Welcome Guide: Apprentices

Welcome Focus Unit to Season 2!

We are excited to have you join us for Focus as a 2021 Apprentice. This guide will walk you through the magical and momentous experience we have created for you! Please read the details carefully below as things have changed due to Covid-19. Even with the changes we are proud of this experience and we can't wait to see you in LA!

UPDATED 7/6/21

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • DATES: July 7th - July 14th 2021
  • LOCATIONS
    • Millennium Dance Complex: 11528 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
    • The Playground LA: 7375 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
    • 3rd Street Dance: 8558 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
      • Filming location for shows such as: Dancing with the Stars, So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Moms, various TV series and commercials as well as music videos for MTV and VH1.
      • SEE FILMING SCHEDULE IN SCHEDULE FOR LOCATION TIMES AND MEETING POINTS
      • Little Farm - Little City Farm 1148 S. Victoria Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90019
      • Del Rey Lagoon - Little League Baseball Field 6660 Esplanade Place, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
  • Due to Covid-19 we will be hopping around LA so a car or Uber/Lyft account is crucial to get to all of the locations.  
  • COVID-19 RELEASE FORM & PARTICIPANT INFORMATION FORM
    •  In order to register all participants must complete our Covid-19 Release Form & Participant Information Form which is below. You will also be prompted to purchase the mandatory Focus Unit tee shirt directly in this form.
    • Covid-19 restrictions are lifting. Quarantining after flights and travel is now optional.
      • We ask for a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to arrival for all participants and the adults traveling with them OR a Covid-19 vaccine for all participants and the adults traveling with them.
    • As of right now masks will still be required in class but all of this is subject to change. We will keep you updated based on the guidelines provided to us by Los Angeles County.
  • APPRENTICE TRAINING OUTLINE: Click here to view

SCHEDULE

RECORDING ARTIST

DAVID LEE

David Lee is a 15 year old singer, songwriter from Eastvale, CA. He has been playing guitar since age 4 and is a multi instrumentalist. He has performed hundreds of live shows at famous venues such as the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, House of Blues Anaheim, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show and many, many more. Most recently he performed his original music at the infamous Plaza Hotel stage in Las Vegas. He has won numerous talent shows, and songwriting competitions. He has received community service recognition for using his talents to support among many the Leukemia Lymphoma Society and the Resounding Joy, Heart of a Child fundraising concerts. David was featured in the PBS show Celebration of music and received the Producers Choice Award and has been on several commercials and music videos. For more info please visit www.officialdavidlee.com @musicbydavidlee

FACULTY

LAUREN FRODERMAN

FRESH REDDING

KAYCEE RICE

DAVID LEE

BEVERLY BAUTISTA

WILL BELL

MAUREEN GONZALES

AUDRY GINSBURG

COURTNEY DARLINGTON

CREW

  GERI BROWN:    Founder/Creative Director

LAUREN FRODERMAN: Director/Choreographer

        AUDRY GINSBURG:         Ast. Director/ Coordinator

ANTOINE MCLAURIN: Video + Photo

NEVILLE BRAITHWAITE: Video + Photo

APPRENTICES

AISHA OLEMBA

BAILEY SCHALK

JADE O'CONNOR

JASÓN WELLS

KIKI BASILE

MAKANA CHONG

SERENA MALDACKER

PACKING LIST

Please bring the following:

        • Make-up
        • Clothes you can comfortably dance in 
          • We have a no booty shorts policy and are a body positive organization. Wear clothes that you feel fantastic in!
        • Appropriate dance shoes for the various classes 
          • Jazz Styles (Music Video Choreography, Contemporary, Jazz, Working W/ The Artist) - Jazz Shoes, Sneakers, Barefoot *Teacher will inform you in class, Street Styles (House, Hip Hop, Choreography w. David Lee ) - Sneakers, Other Styles (Broadway, Heels) - Jazz Shoes, Heels/Character Shoes
        • A reusable water bottle and lunch box for packed lunches 
        • Hand towel to wipe sweat 
        • Dance bag to hold your belongings 
        • Sunscreen 
        • Shoes to wear on the beach 
        • Costume requirements (please see separate costume information) 
        • Your favorite outfit for the music video premiere
        • A rested body and focused mind for the best week ever in Los Angeles!
        • We will provide two Apprentice Shirts for you to wear while you are assisting!

CLICK TO VIEW COSTUME LIST (all costume packing will be assigned after casting)

CASTING AND CREW ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY

PHOTO/VIDEO PACKAGE

  • Option 1: $5 per photo (will be available after Focus)
  • Option 2: $85 per family for all photos & videos (media will be released on a rolling basis during Focus)
  • Option 3: $125 per family for all photos & videos for Phoenix Fire and Focus (media will be released on a rolling basis during both experiences)

ADULT/ PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Since Focus is a unique experience we have parent's volunteer to become part of the experience. Click the link below to volunteer for one of our available spots. Please know our volunteer openings are first come first serve.