A Note From Miss Kayla and Miss Jillian
Spring is finally here! We are so proud of all of the hard work happening, and we just have one month left until our recital! It’s a wonderful experience to come out and perform for your friends and family, and to support your fellow performers! To celebrate all your hard work, all students of Miss Kayla and Miss Jillian are invited to a post-recital pyjama and karaoke party on Sunday, May 6. Stay tuned for your official invitation and party details!
Pre-registration is still open until April 9, after which we will be opening registration to the public. Our new season begins July 16, so don’t forget to register now to secure your spot!
Tickets for the music recital will begin on April 9 for those who have pre-registered, and general sales begin on April 16. All friends and family are welcome, we would love to see you out to support our young musicians!
This Month at the Studio:
March 31- April 5- Studio Closed for Spring Break
April 9- Pre-registration ticket sales begin
April 16- General ticket sales begin
April 29- Music Recital Dress Rehearsal
Music Fun Fact:
There is a music piece called “As Slow as Possible” which started in 2001 and has a duration of 639 years. It can take years for a single note to be played.
Understanding Class Placements
Every year, APA sends out class placement recommendations in March for pre-registration of the next dance season. To help you better understand your child’s class placement, we want to help you make sense of all the dance lingo and make the pre-registration process as easy as possible!
Class placements are intended to be your guide to the classes best suited for your child, according to his or her teacher. Sometimes a teacher might recommend a new style of dance, a new level, or a unique opportunity, such as a Performing Group. This is an excellent time to talk with your child about his or her favourite classes, or find out if there is a new dance style they’ve been itching to try.
You are not obligated to follow through on class recommendations right away; however, pre-registration does offer you priority when it comes to signing up for next season’s classes. Because we have many families who take advantage of pre-registration, sometimes classes do become full early on.
Remember that class placements are not made lightly. Our teachers at APA spend hours upon hours reflecting on their students’ report cards and overall progress in order to make the most constructive and favourable decisions. Your goal and our goal are the same—we want your child to thrive! We only recommend classes that will set your child up for success.
If you ever feel unsure about which classes to register your child for, or if there is something you don’t quite understand about your child’s placement, please ask. We are always willing to help you through the class selection or pre-registration process!