leotards, shoes, tights and more, and get them shipped directly to your home. Perfect for when Grandma and Grandpa want to buy gifts!! Click here to order today!
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 username is the email address you gave us. If you need to update your email address, please contact us. New this year: You can log in and see your dancer’s attendance for each class!
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 Tuesday, October 1st. 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 634-UGK. 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, grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!