FOCUS New Season Classes Begin Monday, July 8!

All non-competing Universal Classes are on break June 10 – July 7. New season classes begin Monday, July 8. During break, the FOCUS office will be open for registration so you can come in and register if you haven’t already.

Office Hours During Break
(June 10 – July 6): 

Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Regular Office Hours
(starting July 8):

Mondays-Fridays: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

New Season Registration Is Now Open!


 

Sign up NOW to ensure your spot in your favorite FOCUS class(es) with your favorite FOCUS teacher(s) for the new season. FOCUS looks forward to helping you find the dance, fitness, and karate classes to meet your unique needs.

Please see “Reminders” for FOCUS office hours during break and normal office hours, and come in today!

Don’t Miss the FOCUS Honors Performances this Week!

Honors Performance Concerts Start this Wednesday

Please come join us for our Concert Series, Wednesday, June 12, through Saturday, June 15, and let our dancers WOW you with their accomplishments while celebrating FOCUS’ “Sweet 16th” Year! Each show is unique in content, and entertaining and appropriate for everyone age 3 and older!

Tickets are selling fast, so please buy your tickets today here.

Say “Congratulations” with Flowers!

THE FOCUS HONORS PERFORMANCE CONCERT SERIES IS JUST WEEKS AWAY!! Flowers are such a wonderful way to say congratulations after your dancer performs on the Barclay stage! Check out the information below to find out how to take advantage of our wonderful flower purchasing service being provided for your convenience at Concert time!

Just click the link below to order flowers now, and enjoy the convenience of picking up your bouquet and paying at the Barclay Theatre on your dancer’s concert day!

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

 

 

For Memorial Day…

We remember those who have been selfless in their sacrifices to keep us all safe here in America! We send a huge “thank you” to the men and women who have served and are serving our country!

A friendly reminder that FOCUS will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

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!

Concert Tickets Are Selling Out Fast!


Did you buy your tickets to the FOCUS Honors Concert Series at the Barclay yet? Don’t wait until it’s too late! The Concerts are such fun and beautiful showcases of talent and entertainment with all of the amazing FOCUS dancers sharing their hard work and receiving their Honors Performance certificates! The most heartwarming of all is watching them as they come out at the end of the Concert to take a much-deserved bow! 

Don’t Forget to Plan for Summer!

FOCUS is taking registration for all Summer Programs NOW! Can’t wait to see you shine in dance and fitness in one of our workshops, intensives, or audition clinics in the morning and early afternoon!

 

Calling ALL dancers of ALL ages and ALL levels: 
Come enjoy one of our fun and exhilarating Summer Camps or Intensives, designed to enhance your dance experience. Come create new friendships, train with industry guest teachers and FOCUS faculty professionals, and start your memory-making summer of dance today!

Calling ALL competitive dancers:
Come increase your joy and passion for dance with the Intensive/Audition! Break the boundaries and experience the confidence-building, teamwork, and challenge of competing this summer at FOCUS!

Dance styles include: Jazz, Tap, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Acro, Audition Technique, and more.

Dates and times are listed below.

Click here for the Summer Programs Registration Form with rates, and register to start your summer dance experience today!

Tiny Dancer Camp
July 15 – 19
Beginning and Adv. Beginner Dancers
Ages 4 – 6
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Dance Camp and Intensive
Session #1: July 15 – 19
Session #2: August 12 – 16
Beginning through Advanced Dancers
Ages 7 – Adult
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Monday classes start at 8:30 a.m.)

Dance Intensive and Competition Audition Clinic
July 15 – 21
Semi-Intermediate through Advanced Dancers
Ages 7 – 18  (Younger dancers will need approval to attend.)

Dance Intensive and Audition Clinic
July 15 – 19 with Auditions July 20 – 21

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Those auditioning stay until 8:30 p.m.
Audition schedule for Saturday, July 20, and Sunday, July 21, to be determined.
This intensive clinic is mandatory for those who wish to audition for one of our competing groups.

