General Information

Take a dive to learn all about Focus: Season 4. 

Focus: Season 4 is an intimate commercial dance experience for dance artists (ages 12-19) interested in exploring professional dance in Los Angeles. Focus/Light is for ages 9+. This experience is founded in participant inclusivity and self-compassion. At Focus: Season 3 all participants will be encouraged to embrace their individuality while collaborating with their fellow unit members, from all over the world. Dancers may attend Focus: Season 4 by invitation or audition only. Participants will train with the hottest commercial dancers and industry professionals, audition and shoot an original music video (with a professional recording artist), and will form connections and friendships that will last a lifetime. This experience will conclude with a red carpet video premiere, starring you. 

July 8th - July 13th 2022 in Los Angeles, California. 

Classes for Focus and Focus/Light will be held at various locations throughout Los Angeles. Auditions and the red carpet premiere will be held at the hottest dance studio in Los Angeles, The Playground LA, classes and rehearsal to be held at 3rd Street Dance where So You Think You Can Dance and Dancing With The Stars has been filmed. The music video and concept video will be on location, off-site.

Focus: Season 3 is open to dancers ages 12+ by invitation or audition only. Dancers younger than 12 may be invited or audition with special recommendation from their studio owners.

No, there are no levels at Focus. All classes are open level. 

Focus is a complete commercial dance experience. Expect tons of hip hop, contemporary, jazz, heels, theatre on film, as well as conditioning, industry classes, brand/self development classes, and more! 

A typical day for Focus is 9am - 9pm. Check out our schedule here.

We partner with our sibling organization, Dance Education Equity Association, to ensure that our experiences are always growing to be safer, more equitable, and more inclusive. Our teaching artists go through training to reduce the risk of harm and we utilize the DEEA Safety Tipline as a resource for safety. It’s an anonymous (if you’d like) tipline where folks can submit any instances of harm they may have endured at a Liberate Artists experience. This tipline was created to reduce the risk of harm from bullying, racism, discrimination, othering, and abuse of any kind. We’ve implemented policies, inspired by transformative justice practices, to work with students who have been harmed and/or causing harm. For more information click here, or you can reach us at (213) 667-0125

Airplanes, Hotels, and Automobiles

Our best tips for booking travel and accommodations. 

If you are coming to Los Angeles from the East Coast, Mid West, or South West we suggest that you fly to Focus. The closet airport to the hotel is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

If you are coming to Los Angeles from the West Coast and don't want to fly or are in driving distance of Los Angeles, we suggest you drive. 

Team Liberate uses Google Flights and Sky Scanner . Please note in using these sites we suggest you use them as a reference and only book, directly through airlines and not through these third party sites. 

Hotel Information will be released early Spring 2023.

Yes, you will need transportation to get around Los Angeles and to the various Focus locations. We suggest renting a car or taking Uber/LYFT around the city. As a reminder Los Angeles is known for its high traffic and parking conundrums.  Please leave  additional time to arrive 15-20 minutes early to each location. 

Registration, Auditions, and Invitations

Want to audition or have been invited to Focus: Season 4? Learn how to join us in Los Angeles!

Yes! Payment plans are available for Season 4. Learn more here: https://thefocusla.com/pages/register

Yes, through an invitation received at a previous Liberate Artists event OR you can submit an audition.

All registrations are final and there will be no refunds provided if you are unable to attend. 

Focus In Session

Let's get down to business. 

For Focus: Season 4, we do not offer family observation passes. Due to the intimacy of Focus,  we do however, invite parents and families to attend unique experiences.  Additionally, we will be requesting parent volunteers to assist in the creation of our original music video. More details on how you can join in on the magic, will be available in the Spring of 2023. 

All Focus unit members will be required to provide their own make-up, wardrobe, and props according to the parameters provided in our Virtual Welcome Kit. This kit will detail costume requirements, many which will be found in your closet, and a webpage with links for you to purchase any additional items you may need.

All Focus unit members are responsible for: 

• Registration 

• Any costumes/props required as listed in the Virtual Welcome Kit  (available 2 months prior to Focus) 

• Hotel accommodations, meals (including meals out with Liberate) and transportation  

• Focus: Season 4, Official Tee (estimated $35-$40)

• Additional premiere tickets (estimated $30-40 per ticket)

All Focus Unit Members and accepted Family Volunteers will be able to attend the premiere without additional cost) 

The casting ceremony is when each unit member is cast in their role and meet their Apprentice Crew Leader. 

Apprentice Crew Leaders are assistant choreographers who will guide unit members through choreography, classes, and rehearsals at Focus: Season 4. 

Season 4 Faculty will be announced Spring 2023. View our Season 3 faculty! https://thefocusla.com/pages/faculty

The premiere is the culmination of all of your hard work. Apprentices and unit members will walk the red carpet and premiere the documentary and music video.

A music video is a videotaped performance of our recording artists' song. The song will be accompanied by dancing and visual images interpreting the lyrics. All registrants will perform in the music video directed and choreographed by So You Think You Can Dance winner and All Star Lauren Froderman. Learn more about Lauren Froderman here. 

BTS is the behind the scene story of the creation of the music video.