Tips from Monie…Holiday Season is Here!

Many of us consider Thanksgiving to be the quintessentially American holiday. It marks the beginning of our “holiday season,” a period that lasts into winter holidays and through New Year’s Day. I love this season!

Especially it’s so appropriate as we celebrate our Veterans on November 11 for the sacrifice they’ve made to keep us protected, I feel being thankful and expressing my gratitude is such an important part of being happy in life. Finding even a small way to thank others for their generosity, friendships, support or even reminding ourselves just how much we have to be thankful for can be rewarding year-round.

I hope as you get busy, preparing for your holiday festivities and gatherings, you can find some time to reflect and be thankful for all the blessings we have around us. It can be so easy to take things for granted, let’s make sure our loved ones know how much we appreciate them this season!

Smiles…

Monie

It’s the FOCUS Holiday Wishing Tree!

Bring in your own holiday/Christmas card, and/or fill out a wishing card, provided by FOCUS, at the front desk and be entered to win a $100.00 gift card to The FIT. Your card and/or wish will be hung proudly on the FOCUS wishing tree for all to enjoy and help ring in the holidays!

No purchase necessary!

Random drawing for one (1) winner will be held on December 18th. Winner will be announced on the December 23rd newsletter. The FIT gift certificate worth $100 will be awarded to the winner, valid for one year from the date of issue only at The FIT, cannot be exchanged for cash and is non-transferable.

NEW at The FIT

Come check out new FDC logo wear. New tanks in mauve, heather grey, and white, soft and light, perfect for that stylish “I just threw this on…” cute, comfortable, and functional look for your dance class.

And the perfect mate to throw on after your class is our new hoodies in dark grey, white and of course ever popular black.

Get yours today!

Time to Get Cozy! On Sale NOW

FDC Logo Flannels Priced to Sell

FOCUS logo flannels are now $10 (+ tax) for a Limited Time ONLY! Perfect for a light cover in California winter! Pick out your flannels before they’re gone!

Keep Your Toes Toasty!

Capezio Glam Booties are 20% off starting today! They are hot and they won’t last long at this price, come get yours before it’s too late!

WE’RE ADDING NEW AND EXCITING CLASSES EVERY WEEK! SPECIAL FOCUS CLASS OFFER FOR KIDS & ADULTS!

FOR NEW FOCUS STUDENTS:
Enroll in one or more of the classes below, and or any of the 250 additional classes FOCUS offers, (Click here for a listing of classes www.focusdancecenter.com/classes/ ) and receive a 20% off coupon for 1 item from “The FIT” Dance and Activewear!

FOR CURRENT FOCUS STUDENTS:

Enroll in one or more of the classes below (in addition to your current class schedule) and receive a 20% off coupon for 1 item from “The FIT” Dance and Activewear as well!

Offer cannot to be combined with any other offers. Offer expires November 9, 2019.

Tips from Monie…Positive Thinking Is a Way of Life

With a positive attitude, we experience pleasant and happy feelings. This brings brightness to the eyes, more energy, and happiness. Our whole being broadcasts goodwill, happiness, and success. Even our health is affected in a beneficial way. We walk tall, our voice is more powerful, and our body language shows the way we feel.

Positive thinking is contagious! We affect and are affected by the people we meet, in one way or another. This happens instinctively and on a subconscious level, through words, thoughts and feelings, and through body language.

Is it any wonder that we want to be around positive people, and prefer to avoid negative ones? Stay positive and spread good vibes, it’s good for the soul…

Smiles,

Monie

Cheer/Pom Prep Class is this weeks’ highlight!

We can’t wait for you to come drop-in, and see what all the excitement is about!

Check out our very own Faculty member Gem, who is also a Rams Cheerleader! 

This class is filled with all the moves and techniques of being a cheerleader or member of the dance team! A perfect way to get ready for school cheer try-outs, dance team, or take it just for fun. Come get your cardio workout, build arm and upper body strength with pom-poms and learn the Cheer/Jazz styled choreography all the cheerleaders and dance team members are performing at all those special schools and sports events. 

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Save the Date June 15-20, 2020

Preparations are in the works, for the Prestigious FOCUS Concert Series “Honors Performance”

Dancers get ready to take a much-deserved Bow!

Season 2019-2020 FOCUS Concert Series Honors Performance will be held at the Irvine Barclay theatre June 15 through June 20, 2020, and presents all FOCUS dancers who completed their season of training! You will witness all the tenacity and hard work these performers put in through the season to earn the honor and prestige of participating in this outstanding Concert Series. Along with the sheer entertainment of our students’ performance, they will showcase their growing confidence, strong and poised athleticism, perseverance, unique individuality and appreciation for teamwork FOCUS instill in them.

It takes quite the courage to walk out and just stand in front of an audience. It takes even more courage and confidence to do that and perform! Our students at FOCUS do just that, all the while expressing appropriate emotions, executing intricate moves, remembering all the choreography, counting steps, stretching ever so much for the effect, and making it look effortless and having fun doing it.

Please join us and celebrate their accomplishments! The performers will be praised and honored and receive a Certificate of Participation for their hard work throughout the season.

