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Week of December 31, 2018
Hello, Friend!

Get ready...All dance and fitness Classes resume Thursday January 3! 


It’s wellness time at FOCUS! Come be a part of FOCUS, and find the perfect fit for embracing and maintaining the fitness and wellness in your life! 

Whether you are looking to maintain or begin enjoying the benefits of exercise through dance, fitness, or karate, you can customize your new year’s resolution at FOCUS!

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
Join Urban (Hip-Hop)
Wednesdays 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.
 


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/
 
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!
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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