FDC Blog:
Extracurricular Activities are Important to College Applications


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

  • Official Transcript/Class Rank
  • Essay/Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Community Service/Outside Learning Opportunities
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Preparing for an Interview
  • List of Extracurricular Activities

This is of course a partial list above, with more elements required depending on the college.




Our Stunning Soph

We are so excited to celebrate our competitive graduating seniors who have persevered through all the challenges and demands of their high school’s strenuous scholastic and demanding requirements, while successfully balancing the commitments of the Competitive FOCUS Dance Program. Please enjoy this three-part series where we highlight our three graduating Company Seniors to share a glimpse into the amazing people they are and will continue to be as they pursue this next amazing chapter in their lives.

Sophia Chung. She started dancing at age 9 and joined us at FOCUS at age 9.

Favorite Styles of Dance:
Lyrical & Jazz

Favorite FOCUS Memory:
“So many but either the dressing room decorating & games at the Barclay during Concert, or late night “Till Now” rehearsals with Wesley Willard 🐶”

“I started out at FOCUS as a Universal Dancer who none of the teachers knew, scared to take a Jazz 2 & looking up to the Senior Company. Now 9 years later to be so close to the faculty, comfortable at the studio, & a Senior Company member myself makes all the commitment & time at FOCUS so worth it. I’ll miss every memory & person I met at FOCUS, but will always be grateful because it made me who I am today.” — @tissophiaa 

Sophia will be spending 8 years in Providence; 4 years at Brown University and 4 years at Alpert Medical School in a combined Medical Program to fulfill her goal of becoming a doctor 🤩

Sophia also plans to join a Dance/Theater Program at Brown 😍

Our stunning Sophia is bright, responsible, loyal, and gorgeous inside & out — she works incredibly hard, gracefully excels at everything she pursues, & truly takes care of those she loves. We are so proud of her & will miss her very much. WE LOVE YOU SOPH 💕

FOCUS has received MANY inquiries and we are excited to announce that we are launching our new Competition Starter Program for 4–6-year-olds! 
We are so excited for a chance to allow your littles to dip their toes into the competition world, giving them a chance to compete, perform and train under our wonderful faculty team! 
For more information about this wonderful, fulfilled opportunity and if you are interested in finding out more, please contact or call at 949.737.5151

Summer is almost over, school is back in session, and it may be hard to believe, but It is now time to pay for your participation and costume in your May 6th 2023 Spring Concert Series!

There is a special limited promotional rate available now for the 2023 Spring Concert Series costumes but at LAST YEARS’ RATES!!!

Limited time through September and new rates will apply beginning October 1st.

Take advantage and get started NOW!

Happy Birthday to Our Dazzling SEPTEMBER Birthdays 
at FOCUS Dance Center!

Is your name on this list? We want to wish you a
 very happy birthday and to celebrate you! 

YOU are entitled to 10% off all items at The FIT!* 
Treat yourself and have a great birthday month!
Lili Bazargan, Alexia Adeli, Stella Anderson, Shireen Aslam, Mia Bracha, Grace Bussell, Brendan Chan, Kinsley Chang, , Ashley Chen, Christine Cho, Ava Dibellonia, Ronnie Fang, Beatriz Faza, Nyree Frazier, Lexie Gong, Amit Goor, Ava Gray, Penelope Grzegorczyk, Yesara Gunawardana, Coco Hamilton, Hillary Jun, Celine Kusemy, Isabella Lilly, Kaitlyn Ma, Mark Mai, Naomi Miranda, Alena Ovechkina, Sofia Peres, Melanie Roberts, Emma Rubin, Julienne Taylor, Ragi Fatima Virador, Lovette Vo, Sydney Wertman, Haley Yamanaka, Enoch Zeng

Valid ONLY for the month of your birthday. Your name must be listed. Not to be combined with any other offers. Not valid on Competing products. Please contact us if you don't see your name on the list and feel it should be there.

We want to thank each and everyone supporting Local Small Businesses during this pandemic. It has been an interesting road traveled, to say the least. With the light at the end of the tunnel, we are hopeful to gain more solid ground as we move forward.

During this transitional time, we are asking for your support in keeping Local Small Businesses, like us FOCUS Dance Center, sustainable.

Thank you and we appreciate all you do!

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