All Families Newsletter – June 2017
A Message from Stacy…
As we are preparing for our end of the year performances, we know a lot of questions may pop up. If anyone is uncertain about any information, please feel free to call us at our number listed below. We would rather have you call and find the right answer, than miss something important. Our staff is here to assist you! If you will not be joining us for summer classes, we hope you have a great summer and we hope to see you in fall for the start of our 13th year. Thanks for being a part of APA this past season and making it a great year! The studio will have limited office hours during the summer. Please call us at (414) 768-0101, if you have any questions. We will be checking our voicemail even if we do not have specific office hours that day! Good luck to those that still have performances coming up and great job to those who performed in our music recitals.
Keep reading for more important information….
More Important Information For You
License Plate Winner: Congrats to license plate 994-XRE. 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 free $50 tuition credit. To participate in September grab a FREE window sticker at the desk!
Win Tuition Credit!: Grab a yard sign from either of our locations and display it proudly in your yard! If a staff member of APA spots your house you could win a $50 tuition credit! This contest is running all summer long (one winner per month) and all winners will be announced strictly on Facebook and Instagram. Join in on the fun and you could be our next winner!
Logo Wear for Sale: 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 of the next month. All orders will take 3-4 weeks after the store closing date and will be shipped for free to APA. CLICK HERE to order!
KUDOS Partnership Program: If you are a business owner, a home business entrepreneur or know a local business owner this program is for you! We had a great first year with the Kudos! Program and we hope you took advantage of all the great deals exclusive to APA families. This is a FREE program to advertise to our over 900 students and their families. For full details and to sign up (Deadline is July 15th) contact Cara at firstname.lastname@example.org
APA Students of the Month:
DANCER: Congratulations to Haley Mallonee, our June dancer of the month. Haley loves dance and puts 100% into all of the dances. She is focused on improving, learning new skills and becoming a stronger dancer. Haley has a positive attitude at dance and treats her peers and teachers with the utmost respect. She represents APA inside and outside of the studio as a proud team dancer. Haley also excels in academics and is a poms dancer for her middle school team. She is very disciplined?with her time, making sure her academics are done before dance.? She has achieved honor roll every quarter of middle school. Haley has truly grown as a dancer and a person this year, understanding the time and commitment each activity and school requires. We are proud to have you as our June Dancer of the Month!
MUSICIAN: Congratulations to Emily Boerschinger, our June music student of the month. Emily has perfect attendance the last two months and is always on time and prepared for every lesson. She completes her practice goals and shows progress every week. She is such a joy to teach. She works hard, but has fun too. Emily has an ability to quickly grasp difficult music concepts and pushes herself every week to learn more. Emily is not only an outstanding student but an amazing young person. Congratulations Emily!
Dance Shoe Consignment Sale
Do you have any extra dance shoes that your child no longer wears? This year we will have a shoe consignment sale at both of our locations.
Drop Off Instructions:
*Place one pair of shoes inside of a ziplock bag and give to our front desk at EITHER location starting June 1st until June 24th. Please remember to call us for our office hours starting June 13th because they are limited on summer break.
*Ziplock bag MUST be labeled w/ a sharpie marker with students name, phone number, shoe size & shoe style.
*If your shoes sell, we will automatically put a credit in your APA account that will not expire. No cash value!
*We will individually price each item and your student will receive a 50% profit in their academy account. Prices will be determined by the condition of the shoe.
*If your item does NOT sell and you want the shoes back, please leave a note inside of the bag explaining you would like to pick up item.
If you are interested in purchasing any shoes, please call us or check out our website for our limited office hours starting June 26th.
Want better chances for siblings to be in the same showcase? Believe it or not we start working on our showcase line-ups in June for the upcoming year. We pull an enrollment report for our all students that register by June 15th and start assigning show times. If your siblings are registered by this date, you have a better chance of getting both siblings in the same show case. ***Please note that if students transfer classes after this date, we will NOT rearrange show times and this still is NOT a guarantee because it also depends on how many other students are in the same situation.
Reminder – Last Day of Dance Classes: Monday, June 12th: Everyone’s last payment was charged on May 15th and your account on file will not be charged again unless you register for a summer or fall class. You do not need to fill out a drop form when it is the end of a session.
4th of July Parade Sign-Up:
Sign up for all our parades and get full details by going to www.AcademyWI.com/Parades/ Participation in the parades is always FREE, but registration is required. Meeting location and times will be emailed out a week prior. Parade details (routes, etc..) for each city can also be found on each cities website.
4th of July Parade Sign-Up Come walk with us in the 4th of July Parade and help represent APA. We will be in the Oak Creek and Franklin parade. We will have all younger students under the age of 6 sit on our float/truck. For students ages 7 and up, we will teach a fun dance for them to do during the parade. Music students that do NOT want to dance, feel free to walk in the parades.
We will have practice times for the students to come and learn the dance or can provide you with a video link to practice at home. Don’t worry; this will be an easy dance! Both locations will be doing the same dance so you can attend either location if the practice times work better. This will always be the same dance every year but to a different song.
