Theatre Department Newsletter: February 2024

What a great start to the year! During the month of February, APA celebrates “Share the Love” month, AND registration for select GROUP classes will close on 2/15. Now is the time to add any additional classes or to have a friend register and get your referral tuition credit!

For part of our “Share the Love” month, we will also have notecards for students to fill out heartfelt messages for their teachers to keep. Our staff loves receiving these! Parents and students will also receive a small treat from our APA staff – more details are below.

TEXTING APA: If anyone has the phone number (414) 600-2112 saved in their phone to text APA, it is no longer in service. To reach us by text, feel free to use (414)-441-4629 and/or opt into the group text line (where we send mass announcements) by texting “APA” to (414) 240-8458.

Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

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Calling all Creative Students!
shirt design contest:

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APA is looking for your help to create our end-of-the-year t-shirt design that all students receive in June! Put your creative spin on our criteria below.  Our t-shirt color for 2024 will be dark purple! We are looking for just 2 colors to be used for the design. Dance, Music and Theatre must be incorporated into the design. Hand-drawn images or computer designs are allowed! Our contest winner will receive our NEW APA 40-ounce cup!  

Upload your completed image by clicking HERE.

All entries must be due by
Thursday, February 29th. 

Last chance for Valentine's Week Cookie Orders!:

For all who place an order, a heart-shaped cookie will be delivered to your child in their class starting Monday, February 12th-Saturday, February 17th! Each cookie will be individually wrapped in a cellophane bag.

Order HERE by February 2nd!

APA Apparel Store Open until Feb. 7th:

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Below is our APA store through Gym Treasures where you can order optional APA apparel items! These items will be delivered to the studio by mid-March.  **Please note this store is only open a few times throughout the year.

Store Link:  Deadline to Order:  Wednesday, February 7th

Golden Ticket Photo Shoot Contest:

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Save the Date: March 11th-16th
You may remember this fun contest from last year! More details coming in the March newsletter!

Be My Valentine Cupcake Party - One Day Camp @ Next Step Dance Studio:

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Be sure to visit our new sister studio!
Saturday, February 10th, 12:30-1:30 pm
Cost: $25

Special party for one parent and child ages 3-9 years old. Includes craft, cupcake decorating & dancing.
Click HERE to register@

February 19th-24th - Parent/Student Appreciation Week:

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As part of our Share the Love Month celebration, stop in during this week to receive a small treat from our APA staff.

Optional Popcorn Fundraiser:

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We will be offering an optional Popcorn Fundraiser in March!
Money earned will go directly into your APA account!
We will include more details in our March newsletter.

APA All-Stars Music Performances @ Milwaukee Admirals & Bucks Games:

Our All-Star students have an amazing performance ready for you at both the Milwaukee Admirals hockey game on March 30th @ 6 pm, AND the Milwaukee BUCKS Game on April 10th at 7 pm!!!

Come see our APA All-Star Performers music group perform the national anthem at the Milwaukee Admirals game on Saturday, March 30th at 6 pm. This is an amazing opportunity for our musicians, and fun for the whole family!.
Discounted tickets are available for purchase HERE!

Come support our APA All-Star Performers, and enjoy their entertaining Disney medley (and choreography!) at their pregame performance on Wednesday, April 10th at 7 pm.
Tickets can be purchased HERE!

Stay Up To Date!

Want to see future dates @ APA? Check out our APA Calendar!

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Group Theatre Class Enrollment Cut-off is February 15th:

We will be closing our registration on February 15th for group theatre classes for our spring session. If you are still interested in signing up for the following classes: Drama Jr, Drama Club, or Musical Theater, please do so before the 15th!

Drama and Musical Theatre Classes:

Our theatre department is proud to announce our spring project: MTI’s Broadway Jr. Revue- Pure Imagination. This season, students will learn interesting facts about the shows in the revue, and the roles used to create a successful show. Each Musical Theatre class will prepare and perform musical numbers that include choreography, solo work, and dialogue, while the Drama Club classes will prepare short skits or short introductions / monologues to perform in between. All students who are enrolled will be featured. The performance and dress rehearsal date will be June 8th and will take place at the Saber Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin High School.  Exact performance times will be decided closer to the recital date. We hope you join us to create this exciting show!

Annie! APAs summer musical

Official 2024 Summer Musical!

Calling all performers and theater enthusiasts! Join us for auditions for “Annie Jr.,” a heartwarming musical extravaganza!
We are seeking talented performers ages 6-18 to bring this beloved story to life. Come showcase your talent and be part of an unforgettable production filled with joy, hope, and timeless music. While all who enroll are guaranteed a spot in our production, we will be holding auditions before the first rehearsals to cast all roles. Audition times and dates will be announced closer to the end of the spring session.
Don’t miss this opportunity to shine on stage in “Annie Jr.” – an adventure that promises to captivate hearts and leave audiences spellbound!
Enrollment will open on April 1st.

Important Reminders:

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 “APA” to 414-240-8458.

License Plate Winner:
Congrats to license plate 782-GTU! 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:
There is a Member Log-in area on our website where you can see what your account has been charged, enroll in classes, etc. 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.

Facebook & Instagram: Interact with APA on social media!
We have fun contests, photos from classes, and more on both our Facebook and Instagram pages. Click
here to join us on Facebook and here to follow us on Instagram!

Snow / Cold Weather Days:  
APA will decide if we will remain open during a snow/ice storm. An email will be sent to all families by 3pm if we decide to close Monday-Friday or by 8am on Saturdays. PRIVATE MUSIC LESSON STUDENTS: please click HERE to view our makeup policy to see which music teachers will offer virtual lessons on snow days. To receive updates, weather closures, and delays, please opt in by texting APA to (414) 240-8458. Even if you agreed to texts at registration, you still need to opt in using the instructions above.

Referral Program:  
Share us with a friend! When a new family registers and mentions your name, you will EACH receive a $50 tuition credit. The credit will be automatically put into your APA account after the new family has paid for 2 months of enrollment. There is no limit to the number of families you can refer to APA!

Happy February!

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