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We deeply understand how unbelievably challenging this time is for everyone in regard to all aspects of your lives.
We here at FOCUS are committed to bringing some consistency back to the dancers by offering Virtual lessons and the opportunity to reconnect the dancers with their teachers and friends, offer some structure to their days, and enjoy the fun of dance and fitness. With these virtual classes, we will be able to help keep our teachers doing what they love most, our doors open to the community through virtual steaming, and our dancers working on their concert dances while improving their skills and having fun. Below you will find the instructions to attend your regularly scheduled class on the same day and time you currently have been attending, but now from the safety of your own home.
We appreciate everyone’s patience in the first couple of weeks while we fine-tune any issues that might arise since this is uncharted territory for us all. We will have Tech standing by via phone to assist anyone who has questions or needs any assistance. We are also reaching out to the entire dance community with some additional free instructive dance videos on our social media sites from some of our popular teachers for those who are not in a position to reconnect with their FOCUS teacher(s), classmates and the curriculum they are training in.
We are committed to doing all we can to help “flatten the curve” while still bringing some normalcy to all our amazing FOCUS Families. Also, we want to send a heartfelt thank you for all the incredible outpouring of support we have received from our clients and the concern for our recovery from this challenge.
INSTRUCTIONS TO CONNECT TO YOUR VIRTUAL CLASSES
Option 1 (for Phones or devices):
Option 2 (for Computers):
Click on the link from your computer or laptop and follow the steps below:
ZOOM FOR WINDOWS
ZOOM FOR MACOS
Open your download folder
Run the installer
Click on the link sent to your e-mail or copy and paste the link into the browser
Links to your virtual classes(es) will be coming (via e-mail) in the next couple of days!
To all our FOCUS Families,
To ensure the safety and social distancing of all of our dancers, faculty and staff, FOCUS will be taking a break from in-person classes and working to create virtual class opportunities for our clients.
Starting Monday, March 16th we will take a break from in-person group classes, and beginning Monday, March 23rd offering virtual classes to clients online during their regularly scheduled times. This will allow all or competing and universal dancers to continue enjoying the art of dance while staying fit and having fun. All our classes will be offered virtually through Zoom, an online app. Stand by for more information to come. Our office will continue to stay open for limited hours each day as usual during these weeks.
Free unlimited makeups for all missed classes for our currently enrolled dancers will be extended indefinitely.
For our Universal students who remain enrolled for the month of April, we will offer our summer workshops and dance camps to them at 50% off.
For our Competing Dancers, we are assessing how to handle our choreography rehearsals. Stay tuned on Whats-app for updates.
We will continue to offer in-person and virtual privates and semi-privates to those interested. You can contact the office to set these up with the instructor of your choice.
We will continue to monitor the situation as things change, and if all goes well we hope to offer in-person classes once again beginning April 6th once Schools are back in session. Please email or call with any questions. We will continue to provide detailed information on the options above. Thank you.
We will continue to communicate with everyone through email and as always through FOCUS Talk Newsletter. If you are not receiving FOCUS Talk, please click the link below to add your name and email address. https://FOCUSTalk_Newsletter
Monie Adamson, Owner
Sharon Willard, Administrative Director
FOCUS Dance Center
In addition to FOCUS Dance Center’s ongoing summer classes… Join us for these amazing SUMMER DANCE CAMPS & INTENSIVES! Industry professionals and FOCUS Faculty will challenge and inspire each dancer – regardless of their level of ability!
Take advantage of EARLY BIRD Discount! Complete registration by May 1, 2020, to receive $50 off*.
Restrictions apply: Cannot be combined with any other offers. Choose between Early Bird or Sibling discounts. Multiple camp discounts may be applicable. No applicable discounts are available for Audition Clinics.
FOCUS offers classes for ages 18 and above! We have Pilates, Pilates reformer, tap, jazz, ballet, plus numerous pure technique classes and so much more for your fitness and self-improvement. Check out the exclusive list of adult classes below, and an exciting challenge to get your fitness on, and/or click the link below for a list of all FOCUS classes!
During this magical time of year, FOCUS is wishing everyone lots of love-filled, giggle-filled holidays!