Oak Creek practice –Tuesday, June 20th from 530p-630p
Franklin practice – Wednesday, June 28th from 515p-615p
Heritage Days Parade: Join us for this fun parade on Saturday, July 29th in South Milwaukee!
Parade attire: Students under the age of 6, can wear their showcase costume (ballet shoes and tights are not necessary) or they can wear their academy t-shirt (given out at recitals) with shorts and tennis shoes. 7 and older that will be dancing/walking, please wear your academy t-shirt with shorts/pants and tennis shoes. Use your best judgment to make sure the students are comfortable during the parade.
Summer Classes Monday,July 10th– Saturday, August 19th: CLICK HERE to view our summer programs! Registration is OPEN!!! Remember we have over 800 students currently attending the studio. If you are interested in signing up for summer classes, please do so immediately to guarantee your spot. Full payment for the 6 week session is required to hold your spot and is nonrefundable.
Fall Classes – Register NOW & Pay LATER:. When registering you will be charged your $20 yearly registration fee p/p ($40 max. per family) and on JUNE 15th you will be charged for September’s tuition. Preschool registration/supply fees are higher.
Student Appreciation Day: FREE Student Appreciation Night Pool Party at Cool Waters from 7pm-9pm on Saturday, August 12th . Look for more information in your email in August! **Please note: This is a date change from what was originally published on our school year calendar**
5 & 10 Year Awards: We hand out trophies for our students that have been at APA for 5 and 10 complete years. If your student has been with us that long, please email email@example.com before June 10th so we can hand-out your trophy at our dance rehearsals or in your music class.
Oak Creek Preschool REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!!!: CLICK HERE for our 2017-2018 summer & school year information.
SPRING DANCE SHOWCASE INFORMATION?
Dance w/ Dad on Stage Dance @ our Spring Dance Showcase:
Come join this FREE event. This is for current students performing in our spring dance showcase who want to dance with their father for an additional performance during their showcase time. Only one practice would be needed to learn the routine or if you can’t make it, we will have a video link for you to learn at home. Students will wear their costume on stage for the performance. Dads, please wear khaki pants or jeans and button up shirt for the performance. Both locations may attend either practice.
Practice video links will be emailed out on June 5th to those students who registered for dad/dancer dance.
Grades 1st and younger: Thursday, June 1st 5:30pm-6:15pm
Grades 2nd and older: Thursday, June 1st 6:15pm-7pm
Oak Creek Practices:
Grades 1st and younger: Sunday, June 4th 1145am-1230pm
Grades 2nd and older: Sunday, June 4th 1230pm-115pm
Please register for your showcase time by CLICKING HERE. You may register for as many show times as you would like!
Friday 6:15pm Saturday 9:30am Saturday 11:30am
Saturday 1:30pm Saturday 3:30pm Saturday 5:30pm
Hair for Showcase:
1st Grade and Younger Classes – pulled back in a ponytail
Grades 2nd and Up Ballet, Jazz, Poms, Hip Hop & Tap – Bun Click here for an instructional video. *Please note the year is listed as last year, but the hairstyle is the same*
Competitive Classes – please wear your competitive hair style. If you are in competitive and a recreational class, please wear competition hair for both!
Music: If your student would like to practice at home with their music, please email us to receive your music link.
FOR A FULL LIST OF DETAILS FOR OUR SPRING SHOW, INCLUDING PERFORMANCE TIMES, REHEARSAL TIMES, SHOW ORDERS PLEASE CLICK HERE
Please remember it is very hard for us to get siblings to perform together. We run an enrollment report from families that register prior to June 15th and try to prioritize in the order that you register. If siblings perform in different shows, we will put a credit in your APA account for a value of 4 tickets. Please notify us before May 14th so we can put the credit in your account before the final payment. If you missed this deadline, we can put a credit in your account for future classes. This is not a cash value.
Ways to order Tickets at the South Milwaukee Box Office:
Online (preferred method)?http://southmilwaukeepac.org/tickets/
In Person– 901 15th Ave. South Milwaukee Hours are Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Phone – (414) 766-5049 Hours are Monday – Friday 10am-4pm
Dance Showcase Tickets Remaining
Please remember to purchase your tickets ASAP! Listed below are how many seats are left for each show time. Please call (414) 766-5049 or to view seating chart and purchase online go to http://southmilwaukeepac.org/tickets/.
Counts left for shows:
Fri 6:15– 300 seats left
Sat 9:30 – 400 seats left
11:30- 250 seats left
1:30 – 175 seats left (Most likely WILL sell out before Showcase Date – Do not expect tickets at the door!)
3:30 – 250 seats left
5:30 – 225 seats left
*If you intend to purchase tickets, do not wait too long! We have shows sell out every year!
Dance Showcase Volunteers: If you are interested in working backstage for our showcase, please let the desk know. You will not need to purchase a ticket and you will be able to see your son or daughter perform from the side of the stage or in the back of the auditorium. We need several volunteers for all 6 showcases.