Make-Up Competition Audition Clinic (One make-up date only)
This clinic is for those who missed the audition clinic in July.
August 12 – 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (Monday class starts at 8:30 a.m.)
Audition Clinic will be held in the morning during the times mentioned above.
Auditions will be held in the block classes in the evening.

 

Costumes, Hair, and Make-Up for the Honors Performance Concert Series

HAIR

All dancers (except boys) must have their hair in a low bun with no part. You will want to wet your hair, then apply gel, comb it straight back, and put it into a ponytail and then into a bun. You will also need a hairnet THAT MATCHES YOUR HAIR COLOR, which you can purchase at The FIT Dancewear store in the lobby of FOCUS. Do not use any barrettes or hair clips, only bobby pins.

To view the FREE video with a detailed breakdown of doing hair, go to FDC TV on the FOCUS website:
http://www.focusdancecenter.com/fdc-tv/

MAKE-UP: FOCUS Approved Colors

Without make-up, the bright lights on stage wash out the faces of all dancers and cause them to look as if they have flat faces and no features. This happens to the little ones, as well!  Because of this, you will need to apply some make-up to your dancing star! Even our tiny dancers need eye shadow, blush, and red lipstick.  (The wrong color lipstick can make your dancer’s lips look orange, purple, or even black on stage!) 

For your convenience, please click on the link below for eye shadow and lipstick color suggestions. Remember, what looks good on mom doesn’t necessarily look good for the dancer on stage under stage lighting.

FOCUS Honors Performance Hair and Make-Up Information

Capture Memories of Your Dancer in Costume!

Pictures will be taken Monday, June 3, through Saturday, June 8, during regularly scheduled classes at FOCUS. Though purchasing photos, is not required, it is a great opportunity to get the perfect pictures for your family photo albums, and become part of FOCUS history.

We are pleased to announce that we are working again this year with Da Silva Photography. Da Silva Photography will be coming to FOCUS to photograph each dancer during their class, and to give everyone the opportunity to get a professional solo shot, as well as a group photo of their dance in their costume with make-up already applied.

If you are interested in purchasing individual and/or group photos, Da Silva Studios is now offering  an online portal for families to pre-register for the opportunity to have individual and group photos taken without having to choose picture packages before viewing the product. This new opportunity will decrease wait times and give you more flexibility when choosing your photo package. Pre-registration will include a $25 non-refunable deposit.

ALL DANCERS need to attend classes during Photo Week and come in full costume and make-up to take the group photo even if you do not plan to purchase a photo for yourself. More information to come; don’t miss out! Competing Dance pictures will be taken during the same week.
NOTE: The Irvine Barclay Theatre doesn’t allow still photo cameras to be used in the theater. You may take pictures outside and backstage but not in the theater, so Photo Week is your perfect opportunity to get a professional photo to cherish for a lifetime!

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!

More Mid-Season Classes! You Asked, We Customized and Created!

CHECK OUT THE NEW MID-SEASON CLASSES BELOW!
Looking for something different? Just give us a call or come in and we will customize the perfect class for you! We are excited and ready to make your special dance and or fitness dreams come true!
MID-SEASON CLASSES 2019
Class Name Day Time Age Teacher Starts
Pre-Ballet 1 / 2 Tues 3:30 5 – 7 Nikki 3/5/2019
Jazz 1 Tues 4:30 7+ Nikki 4/2/2019
Tap 1 Wed 6:30 7+ Noelle 4/10/2019
Jr. HH 1 Thurs 3:30 5 – 7 Nikki 3/21/2019
Ballet 1 Thurs 4:30 7 – 11 Cheryl 3/14/2019
Hip Hop 1 Fri 4:30 9+ Samantha 3/15/2019
Creative Dance Sat 12:00 3.5 – 5 Laura Ashley 4/27/2019
Watch for more mid-season classes coming soon.