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Week of December 17, 2018
Hello, Friend!

Dear FOCUS Families and Friends,

We are delighted to have you with us at the Holiday Season, and are ever grateful to share in this wonderful time of year with you. To those who are joining us for their first season, welcome to the FOCUS Family, and to those who have been with us, welcome back!

Thanks to all your commitment, passion, and love for dance. Thanks for celebrating with us in our new FOCUS state-of-the-art studio and making it your home away from home! It is your presence and positive energy that makes it a special place indeed.

We celebrate all of you this season and always, and appreciate your wonderful FOCUS Family team spirit and kindnesses.

Here’s wishing you and yours all the best this season can bring your way, and a holiday break filled with lots of love and giggles! See you in 2018 for more fun and memory-making!

What's New?
There's Already a Lot Happening in January 2019!
FOCUS is joining Irvine Moms Network (a local family-friendly activity-based network created by moms for moms) in offering some fun events in and around Irvine from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.!
 
Come be a part of a FREE class for your tiny tot on Friday, January 11, 3:30 - 4:15 p.m. This program is for ages 3 to 5 (potty-trained, please) at FOCUS Dance Center in the Woodbridge Village Center.
 
Registration limited to 20 children, so please RSVP to connect@focusdance.com to ensure you have a spot for your tiny tot! Walk-ins are welcome if space is still available. Find out more about Irvine Moms Network here.
Class Notes
FOCUS Joins the Irvine Half Marathon...and You Can, Too!

The Irvine Half Marathon is coming on January 11 and 12, 2019!

FOCUS is excited to be part of this wonderful event again this year! We are looking forward to participating with a vendor booth at the Race Expo at Mike Ward Park on Friday, January 11, as well as having a booth on the day of the Irvine Half Marathon across the street from FOCUS on January 12! Come say "Hi" at our FOCUS Booth, and check below for more information or visit the Irvine Half Marathon website.

 

HALF MARATHON QUICK FACTS:

The marathon has been newly branded "Irvine Half," formerly the Southern California Half & 5K.

RACE EXPO & PACKET PICKUP EVENTS

Launch Party: Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, 5-7 p.m., at Woodbridge Center

Expo: Friday, Jan. 11, 5 - 8 p.m., at Mike Ward Park

Finish Line Festival: Saturday, Jan. 12, at Mike Ward Park

SATURDAY, JAN 12, 2019

START LOCATION: 20 LAKEVIEW DR.

FINISH LOCATION: MIKE WARD PARK

Half Marathon Start: 8 a.m.
5K Start: 8:15 a.m.
Gear Check at Mike Ward Park: 7 a.m.

 


Special Notice for Classes Taking Place on Jan. 10, 11 & 12
 
Please be prepared, as traffic will be impacted at the Woodbridge Village Center on Thursday - Saturday, Jan. 10-12, because of the Irvine Half Marathon.
  • There will be a pick-up event on Thursday, Jan 10, in the courtyard. Roughly 200 to 800 additional guests will come to the Center. 
  • There will be an event held at Mike Ward Park on Friday, Jan. 11.
  • On Saturday, Jan. 12, 1,600 runners are expected to attend the race that begins on Barranca Parkway (crowds may be in place by 6:30 a.m.) near the bridge by Ruby’s and will finish at Mike Ward Park near Woodbridge High School.
As we receive more details we will be sure to share them with all of you!
Reminders
Urban (Hip-Hop) Starts Tonight
at FOCUS!

 
On Wednesdays, come 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 Almost Happy New Year Time!

 
Remember that FOCUS will be closed Dec. 20, 2018 - Jan. 2, 2019. Here’s to a spectacular 2019 New Year for all filled with happiness, success, and fitness! Be sure to come celebrate dance in your classes until December 20, and then come join the fun again at FOCUS beginning January 3, 2019.
 

 
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!

Tajik Karate Academy 
comes to the FOCUS! 



Beginning January 14, 2019, 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: https://tajikkarate.com/
 
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.
 
Give the Gift of Dance...to a Friend and to Yourself!
 
Know anyone who is passionate about dance? Holidays are on their way and we have the perfect gift for all the dance lovers out there!

From now until December 20, buy a gift certificate and receive a free class. Give a FOCUS gift certificate to a friend or family member...and give yourself a little love, too!

Inspire someone with a gift that matters. Give the gift of movement and passion. Give the gift of dance.
 
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 Dazzling December Birthdays at FOCUS!

Abigail Fearn, Alexandra Altenbernd, Aliah Gomez, Amelie Datz, Amy Jia, Anabel Chung, Anessa Davies-Pier, Anna Wu, Ashlynn Chen, Ava Garrison, Bella Watson, Brooke Whitson, Camelia Sobaih, Cathy Haney, Chloe Kwon, Christian Hoffmann, Christine Kao, Daniel Kim, Davy Weis, Elaine Shao, Elika Aryapour, Ella Etchandy, Ellie Wong, Fenna Rose Dawson, Gal Heffes, Giselle Underland, Haley Ferguson, Heidi Speltz, Isabella Cho, Isaias Contreras, Jia An, Jonathan Koreban, Kassidy Hitomi, Katherine Popper, Katie Lee, Kylie Kuang, Layton Pesigan, Lena Ghiassi, Leyla Doan, Luca Pham, Mabel Kim, Madeline Miller, Madilyn Taylor, Mariana Pires, Michelle Molinares-Hallack, Natalie Pon, Olivia Smiley, Rachael Gustin, Rebecca Lee, Riley Simon, Rotem Dvir, Samantha Moc, Sara Khalpari, Shira Atias, Siara Gunawardhana, Sophia Chung, Spring Chen, Sydney Gu, Talia Michaelson, Taya Vlasova, Taylor Miranda
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