ILLUMINATE! CREATIVE ARTS

CURRENT CLASS OFFERINGS


There is something for everyone at Illuminate!

We offer an expansive line-up of classes to meet the needs of the smallest child, to those that are still active learners in their golden years (otherwise known as the BEST years, right?). Don't be afraid to try something new! 

DANCE CLASSES

2-3 years

Our Toddler Classes are a fun way for children to experience dance for the first time!  The class includes a warm up, very basic stretches, motor skill development, spacial awareness exercises, introduction to rhythm and creative movement exercises.

3-4 years

Creative Movement

Creative Movement classes are a wonderful introduction to dance for our young students. Incorporating imaginative games throughout the curriculum, learning stretches and steps becomes fun! Students learn new combinations and steps with each lesson. 

5-6 years

Pre-Technique Classes

We offer Pre-Technique classes in Ballet, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Hula, Tap/Percussion, and Modern. Students are taught more advanced movements specific to the technique focused on in the class.  We focus not only introducing students to a technique, but also on teaching them the etiquette and class structure of that technique. 

7-9 years, 10+

Technique Courses

Technique courses are very different from the Creative Movement and Pre-Technique classes. A student's class placement is primarily based on skill level and no longer completely determined by their age. In these courses, students are expected to be focused and prepared each day they are in the studio. 

16+ years

Adult Technique

This class is designed for students who have only had limited exposure to dance, and/or have danced previously and are ready to get back in the studio. 

5+ years

Delivered Through Movement

Our worship classes at Illuminate!, we work on techniques such as mirroring, following, negative space, complementing, leading, dancing the Psalms, etc.  We emphasize the practical application of dance to further the expression of worship within the church body.

THEATRE CLASSES


THEATRE

Studio Showcase Ages 8-11

In our Studio Showcase, students will learn physical and vocal warm ups, theatre games, improvisation games, and stage direction in order to prepare for the end of semester Studio Showcase performance. Parts will be assigned and students will work on memorization for rehearsals and performance.


Performances are held the week before Thanksgiving break in the fall semester

and the week before Spring break in the spring semester.

Theatre Production Ages 12-16

In our theatre production class students will start with physical and vocal warm-ups that are necessary for performance preparation and then progress onto stage direction, script analysis and improvisation games for problem solving, teamwork, and concentration awareness skills. Parts will be assigned and students will learn memorization techniques to be prepared for the end of semester performance.

           

Performances are held the week before Thanksgiving break in the fall semester

and the week before Spring break in the spring semester



ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

The courses in our Enrichment Program meet the needs of our many homeschool families who seek out

supplemental classes in addition to their standard academic curriculum.

3-15 years

Experiencing the Arts

Each weekly session includes a ½ hour lesson in dance, theatre, art, as well as music.  While students are taught some technical aspects of each art form, the primary focus of these classes is to give an general understanding of art history as well as a hands on experience with each art form.  They are not meant to replace formal, technical training, but rather to enrich. 

3-4 years

Experiencing the Nations

Students will experience the dances, music, and art from around the world. Each month students will focus on a continent and each week explores a different nation.

ART CLASSES


5-6 years

Exploring Art

    Our "Exploring Art" class has been designed specifically with our 5 & 6 year olds in mind.  Instead of focusing on just one medium or art form students will have a variety of art projects throughout the session giving them the opportunity to explore the many types of art there are.

7-9 years

Intro to Fundamentals of Art

This class is designed to introduce our younger students to the seven elements of art as well as the principles of design with a fun and age appropriate curriculum.

10-15 years

Fundamentals of Art

    This class is a pre requisite for Drawing 1 and Drawing 2.  It covers the seven elements of art and principles of design as well as other art foundations.

MUSIC CLASSES

3-12 months

Baby and Me

This is a 30 minute class for both adults and babies. We will explore sound, movement and activities to enhance your infant's growing brain!

12-36 months

Tots and Me

This 30 minute class is for adults and toddlers that involves music, movement and instruments that will enrich hand and eye coordination, verbal skills and ear training.

3-4 years

Piano & Music Intro

This is a 45 minute parent/child class designed for children to have fun with song, movement, and rhythm instruments. They will also develop early piano skills.

5-9 years

Piano Level 1, Level 2,

Level 3, Level 4

This is a fun-filled 45 minute parent/child class that focuses on singing and playing rhythm instruments with a heavy emphasis on piano basics. Music reading, composition, and ear training are also included.

10-15 years

Piano Level 1, Piano Level 2

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In this 45 minute class, children will learn piano skills up to an intermediate level, including proper hand placement, key recognition, sight reading, chords, arpeggios, and basic theory.

7-9&10-15 years

Guitar Level 1 & Level 2


Not offered at this time...


Stay Tuned for Fall of 2018

5-9 years

Drums and Percussion

Level 1, Level 2

This 45 minute parent/child class combines basic percussion fundamentals with basic drum and kit fundamentals to establish a foundation to build on. Even though these are group classes, the goal is to identify individual abilities and progress each student in the right direction.

10-15 years

Drums and Percussion

Level 1, Level 2

This 45 minute combines basic percussion fundamentals with basic drum and kit fundamentals to establish a foundation to build on. Even though these are group classes, the goal is to identify individual abilities and progress each student in the right direction.

8-12 years

Violin Level 1, Violin Level 3

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For new strings players. Using the Essential Elements 2000 for Strings and a number of Suzuki techniques, students will learn how to stand, hold the violin, know it's parts, play songs in first position with pizzicato/bow, and read treble clef & basic rhythms. Violin, bow, and case are required.

ADULT MINI COURSES

(8 weeks from September 18- November 6 )


16+ years

Adult Piano

This eight week course is designed to expose the adults to proper hand placement, key recognition, sight reading, chords, arpeggios, and basic theory.

16+ years

Adult Hula

This eight week course is designed to teach fundamental movements native to the Hawaiian culture.   

16+ years

Adult Drums & Percussion

This eight week course is a broad introduction incorporating technical beat progressions, as well as, world and cultural drumming technique and exposure.  

  

16+ years

Adult Beginner Worship

This eight week course is designed to teach beginning elements of movement through worship.