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April Music Newsletter 2018


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.


APA Blog – How does letting go help my child?

How does letting go help my child?

At APA, one of the most frequently asked questions from parents of our young dancers is, “I’ve heard that I cannot stay in the classroom with my child—is that true?”

The answer is yes, it’s true, and for reasons we hope you’ll see are very beneficial for your child!

Over the past 15 years at APA, we have taught thousands of students and learned that children—even the very young ones—do their best when they are allowed to stand on their own.  When mom or dad is there to hold their hand or wipe their tears, children are comforted in the moment but lack the opportunity to build independence.  Growth comes from those moments of insecurity or shyness, because children quickly overcome them by themselves—or with a little guidance from their teacher.  They discover how fun dance class is and want to join in!  We find that when parents let go, their children soar.

We ask you to trust our expertise in the dance classroom and understand that we want the best for you child, just as you do.  With your trust in place, your child will build trust with us too.  

So while the answer is yes, it’s true that parents don’t stay in the room with their children during dance class, the bigger picture also shows us that children thrive because of this independence.  They realize how strong they are, and how capable!  Each child is able to spread their wings and fly.