Winter Dance Showcase

Winter Showcase 2024: To be Announced

 

Girls on stage performing for APA

Winter Showcase!

At APA, students have the opportunity to perform in both our Winter and Spring Showcases! During the Fall and Spring Sessions, after students have learned dance fundamentals, the dance their class will perform at Showcase will be incorporated into class! Showcases/Recitals are optional and not a requirement for students to participate.  Click HERE to view all class expectations and how many dances each combo class will perform in each Showcase. 

Our APA Winter Showcase will be held at Oak Creek Performing Arts Center (OCPAC) on Saturday, December 16th. Please find your students class to see what show they are scheduled for. This is a ticketed event and tickets must be purchased through our online ticket sales. Anyone occupying a seat will have to purchase a ticket.

Venue Address:
340 E. Puetz Rd. Oak Creek, WI 53154

Ways to Order

On Sale Ticket Dates: To be announced

On Sale Ticket Dates:
Tuesday, November 14th 9:00am (Central Time)
Tickets will be available HERE!

Ticket Prices:

Preferred  $13.00 +$1.80
Premium  $15.00 +$1.80 
Standard  $11.00 +$1.80  

 

FAqs:

Please check back later for more info!

In-Class FULL Dance Dress Rehearsal: Our IN-STUDIO dress rehearsal held at APA will be the week prior to our shows starting Saturday, December 9th-Friday, December 15th during your students normal class time. Students should arrive in full costume with hair and makeup done. Please bring all pieces that came with the costumes so teachers can help with placement. Students will arrive early before the day of our shows to get familiar with the stage and practice formations.

Oak Creek Costume Pictures
Franklin Costume Pictures

Gr. 1st & younger $70/class (Plus Tax)
Gr. 2nd-5th $78/class (Plus Tax)
Gr. 5 & up $83/class (Plus Tax)

** Costumes are ordered in Fall and worn for both the Fall and Spring Showcases **

Costumes will be charged through automatic withdrawal on September 27, 2023. If you have registered after that date, it will be charged at registration. (If you registered online, you automatically agreed to this charge unless you emailed us that your student would not be participating. In person and over the phone registrations had the option to agree to this charge on your registration form.)

Showcase Required Shoes: *all shoes must be purchased from APA or approved to wear by the teacher
Ballet – Leather Pink Ballet Slippers (Target does not sell these!)
Jazz & Poms– Tan Jazz Shoes
Hip HopAge 3-4 any solid white tennis shoes (provide on your own). Grades K-5th – silver sparkly tennis shoes purchased at APA. Grades 5th-up – white canvas shoes purchased at APA.  Boys: purchase any type of black tennis shoes.
Tap – Tan Tap shoes
Lyrical – foot shields
*Grades 2nd-8th Combo classes, please ask your teacher.

Please check your November/December newsletter on how to sign-up to volunteer back-stage.

Arrival Time: Student Arrival Times for Shows: 30 minutes prior to the start of their show time.   ***Dancers are NOT allowed to enter or sit in the auditorium with their costumes on.  OCPAEC is very strict w/ this rule to avoid glitter/sequins being left behind.

DROP OFF Door: Please drop off dancers at the back area of the Performing Arts Center’s building (not the main entrance to the High School) so they can head straight backstage, there will be an APA staff member directing. Only 1 adult should enter with their dancer to help them get ready, all other family members should proceed to the main lobby.


Click here for a video of the PERFORMER entrance!

NOTE: During recitals, dancers stay backstage with our parent volunteers.  If we have any issues and need to page any parents, we will make an announcement in the auditorium.

Please do NOT send jackets, boots or street shoes back-stage to avoid anyone losing any items. Parents can take these items to their seats. Students should arrive backstage with their dance costumes and dance shoes on. It is also a good idea to have shoes and costumes labeled. If your student has more than one dance and needs to change their costumes or shoes, please bring this backstage (including accessories) in a labeled bag so all items stay together. We will have volunteers backstage helping with quick changes for those who need it.

Dancer Pick-Up After the Show:
For classes grades 5th and younger, dancers will get picked up backstage where you dropped students off.  To limit the amount of people backstage, only 1 adult will be allowed to pick up.  Our staff will direct you.  Grades 5th-8th/Teen classes will get picked up in the west corner of the lobby.

Scroll down to view performance times and additional details.

How will this work?  Because OCPAEC has 1,000 seats available, we will have 3 show times on Saturday, December 16th at 9:30am, 12:30pm & 3:30pm.  Each class will be assigned to one performance time.  Shows will run approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with a short intermission.  All classes ages 4 and younger will perform before the intermission and are allowed to leave during the intermission if you feel your student is too young to last the whole show.  Tickets will go on sale in November.

Students will stay back-stage during the entire show with our parent volunteers. Click HERE to view all class expectations and how many dances each combo class will perform in each Showcase. 
***Dancers are NOT allowed to enter or sit in the auditorium with their costumes on.  OCPAEC is very strict w/ this rule to avoid glitter/sequins being left behind.

Please click HERE to view the 2023 Showcase Performance Order Index 

***Please look for your student’s location and find your student’s class time that is separated by age groups.  There are tabs on the bottom of the spreadsheet for our Competitive Teams and also our performance orders.

View/Download/Print the 2023 Digital Winter Showcase Program HERE!

*To be more environmentally conscious, we will only have digital programs available. Please print before the show if you would like a physical copy.*

Showcase Required Shoes: *all shoes must be purchased from APA or approved to wear by the teacher

Ballet – Leather Pink Ballet Slippers (Target does not sell these!)

Jazz & Poms– Tan Jazz Shoes

Hip HopAge 3-4 any solid white tennis shoes (provide on your own).
Grades K-5th – silver sparkly tennis shoes purchased at APA.
Grades 5th-up
– white canvas shoes purchased at APA. 
Boys: purchase any type of black tennis shoes.

Tap – Tan Tap shoes

Lyrical –  Foot Shields

*Grades 2nd-8th Combo classes, please ask your teacher.
We have shoes and extra tights available for sale at the studio, but you are not required to buy them from us.

If your student is in a  combo class please view our Showcase Index (“Showcase Performance Times”) starting 12/1 to see which style dance you will be performing in the Winter Showcase (there will be a separate tab w/ performance orders).   

Showcase Performance Hair:
-All Recreational Classes: High, curled ponytail
-Team Students: Required team hair. 
Check your newsletter or check with your team coach if you are unsure what the required style is.  Video tutorials are available on the team page.

Make-Up:
This is optional for students enrolled in recreational classes. If you feel comfortable having your student wear make-up on stage, please have them wear some. With the bright lighting on stage, students can often look washed so a little lipstick, blush, and eye-shadow will help with this and bring out their adorable expressions! We understand if you do not want your younger student to wear this. 
Competitive Team Students – are required to wear their performance make-up on stage.

Photos:
Winter Showcase pictures are not taken. Professional pictures will be taken for Spring Only! Feel free to take any photos during the show WITHOUT your flash on as this can be distracting to students.

Digital Video Links/DVDs available for purchase: 

Professional videos are available from the APA Winter Dance Showcase, presented by Academy of Performing Arts.  All purchases include a digital download and a DVD.  You will be able to watch the videos on your tv, computer, phone, and other devices.  All shows are included!

 Orders can be placed now at:  www.zakervideo.com

(This was also an add-on option when purchasing tickets to the show)

***Families are also welcome to videotape the performances as well as long as you are not in the viewing way of other spectators

If you have any questions, please let us know! Our staff is happy to help!