A fun tip for enjoying this hustle and bustle time…give yourself a break and don’t stress or sweat it if you indulge a little. Just get back on the healthy track in January! Set up your New Year’s resolutions in advance, and you’ll feel better knowing you have a game plan set up and waiting.
Sincerely & with Smiles…
The holiday season is here and FOCUS is filled with gratitude for all our students!
Please note that FOCUS will be on break from December 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020. Classes will resume on January 6, 2020.
To those joining us for the first time in January, welcome to the FOCUS Family! To those returning in January, we look forward to welcoming you back! Thank you for all your commitment, passion, love for dance, and for making FOCUS your home away from home. It is your presence and positive energy that makes it a special place indeed. We celebrate all of you this season and always, and appreciate your wonderful FOCUS Family team spirit and kindness.
See you in 2020 for more fun and memory-making!
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.
The FIT and FOCUS Gift Certificates are the perfect way to wrap up a gift that brings health and wellness to those you care about! Available in any amount you choose.
Simply stop by the FOCUS Office and start your shopping today!
Want to use your AMEX for tuition?
Log in to your parent portal update your credit card or stop by the front desk. We’ll be happy to help!
Starting now, purchase a Fitness Challenge Class Card (10 visits) at the regular price of $200, complete the card by January 31, 2020, and earn a FREE Class Card (10 visits) for the month of February 2020. See the FOCUS front desk for additional information and to join the challenge!
Must be 18 and older to participate. Cards not transferable. Applies to Fitness Challenge Class Card only. Restrictions apply. Offer expires Jan. 31, 2020.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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…
We can’t wait for you to come drop-in, and see what all the excitement is about!
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.
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.
FOCUS Concert Series 2020 costume measuring has finished! You still have a few days left to place your costume order and save $5. Place and purchase or order for the FOCUS Concert Series by October 31st to take advantage!
Regular price starting November 1 and prices go up starting December 1!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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….
FOCUS is honored to be part of the prestigious ABT National Training Curriculum. As part of this program, there is a required dress code for class and student examinations.
We are pleased to announce the customized required dress code for the new ballet program is available exclusively at The FIT Dance and Activewear store at FOCUS.
How to get started…
Come to FOCUS and be assessed in your ballet class, receive confirmation of proper level placement, then purchase your leotard at “The FIT,” located in the FOCUS lobby.
For your convenience, The FIT also carries all tights, shoes, and other dance wear needs for all your favorite dance styles, from Jazz to Tap, Hip-Hop, Pilates, and more.
Calling all competing dancers and their parents, too! Competing is not just memory-filled moments to last a lifetime for the competing dancer, but for their parents, too!
Click here to find out what all the excitement is about and begin your inspiring competition journey today!
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.
Come celebrate your special event at FOCUS! Party with dance for your birthday, bachelorette or bachelor party, bat mitzvah, bar mitzvah, graduation, anniversary, or other special occasions! It’s a fun way to interact and enjoy lots of giggles and laughs…while dancing!
See the video of Moses’s fun FOCUS birthday party below!
FOCUS faculty are all revved up to give WOW Cards to dancers for improvements in dance classes, attendance, technique, teamwork, kindness, commitment to dance, and more!
Each WOW Card is worth a $1 Fit Buck to be used at “The Fit” dance and activewear store at FOCUS Dance Center. Fit Bucks can be used to purchase any item in stock. We are so excited to reward dancers with a WOW Card as they grow in their abilities–in class each day and on stage at the Barclay Theatre during the Honors Performance!
to use toward FOCUS tuition!
FOCUS is offering $10 off our registration fee* for new customers. You can access this great offer by downloading the new Retail Therapy App.
*New clients only. Limit one offer per person, per coupon. Coupon must be presented at time of purchase or service. Not valid with any other offer. Subject to limitations, restrictions and delivery rules. Offer valid through January 31, 2019.
It was a day filled with so much heartfelt dance, boundless energy, love, and contagious confidence building as we ramped up for four upcoming competitions in Southern California.We hope you can come cheer on FOCUS at these wonderful competitions, so stand by for more information as we get closer to the dates!
Let us help you renew your energy, strength, and spirit. Come restore, build friendships, and embrace the joy of exercise.
There something at FOCUS for every age and level. Let’s get your positive dance, fitness, or karate vibes started today!