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FOCUS Talk 1.5.2023 Issue 68

Here we go again, another year and we are ready to set down some resolutions to help us improve our health and happiness. So, what can we do to ensure our new ambitious goals become part of our routine for the full year. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 12.15.2022 Issue 67

At this special time of year, we become more aware of giving, especially as we gather with family and friends to show our love and appreciation with a special gift to each other. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 12.1.2022 Issue 66

Dance is not just “kick ball change” but a multi-layered support system for mental, emotional, psychological, and physical health. This support is accomplished by the very structure of the program and the methods used to communicate and accomplish the exercises. This method creates a discipline that is then used in all aspects of one’s life. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 11.10.2022 Issue 65

Often, dance students feel as though they tried so hard, yet didn’t get the accolades or success they were expecting for their efforts. Also, when unsuccessful, we can feel overwhelmed and or lose interest, but attribute it to being too easy.  Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 10.28.2022 Issue 64

One of the biggest insights realized from the lasting effects from the pandemic is just how important small businesses are to the backbone of a community. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 10.13.2022 Issue 63

Monday, October 10th was Mental Health Day, so it seems only fitting to speak on a topic about dance, mental health and brain function. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 09.29.2022 Issue 62

In these times of heightened inclusivity awareness, the art of dance is the ultimate inclusivity! Dance programs are based in a type of creativity, and teamwork, that embraces and celebrates the unique style of each person... Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 09.16.2022 Issue 61

Athletic clothing for sports and dance helps prevent injuries, improve breathability, keep your muscles warm, wick away sweat, protect you from the elements and fuel your fitness mentality. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 09.01.2022 Issue 60

A successful college application has many elements needed to be effective, many we are aware of, including but not limited to... Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 08.18.2022 Issue 59

Sports and dance are great examples of goal setting and the results from them are not only that they help one achieve success in physical activities but also help to give us the mental skills that can then be applied throughout one’s lifetime in work, family, friendships, and love. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 08.04.2022 Issue 58

If you and or your kids did take off dance and fitness for the summer, and you’re getting ready to get back to work and school, it’s time to get back to dance and fitness too! Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 06.30.2022 Issue 57

Our hearts beat Red, White and Blue! From FOCUS Family to all of you, we wish you a Happy & Safe Fourth of July! Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 06.16.2022 Issue 56

First, it is important to clarify there are many group sports from soccer, basketball, baseball, football, etc. But competitive group sports also include dance as well. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 06.02.2022 Issue 55

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an athlete as: a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 05.19.2022 Issue 54

It is no secret that there are many parents who understand and value the many benefits of dance and fitness bring to their children. Parents are often seen selflessly providing this opportunity to their child through dance, often unaware of the secret health and wellness it offers to the parents as well! Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 05.06.2022 Issue 53

Let’s face it, as parents we want our children to succeed, however you define success. And let’s all agree we want to make sure they are best equipped to achieve their goal. Believe it or not, dance classes can help your child develop work and learning skills that will help set up your child for success for their entire life. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 04.21.2022 Issue 52

There are times as a choreographer when creating a piece of choreography can have an even greater lasting impact than could have been imagined. One of those such dances for me was “High Hopes”. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 04.08.2022 Issue 51

“Ballare.” It’s Italian which means “to dance.” And it is in Italy where the history of ballet begins. Terms such as “ballet” and “ball” originates from the word “ballare.” Ballet's origin can be traced to the Italian Renaissance, where it was just a mere court entertainment....  Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 3.24.2022 Issue 50

I believe for me the motivation began at age five when I was always dancing to music and found the connection of the two filled me up with such glee that I was forever changed! My wonderful parents recognized my love for dance and immediately signed me up for dance classes!  Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 3.10.2022 Issue 49

Inclusivity is a hot topic with many having very specific views on the subject. And how we move forward to ensure all are accepted, and welcomed. For me, inclusivity is and has always been synonymous with the art of dance, when the dancer is truly pure of heart and fully embraces the magical connection of movement/rhythm to their heart...  Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 2.17.2022 Issue 48

Stretching. It is definitely one of those things easily overlooked when it comes to working out. It’s very easy to brush it off. May be your schedule is too tight or maybe it’s because you don’t “see” the results of stretching that you don’t take it seriously enough. Knowing the benefits of stretching can help you better understand why Read more...

FOCUS Talk Issue 47

FOCUS Talk 2.3.2022 Issue 47

We're proud to introduce our very own blog! On our blog we'll be sharing relevant issues that's all dance, fitness and living the best life. We hope you enjoy and we welcome any feedback. As the saying goes, “Every cloud has a silver lining”, and wow does that ring true in a way we could have never imagined during this pandemic.  Read more...

FOCUS Talk Issue 46

FOCUS Talk 1.20.2022 Issue 46

As we navigate through the ebb and flow of this pandemic, FOCUS continues to work to provide a safe place for our students. The mental and physical wellness of our FOCUS family, staff and students, is our utmost importance. We are FOCUS because of FOCUS family. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 1.6.2022 Issue 45

Bring a friend* to class as a drop-in** and enter the drawing to win an IPod Touch. Enter as many times as you wish, just bring a friend and introduce them to the wonderful world of dance! Entrance to contest end February 28th, 2022. Drawing date to be announced. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 12.16.2021 Issue 44

Our heartfelt gratitude and best wishes for a safe and magical Holiday Season and New Year go out to all our FOCUS Families! Your generous and consistent enrollment during this pandemic has and continues to give us the support we need to conquer the challenges as the pandemic ebbs and flows. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 12.3.2021 Issue 43

We're very excited to provide a peek into our hard-working and talented students' progress to celebrate this festive season. For the safety and protection of our students and family, Winter Wonderland Showcase will be presented via Zoom. Our students will perform in studio and their family will be invited to enjoy via Zoom. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 11.18.2021 Issue 42

It's that time of the year and time is running out...Make FOCUS Dance Center and The FIT @FDC your One-Stop-Shop for the dancer(s) and workout friend (s) in your life. At FOCUS, we offer a wide range of dance and fitness classes for all ages and all the necessary clothing and accessories at The FIT @FDC. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 11.4.2021 Issue 41

It's that time of the year and time is running out...Make FOCUS Dance Center and The FIT @FDC your One-Stop-Shop for the dancer(s) and workout friend (s) in your life. At FOCUS, we offer a wide range of dance and fitness classes for all ages and all the necessary clothing and accessories at The FIT @FDC. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 10.15.2021 Issue 40

Find Your Dancer Within... Drop-in and experience many styles of dance offered at FOCUS Dance Center. Focused on mind and body wellness and health, to develop self-confidence, teamwork, and a passion for the arts, the team at FOCUS always strives for bringing out the greatest potential living Read more...

FOCUS Talk Issue 39

FOCUS Talk 10.1.2021 Issue 39

Dancing will teach skills in the art form that teaches grace, coordination, musicality, confidence, teamwork, performance, and life-long friendships. Your choice of dance styles such as Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, Jazz/Funk, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, Lyrical, Tap, Kpop, and Fitness classes are available at all levels. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 9.17.2021 Issue 38

After-school programs should provide activities that are fun and that capture the interest of students. Dancing will teach skills in the art form that teaches grace, coordination, musicality, confidence, teamwork, performance, and life-long friendships. Read more...

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FOCUS Talk 9.3.2021 Issue 37

The anticipation is great for the Refreshed Season 19, filled with inspiration, and the physical and mental wellness of dance and fitness. Talented NEW and RETURNING instructors are ready to inspire and challenge with a customized artistic and technical touch. Read more...