FOCUS Wins at Showstopper Competition Finals!

FOCUS Competing Dancers attended Showstopper Finals July 18 through July 22 and brought home some awesome awards, crystals, and overalls.

Congratulations to ALL of our FOCUS COMPETING Dancers! We couldn’t be more proud. Also, a big congrats to the FOCUS dancers performing in “No One Else To Blame” — Tia Blonshine, Sophia Chung, Miya Grant, Christine Kao, Hanna Landazuri, Ashley Tuthill, Katherine Wang, Sienna Wood and Amelia Yum, plus choreographers Shannon Willard and Andrew Tran — for winning a place in the Sunday Championships and Live Webcast. And finally kudos to our very own Christine Kao who was invited to perform in the opening number for the Sunday Showstopper Championship live Webcast Event based on her solo score criteria!

See all our amazing competing dancers showing off their winnings in the video above, check out our dancers at the championships below, and visit our Facebook page for more photos!

 

 

Make-Up Auditions / Intensive Clinic Runs Aug. 6-10

It’s not too late to get in on the challenge and fun of our second Dance Camp/ Intensive/ Audition Clinic coming August 6-10.

FOCUS offers two award-winning Competing programs: “FOCUS Company” for the Intermediate/advanced dancer, and “Club FOCUS” for the Beginning/ Intermediate dancer. Both programs are designed to give dancers professional dance training while building self-confidence, teamwork, determination, drive, a fulfilling dance experience, and life-long friendships.

Get inspired and challenged to start your FOCUS Competition journey today!

Grand Opening Event This Saturday.

The Woodbridge Village Center Party is taking place:  Saturday, July 28, From 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come to the grand opening of the renovated Woodbridge Village Center on Saturday, July 28, noon to 4 p.m. All this fun will be in the courtyard right in front of FOCUS, so be a part of the celebration, including:

  • Parking lot carnival with bounce houses, turf games, exhibits, and a small stage
  • Tabletop activities, building games, and crafts
  • Turf activities with leapfrog contest, dancing, yoga, and lawn games for kids
  • In-store and storefront promotions
  • FOCUS performances on the stage and other fun shows
  • Pop-up zone
  • Restaurant cooking demos
  • Giveaways

Hope to see you there!

Don’t Miss Out on the FOCUS Summer Programs Going on Now!

It’s not too late to sign up for FOCUS Summer Workshops, Dance Camps, Intensives, Competing Audition Clinics, and more than 250 ongoing full season classes! Learn more by clicking on the links below:

It’s not too late to sign up for FOCUS Summer Workshops, Dance Camps, Intensives, Competing Audition Clinics, and more than 250 ongoing full season classes! Learn more by clicking on the links below.

New Season of Classes:
Schedule of Classes for 2018-19 Season

Competing Auditions:
Competing Programs Audition Flyer

K-POP Intensive:

K-POP Summer Intensive Flyer
K-POP Summer Intensive Registration Form

Summer Dance Camp / Intensive:
Summer Dance Camp / Intensive Clinic Flyer
Summer Camp / Intensive Clinic Registration Form

Rockette-Style Dance Workshop:
Precision Dance Workshop NYC Rockette-Style
Email fusionexercise33@gmail.com to sign up

Call us at (949) 737-5151 or email us for more information.

There’s More to Celebrate this Summer!

Summer Party at Woodbridge Village Center

FOCUS is so excited to announce a Summer Party in our very own courtyard! Come to the grand opening of the renovated Woodbridge Village Center on Saturday, July 28, noon to 4 p.m.Come join FOCUS, the Woodbridge Village businesses, and the Woodbridge community in celebrating the new gorgeous Center!

FOCUS Competing Dancers Celebrated at Dave & Busters

Sooo much fun was had by all at the FDC competing dancer celebration at Dave & Busters! The day was filled with a yummy buffet, an awards presentation, a cotton candy station, a photo booth, a candy “bar,” and Dave & Busters games, games, and more games!

Big hugs and thank you to our FDC Celebration fearless leaders Parent Club Co-Presidents Naomi Dove and June Selvan, and their volunteer team and contributors, Kari Armstrong, Jamie Brandt, Lauren Goeres Hill, Kristy Richardson, Yvette Hernandez, Payson Lederman, Rehka Dhannaj, and Kalyan Kodali!

For more fun, giggle-producing photos, visit our Facebook page and enjoy!

CAMP INTENSIVE

We have been having a great week at  FOCUS TINY DANCER CAMP and DANCE WORKSHOP AND INTENSIVE 2018!

Join the fun and training all week long from our amazing teachers in the industry!

Not Registered? Weekly, Day and Per Class Rates Available.

 

Train Like a Rockette with an Exclusive Workshop at FOCUS

Class and feedback are given by Master Teacher Rhonda Kaufman Malkin, a former Rockette.

WHEN: Sunday, August 26, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
WHERE: FOCUS Dance Center in Irvine
COST: $150 per Dancer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come take advantage of this unique opportunity to train with former Rockette Rhonda Kaufman Malkin in this V.I.P. workshop! Experience jazz warm-up, precision jazz, precision tap, and kickline routines, plus individualized feedback at the end of the workshop to help guide you on your Rockette experience.

