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

*Not Currently Offered*

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. 

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.

3+ years

Tumbling

This class teaches basic fundamentals of tumbling.  It is a prerequisite for Dance Acro and is for the purpose of preparing students by developing strength, flexibility, spatial and body awareness.   Students will be taught basic handstands, forward and backward rolls, cartwheels among many other tumbling skills.

THEATRE CLASSES


THEATRE

Studio Showcase Ages 5-12

(Fall semester)​​​​​​​

Each year we work with our piano classes to create a variety show comprised of music and scenes to be performed in December. In our theatre classes our students will use their imaginations to practice improvisation games, physical character movement, and learn staging techniques and stage directions in preparation for the Christmas Variety Show! Each age group in the theatre classes will have a scene to rehearse and parts will be assigned during classes. Come join the fun in the festive season!

Theatre Production Ages 5-12

(Spring Semester)

In the Spring our theatre classes will be combined to rehearse and perform a joint production. This is a great opportunity for students to work together as they explore and learn the process involved with mounting a production. Our class will focus on team building and ensemble work, developing physical and emotional skills, and practicing vocal skills with the use of language and text. Line memorization will be required of some, but not all. There are no small parts in theatre, and every actor is necessary to create a play, so all levels of experience are welcomed. Roles will be assigned in class.



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

Fundamentals of Art 1 & 2

Fundamentals of Art 1 is designed to introduce our younger students to the beginning skills of drawing and painting with a fun and age appropriate curriculum.


Fundamentals of Art 2 will continue to build in skill and technique introcuding new and advanced vocabulary, projects, and assignments. 

10-15 years

Fundamentals of Art 1 & 2

    This class is a pre requisite for Drawing 1 and Drawing 2.  It covers the beginning skills of drawing and painting.

*Same overall descriptions as Fundamentals 1 and 2 for ages 7-9 year olds.

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 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.

*Ages 5-6 who are in Levels 1 and 2 will require a parent in class each week.

* Ages 7 and up or Level 3 and up will not require a parent in class. 

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.

8-12 years

Children's Choir

Our children's choir will focus on singing together with good vocal technique in preparation for performance throughout the year.  Student's will learn to read music with solfege and develop beginning music theory.

5-9 years

Drums and Percussion

Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4

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

*Only offering Levels 3 & 5 during the Fall Session

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

Illuminate! offers adult mini courses throughout September-May

Adult Session #1 is offering Adult Hula and Adult Beginner Piano. We hope you can join us if you're looking for a night out or to pick up a new hobby!

16+ years

Adult Hula Dance

Miss Celestine Pierce will teach amny foundational moves and skills pertaining to Hula and other island dances. Students will also learn key vocabulary and bits of Hawaiian culture during this eight week adult course. 

16+ years

Adult Beginner Piano

Our adult beginner piano class is perfect for the average person with little to no piano experience.  Students will learn introductory theory, foundational posture skills, practice routines, and more.