Whew! What a year! The recital feedback has been wonderful, and I’m glad everyone enjoyed the Cinderella Ballet so much! Kreider DVD’s can still be ordered (forms available on web site) and those should be edited and ready to mail to you by the end of August. If you didn’t pick up your Ash Lin photos during dress rehearsal, they can be picked up at Ash Lin Portraits, 130 W. Superior, Alma. Call 466-2100 to check their hours. Make sure you check the Morning Sun and Academy of Performing Arts Facebook page for a wonderful article on APA and Leah Seals and Emily Ratkos who are dancing professionally! Very exciting! And we’ve had some “young” summer classes, with a few more coming up!
Cinderella Ballet Camp – Mon-Fri (5 days), 9am-noon, $90, including materials. A true ballet camp for 6-8 year-olds, Pre-Ballet & Ballet 1 level! Princesses will have a ballet class each day, do Cinderella dances, fun crafts, hair & make-up, sewing, and a visit from Cinderella herself, and of course pictures in Cinderella’s carriage!
Dance with Simone – For older students, Level 2-4 and up! Mon-Thu (4 days), 5:30-8:30, $80. Simone Boos is an Alma College alum, former APA instructor, and is a favorite guest teacher! She loves teaching Ballet, Jazz, Modern and Conditioning, and will give dancers a taste of all! You’re sure to improve!
Week of August 14
Dance with Marissa Relitz
$10/1 class; $8/ea for multiple classes. Also an Alma College alum, Marissa will be teaching:
Mon, Aug 14 – Level 4 and up – 5:30-6:30, Ballet – 6:45-7:30, Tap
Tue, Aug 15 – Level 5 and up – 5:30-6:30, Ballet – 6:45-7:30, Tap
Pilates For Teens and Adults
If you have any experience in exercise classes or dance you are welcome!
Tue, Wed, Thu – Aug 15, 16, 17 – 9:00-10:00am Only $3/class! Come give it a try! Sample these Pilates classes with APA alum Sara Dupree who is in the process of getting her Pilates certification!
August has some fun things scheduled! APA dancers will be involved! More info to come!
Third Coast Dance Company – Aug 5 at 7:30pm; Aug 6 at 2:30pm at Shepherd high school. Kristen Bennett’s new dance venture! Seven APA dancers join students from other local dance studios to perform with Third Coast Dance Company!
GCP Kids Theater – This weekend and next: Aug 4, 5, 11 & 12 at 7:30pm; Aug 6 & 13 at 2:30pm
Party on State Street! – On our block! Two bands: Giles Country & Foolish Dreams. Aug 17 at 4-11:00pm
Car Show on Superior Street – Aug 24 at 1:00-3:00pm in Alma
16th Annual Lucky MacDuck Day – Fundraiser for the Pine River Arts Council
Open Houses August 23 & 31st – with Bottoms Up Dancewear Sale, Wednesday, August 23, 1-6pm.
Classes begin September 18.
Recital dates are Saturday and Sunday, June 9 & 10., 2018
Kathleen Francis, Director