About Rhonda Kaufman Malkin

 

Rhonda Kaufman Malkin is the owner/director of Fusion Exercise, Inc., and Professional Dance Coaching, and has been training and teaching dancers nationally and internationally for almost 25 years. As a highly successful professional dancer in Los Angeles and New York City for over 17 years, Rhonda maintains a high level of professionalism and expectation for all of her dance students.

Learn more about the amazing Rhonda Kaufman Malkin 

Space is limited, so sign up now by emailing fusionexercise33@gmail.com for this precision dance workshop in the style of the NYC Rockettes.

The 15th Annual FOCUS Gala Was a Magical Night!

What an enchanting and fun-filled evening the Gala party was for all the dancers, parents, and choreographers. It was a spectacular event with a red carpet arrival (and red carpet fans), photo booth, appetizers, choreographer presentation, awards, delicious dinner, dancing, and more, held at the elegant posh TwentyEight restaurant in Irvine–all to celebrate and honor the successful competing dancers and choreographers!

Here are just some of the many attendees who dressed up and came out to celebrate:

Thank you to the outstanding Gala organizers under the direction of the FOCUS Co-Presidents Naomi Dove and June Selvan!

A HUGE SHOUT-OUT to Naomi Dove, June Selvan, Aarti Jain Cadin, Heidi Chin, Kristi Grant, and Ju Chang, for creating such an extraordinary and fun, memory-filled event! We so appreciate all the many hours, TLC, and love you put into creating and organizing this spectacular evening celebration!

 

 

Happy First Birthday to FOCUS at Our New Location!

Happy First Birthday to FOCUS at Our New Location!
It’s hard to believe it has been a year since we made the move to our amazing new location with such a beautiful state-of-the-art facility, wonderful new and returning dancers, and a fresh and fun atmosphere at the Woodbridge Village Center!
Remember this ribbon cutting last July 5?
Well, there’s more to come…
Our Sweet 16th is coming up on September 9th!
We look forward to celebrating with you and we cherish our inspiring shared dance journey!

 

 

Summer Programs and New Season Begin July 9!

FOCUS Summer Workshops, Dance Camps, Intensives, Competing Audition Clinics, and more than 250 ongoing full season classes are starting next week. It’s not too late to sign up and be part of the dance and fitness experience for everyone from beginner to advanced and from tiny dancer to adult!

 

Check it all out at the links below, and come join the fun. We can’t wait to see you at FOCUS!

Schedule of Classes for 2018-19 Season
Competing Programs Audition Flyer

K-POP Summer Intensive Flyer
K-POP Summer Intensive Registration Form

Summer Dance Camp / Intensive Clinic Flyer
Summer Camp / Intensive Clinic Registration Form

Musical Theatre Workshop Flyer
Musical Theatre Workshop Registration at:  www.broadwayartsstudio.com

Call us at (949) 737-5151 or email us for more information.

Thank You for Supporting All Our FOCUS Dancers at the Honors Performance!

What a magical week of dance it was at the Barclay Theatre! Thank you to all of our outstanding and supportive audience members for coming out to watch the FOCUS dancers while they shared their hard work, accomplishments, and talents from their season of training, through the art of performance.

Here’s to our coordinators and volunteers for the outstanding backstage help in keeping everything running so smoothly for the dress rehearsals and concerts. Their dedication, organization, and enthusiasm created such a positive atmosphere to work in, and we are so grateful to them for giving so generously of their time, kindness, and TLC!

Thank you to the Universal and Competing dancers and teachers who were so fabulous in their presentations. Every dance created and performed was a thrilling moment that made memories to treasure. We are so proud of all our FOCUS dancers and teachers for their true dedication, commitment, teamwork, passion, and love of dance and the arts.

Last but not least, thank you to all the parents for your love and dedication to your children and your selflessness in supporting what inspires your children most, the artistry of dance and performance!

If you missed our thank yous in the Honors Performance program, please click here to read them…and check out our Facebook page for more memories captured backstage in pictures!

Join Us to Experience the Excitement of a New Season of Dance

The new season at FOCUS dance is upon us! The Honors Performance is behind us now, and we encourage you to continue moving your feet. Our new schedule of classes starts on July 9–less than two weeks away! Choose from jazz, tap, ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, tumbling, fitness, and more. If you have not registered your student for the new season, please review the schedule and stop by to register at your earliest convenience. We are happy to help you if you need assistance choosing the best classes for your child. Stop by, email us, or call us at (949) 737-5151.

K-POP Summer Intensive,  July 30 – Aug. 3

Come join the fun and have an exciting experience in our K-Pop weekly classes, starting the week of July 9, and also participate in the first-ever Summer K-POP INTENSIVE…and dance like a star!

K-Pop Intensive:

  • Learn choreography to your favorite music (mix)
  • Bond with new friends / other K-Pop fans
  • Be part of a music video project and live performance — both to be revealed on the last day!
Email us at connect@focusdance.com or call the office at 949-737-5151 to learn more.
Also join us for K-Pop weekly classes, starting the week of July 9!