2017-18 Registration

As promised, below is the link for this year’s 2017-2018 Season class registration appointment system for non-competing dancers.

http://www.focusdancecenter.com/appointments/

If your student is currently enrolled in classes, you will be able to log in using the email address where you receive FOCUS emails.

If you’re new to the studio, or if we haven’t seen you in a while, please click on the ‘Click Here!’ link next to ‘New or Not Currently Enrolled Student?’ and follow the prompts.

Mid-Season Schedule

“MID-SEASON SCHEDULE”

….of classes that are NOW a part of our already fantastic on going schedule.

if you want to dance NOW then this MID-SEASON SCHEDULE is just for YOU!! This is a great time to introduce your student to the wonderful world of dance and get them prepared for our regular season which is fast approaching.

We are running our MID-SEASON SCHEDULE as a 9-week course and we welcome you to join at any time during the 9 weeks. Any classes that are missed due to late registration, illness or for whatever reason during the 9 weeks are eligible for a make-up per our regular season policy.

Classes will begin the week of April 10th and will continue though June 10th

The 9-week course will be a one-time fee of $120 and is payable upon registration. All registrations received by April 30th will receive COMPLIMENTARY registration and will not be required to pay the registration fee of $25 per student.

COME IN TO REGISTER FOR CLASS TODAY!

NEW CLASSES

TUESDAY – 3:30 Tiny Dancer Ballet – 3.5 – 6yrs.

TUESDAY – 3:30 Jazz Technique – 7 – 11yrs.

TUESDAY – 7:30 Adult Tap – 14 – Adult

FRIDAY – 5:30 Hip Hop – 7 – 12yrs.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU ALSO JOINING US IN OUR NEW LOCATION, for the New Dance Season beginning on July 5th 2017 and running thru June 2018! In the new Season, along with on going professional dance instruction, we have our end of the season concert series at the Barclay Theater to show case the progress and accomplishments of the dancers. While we are looking forward to including your dancer in our yearlong program for the upcoming 2017-2018 season beginning on July 5th 2017, in the meantime, we are looking forward to seeing you for our special Mid-Season Schedule!

Special Saturday Master Class Series With Guest Teacher Anna Morrell!

anna-morrellSATURDAYS NOVEMBER 12TH, and 19TH FUSION CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE
Int-Adv 12:00pm-1:00pm
Adv 1:00pm-2:00pm

IN IRVINE CA AT FOCUS DANCE CENTER!

SATURDAY MASTER CLASS SERIES TEACHER ANNA MORRELL
Anna Morrell is an Atlanta native living the Southern California lifestyle. She will be graduating from the University of California, Irvine this December as a Literary Journalism major and Anthropology minor. She trained with Rhythm Dance Center in Marietta, GA until she graduated from high school, assisting and teaching classes of her own until making the move to Irvine. Anna is currently dancing with Kaba Modern for their 24th season in revolutionizing hiphop dance and culture in SoCal. Some of her credits include Joyful Noise, Nigel Lythgoe’s foundation “Dizzy Feet” gala with So You Think You Can Dance, and NBA halftime shows. She seeks for endless opportunities of growth through her passion for the art of dance and hopes to embody the intent behind creative movement from dancers before her.

Tuesday Master Class Series: Shannon Willard

shannonwillardSPECIAL TUESDAY MASTER CLASS SERIES WITH GUEST TEACHER SHANNON WILLARD!
For Levels 5/6 and up…

TUESDAYS NOVEMBER 15TH 22ND 29TH CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE
Int/Adv 6:30pm-7:30pm
Int/Adv 7:30pm-8:30pm
Adv 8:30pm-9:15pm

Take advantage of all the FOCUS Master Class Series being offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays thru December 1st, and we will reward those dancers, in the future, who show they are taking their training and these opportunities seriously.

For Company Dancers not currently enrolled, this special opportunity is being given to you as well… Just pay the focus drop-in rate, and come take advantage of the classes for the weeks above…

TUESDAY MASTER CLASS SERIES TEACHER SHANNON WILLARD
Shannon Willard is a Southern California native, born and raised in Irvine, California, where she discovered her love and passion for dance at a young age. She primarily trained at FOCUS Dance Center in Irvine under Monie Adamson. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine in the spring of 2015. Shannon earned, with honors, a B.F.A. in Dance Choreography, a B.F.A. in Dance Performance, and a B.S. in Mathematics, Cum Laude. During her four years at UC Irvine, she performed as a member of Modern Dance legend Donald McKayle’s Etude Repertory Ensemble, danced in various BFA and MFA thesis projects, and choreographed for many shows, including presenting her forty minute long BFA Honors Thesis concert at the end of her senior year. During Shannon’s last two years on campus, she was the club accountant for Bare Bones Dance Theater, a student-run nonprofit organization that encourages and supports all art, but especially dance, on campus. After graduation from UCI, Shannon trained and received her certification as a Pilates instructor under Diane Diefenderfer at Studio Du Corps in Costa Mesa. In addition to her choreographic work at UCI, Shannon is currently on Faculty at FOCUS Dance Center where she teaches all levels, gives Pilates privates, and choreographs for the competitive competing program. She also teaches both Pilates private lessons and Pilates group classes at Studio Du Corps. Shannon loves inspiring today’s youth through creativity and movement, and enjoys incorporating elements of both the concert dance world and the commercial dance world in her classes and choreography.

Vivian Reach Master Classes at FOCUS Dance Center

Special Tuesday Master Class Series with guest teacher Vivian Reach!

Tuesdays October 11th, 18th, 25th, and November 1st at FOCUS Dance Center in Irvine, CA!

JAZZ/CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE
Intermediate/Advanced 6:30pm-7:30pm
Intermediate/Advanced 7:30pm-8:30pm
Advanced 8:30pm-9:15pm

Vivian Lee Reach is a second-year graduate student at the University of California, Irvine earning her MFA in Choreography. She began her colligate journey at the University of Alabama at the age of sixteen and three years later graduated summa cum laude as a Distinguished Undergraduate Scholar in Dance and Competing Technology and Applications.

During her first her of college she received Overall Winner at Panoply’s 30th Choreography Competition and Top Ten for my choreography at The Dance Awards in New York City. Since the early age of eleven she has assisted professional teachers in cities throughout the United States. She has won the title of both Overall NUVO National winner, and Overall JUMP National winner.

She has danced professionally in the company SoulEscaspe directed by Justin Giles, join Billy Bell’s Lunge Company in New York City, and was selected for the Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet summer performance directed by Benoit-Swan Pouffer in Los Angeles and his ending show performance in Dallas, Texas.

In New York City she preformed as a guest artist at Broadway Dance Center, and in the Capezio ACE Awards twice with choreography by Will Loftis and Joy Spears.

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Saleemah Knight Master Classes at FOCUS Dance Center

Saleemah Knight is coming to FOCUS Dance Center in Irvine, CA to teach Saturday class Master Series!!!

October 15th, 22nd, 29th and November 5th!
Intermediate: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Advanced: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Professor of Dance at USC Kaufman: credits include: Beyonce, The Lion King Broadway Musical, Tyrese, MTV Asia, Country Music Television and More…

Visit saleemaheknight.com for updates on upcoming masterclasses, products and more! Find Saleemah on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube

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