Illuminate! Creative Arts Studio opened it's door in October of 2014. At the time we were operating as "Ike and Tine's Dance and Fitness Center" in conjunction with what is now Shiloh Fitness, part of the Global Spheres Center. We had our first Spring Recital that year with a modest 33 dance students. It was the beginning of the beginning. There were no music or art classes and only one adult acting class at that point. The entire studio team consisted of Ms. Valerie, Ms. Celestine, and Mr. Jonathan.
Our second year in 2015/2016 saw a small growth in our faculty as well as our student base when we added Ms. Sarah to our dance department, and offered our first "Experiencing the Arts" (ETA) class which allowed us to open the door for our future music and art departments. We ended the year with 55 students participating in our spring recital.
The 2016/2017 season was our third year. While we were still at the beginning of building Illuminate!, we made great strides in establishing our foundation. We had a studio team of 11, close to 200 students and offered music, theatre, dance, and art.
The 2017/2018 season brought us 287 students who registered in our various departments. We continued to grow and provide a safe and affordable place for children and adults in the local community to explore a variety of creative gifts.
The 2018/2019 season was filled with excitment as we opened the doors to our newly expanded location at the Global Spheres Center Building. We made use of four brand new studio rooms, a waiting area for parents and siblings, a full reception desk area, as well as a large multi-purpose room!
The 2019/2020 season brouht an endng we would have never expected, but we are grateful for the 450 students who God brought to us this year. While our summer camp schedule was wiped away, we are workign hard to create and produce a new online branch to Illuminate in addition to our onsite program that will begin to oepn the door for Illuminate to reach students all oer the globe.