Winter Dance Performances

Winter Showcase 2021: December 18th!


Girls on stage performing for APA

Location for Showcase

Our Showcases are held at South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center inside of South Milwaukee High School. The address is 901 15th Ave. South Milwaukee, WI 53172. (between College and Rawson Ave). Entrance Door #9.

Due to COVID-19 we will be adjusting our Showcases to fit with the 
SMPAC safety guidelines which can be found below.

Ways to Order

Online (preferred method)
Log in using your email you think you have on file and go through the steps of connecting your account. If you are unsuccessful at connecting your previous account, you can simply create a new account. ***Online ticket sales end 24 hours before each show.

On Sale Ticket Dates:
9:30am & 11:30am Shows – November 15th @ 10am (online only)
1:30pm, 3:30pm & 5:30pm – November 17th @ 10am (online only)

Ticket Costs:  Tickets range from $10-$14 per seat occupied based upon your seat selection. These are assigned seats. Each family is allowed to purchase up to 8 tickets. On the week OF the showcase, families will have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets if any remain.

APA Winter Showcase Ticket Link:
Order your tickets HERE on the dates listed above! *$1 mail delivery fee if mail is chosen for delivery. SMPAC suggests choosing paper tickets since wifi may not be strong in the building. 

Phone – (414) 766-5049
Hours are Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm


Please view SMPAC guidelines

***Dancers of any age are not required to wear face coverings while on stage. Any dancers are still welcome to wear a face covering while performing. See spectator face covering requirements at the link above.

In-Class FULL Dance Dress Rehearsal:  Starting Saturday, December 11th – Friday, December 17th we will have our students come to their last regular class day/time AT APA before our Showcase in complete costume with hair and make-up done. This will help our teachers see if there are any costume or shoe issues before our performance.  

Franklin Costume Book
Oak Creek Costume Book

Gr. 1st & younger $65/class (Plus Tax)
Gr. 2nd-5th $73/class (Plus Tax)
Gr. 5 & up $78/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, 2021. 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.)

Please check your email on how to sign-up to volunteer back-stage.

Arrival Time:  Spectators & dancers can arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled Showtime. From the outside parking lot, please find door #9 and enter there. Upon entering, you will head up to the 2nd floor to the auditorium. We suggest 1 adult escort your child backstage while other spectators wait outside of the auditorium until the main doors are open.

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.

Students not accompanied by their parents will be met at Door # 9 by staff and escorted back-stage.  Pick-up for these students will be at that same door.  Please wait outside Door # 9 and we will bring your student out to you when the lobby has cleared out.
Dancer Pick-Up After the Show:
Grades 1st & Younger Classes – Pick up on stage (please only send 1 adult to the front of the stage)
Grades 2nd-5th – Pick up backstage (please only send 1 adult)
Grades 5th & Up Classes – Students will be released to find families, please arrange a spot with them

Each dance class will be assigned to one performance time unless otherwise noted.  Our shows will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour.  Students will stay back-stage during the entire show.  Students enrolled in our 2.5-3 year old classes will perform towards the beginning of their show and parents can pick up back-stage immediately after their perform.

Please view our Showcase Index
***Please look for your students location and find your students 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.



Showcase required shoes:
* Grades 2nd-8th Combo classes please ask your teacher directly.
Ballet – Leather Pink Ballet Slippers
Jazz & Poms– Tan Jazz Shoes
Hip Hop – Silver sparkly tennis shoes purchased at APA!    Boys: purchase any type of black tennis shoes.   *Age 3-4 Pre-Hip Hop:  White, low-top tennis shoes (not provided by APA)
Tap – Tan Tap shoes
Contemporary/Lyrical – Half Sole Ballet Shoes
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 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.

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.

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

DVD’s available for purchase:
As always, we have our shows videotaped and will be available by DVD and a downloadable link in mid-January. These orders are not handled by APA and must be purchased directly from Zaker Videography.  The cost is $25 for ALL Shows.  Please click HERE to order. 
***Families are also welcome to videotape the performances as well.

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