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A Brief History of Ballet


“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. During the 15th and 16th centuries the dance technique became formalized. When Italian-born aristocrat Catherine de Médicis married Henry II of France, the heart of the art moved to France with her. Catherine de Medici introduced early dance styles into court life in France.


Meet Miki...


It's not every day we get a chance to introduce one of our young students. When we heard from Miki's mom that FOCUS was the subject of one of her school projects, we were pleasantly surprised and elated!

Miki is a 9 year old FOCUS student, currently enrolled in Hip Hop 2 and Contemporary. As much as she enjoys both of her classes, Hip Hop is her favorite and has a ton of fun with her Hip Hop Instructor, Chris.

Miki, we're so glad to have you and thank you for the kind words. We're excited to be a part of your Dance Journey!

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In addition to FOCUS Dance Center’s
ongoing summer classes…

Join us for our amazing Summer Dance Programs!

Industry professionals and FOCUS faculty will challenge and inspire each dancer – regardless of their level of ability. Click on the image above to view details on our website and access 2022 Summer Program Registration form.

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Please join us to celebrate our dancers amazing achievements through out this season. They have worked hard to develop and tune their craft in the art of dance. This showcase will feature their talent and drive to entertain and inspire us all.

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