Remember…Karate Is Happening at FOCUS Dance Center

Dance and karate come together at FOCUS to teach patience, courage, self-confidence, self-control, strength, flexibility, teamwork, concentration, and fitness for kids and adults.

Karate brings families together in a safe and positive environment, just like the art of dance and fitness!

For more information on taking karate classes at FOCUS, visit the Tajik Karate website: https://tajikkarate.com

Start at the TOP, with the FOCUS Competing Program!

Dancers are on fire this season with the majority of Groups, Solos, Duos, and Trios placing in the Overalls at Move, Jump, and Showstopper Competitions!

So many wonderful memories were made and successes achieved at the competitions and conventions this past season, with many more to come in the new 2019-20 Competing Season.

It’s not too late to be a part of one of our three wonderful confidence- and team building Competing Programs. Something for everyone, from the Starter program for the new competition dancer, to the Club FOCUS Dancers who are ready for more of a challenge, and Company for the Dancers who are all in for the challenge of reaching their full potential in self-esteem, poise, energy, confidence, teamwork, dance technique, and more…

See “Reminders” for more information about our August Intensive, including make-up Auditions.

And check out some of our winners here…

“Still Love you” was First Runner-Up at the Move Competition Finals.

Andrew Dove and Sophia Chung each had high scoring solos that earned them the chance to dance in the opening number at the Showstopper Championships.

“Trouble Maker” dancers celebrate their successes with a selfie.

“Rules of Beautiful” dancers show their pride for their First Overall win.
For more amazing pictures and listings of our competing dancers’ successes, visit our Facebook page!

It’s Competition Time!

Calling all competing dancers and their parents, too! Competing is not just memory-filled moments to last a lifetime for the competing dancer, but for their parents, too!

Click here to find out what all the excitement is about and begin your inspiring competition journey today!

It’s Already Time to Begin Enrolling for Our 2019/2020 Season.

We are excited to share our new schedule and look forward to meeting with you and creating your new registrations for the upcoming year.

This week, while we are in the process of updating our website with our new season schedule, please download this document for review as you plan out your new dance class schedule with us.

 

FOCUS is continuing to refine the excellence in our teaching program and we are moving into the next phase of transitioning over to the ABT leveling and Ballet Curriculum for the new 2019.20 Season.

The following documentation for download will help answer your questions:

FOCUS/ABT LEVEL EQUIVALENCY FOR 2019.20 NEW SEASON SCHEDULE

 

 

Early Registration Appointment Site Now Open!

GOOD NEWS!
  • The FOCUS Appointment Registration Site went live on Monday, May 20, at 12 noon here.
  • The New Season Schedule of Classes is also now available here.
  • Your dancer’s evaluations are available as of Monday, May 20, and will be available for pick-up at the FOCUS front desk.
Special savings are available for early registration; see below for details.

__________New Season is July 8, 2019 – June 20, 2020

Click the link below to view the NEW Season Schedule:
http://www.focusdancecenter.com/documents/new-season-2019-2020-schedule/download

The FOCUS Appointment Registration Site is now live. 

Appointments are first come, first served! Schedule your appointment now to get the classes you want.

If your student is currently enrolled in classes, schedule an appointment for Sunday, June 2, at this link:
http://focusdancecenter.com/appointments/ 
You will be able to log in using the email address where you received this email.

If you’re new to FOCUS, or if we haven’t seen you in a while, please make a registration appointment here:
http://focusdancecenter.com/appointments/new-student.php

Our teachers and staff look forward to coordinating the best classes and times for your student.

Appointments will be as follows…Currently Enrolled Returning Students:
Sunday, June 2, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Inactive Returning Students and New Students:
Sunday, June 2, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.Walk-in Registration begins:
Monday, June 3, at 10 a.m.

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SPECIAL SAVINGS

Save 20% off the cost of each Concert costume* by following these guidelines:

  1. Full costume payment required at time of early registration (costume fees are non-refundable).
  2. Student must remain actively enrolled throughout the 2019-20 Season.

Also, pay NO registration fee–Save $25 per dancer when you complete your registration on June 2.*

*Savings available on June 2, 2019, only.

We are so grateful to you for being a part of the FOCUS Family!

Don’t Miss the Special Savings and Priority Appointments at our Early “New Season” Registration!

Take Advantage of Early Registration on Sunday, June 2 and Receive…

Register to enroll in July for the new season (must remain actively enrolled) on June 2 and pay NO registration fee and get 20% off the cost of each Concert costume (full costume payment required at time of Early Registration, costume fees non-refundable) for the June 2020 Honors Performance!

