Week of January 14, 2019
Hello, Friend!


It’s cold outside, so be sure to come warm up with dance and fitness at FOCUS!

What's New?
Friendly reminder...

Karate starts this week at FOCUS: 
Just one more way to focus on fitness and exercise!
Tajik Karate Academy Comes to FOCUS

First class starts this WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16! Dance and karate are coming together and uniting at FOCUS to teach patience, courage, self-confidence, self-control, strength, flexibility, teamwork, concentration, and fitness for kids and adults.

Karate brings families together in a safe and positive environment, just like the art of dance and fitness!

For more information on taking karate classes at FOCUS, visit the Tajik Karate website:

Event Parties Now Available at FOCUS!
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 occasion! It’s a fun way to interact and enjoy lots of giggles and laughs...while dancing!
Class Notes
Lots of Fun and Smiles
from Tiny Dancers Last Friday!

It was so much fun connecting with new tiny tots in sharing the happiness of dance together last Friday!

Thank you Irvine Mom’s Network for working hand-in-hand with FOCUS at the wonderful Woodbridge Village Center last Friday (Jan. 11)! And thank you to all of those who participated in this fun event; we were delighted to welcome you to FOCUS!

For those who were unable to join us for smiles and dance, there is still time for tiny tots to come join and be a part of the happiness in the classes listed below!

Creative Dance 
Tuesdays, 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Jump Start Dance
Mondays, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Morning Pre-Ballet 1
Wednesdays, 10 a.m.

More Pre-Ballet 1 and 250 other classes available! Click here to see our full schedule for tiny dancers.
Congratulations to All Our Outstanding Competing Dancers: Way to Shine!
More than 100 FOCUS competing dancers were beaming this past weekend at the NUVO Dance Convention, where they participated in approximately 14 hours of high-energy, challenging dance classes  taught by industry dance celebrities from "So You Think You Can Dance," Dancing with the Stars," the Broadway Stage, television, and movies. You made us so proud!

A special shout-out to the dancers who received special recognition for their efforts! Please join us in giving them a hand:

TAP Excellence “StandOut” Scholarship
  • Noah Selvan

HIP-HOP “StandOut" Scholarship 
  • Andrew Dove 
  • Hasini Gundapaneni
  • Michelle  He 
  • Mika's Toyama
  • Joliene Vicencio 

JAZZ and CONTEMPORARY “StandOut" Scholarship
  • Katelyn Chin
  • Leila Foster
  • Jonah Guzman
  • Sophia  Janji  
  • Gigi (Giovanna) Knox 
  • Rylee Richardson 
  • Ece Yildiz
  • Helena Galdino 
  • Amelia Yum
  • Isabella Yum

Faculty Choice Scholarship Awards
  • Charley Jerabek from Travis Wall
  • Kassidy Hitomi from Tucker Barkley

Scroll down below to see a sneak peak video of some of the fun moments from the Nuvo Convention

And for much much more, keep checking our Facebook page to see additional pictures and videos as they continue to be sent to us from our competing parents and dancers to post.

Kudos to Gem!

Congratulations to the Rams and to our teacher Geminise for cheering them on to success!
Congrats to All the Irvine Half Marathon Runners!

FOCUS admires all those who came out for the challenge of success in the rain! There was also so much dedication from our wonderful FOCUS team who met the challenge of the wet and cold to welcome and support all who attended this wonderful event from the FOCUS booth!
Join Urban (Hip-Hop) 
Wednesdays at FOCUS!

On Wednesdays, join Mitch Villareal in this all Genre-style (Hip-Hop) class exploring creative movement through choreography.

Techniques will be taught through groove, texture, music theory, and philosophy. You will not want to miss this mix of Hip-Hop movement class that will inspire and challenge you to greater heights! 

Get ready to discover new levels of execution, patience, and mindfulness of the body with Mitch Villareal, (irector of Outer Class Dance Company, as he teaches this amazing Urban class!

"Outer Class” is based in Orange County and was founded in June 2018. It is a fresh new Company directed and choreographed by Mitch Villareal that strives to be outside the category of what’s expected. For more information, click here.

It's Not Too Late to Participate in
the FOCUS Concert Series!

Don’t miss out…it’s not too late to give your dancer the opportunity to celebrate their year of training on stage with the rest of their dance class(es)!

The FOCUS end-of-season Concert Series (Honors Performance) held in June 2019 is gearing up with exciting preparations. It is not too late to turn in your forms and participate. Just click below for the forms needed, complete them, and hand them in at the FOCUS Office!
Check out highlights from last weekend's Nuvo Convention!
Special Offers
Win More FOCUS Bucks!
A FOCUS BUCK is special money to use toward FOCUS tuition!
Bring a new student to register for classes at FOCUS, and if they stay enrolled for at least three (3) months, you both win! Just show this offer, and current students will win $25 off their tuition after the three months, and the new student's registration fee will be waived.
Check Out Our Irvine Company Special Offer
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.
Stay Healthy Inside & Out with this Clean Juice Special Offer!

Show your FOCUS-branded attire to the cashier at Clean Juice in the Woodbridge Village Center at the time of purchase, and you'll get 10% off any $20 or more purchase.

Then save your Clean Juice receipt and get $10 off your FOCUS registration fee if you register the same day. 

It’s a perfect way to stay healthy and hydrated while enjoying fun fitness, workouts, and dance classes at FOCUS all year round! 
Happy Birthday to Our Joyous January Birthdays at FOCUS!

Addie Hammann, Allie Thune, Amaryllis Acab, Amy Dong, Anita Dong, Ashley (Yan Jun) Wang, Ava Boobar, Bianca Raymundo, Brynn Sneed, Capri MacDonald, Charley Jerabek, Chelsea Wang, Elina Langon, Ella Haren, Fantine Langon, Isabella Xu, Julia Te, Justin Ng, Kaelyn Han, Kate Schwarm, Kayli Puig-San Pedro, Kenlie Taketani, Kimberly Yarter, Laura Jane Smemoe, Leah Lederman, Leighton Brandt, Lilian Wang, Lilly Zhang, Luci Gorzycki, Lyla Briggs, Manasaa Meenakshi, Mei Applebaum, Mia Kopelioff, Mia Lehner, Michelle He, Mina Yang, Myli Benezri, Natalie Fry, Nischal Patel, Paige Neal, Presley Binikos, Quinn McGill, Rui (Grace) Shi, Sienna Briggs, Sofie Minasyan, Sophia Panza, Tayla Cohen, Vina Vatandoust, Vivian Wang, Zoe Moghadam
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