Thank you for your all you do and for your love and support!
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.
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!
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.
Come check out the FOCUS GALA Concert, Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m., featuring FOCUS competitive-level dancers who will impress and entertain you with their talents, performance abilities, and captivating choreography!
Click here for the Barclay ticketing site and purchase your tickets today before the shows sell out!
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!
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:
__________New Season is July 8, 2019 – June 20, 2020
Click the link below to view the NEW Season Schedule:
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:
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:
Our teachers and staff look forward to coordinating the best classes and times for your student.
Save 20% off the cost of each Concert costume* by following these guidelines:
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!
It’s time to get your video order in for the Honors Performance Concert Series.
Just click here to place an order for a professional video capturing the memories of your dancer performing on the Barclay stage! FOCUS is proud to partner with LK Studio for a quality product and timely delivery on USB.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.
From the healing energies of Pilates, and Stretch & Conditioning to the exercise, strength, and smiles of Salsa, Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballet and more…here’s your chance to spoil mom with dance and fitness! Check out all the adult classes being offered just for Mom!
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!
|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.|
|MID-SEASON CLASSES 2019|
|Pre-Ballet 1 / 2||Tues||3:30||5 – 7||Nikki||3/5/2019|
|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.|