New Fresh Season Schedule NOW ONLINE…

REGISTER TODAY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FDC NEW SEASON SPECIAL!

NEW SEASON SPECIAL: Enroll in classes between NOW and September 30th to receive:

50% OFF SEPTEMBER TUITION – NO registration Fee – and 2 FREE CLASS PASSES!

Must be active to use FREE CLASS PASS. Deadline for using class pass(es) expires December 2020

View our Interactive Schedule here!

Click here to register.

On-line/Parent Portal Registration will be available beginning September 1st!

New Creative Teaching techniques to inspire, challenge, and build mental and physical, wellness. Quarterly Showcases highlighting class progress throughout the 2020.21 Season and so much more…

Do you need assistance in choosing your dancer(s) class(es)?  Give us a call at 949.737.5151 and one of our Customer Service Specialists will be happy to assist you.

We look forward to hitting the dance floor for the 2020-2021 Season, starting in September virtually, as well as for individual in-person privates AVAILABLE NOW!

Click here for the Season 2020.21 Virtual and Hybrid plans due to the pandemic.

Announcing Remote Center for Distance Learning

For parents who work outside the home and have the challenge of having their kids distance learning for school… here’s a great solution and great deal offered by by FDC, Remote Center for Distance Learning.

Conveniently located in Woodridge Shopping Center in Irvine, only 36 spots offered with adult supervision to ensure safety and to practice social distance learning.

For additional detailed information please call us at 949.737.5151 or email connect@focusdance.com.

Unite with FOCUS!

Nikki Hester, one of our fabulous dance instructors modeling FOCUS & I United mask.

FOCUS Dance Center firmly believes in the unity of a community in support of a common cause that makes us strong. Join FOCUS in supporting First Responders in efforts to suppress COVID-19.

Above masks are $10 each and available for purchase with 100% of the proceeds donated to UCI Medical Center for necessary medical supplies in our fight against COVID-19.

To purchase, please contact 949 737 5151 or email connect@focusdance.com

Unite with FOCUS and together we’ll be stronger!

Tips from Monie…Give Yourself a Break

Monie and Sky

Dear Friend,

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…

Monie

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

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’s INFECTIOUS DISEASE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN

Building Adjustments for COVID-19

  • Hospital-grade MERV-13 filtering system has been installed on our four AC units.
  • We have maximized outdoor air circulation on our four AC units to improve building ventilation.
  • Air conditioning thermostats are being kept at a responsible temperature to decrease the spread of COVID-19.
  • We are currently researching UV Air purifier being installed in each dance studio.
  • Our Cleaning Company is using CDC recommended sanitizing products for COVID-19 daily.
  • Plexiglass has been installed at the front desk.
  • Cleaning Tray for wiping off dance shoes before dancing.
  • CDC recommended sanitizing products being used hourly for cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and dance floors.
  • All dance studio doors will be left open for maximized ventilation.

Safety measures for Clients, dancers, and employees

  • Physical Distancing will be practiced.
  • Required masks are for all clients, dancers, and employees per Irvine City requirements as of June 13th.
  • Face masks are being provided to all employees.
  • Frequent handwashing required.
  • Home Self-screening required for all clients, dancers, and employees before they arrive at FOCUS Dance Center.
  • FOCUS to conduct daily health checks with Non-touch thermometers of everyone before entering the building.
  • Anyone with a temperature of 100 or higher, will not be allowed in the Studio.
  • Personally assigned phone headsets have been provided for all Office Team, for the hands-free answering of phones.
  • Faculty will Line up kids for exiting studios after each class.
  • Employees and Faculty will disinfect all workstations keyboards, door handles, dance floors, and dance barres.

Health Measures for Employees

  • Sick employees need to stay home:
  • Employees, who have symptoms will notify their supervisor and stay home.
  • Sick employees will need to follow the CDC-recommended steps. Employees should not return to work until the criteria to discontinue home isolation are met, in consultation with healthcare providers.
  • Employees who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should notify their supervisor and follow CDC recommended precautions.
  • All employees wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or to use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available. Inform employees that if their hands are visibly dirty, they should use soap and water over hand sanitizer.
  • Key times for employees to clean their hands include:
    • Before and after each class
    • Before and after breaks
    • After blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After using the restroom
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • After putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • After all the above precautions have been taken, and In the case, someone in the building is found to be sick with COVID-19, we will take immediate measure to isolate the person, contact their parents and take actions in closing down for 24 hours to do a thorough CDC approved sanitizing of the entire building, and contact all that were in the class or in the studio at the same time as the infected person.

Health Measures for Clients and Dancers

  • Customers who have symptoms need to stay home.
  • Please notify us if you or your dancer show symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Customers who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 should follow CDC recommended precautions.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, or use the inside of their elbow. Throw used tissues into no-touch trash cans and immediately wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid using others’ phones, and equipment, when possible. Clean and disinfect them before and after use.
  • All clients and dancers wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or to use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Key times for clients and dancers to clean their hands include:
    • Before and after each class
    • Before and after breaks
    • After blowing their nose, coughing, or sneezing
    • After using the restroom
    • Before eating or preparing food
    • After putting on, touching, or removing cloth face coverings
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

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

Three Award-Winning FOCUS Competing Programs!

Are you new to FOCUS, missed our auditions, and interested in competing? Would you like to know more about our three award-winning programs?

Come be inspired and challenged to start your FOCUS Competition journey today!
Here are just a few of our competing dancers and choreographers celebrating their successes at competitions and conventions!

One of our dancers celebrating her amazing win at competition with one of our competing teachers!
Dancers congratulating their friend on his success at dance convention!
More outstanding FOCUS dancers celebrating their first overall win
at competition with their teacher!
Life-long friendships that are created from being part of FOCUS competing!

FOCUS offers three award-winning competing programs:

  • “FOCUS Company” for the Intermediate/advanced dancer
  • “Club FOCUS” for the Beginning/Intermediate dancer
  • Competition Starter Program for the beginner
Each program is designed to give professional dance training, while building self-confidence, teamwork, determination, responsibility, commitment, a fulfilling dance experience, and life long friendships.
Questions? Email us at connect@focusdance.com, and let your competition journey begin!

And check out one of our outstanding award-winning competing groups here!

ABT National Training Curriculum Brings New Dress Code

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.

Last Call for Summer Programs and Competition Make-up Auditions!

WORKSHOP/INTENSIVE August 12 – 16
Ages 7 – Adult
Levels beginning through advanced!
9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Monday starts at 8:30 a.m.)

MAKE-UP AUDITIONS FOR COMPETING August 12 – 16
Intensive 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
(Monday starts at 8:30 a.m.)

AUDITIONS held in the evenings during competing blocks classes.

Contact connect@focusdance.com for more information on our Intensive, and on our make-up auditions for Competing Companies and Club FOCUS!

Click here for more details.