Performer Manners for Little Ones

Etiquette for our little performers is a bit different than for those with more experience! Younger children are just beginning to understand how to control their bodies and emotions. Their arts class may be one of their first experiences in a classroom. With this in...

APA BLOG – Why does APA offer report cards?

Why Does APA Offer Report Cards? “Little by little, a little becomes a lot.” Have you ever heard this Tanzanian proverb?  It’s all about how the compound effect works. Small steps of progress over a long period of time can become transformative in someone’s life. This...

APA Blog – Understanding Class Placements

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...

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...

APA Blog- How to accept a correction?

Getting corrections in class—what do they mean, and how do I apply them? You have felt it before: your teacher’s eyes are on you during the combination, and you know she’s going to comment on something you can do better.  Part of you can’t help but think, “Why is she...