We look forward to having you join us as they take their bow.

Tips from Monie…STAY HYDRATED!

Remember to drink your water! Whether it’s hot out, just done with your dance rehearsal or it’s fall, your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly. Your body uses water to maintain its temperature, remove waste, and lubricate your joints. Water is needed for overall good health.

You should drink water every day because water is best for staying hydrated. Most people have been told they should drink 6 to 8, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. That is a reasonable goal. However, different people need different amounts of water to stay hydrated. Most healthy people can stay well hydrated by drinking water and other fluids whenever they feel thirsty. As a dancer and athlete, you may need more water.

Remember to keep that water bottle full and close!

Smiles,

Monie

NEW FOCUS Logo Wear + Unicorn Snot

Unicorn Snot is made with Cosmetic-Grade Glitter! Highlight your inner unicorn with a one-of-a-kind cosmetic that was never meant to blend in. Unicorn Snot Lip Gloss gives your smile an extra sparkle while on stage or just taking a stroll.

  • Shine. Holographic, cosmetic grade glitter
  • Scent. Cotton candy-scented
  • Smooth. Lightweight, non-sticky formula

No Unicorns Harmed. This product is proudly made vegan and cruelty-free.

Shine in NEW FOCUS logo wear!

A lightweight cropped hoodie in white, grey and black along with new FOCUS logo t-shirts are among new FOCUS logo wear available for purchase at The FIT.

They are priced to sell, get yours today!

Tip from Monie…Start your day with a feel-good stretch!

What better way to get the day started, than to stretch those arms above your head, and stretch your legs, point those toes and let out a big yawn, and those feel-good sounds! Next, flex your feet, point your feet, then rotate your feet in a circle to wake up those ankles! Don’t forget to twist your lower body with your right leg bent over the left leg (while lying flat on your back), hold it for 2 counts of 8, and repeat on the other side, all before getting out of your soft comfy bed! Now you’re ready to go and start your day! 

Smiles,

Monie

You’re Getting Measured!

Prep for FOCUS Concert Series 2020 is in full swing! Be sure to make your classes to get measured for your performance in June 2020, now through October 26th. And remember to place and purchase or order for the FOCUS Concert Series by October 31st to receive $5 off!

Regular price starting November 1st and prices go up starting December 1st!

Take advantage before it’s too late!

Meet Dante….

A popular instructor, Dante Lara has been teaching Tap for over five years at FOCUS. His passion for tap dancing shines through in his classes here at FOCUS. Dante instructs the art of tap to all ages and levels.

Dante is based in both NY and L.A. and has been seen in performing in nightclubs, major music festivals, jazz clubs, restaurants, corporate events, hotels, videos, and on TV. A graduate of Chapman University with a BA in Theatre Arts, Dante earned his SAG card at age seven and has been performing professionally ever since.

“My mission is to spread Tap Dancing to new audiences and to inspire everyone – especially the next generation of dancers – to sign up for classes, and explore this wonderful, musical dance form.”

Dante will keep your toes tapping….

FDC K-POP is Daebak!

Jr. K-POP, K-POP for Adults also Available!
 K-POP (an abbreviation of Korean pop or Korean popular music) is a musical genre consisting of electronic, hip hop, pop, rock, and R&B music originating in South Korea. 

At FOCUS we offer Jr. K-POP, K-POP for 7 and up, as well as Adult K-POP! It’s a great way to stay in shape, keep up with the music trends and build self-confidence while having a blast. 

Daebak is a typical slang in K-POP lingo. Similar to the English expression “jackpot.” Daebak has also taken on the more general meaning of “awesome” or “amazing.” You can use this phrase to describe everything from a great party to a tasty meal or even in a situation where you’re shocked or surprised!

There’s nothing shocking or suprising here, our students are DAEBAK!!!!

See all your choices for classes here!

CELEBRATE YOUR INNER BEAUTY!

FDC National Inner Beauty Day 2019

October 7th is National Inner Beauty Day. The goal is to celebrate the exceptional core qualities of the human spirit that we often overlook – inner beauty. We all have a story, a passion that expresses who we are as individuals and our inner beauty strengthens as we embrace it without filtering it through someone else’s definition of beauty.

My inner beauty is my passion to nurture growing dancers to give them the freedom to express themselves and challenge their own creative spirit. Find your inner beauty and I hope you celebrate your beautiful inner-self with love!

Smiles,

Monie

GET YOUR COSTUMES EARLY AND SAVE!

TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR HONORS PERFORMANCE COSTUME for the FOCUS Concert Series! SPECIAL for Universal students $5 off regular price of $95 Order and pay on or before October 31, 2019 and Save! Regular price starting November 1 and prices go up starting December 1! Take advantage before it’s too late!

TIME TO PURCHASE YOUR HONORS PERFORMANCE COSTUME for the FOCUS Concert Series 2020!

SPECIAL for Universal students $5 off regular price of $95. Order and pay on or before October 31, 2019 and Save!

Regular price starting November 1 and prices go up starting December 1!

Take advantage before it’s too late!