Now’s our chance to say thank you and give back to those who take advantage of the early registration and start the July 2019 – June 2020 New Season schedule in July. Pre-registration appointments are an exclusive opportunity created to ensure current FOCUS students get their preferred classes before they fill up, and to give priority to inactive and new students before walk-in registration begins!

SAVE THE DATES
Pre-Registration appointments will take place:
Currently Enrolled Students Sunday, 6.2.19 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Inactive & New Students Sunday, 6.2.19 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Non-appointment registration dates: “General Registration” (without an appointment) will begin June 3. All early registration appointments will be accommodated first.
How to get started: Keep an eye out for the email coming soon with a link to sign up for your online Early Registration appointment.
Current student evaluations: A customized evaluation of each dancer (for each class taken) will be available to use as a guide for enrolling in the  2019-20 season class schedule!

Coming Soon… FREE Outdoor Classes at FOCUS!

Get ready for FREE weekly outdoor dance classes coming this summer to the Woodbridge Village Center. These weekly summer classes will be held outside in the quad (aka “Front Porch”) and presented free by FOCUS Dance Center! Enjoy weekly dance classes in Salsa, Hip-Hop, Musical Theatre, Country Line Dancing, and more. These fun-filled classes will be taught by our professional FOCUS Faculty and all skill levels and ages are welcome.
We can’t wait to see you come out, join family and friends, find your inner dancer, and share in the joy and smiles of tapping your feet to the beat of the music! More information coming soon…

WOW, FOCUS faculty are rewarding dancers every day!

FOCUS faculty are all revved up to give WOW Cards to dancers for improvements in dance classes, attendance, technique, teamwork, kindness, commitment to dance, and more!

Each WOW Card is worth a $1 Fit Buck to be used at “The Fit” dance and activewear store at FOCUS Dance Center. Fit Bucks can be used to purchase any item in stock. We are so excited to reward dancers with a WOW Card as they grow in their abilities–in class each day and on stage at the Barclay Theatre during the Honors Performance!

FOCUS Supports the Irvine Korean Parent Association!

FOCUS is proud to be a sponsor of the Irvine Korean Parent Association (IKPA)
Educational Fair being held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to raise funds to support the education of children in the Irvine Unified School District.

IKPA will hold its second Education Fair at Irvine Civic Center for education-related information for students and their families in kindergarten through high school. This public event is open to everyone, including those living outside of Irvine.

Come join in the celebration of education, and experience the performances, demonstrations, face painting, and balloon art (free of charge). More than thirty educational information booths consisting of local educational service providers will be in the plaza in front of Irvine City Hall. Also, educational experts will provide keynote seminars in the Chamber Room of Irvine City Hall. Carefully selected food vendors will sell delicious food in the parking lot.
The IKPA Education Fair will provide a venue to share this year’s college admissions trends and strategies, four-year plans to prepare for high school, SAT / AP/ ACT exams, and financial aid, as well as various summer camps, extracurricular activities, and volunteer service opportunities for elementary, middle, and high school students.

 

Congratulations to Our Competing Dancers on their 2018-19 Season Rally!

We are so proud of our award winning Competing Company Dancers and talented choreographers who gathered last Sunday for our annual Spirit Rally of bonding, talent sharing, and enthusiastic support, in preparation for the upcoming competition season!

It was a day filled with so much heartfelt dance, boundless energy, love, and contagious confidence building as we ramped up for four upcoming competitions in Southern California.We hope you can come cheer on FOCUS at these wonderful competitions, so stand by for more information as we get closer to the dates!

The FIT at FOCUS Now Offering New Training Toolkit!

Get your stretch and strength on with the new Training Toolkit for the intermediate and advanced dancer!

Each kit includes:

Two (2) yoga blocks ~ increases flexibility and strengthens to prevent injury
Two (2) 2-lb. ankle weights ~ strengthens hamstrings, quadriceps, and glutes, increasing height of leaps and leg extensions
One (1) pinky ball ~ portable and effective massage aid which also is used to develop the feet
One (1) TheraBand ~ versatile resistance training tool which can condition, stretch, and strengthen all muscles
One (1) mesh carrying bag ~ lightweight and breathable for carrying your toolkit items

Visit The FIT in the FOCUS lobby today and talk to the front desk staff about purchasing your Toolkit!

 

 

SI Dance Camp Pop-Up Workshop Coming to FOCUS on Feb. 16!

Come to FOCUS and be a part of the SI DANCE CAMP POP-UP WORKSHOP experience on Saturday, February 16, 6-9 p.m.!

FOCUS is pleased to present SI, a long-running, highly distinguished, and incredibly prestigious Hip-Hop dance camp that is readily available for all ages and levels!

Check out the flyer above and register for $20 at: www.sidancecamp.com